Our Adoption Journey!

A journal of our thoughts, feelings and steps in the process of adopting a child with significant special needs.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Little bits of news and more waiting....

....I probably aught to resign myself to this waiting game. We did get some small tidbits of info, leading us to the resolution that we most likely will not be pursuing the older of the two little boys we inquired on, and that with the other little guy, it will likely be some weeks yet before we get any additional information or news. In the mean time I am resuming normal school year life and trying to get things back into order after a summer without a house keeper, and also looking for a replacement housekeeper to keep on top of things here. We have been doing a lot of swimming with Ethan in the evenings and his endurance is building up and he is doing well at staying in the water for up to an hour and a half and with the use of his swim collar is able to swim to destinations and is tolerating, and even enjoying water sprinkling on his face and head, something a year ago he would not have tolerated. We have spoken to all of the kids about the one little boy's challenges and kind of explained the complexity and vastness of issues he is facing and the likely hood of him needing even more care than Ethan. I think they understand some of it and how it will impact them and the time that will be involved in caring for him and they are still excited at the potential, though I have told them over and over that just because we are talking about it, doesn't mean we are going to be chosen as his family. I think that is important for them to understand even though I really don't think they will see anything as permanent until a child is actually in our home. The girls are still hopeful that we might be matched with a baby girl, but the adoption world seems to flourish with boys and girls are a rarity. Either way, once again, we are waiting, as patiently as possible ;0)