We don’t have a referral, but I can substantially think we are days away. There are children in the care center, referrals have started up again, and my specialist even confirmed that this movement is “very good.” On the forum list we are now holding down spot 7-9 (we share the same date with 2 other families). If the reports of 15 children being referred in this batch, we may be parents. Regardless of if it comes Monday or next week, it is highly likely that our little one has made the transition from their first family to care center right now.
I wish there was a way to capture the excitement & anxiety this moment holds. With birth you have the opportunity to possibly identify the gender of your child, you have a due date, their age is exact. With adoption we know it will be a boy or girl, we have no idea when they will be referred nor when we will travel to get them, and their age can up to 12 months.
What we do know, though, is that after 5 years of waiting we are finally going to becomes parents.
I am fortunate to have the TC Marathon to distract me this weekend. Although it would be AMAZING to have the specifics to ponder while I run the 26.2, I can be satisfied knowing it is possibly days away.