Due Date

Saturday, July 17, 2010
Tomorrow is my official due date.  So far I've been doing ok.  We've had a couple of moments, but we've managed.  I don't know how tomorrow will be, but I'm going to try to keep myself busy.  Who knows, maybe I won't even think about it too much.  However, that's likely NOT to happen.

We're still trying to find an adoption agency we like.  Most agencies/attorneys won't let you get started until at least 6 months after a loss.  So, we can't get started until November at the earliest.  This is a good thing though.  DH and I still have things we need to work through so we can be 100% committed to the process.  I found an agency here at home that we will likely go with, at least at first.  They have offices in KY and TN.  Unfortunately, according to the agency, they don't do a lot of placements in those two states.  So, we would also need to go with an outside agency as well.  This mean more $$.  Ugh.  The costs associated with adoption can be reasonable to overwhelming.  National agencies especially are expensive.  For the most part, we aren't too worried about being able to pay for it.  We may be in a tight pinch for awhile, but the tax credit which is now a refund will help tremendously.  We're also hoping to sell some property we have.  Should we sell it, we will be in good shape going forward.

Even though I know it's feasible, the money part of all this stresses me to no end.  DH keeps saying don't worry about it.  So, I'm trying not to. I'm trying to just worry about finding the right agency for us.  This is a job all in itself.

Anyway, that's where we are. A barrel of fun, huh? lol

Also, please continue to remember Ashley and her family during this difficult time.  Arrangements have been made and can be found on her blog.

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  1. I will be thinking of you tomorrow...((hugs)) and I hope and pray for your adoption to go smoothly =)

    I have NOT stopped thinking of Ashley this whole week....never a dull moment in our lives is there??

    hoping for a break for all of us soon!

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