Monday, October 09, 2006
Adoption #2, exploring a new avenue
I realize it's been a couple of months since I last mentioned our efforts to adopt a second child.
This past February, we notified nearly all our family and friends and asked them to keep their eyes and ears open for any potential adoption situations. We were hoping to do another private, domestic adoption where we were matched through a family member or a friend and only using an adoption agency for the Home Study process. That was nearly 8 months ago and we've had no matches, not even close.
After much consideration, Oronzo and I have decided to attempt to expand our options by exploring a new avenue as well. With much trepidation, today I placed a call to Catholic Social Services to learn more about their infant adoption program.
I'm not thrilled about going through an agency for placement, I was hoping to avoid this, but I'm worried that we're sitting here with no goal in sight by trying to adopt the way we did with Snuggle Bug. Being matched with his birth parents was nothing short of miraculous.
I have no idea if going through Catholic Social Services is the answer to our desire to expand our family, but Oronzo and I both feel compelled to at least explore this avenue and see how we feel. We agree that although adopting a newborn again would be nice, it's not a requirement. We'd have no problem adopting a child a year or younger. We just want Snuggle Bug to remain the oldest and we want at least a year between any sibling that he may one day have.
We had to leave a voice mail message today. Perhaps we'll speak to someone tomorrow or later this week. I'm nervous about this. We'll see how it goes. We have a lot of questions to ask them.
More to follow.