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Ready or not, here we go. (but we are R-E-A-D-Y!)

WOW.. what an amazing whirlwind I’ve been in lately.

So when I left off, we had just gone to LA for our psychological and medical screening.

I briefly mentioned that the agency had a couple already in mind for us. (one they were “holding” for us.) So we were in a HUGE hurry to move things along for this couple.

The agency sent me their profile the SECOND I landed back in LA. My finger have never been so shaky opening an email, I screamed for everyone to come in because IT WAS HERE!!!

I clicked.

Waited for the download..

Then DEVOURED every word. Well, that’s not entirely true. I read it, FAST. Reading everything top to bottom in record time. My stomach filled with butterflies, my arms covered in goose bumps. Then I stopped, took my first breath. And SLOWLY returned to read every word, letting every thought really sink in.

I just couldn’t believe that we had the chance to work with this couple. Everything about them was SO PERFECT for me and for us.
(There is one little part of the story that sealed the deal for me and brought tears to my eyes. It was the name of the father. (something I will not be sharing..) but that names means SOOO much to me. And was my reason for starting this journey. I KNEW it was perfect and meant to be.)

I’m pretty sure I may have set the world record for the fastest person ever to reply back “YES, I LOVE THEM!!!”

My case manager responded right back and let me know she had just sent them my profile.

uh oh.. my happy loving butterflies turned into an INCREDIBLY nauseous feeling. MY PROFILE!!!!

Crap, Crap, Crap!! I wrote that profile in OCTOBER (it was now May) What did I say? What did I joke about? Would they understand the humor and the jokes. I was suddenly TERRIFIED knowing they have the option to pass on me. This PERFECT family could pass on me.

I asked my case manager to send me a copy of my profile, I read it. Critiqued it and paced around A LOT!

I knew it would be 2 days before I heard anything more from them. So I tried to keep myself occupied. (hint: it didn’t work!!)

I checked the clock on my phone to see what time it was where they lived, wondering when they’d FINALLY get to their email. What if they weren’t manic email checkers like me????

Less than 24 hours later we got the email that they loved us too!!!!

Not only did they love us, but we’d be flying BACK out to LA to meet them in LESS THAN 2 WEEKS! Oh My Wow!!!

We were so ready (and hadn’t unpacked yet (BONUS!))

The day after Memorial Day we were off to meet the family that (we hoped) would change our lives forever…

To be continued… (SOON, I promise.. SORRY!!!)


  1. I LOVE this story! Can’t wait to hear more!

  2. I can’t wait to read more!! :) xoxoxo

  3. Yippeee! I’ve been awaiting this post and hearing more about your story. So excited for you and them!

  4. WHEE!! Good luck!

  5. This is so funny because I did the exact same thing! Well, I didn’t choose the first profile they sent me but when I did and I was so happy – I immediately freaked out about them reading MY profile. It had been 10 months since I applied and I had no idea what I had written. I asked them to send it to me so I could see what the family would see, just like you did :) What a roller coaster of feeling elated and nauseatingly nervous – over and over!

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