Adoption Journey — Day 90
Well, OF COURSE it went fine. What, you were doubting it or something?
(*hee hee hee*)
Our first “interview” home study appointment is done, and it went just fine. Quite well, actually, I think. (And the cookies were not even required. Although they were a hit.)
Yes, I know. I worried for nothing. Well, not for nothing, actually, because it WAS one of the difficult interviews — they talked with me at length about infertility, our miscarriage, my family. So, on a scale of one to stressful, this was the most stressful of all our interviews, I think.
There are no easy answers in that kind of an interview. It uncovers a lot of difficult memories and times and challenges, and you have to discuss some painful stuff. But I did alright. I was honest and forthright and that’s about all you can be, really. Also, as I’ve mentioned before, we have wonderful adoption practitioners, who are really helpful and easy to talk to, so they make the process so much easier. I think I did alright.
Next week is BDH’s turn. He’ll do great, I am sure.
We have to start our home “inspection” next week! AAAAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHH!
We’re SO not ready. So TOTALLY not ready. And we have a precious few days to GET ready. But the good thing is that we are approaching it with our practitioners as a “work in progress”, because more than anything, we’d really like to do it right and get their advice and input. So we’ll likely identify some things as “will comply”, which will give them an opportunity to give us some advice on what to do and so on, and give us some time to get it done, and get it done right.
So that’s a relief.
Still means we’ll be working clear through the weekend, though. Oh well.