Well, we went to the orientation. And...it was great! I've been to one other agency orientation with my husband and it just didn't feel right. I also went to the county orientation for Fost to Adopt by myself. I don't know what it was about this time, but it just felt right. We are ready to move forward!
So, tomorrow we have our individual appointment. We have completed one small batch of paperwork and I know that is just the beginning. Tomorrow we will go over the whole process and what to expect.
I think I'm slightly less nervous about tomorrow than I was about the orientation because we both really want this. Can't tell you how happy that makes me!
Tomorrow I am also going to go to an adoption support group meeting. We met a great couple at the orientation and while they are not going to proceed with the agency (they are going through another one), I was invited to her support group.
To be quite honest, I think I'm more nervous about that meeting. I haven't been really open to many people other than our close family and friends about our adoption plans, and I'm not sure how I feel about sharing with people I don't know.
But, I think it's important to have as much support as we can during this process.
Tomorrow it all begins...baby steps.