As briefly mentioned in these pages before, we are adopting a child. The quick story, thus far: we started the process in March, had our home study finished in April, sent out our applications in May.
Yesterday, we spoke over the phone with a birth mother who had reviewed our presentation packet and was interested in us as adoptive parents. Things went well, and we were called back shortly after by the adoption company representative, who told us the good news: L (the birth mother, name obscured to protect her privacy) chose us as the new parents of her child, who is due in early August.
Six weeks from now.
Needless to say, we’ve got a lot to do, with one very large bill due almost immediately to cover the adoption and legal expenses (five digits, the first ones a three). If you’re interested in helping out with that, in any amount, please give me a holler at adoption at matthewmaynard dot net.
There’s also a baby registry, if you’re so inclined, and a vacation in North Carolina’s Outer Banks that’s available if you haven’t made summer plans yet. All the funds will be used to offset the cost of the adoption.
I’m still getting over the fact that I’m going to be a father in six weeks. It’s sort of like instant family (just add water), but with less prep time.