I had read in one of my gazillion adoption books that most of the time when you meet your placement it's not love at first sight. That was a relief and actually took a lot of the pressure off. I don't know why, it just did. Going into the meeting today I had little expectations of feeling anything other than empathy for the kids.
You can imagine my surprise when my heart melted as soon as I laid eyes on them!?
Jack and Jill. Small for their 4 1/2 years but where they lack in stature they make up for in personality. When asked, she proudly announced SHE is the oldest and I do believe runs the show. Smart and sassy. He is a bit more reserved but once he got comfortable was all boy.
I cannot discuss the meeting only to say it was emotional on many levels. I got to spend time with some of the family members (on birth mom's side) and we hope to establish a relationship. For the kids as well as one another. They are unable to take the kiddos for reasons even I'm not privy to. Please do not judge them... they are good people.
I'm picking up the kids tomorrow morning and we're going to hang out for a few hours. I purchased new car seats (the ones loaned to us were for infants and we needed to up it a size or two). She has a pretty pink one and he has a manly dark blue.
Friday they move in.
Like the past 2 nights my head is spinning. At least I've got faces in my mind's eye to put with the names. The one thing I know for sure is it's going to be crazy around here in Tminus 12 hours.
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