Tuesday, June 22, 2010

we got the call

On my drive home from work I was talking to Curtis on the phone and I sadly said, "I guess today wasn't the day" (that we'd be accepted by the agency - America World Adoption). He knew what I meant.

We continued talking about how we hope we'd hear back from them by the end of the week at the latest. We talked about all the reasons a family wouldn't be accepted.

"I can't let myself go there - i know we're supposed to adopt, so I just don't think we'll be rejected."

Shortly after I said this we finished our conversation and hung up the phone.

Not two minutes later did my phone ring. It was an out of state area code and I just had that feeling.

It was the call.

We have been accepted. Officially accepted.

As I write this, the email we've been waiting for has popped into my inbox. I will glance at at, finish making the salmon and risotto I've got cooking for dinner, we will eat and then no doubt we will pour over the contents of the email.

Let the fun begin!


Rona said...

what does that mean? baby on the way? in the oven? i'm new to this and don't know.

jess said...

no baby on the way or in the oven - it just means that the adoption agency that we've applied to work with has accepted us and we can officially start the paperwork process.

Kate said...

Whatever you do---don't panic at the sheer amount of paperwork to be done! One thing at a time!

jess said...

i will not panic. i will not panic. maybe this should become my mantra!

Amie said...

Jess, I am sooooooooooo happy for you, I am beaming! Now it can officially BEGIN! Congratulations on this whole new chapter of your life opening up! So exciting!

CitricSugar said...

That is absolutely fantastic news!! I hope your wait isn't too terribly long. I'm sure you two will be excellent parents and any baby will be lucky to be part of your family. (I got great parents thirty years ago, though I think there was probably slightly less paperwork...)

Congratulations - I'm so happy for you!

Curtis said...

CitricSugar, were you adopted?! If so, that is so awesome! People keep coming out of no where telling us their adoption stories and it has been so incredible. For instance, my boss just told me that he and his brother were adopted!

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