Eleven months of work and patience has finally paid off. All of our references have been checked, we've gone to seminars, we completed our home study, we created, printed, and sent our letters to the IAC, passed interviews, took medical tests, talked about alcohol and drug pregnancies, talked to our parents, friends, and relatives, started blogging and met great new blog friends, read books, argued and made up, wrote checks that rival the economic stimulus package, watched Juno, learned about gay penguins raising chicks, laughed, cried, made lists of names, haunted Targets baby section, survived Paintgate, made friends with lots of great families with two daddies and two mommies, bonded with other IAC clients, built a website, decided on "Daddy" and "Papa", stressed over business cards, got a crib, elected a president who is in favor of gay adoption, fought against religious nut jobs, and explained to The Boys more the once that they're getting a human sibling, and can't have a kitten.
Whew--That's one run on sentence! Well, everything is finally done. Today the IAC cleared our file, and we are officially in the book! What does that mean? It means, fellow bloggers, that our letters are ready to be distributed to potential birth moms, we'll have our profiles up on the IAC site, and our website will be linked to theirs! Thursday we're having a conference call with our counselor Lane to discuss speaking with potential birth moms. On Friday, our website and profiles will be up on the "Choose a Family" page of the IAC's site.
Get ready Little Finster...you're close to meeting Those Two Daddies!
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