Today was our individual meetings with Beth. Again, I have no idea why I worry everything went smoothly. She met with each of us alone for about an hour. We discussed our childhoods, relationships with siblings, extended families and our circle of friends. SO-THANKS for being so wonderful. She said it is quite clear that we have an awesome support system and I loved being able to share how great our relationships with everyone are.
We chatted a bit about making our birth-parent portfolio. It is a letter and little book we'll make about ourselves that the agency will show to birth moms. I am so excited to make it! She did mention that it would be nice if we could have a picture of the nursery, so we will have to see if we can get that together more before we complete our home study.
Our next meeting is next Tuesday. We'll talk about our marriage and future parenting plans at that one. After that is just a wrap up meeting where we go over what she is putting in our home study. Then we have our 2 day class and we're done. :) All of this hurrying up so we can wait! (but hopefully not too long.) I am hoping to have the baby shower in the somewhat near future, so we can have all of that together and good to go for when we get that exciting phone call! I think I mentioned this before, but just in case: The agency general waits to place birth moms & adoptive families until she is about 7 months pregnant. Of course if we find a birth mom on our own, it would be a little different. Either way we need to get everything together because we don't know exactly how long or short this time could be.
I am so excited for what God has in store for us, and I am thankful for the support and understanding we get during both the joys and hardships of all of this. When that sweet little baby becomes a Matzke, we will be sure to share with them how many people rallied around us to help bring our little miracle home.
That's it for now. As always, thanks for the prayers and love it is all very appreciated!