Sunday, April 09, 2006

Yet another iron in the fire

I have (finally) been given permission to leak the following classified information to the press:

The Rev. and I will be adopting a child.

We're working through a private adoption agency to adopt a domestic infant. We've finished a home study conducted by a social worker, and are in the process of creating a profile of ourselves that will be distributed to potential birth parents.

It's an exciting thing, perhaps the most exciting thing we've ever done. We're slowly getting the house ready; bought some baby furniture, preparing to paint the nursery, started looking at all the baby goo-gaw at the stores. Did I mention how much we love Target?

Still, I would be lying if I didn't say I have an intense dislike for the hoops we have to jump through in order to adopt. Some examples:
  • fingerprinting and criminal background check
  • copies of income tax retuns and certification of income
  • multiple letters of reference
  • letters from doctors
  • dog's shots up to date (I am NOT making this up)
Anyway, it's worth it.


Andy B. said...

That's wonderful news. Did you know that we are being licensed as foster parents? By the way, if those hoops help to keep just one child safe, they are worth jumping through.
- AB

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