One step forward…

IT HAS ARRIVED!!!

To be honest, our formal proposal package arrived a few weeks ago, and we’ve been processing.  We’ve been told that this package is remarkably thorough (a full three-ring binder!), and we’re so grateful for that!  It contains everything from family history to hospital records, school records, and permission slips for field trips!  I don’t even think I could put together such a complete package on myself – ha!

Once we received the proposal, we had to sign a document acknowledging that we had received and read the various components of the package.  We had no questions as the proposal was incredible!

Once we signed the document to move forward, it was time for everyone to agree on how best to do that.  This looks different for every child and family as every individual’s needs are different.

“Our child” knows about us now (as of last week).  He was shown a brief profile that we put together, along with a few photos and tidbits of info.  My heart hurts knowing that his world is about to be shaken up for awhile if he chooses to move forward.  I can’t imagine making a decision like this at this age!  So please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

There is so much I want to share, but am very conscious that this is a public platform – and privacy is of the utmost importance at certain points in the adoption process.  This is not only our story, many people are involved and will become involved in this journey. Most of all, we want to protect the child that will hopefully be choosing us soon – this is his story almost more than it is ours.

We continue to feel so blessed by the people we meet and form relationships with.  The outpouring of love and support we have received by readers of this blog has been shocking (in a good way, of course).  We didn’t expect that this journey would bring so much love and support our way, and feel blessed beyond belief!

I will continue to update as I am able – and one day soon, hopefully, we’ll be able to fill in the gaps.  In the meantime, if you have questions or want to say hello – just shoot me an email (okanaganadoptionstory@yahoo.ca) – I would love to get to know you too!  There are never too many supporters of adoption!

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