As I am reminded whenever we get any kind of progress made, this blog was supposed to be about our adoption story, but as info comes in at a snails pace around here, you are the joyous recipient of my useless ramblings to fill the space. Today, however, I have for you a proper adoption blog post. **cue confetti**
Last Saturday we went to a adoptive parenting class. It's something required by the laws of adoption but I'm really glad they do it. The actual info in there is kept confidential but I can give you a general overview of what happened. That is one of the reasons that much of the adoption stuff we've done so far hasn't really been mentioned here. There's a lot that we don't know if we can discuss and leave it to me to get in trouble with my big mouth so we've tried to zip-it a little. We'll be able to talk more freely once we have an assignment.
Anyhoo, the class is a two-parter, the second session taking place this weekend. It's basically a group of adoptive parents in various stages of the process sitting around discussing the unique situations surrounding an international adoption like attachment stuff, life stages and having a family with mixed ethnicity. Overall I was really glad we had to go because we both got a lot out of it and quite frankly, any sort of adoption activity is a good thing. It really recharged our excitement and we're planning a trip later this summer up to IKEA to get some kid furniture. We've been so leery as to not jinx anything but I'm feeling really good about it and it's starting to really set in that it's happening. We also sat down and started researching baby stuff like strollers and bedding and crap and that is WAY fun, too. That stuff's gonna get me in trouble. Jeepers.