Tuesday, October 25, 2016
A Trifecta? Maybe and I hope so....
Ok, It’s a normal everyday Monday and I had to run errands because, well lazy weekend. I got our 3 year LMHL letter in the mail today. YAY! Now to fill it out and send it in!
Then our AC returned our call from late last Friday regarding some up-coming changes to the website I had some questions on. While she couldn’t answer them outright she did send for more info so I should know within a few days. Again I see this as a win.
Oh, look a call from ?? from IAC ok why are they calling. Holy Moly someone is looking at us and uh YES!
Oh but wait what I actually said is please find out more because we just had our lives shattered a few months ago and I don’t want to be considered if we won’t be a good match. Now you know 6 months ago I’d have immediately jumped yes, yes, yes call me!; Today not so much. I am THRILLED we are being considered but I want to be sure it’s a good fit. This is the sad face of adoption. This is the reality that happens that most of us don’t talk about if we’re long waiters. I want this to work out and be the ONE but I’m also resigned to the fact she could choose another family or to parent. Adoption is amazing and beautiful if a painful, emotional route to a family but I still keep the faith it’ll happen for us one day.
To me, on paper she is a perfect match for us but until we talk I won’t know. Here’s the one thing I do know, this potential match if it happens, no one will know. I cannot put my family and friends through what we went through previously. Only if it’s a success will anyone know. Sorry family and friends but it benefits us all in the end. Yes, I’m all for Open adoption but not the heartache that can happen from it not happening. (Believe me someone or two or three in my adoption circle will be hearing from me because um high emotions but I trust them to say nothing and let me vent). I’m hoping our check in tomorrow gives us good info to move forward. I hope we can connect and get a rapport going. So many emotions on all sides if you haven’t been here you don’t explicitly understand. I don't expect you to but please don't suppose because I posted this that we are matched; we aren't. It's simply a contact and most of those go with the wind, I hope not here but I always hope that way but the fact is until we match, get relinquishment, and then get home it isn't a done deal. Even then we have to go through extensive post-placement reviews by the state to be sure everything is going as it should. So it's a brutal few months even after the birth/placement (should it happen).
I may sound harsh or cold but honestly I’m not. I’m protecting everyone’s’ hearts, including our own and the mother in question, it’s her child until she signs relinquishment's. I want nothing but the best for the child and their mother and I do hope it’s us but if it isn’t; it isn’t. I can’t help and won’t change who we are or what a mom may want for their baby. I want nothing more than to have a mother we really connect with who has a support network and open adoption in her heart.
Let’s rally! Go team Davis!