Sorry for the leave of absence! I have been super busy with work and other things!
Alex and I have been talking a lot about adoption lately. We have decided to do a private adoption on our own and not work with an agency. Through an agency, the costs would be $15k-$30k and we just can't afford that! Doing a private adoption on our own is about $3k-$7,500 which is a LOT more do-able! The most exciting part is that think I have found two possible candidates! One who is due in August (in Texas), and one who is due in November (in New York). Neither girls have picked a family yet that they believe is best, but I am keeping my fingers crossed!
If both of these fall through, we are probably going to work with CSSW to do a "foster to adopt" program. If we foster first, them they become available for adoption, the adoption is free. But I am so afraid of becoming attached to the children that we would be fostering, it would break my heart to see them go back! That's why we want to go straight to adoption...
We will see I guess. Everything normally has its own way of working things out.
Thanks for reading and have a great day :)