Adoption Profile Book Update
It took a horribly long time, in fact, I’d say a disgustingly long time, but we finally got a hard copy of our adoption profile book!!
It’s been shown to potential birth mother’s all of the USA for over 2 months now. And today, we finally got to see a copy ourselves!
There is something magical about holding the book in our hands, and not just seeing an electronic copy.
There is something so real about seeing and holding the book. Touching the paper and flipping the real pages.
The book that shows our dreams for our child and our future family. It showcases the best of us, doing our favourite things at home, with our friends, and travelling the world. The book shares our passions, our dreams and our love. Really, it’s a book dedicated to our future as a family.
Somehow, touching this book feels like the first real adoption anything we’ve done. Yes, we’ve paid money (and lots of it) but always via wire transfers and plastic cards which makes it feel a bit more removed from reality. Yes, we’ve met with social workers and read the report that says we will be good parents, but they are standard government documents with little to no personality and completely void of excitement and passion.
But this book, for me, it’s different.
For some reason, seeing our smiling faces and reading the words that we wrote in a book, just made it feel that much more real.
This is exactly what our future birth mother will see when they first meet us. It’s what they will use to choose us. It’s how they will first get to know us.
This is also something our children will have the opportunity to read and flip through as they grow up, to see what our life was like before they joined and to see what we dreamed for. Sure, I’ll keep a copy of the homestudy, but that’s just a boring government document. This is a photo album dedicated to them and will be there’s one day.
I’m sure all our dreams we share wont come true, but I know so long as we have a child or two, the most important dream will come true and we will be heading in the right direction.
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