Since the last meeting for the adoption procedure, I have been running to our mail box every evening coming home from work. It almost felt like being a little girl waiting for a birthday present to arrive: “Is it there yet? Is it there yet!?!?”. Running with excitement and then feeling sad about having to wait longer.
The report finally arrived last week! I was alone when I got it and waited for my husband to get home to read it. We didn’t know what to expect and we both read while holding our breath. There were three reports: one for each professional we met (the social assistant, the psychologist and the pedopsychiatrist). I won’t keep any suspense: all are positive. We are so relieved!
They did such an impressive job in tidying up all we had said in various order. The reports describe us as we were as children, talk about our families, then about us as grown ups and as a couple. They talk about our desire to have children, our struggles, the failed IVF cycles but also about how this journey has made our relationship stronger. I won’t tell you all but I’ll give you my favourite parts:
- Their (our) desire to have a child is strong, written in a mutual love relationship where the place of an adopted child has been well thought through
- He (hubby) says he admires his wife for her courage, strength and and persistence (Indeed I can be quite stubborn)
- She (me) is cuddly (ahahah, really funny to see it written down in the report but very true)
- Their freshness makes us believe that a child will find all needed in this family to grow up in harmony.
I was so happy and excited when I read all this. I’ve had butterflies in my stomach for excitement for days! It felt pretty much like when we started TTC for the first time: a new beautiful project which is starting to become more and more concrete. We have not yet received the approval (the decision will be taken at the end of the month) but this feels one tiny step closer to our dream.