My friend A, who I met at adoption classes last summer, just got her baby yesterday. They have two boys and were just placed with a 7 month old little girl. I can't wait to see her. She's got dark blonde hair and blue eyes and she said the boys and DH are already in love with her. She'd been living in a shelter because she was removed from her foster home due to some issues. The baby warmed right up to them and A said she's such a good baby. I'm so happy for them.
The other night when we went out to dinner, we ran into another couple from class. They had their 14 month old little boy with him. He was absolutely gorgeous - brown hair, round chubby face and the biggest aqua blue eyes I have ever seen. He is their first child and the three of them just made the most beautiful, happy family. Their adoption will be final tomorrow!
I want to have a barbeque for the families to meet up and see our kids (minus the pedofile - he will definitely NOT be invited). We all started class exactly one year ago and just about all of us have our kids. One couple is still waiting but they were the pickiest as far as what type of child they would take, etc. I knew they would probably be waiting for a long time and justly so. Adoption shouldn't be about baby shopping for the perfect child, it should be about which child needs you at the moment that you are searching for him/her. I shudder to think that one box left unchecked could have kept us from being Addy's parents. What is we had stuck with the original plan of age 6 and over? Had DH not erased it and changed it to 0-9 in hopes of getting a toddler, we wouldn't have her. What if we had only checked off our own race and not checked off every one of them, we wouldn't have her now. At risk - we were willing to accept that even though we hesitated. I'm so glad we opened ourselves up.