Monday, February 9, 2009

Day One*

Andrew called me on his way home from the agency Friday afternoon. "I dropped off the profiles," he reported. "Gave them right to Liz." Liz is our program coordinator, and the person whose emails and phone calls will set my heart to racing from here on out. "She said she might call you," Andrew said as he was signing off.

"What?" I said, "Why? Does she have something? She couldn't. It's too soon. But - did she say why?" He had no further information for me.

But today there was an email from Liz in my inbox. She got the profiles, she sent them out. She had a case she wanted to talk to me about, when would be a good time to call??

Wow. I thought. That was fast.

So she called, and we talked. She told us about a baby that is due in late March, whose mother is going to be shown profiles this Thursday** and has some special requests that we needed to approve before our profile was included in the stack. She asked us if we wanted to be shown, and after thinking about it and talking about it we said yes.

So there it is. We've been listed for less than 24 hours and someone is already looking at us. It's thrilling, a little scary, and suddenly very very real. This mother will be shown several profiles, and chances are good that she'll choose someone else. After all it's our first time out. But I've still got butterflies in my tummy and I'm beginning to think that we're only just now getting to the hard part.

* I promise not to post every single day that our profiles are out.
** We are only told we're being shown if there are special circumstances of some sort. Usually we won't be notified in advance.


  1. Yay!! I can't wait to meet my new niece or nephew. This is such an amazing and awesome journey. :-)

  2. How exciting! Of course, you are right to not get too excited. But how exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Congrats on your first profile showing! I'll keep my fingers crossed and say extra prayers. Good luck!

  4. The first time is the hardest and the most exciting! It didn't take long for us; I imagine it won't take long for you. So fun!