Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Villages

Since we have been having trouble conceiving, we've been looking into other options out there(adoption/foster parenting)

Last night, B and I went to an information meeting at the Lafayette site for The Villages. We were both very nervous to go. We had been talking about it for a couple months but when the time came where I had to actually go...I got really scared.

We arrived at about 5:30. The meeting didn't start until 6, but you know me...we had to be early. I'm glad we got there when we did because that gave us some time to get in there and get settled before the other people got there. We walked in and met Jason. All I have to say is that as soon as we started talking to him, all my fears and nerves went away. He was very personable and easy to talk to.

{Shew..}

We filled out our first paperwork. We had to fill out the general information (names/address/employers/residents of our house) Then we had to complete a couple questions(why are we interested in The Villages? why do we feel that we would make good foster/adoptive parents?) This is a VERY emotional process for me. And I started to get a little teary eyed when I was writing our answers.

After we finished our paperwork, Jason started asking us some questions just to get to know us a little better. It turns out that his daughter is going to be attending the preschool at MHS next year and that he is a coach at JHS. Crazy because we both thought he looked really familiar. I've probably seen him around JHS.

{Anywho..}

There ended up being 7 of us at the meeting. Two of the other couples had children and I'm not sure about the other person because she had to leave early.

Jason explained to us all of the different options we would have.
*Foster Parenting
*Adoption
*Foster-to-Adopt

We are leaning towards the F2A program. We have to take 6 weeks of classes as well as have a home study done. The classes are on Monday and Wednesday evenings. We start on July 6th I believe. Jason told us that in the classes we will cover a wide variety of topics. He says that some of the classes will be very emotional {oh boy}

I kind of feel like a weight is lifted off of my shoulders. I feel like I don't need to worry anymore. I know there is still a long road ahead of us but I feel like we have something great to look forward to. {grin} We've been praying about this for so long(years...) and I finally feel like we are getting some answers.

I couldn't ask for a better co-pilot on this new exciting journey that we are about to start. I love you babe!!!

2 comments:

Beth said...

I hadn't read this when you asked me--just the previous entry. I know that the answers will come; it is just taking time to find them. You will be a wonderful Mom, and Blaine will be a super Dad. And I want to be...well, you know. It WILL happen. Just keep praying, my darling daughter. Love you both!

brandon@bmcgee.com said...

That is awesome. Congrats on the decision. I think it's fantastic that you're turning this challenge into a blessing and will be able to help some kids that are looking for love. You guys are going to be fantastic parents. I'll check back periodically.