The New Normal

I was waiting to update this until I had some real adoption related news to share. But, I've got nothing. Let's just say it's been a loooong month of passing paperwork around. Our home study has been going back and forth between our social worker and AGCI for the last four weeks. We finally got word this week that the home study was approved. It's been three months since we completed our final home study visit, so let's just say we are MORE THAN READY to have this home study in our hands. As soon as we receive the notarized copies from our social worker, we'll be able to submit our dossier paperwork once and for all. Then we can officially be eligible for a referral. 

In the meantime, I decided that I'm not very good at sitting still and waiting. And so, I accepted a new position as a third grade teacher at a nearby public school. I get a little bunchy and stressed when I think about what this new career will mean for us when our child(ren) come home, but I'm trying not to over-think that these days. The school is by far the best in the area, and I just couldn't pass up the opportunity. It's the kind of school I hope our children can attend someday--diverse and open-minded, yet still small and cozy enough to feel like a home away from home. Of course if we want to send our kids there that will require us to pack up again and move into the district... but we'll cross that bridge another day. One step at a time! 

For now, I'm settling into the new normal -- a normal full of country living, teaching sweet third graders, and waiting for news of our little one(s) from across the globe.  

 

Classroom quilt created by my third graders