Our journey to Ali’s adoption finalization was like a roller coaster that ended with one long, long down hill coast. The timeline looks like this:
7/20/11 – Ali was born
9/21/11 – Ali was placed with us through foster care
11/4/11 – We were told they were taking her away from us in 2 weeks, moving her to a stranger
11/15/11 – She was put into our custody so we could adopt her
12/21/11 – Her first mom surrendered her parental rights to us
1/12 – our home study and adoption papers were filed at the courthouse
8/6/12 – found out about our adoption hearing (less than 24 hours notice!)
8/7/12 – biological father TPR default and Adoption Day!
I have to admit, just one day after the crazy roller coaster ride ended, I started thinking… what’s next? More specifically, who is next? I’m ready to adopt again. Baby fever? No, not necessarily a baby—actually a baby might be my last choice if I have any say in it. I’m thinking about an older child next time.
Adoption fever. I think I have adoption fever.
Or I’m completely off my rocker. Or both. Thank God for a forced hiatus while our house is being built. And a husband with some good sense. Somedays if feels like my heart is completely dominating over my brain.