First Class

Sunday, January 23, 2011
DH and I had our first adoption class yesterday. There are three other couples going through with us. This week our assignment is to get our fingerprints for our FBI background checks. The plan is to get these done and mailed this week. The social workers said it takes around 4-6 weeks for them to come back, so the sooner they get sent the better. We're looking forward to really getting going over the next couple months. At this point, it will probably be the end of March before we're officially waiting. It will be here before we know it!

By the way, welcome all my ICLW friends!!

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15 comments

  1. Hi! Here from ICLW (#42)!

    How exciting (and scary?) to be starting the adoption path. I hope things go smoothly this next couple of months and all your paperwork is ready to be waiting in March. AND I really hope your wait is short, and you're holding your little bundle very very soon!

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  2. Hello! I'm stopping by from ICLW. Congratulations on your adoption journey - I wish you the best - I was adopted, so I'm always happy when folks decide to adopt!! I look forward to following your journey.
    {Hugs}
    ~Amy

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  3. Well, I read your previous post about what to say when you tell someone you're adopting, etc. and it's very true! I'd like to add that you also get the "Isn't that really expensive?!" question a lot. To which I replied, "Yes, it is" and talked about other things. It really is an amazing journey and after a while, your broken heart beats for a new love you'd never thought you'd have.

    ICLW

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  4. That's awesome! It's so exciting! I hope your wait is short! Happy ICLW! (#110)

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  5. Sounds like a good class set up. How nice that they walk you through the process. Ours didn't really do that, it's the one thing I wish they did.

    ICLW

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  6. Hello! Stopping by from ICWL and sending hugs & high 5s for starting this amazing process! I'm an adoptee and fost/adopt mama that hopes to one day adopt.

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  8. I am so, so, so happy for you to have this process really rolling in an obvious way!!! I hope it is smooth sailing for you from here on out.

    Happy ICLW!

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  9. Wow! You have been through a lot! Congrats on your adoption journey, I hope the process goes smoothly for you.

    ICLW #134

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  10. How exciting! Our adoption plans are on freeze as we TTC#2 (not with any hope, just coz DH wants).

    Time will fly before you know it, you will be holding your miracle baby!!

    Happy ICLW!

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  11. How exciting!!! Can't wait and I know that in no time everything will fall into place.

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  12. I nominated you for a blog award!

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  13. Hope it the waiting to wait goes by quickly!

    Happy ICLW!

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  14. Congrats on starting the adoption process! I wish you nothing but the best in your pursuit of a little one. Happy ICLW!

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  15. Hi from ICLW!

    The end of March will be here before you know it. All the best as you go through this long process!!

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