They say every pregnancy is different. Every adoption is different. It's naive to think otherwise. Still, it's not easy. We had a picture perfect adoption first time around. In state. Both birth parents involved and signing. Wonderful open adoption with healthy relationships with the entire biological family. Fabulous caseworkers all around. Awesome hospital staff that were very supportive of us and the adoption.
This time, everything is different. Things worry me. I'm not worried to the point of craziness or anything, but there are things that make me nervous.
- This is an independent adoption. I don't have an experienced, professionally trained social worker holding my hand, making sure everything goes smoothly and acting as a buffer in all situations.
- We have to go out of state. Buying plane tickets around the birth of a baby is hard to do!
- We have to stay in Arkansas for at least ten days. Ten days in a hotel room with a baby. Fun!
- This adoption is a lot more money. We will make it work, right?
- Our family is going to be multiracial
- Will the adoption go through as planned?