We drove down to our adoption worker’s office (this is our second adoption from foster care) and signed the paperwork. She matched us with both kids and has been around for the last five years. We enjoy her personality and it’s always a pleasure to see her.
We took both the babies. There are rooms that you go into that have tables and chairs, a couch, and toys. I think the rooms might also be used for visitation. Anyhoo … the rooms mean that we don’t have to leave the kids at home when we need to meet with the foster care or adoption people.
At the first signing, we got lots of information about our kid’s family. It was all medical, but we found out how many siblings be had and a little about his mother and grandmother. I was looking forward to learning a bit about our daughter’s family because we know next to nothing.
There was a huge stack of papers, just like last time but …. all the slots on the paper said, “unknown”. We did find out that there are siblings, but we don’t know the birthdates or ages. There was no medical information other than her mother has a history of back pain. Most of the pages were from our daughter’s birth and had stuff about her birth. It’s good information to have but …. I’m a little sad that there wasn’t more.
As usual they asked if our daughter’s mother was to have another baby that came into care, would we want to know about it/be asked to match …. the adoption worker reminded us that her mother is still young and another baby could be born and placed. We looked at each other ……. we checked “yes”. It doesn’t mean we’d automatically match but we at least have the option. Knowing our child had a siblings out there that she could possibly grow up with …. whoo … that’s powerful. I don’t see how we could say that we didn’t at least want the opportunity to see if our home would be a good fit.
Anyhoo … the paperwork is signed and now we’re just waiting on a finalization date.