The reality is that there has been an Amendement and Modification to our adoption plans. We have decided to pursue foster adoption rather than domestic infact adoption. I am not sure why we had the change of heart... we've discussed fostering before but always felt reluctant to actually pursue it.
I am not naive about the process, in fact (for those of you that don't know) I have 4 foster brothers (Big A - 18, Lil A - 17, D - 14, & B - 12). They didn't grow up in the house with the 5 of us, but I've been on the phone listening to the struggles, giving advice and even being a big sister (when needed). The boys are wonderful additions to the family and the growth they show is a testimate to my parents patience, discipline, structure and understanding (a lot of discipline and structure).
The positive sides are vast... we can continute to try and conceive (without worrying about any reprecussions from the agency), we have an opportunity to give back to society by opening our hearts and home to needy children and families, and we get the joy of hearing the pitter patter of footsteps around the house... oh and we get to play with toys (seriously, that's the best part.. isn't that why people become parents?), one more point to mention the financial cost is minimal. As far as we can see it.. its a WIN - WIN!!
P.S. don't forget to "delurk"!