–1 year ago my husband saw a video of waiting children on the local news and we started our journey to domestic adoption
–9 months ago I mailed our completed application and health forms
–8 months ago we had our first visit with our caseworker
–7 months ago our homestudy was completed
–6 months ago we were approved by OKDHS for adoption
–5 months ago we attended our first adoption party
–almost 2 months ago I reviewed files at the county office a second time
–last month we attended our second adoption party and listed 5 sibling groups (a total of 13 children) on our interest form
–it could be another 2-4 weeks before decisions are made for referrals from that party
–1 week ago we reviewed files yet again
…and still, we wait.
In the meantime, it is possible that I have googled the following terms
–large family, small house
–Oklahoma waiting child (always on the lookout for cute kids!)
–large family blogs
It is also possible that Rob and I have discussed the following topics
–bunk beds stacked 3 and 4 high
–a third couch in our living room
–being that crazy big family
We might have accidentally fallen for a sibling group of five. Oh yes. I said five.
But he already nixed the idea of Rob and Kate plus 8.
5 kids, 4, kids, 3 kids…maybe even 2 kids…we just want to get us some kids. Sooner, rather than later would be good. But we’re hanging in there. For now.