Friday, October 13, 2006

Waiting Parents...

Last night we went to our local Waiting Parents Support Group. We haven't gone to many of these evenings, actually this is the second time that we have attended in a year. The last time was last October where we met a family who had just returned from China and decided to switch over from our domestic adoption plans. Last night, Ron and Val were there with their daughter Olivia. You can read their story at Olivia's Story. It was really great to have the chance to hear their story first hand and the two hours went by so very quickly. We learned how great our agency Family Outreach International is, how supportive they are and how organized they are once we get to China. This was a relief. It was also confirmed that the wait is predicted to go to 18-24 months in the next year:(
Shawn is turning 40 next year and keeps trying to tell me that I am (not, but closer to 40 than 30 as my own Dad pointed out the other day!!). I read about other adoptive parents who are in their 50's and I know that we are on the "younger" end but we are still feeling old (have to do streches in the morning, drink lots of green tea and make a concerted effort to exercise)to have our first child. I think that is what gets me, every year we get that little bit older. Oh well, as I ALWAYS say, we have time to save, do renos blah blah blah. By the way, if anyone ever has a chance to have a Thai massage, go for it!! It is a workout to be sure but fabulous at getting rid of back pain and headaches - can you tell that I had one yesterday and am still glowing!! I am raising my glass of water to all of the waiting parents out there. As Val told me last night, even though it sounds trite, it REALLY IS WORTH IT!!! I apoligize for spelling errors but Blogger won't do a check for me :(

3 comments:

Connie said...

Glad you found some great support but detest that 18-24 month thing. No, no, no....I so hope not!

tracy said...

I read it all...but only heard 18-24 months.....can not go there in my mind. It just can't happen, that's insane.

Janet said...

I'm glad that they confirmed how great FOI is. Good to know. The wait thing....well, I'm with Tracy, just can't go there.

Janet