So, on July 3, the agency confirmed receipt of our preliminary application and said they would be in touch in the next couple of days. We got something in the mail later that week that invited us to attend an informational meeting in August, which at the time seem SO far away. But summer went by quickly of course, between kids camp and a London mission trip - and we found ourselves in August just days away from our first meeting with the agency.
|At least part of this time, I was waiting while in London!|
During this waiting period, we started telling our close friends and family, as well as our co-workers and a few other adoptive families.
I remember having big expectations for this first meeting and really wondering what kind of other couples would be there - and what their stories were. I also wrote in my journal that I wanted to have the formal application done by September. I really had no idea what was involved, of course, and would find out very soon that as much as my own timeline sounded perfectly reasonable in my head, I was also dependent on others - and their timelines don't always move as quickly!
Next up, our first agency meeting!