21 April 2008

WOW! 3 in 4 days!

This hasn't ever happened! Today I got a phone call from a 23 yr. old girl in Seattle,WA. She is pregnant with her second child, and is overwhelmed. Her boyfriend is Hispanic, and she is Caucasian. I talked with her for a little bit on the cell phone, and she is due in Nov. She wanted the baby to live in Hawaii, because she said she had been here (lived here??) and it was sunny and nice, and that she hated Seattle because it was always rainy and grey. I told her we were moving to Alaska in a few months, and she seemed to be ok with that. She said she really didn't know how to go about planning for an adoption, so I gave her our workers information, and told her to call them for more information. We were just getting into a conversation about how we would feel if the child was bi-racial, when my stupid cell phone lost signal. I had given her Sally's #, but she didn't call me back. Oh well.

Sally did call me today and said she had a good conversation with the 31 yr. old woman from yesterday. She said the girl had asked if maybe we were just giving her a fast answer about being ok with an african-american child, but Sally told her she thought we were being sincere. Sally also read her some of the comments from our references, and said that she liked what people had said about our family...thanks those of you who wrote nice things about us!! She told us to keep the contacts coming, and she wished that she could do our placement before we move. That would be really nice, but we don't have a definate from anyone, so we are still waiting. It is so interesting how this all works!

4 comments:

wyomingerica said...

that sounds crazy, a diffenent rollercoaster, hope everything goes the way you want it.

Rana said...

I enjoy being kept up to date on such a regular basis.........but roller coaster does sound like a pretty good description of what your emotions must be going thru!

Angeline and Matt said...

I'm excited for you, hopefully something happens quickly before your move up here...your a fun family to move into and any child would be lucky to have you as their parents.

Graham Family said...

i love the input. I cannot imagine how you must deal with it all. But I guess it could be similar to pregnancy with the emotional rollercoaster idea. Love you and can't wait to see you this summer.