Yesterday Kristin from Gladney came to our house to meet with us. We spent most of Sunday cleaning. She told us the meeting would last about an hour. I think it took 40 minutes. She just wanted to know things like where the closest fire department is located, closest police department (we laughed and said - uh, right here), closest schools, and closest hospital. We took her on a 40 second tour of our house. Showed her our fire extinguisher. Then she asked if we had any firearms in the house. We both looked at each other and laughed. Then we had to name of each one. That was about a half a page. Of all of our guns, we only have 1 that comes with a locking mechanism. Hmmmm.... We have to get a safe, which we were already in the market for one. Our neighbors are selling us one for a steal! Yeah! She taught us how to baby proof the house. She also told us the wait will be 12 to 15 months once we are 100% approved which will be in about a month. I'm praying and keeping my fingers crossed that we get our baby by Christmas 2010!
Monday is our office interview were we will get down to the nitty gritty of making hard decisions about what we are willing to accept in a birthmother, who will be our baby's guardian if something should happen to us, how we plan to raise the baby, etc. I'm not too nervous. Our plan is to just be ourselves and be honest.
Thank you so much to all of you that read my blog and are supporting us through this journey!!