Sunday, February 17, 2008


There's not been much to say recently. I check out some friend's blogs - friends who are mommies already, or friends who are going through IVF, and they post almost every day with something new. There just isn't a lot of new news. One thing I've discovered about this process - it involves a lot of waiting.

Back in October, when there was almost a daily update about Daniel, I looked forward to getting on and sharing with everyone. Posting to the blog was a way of reliving the special memories I had and of sharing them with those who read it. Now - I don't want to bore anyone with mundane details, and most people aren't reading unless I send a specific update anyway. Still, as a new blogger, I feel obligated to add something at least once a month...and it's been since January since I added.

I wish there was news to share. We've received quite a few calls/emails from our new social worker, Heather, with information about moms that have requested to view profiles. If the situation is unique in some way, or a situation we indicated we'd rather discuss first, the agency asks if we want our profile included in the ones that they show. Some we have said no to, and some yes. It's always hard to say no. It feels like we're turning down an opportunity. There are various reasons, and Chris and I both have to be on the same page.

In the meantime, they're redoing our foster care license for our new home, waiting for me to get organized and send them one remaining paper. Those of you who know me well are saying, "what, Rachel's not organized??" Yes, for some reason, in this, I keep forgetting. It doesn't hold up anything, it just needs to be done.

So if you're reading this, it's no major news...we're living life as patiently as possible. Planning some home improvements, and going about our jobs as usual. It's been almost 11 months since official approval of our home study and I'm told the average wait time is 2 years. So we're still well below average.