WHAAAAAAAAT THE WHAAAT!!!!!???!!!!!!!
We are BEYOND EXCITED you guys!!!!! And SO excited to invite you into this new journey of ours!
I know you all probably have so many questions, and I'm so excited to talk about it and answer all of them!
A few details to start with:
-We are FULLY APPROVED for private adoption in Manitoba!
As some of you may know, this is NOT an easy, short task. It can take a year to complete this approval process, with all the paperwork, seminars, homestudys, appointments etc, but in a mere 1.5 months we were APPROVED! This is something we simply cannot take any credit for. It was all a bunch of crazy miracles, and seemingly impossible doors opening. We felt God inviting us into adoption, and all we did was say "YES" and it was if we were swept up into this gushing river, seeing crazy things happen so quickly and miraculously.
-There really is no estimated time of arrival. In Manitoba, the birth moms choose who to place their baby with, so it could be 2 months, or it could be 3 years. This is both hard (because we could be waiting many years) and also exciting (because we could get the call next month!)
If someone we know (who lives in manitoba, or any other province), knows a birth mom (who lives in manitoba, or any other province) who wants to place her baby, that is called a direct-placement adoption, and could potentially speed up our waiting process. But because of Manitoba Adoption Laws, we HAVE to have a person connecting us. Therefore YOU, our friends, could be a very big piece of our puzzle. Please remember us if you know someone looking to place her child and feel free to tell her about us!
Well that's all for now....
I will post more details as things come up, or as questions arise, but right now I'm going to put some baby things into our BABY DRESSER that we set up yesterday!