July 14, 2011

Wait List. Whoot! Whoot!

Do you see this? Do you know what this is?


When I checked the mail today, my heart skipped a beat. We have been waiting on our immigration approval because we knew at that point; we would officially be on the wait list with our agency.

I know that no one really says “Whoot Whoot”, but I am just so excited and those where the only words I could think of to convey my excitement. Being on the waiting list is something I have been waiting for since we started the enormous amount of paperwork. I knew that once we got on, it would mean that all of our initial paperwork was DONE!

It now all feels so much more real to me, like when you hear your baby’s heart beat for the first time. I know we still have a LONG hard wait, but now I don’t have to spend all of my time and energy on boring paperwork. I get to prepare for our child. I get to read books about adoption, think about names for our baby, picture our child, and wonder where we are on the wait list :)

Our agency does not have official wait list numbers. There are about 70 people total ahead of us. However, everyone has different parameters. Some are only looking for infant girls; some are only waiting for siblings. We are on the list for a boy or girl up to 18 months old or a sibling group. The average wait times for our agency are as follows:
Infant girl – 12 to 24 months
Infant boy – 10 to 18 months
Sibling group – 12 to 24 months

I know that it will be a while before I hold this child, but he is just as real to me as both of my children were when we found out were expecting. Being on the waiting list is just one more step towards bringing our baby home!


Martha Phillips said...

I am SO happy for you guys! I don't know if you remember from us growing up together that I was adopted when I was 3 years old into my family. A few years back shortly after my mom had passed away I ha a dream I was also adopting and caring on the tradition my parents had started with me. In my dream I adopted a little boy from Korea and one day I hope to pursue that dream! I wish you guys the best with the journey that awaits you ahead. No one deserves this more than your beautiful family!

Elliotts said...

Martha, thank you! What a sweet comment :) I love that you have a heart for adoption and hope to do it yourself one day. So awesome!

karen said...

That's so great Lindsey! I know you are thrilled. Praying for ya!