Friday, May 24, 2013

Adoption Update

LMS hunting for 4 leaf clovers- it was drizzling and she felt she needed to shelter under her giant pink umbrella from IKEA

When we found out we were pregnant, we knew that it would affect our plans to adopt. Not that it would change our minds about adoption, but that it could change the timing of the adoption.

I was hoping there would be some way we'd be able to adopt around the same time I give birth. Life would be crazy, but there would be several benefits.

  1. I could breastfeed the adopted child- having my milk already in would make that so much easier (I've been trying to figure out how to avoid having to use commercial formula when we adopt)
  2. Raising two children close in age would make for built-in playmates, something LMS has missed out on
  3. We could get through milestones/stages at or near the same time
  4. The Little Miss would be in heaven with all the opportunities to help

I finally got around to calling our agency (I'd waited till the first trimester was over, then ended up losing track of time) and talked with them about the situation.

Their policy is that our profile will be put on inactive status until the baby is a year old. Then we can update all our information and reactivate our profile.

This isn't what I'd hoped for, but it's not unexpected. We're disappointed, but it'll all work out. We just have to be patient. Which isn't always my strong suit....

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry that things aren't working out as you want them frustrating! I know things will go how they're supposed to, and having babies 1 year apart might be easier, anyway. :) And I was pretty against using formula until E decided to be done nursing at 10 months and I had to adjust my feelings. You can always look into milk donation centers, or re-lactating since (fingers-crossed) you'll be hopefully adopting soon after your baby is one! Good luck! :)