When our little blog world gets quiet, it usually means that real life is anything but.
The last month or so has been no exception.
I keep trying to come up with the perfect post to explain everything, but I think this email we sent our families does a pretty good job:
Email is far from the best way to let you all know about our latest top secret project, but we wanted to let you all know at the same time…
We will be staying in Seattle and aren’t sure which neighborhood we will be in yet, but we are going to be leaving our much loved spot on Capitol Hill – likely in the next few months.
(No, I’m not pregnant.)
But we do need at least 2 bedrooms in order to pass our adoption home study.**
Yes. You read that right.
We are planning to adopt a child through foster care. :)
(a pause for you to be able to read that again…and again.)
Adoption has been something we’ve talked about for sometime and back in January we decided to officially go for it. Since then we’ve done research and talked with a couple agencies about the different options: international, domestic infant adoption and adopting through foster care.
We decided that foster care was the best fit for our family.
It’s going to be a long and complex process.
First, we have to find a new place to live.
Then we have to take classes, get background checks, fill out LOTS of paperwork and do everything it takes to become certified foster parents.
After that, we will be able to start receiving referrals. It will probably take a while to find the right “match”.
And there you have it.
Well, it’s a little more complicated than that.
To give a little better idea of how it can look, this piece was written by a couple who came and spoke at one of the foster-to-adopt info sessions we went to. They adopted their son through the same agency we are planing to use.
I’m sure we will be talking with each of you soon.
Lindsey, Juan & Javi
So…ta da! We are adopting. And selling. And buying. And moving!
I’m also happy to report that we are currently under contract both to sell our place AND to purchase our perfect-for-us new home in Ballard!
The entire home selling/buying process has made for an amazing story and I’m looking forward to sharing more once everything is finalized.
By the end of June, we should be settled into our new place and ready to begin a mountain of foster/adopt paperwork.
We are excited, nervous, uncertain and sure all at the same time. It’s going to be an adventure. :)
**In case you are wondering, Javi’s current bedroom doesn’t count as an actual bedroom since it lacks a window.