Friday, November 21, 2008

Letter Update

Well we got some feedback from the agency about the letter. Luckily it's mostly formatting stuff, so maybe we can make the changes and get it back to them by next week. Shouldn't be too much longer I hope!

I have to say this is starting to get to me a bit. I won't mind waiting once we're on the market for a birth mother. But this process of even getting that far is getting on my nerves. We've been at this since February, and we're still not a marketable commodity as far as the agency is concerned. I just want to get this process finished so we'll be in the pool of prospective parents. I'm trying not to let it get to me but it's hard. This weekend Jim and Chuck are having another gay dad's meeting at their house and once again here we go with no update, no birth mother, and no kid. If Gregg reads this he's gonna be mad at me again but damn, come on already. It's like putting your favorite dessert on the table in front of you and then just staring at it for months before you're allowed to eat it. (Cue Howard Jones!) I feel like the agency, for all the money we've paid them so far, should have someone on staff to assist in graphically getting these things together for the clients. I mean, they know what they want to see, so they should have someone there to help out. I can understand the website part; let the clients create it. But how hard would it be to hire someone to assist with letters? We'd save a ton of time if that were the case.

I feel my blog is starting to take on an angry, bitter tone lately and the hopeful and excited one I started with is fading away. I don't want it to be like that; I'm sure no one wants to read a daily dose of depression. I'll come up with some happier posts I promise. Google helps; pick two words and google them, then click the first link on the list. I did republican savior. I'm cheerier already!


Laurel said...

Patience is key...try to let go of the expectation and focus on the intention and have patience. The next thing you'll that the plan will fall into place.

Just came across your blog tonight via Andrew's Daddie's blog.

You two will make great parents! It will happen...but it's all part of a bigger plan (my belief, not necessarily yours) and sometimes it doesn't happen as quickly as we'd like.

Andrew's Daddies said...

I put a lot of effort in my birth mother letter..and when I brought it to our agency, they said I should change it, and showed me some examples. I was a bit turned off at first and just told them, to use my brochure as is and if I get the time, I will change or update it. Never did...When I asked why the birthmother chose us, she had said, "I liked your letter, you guys seem to travel alot".