Thursday, September 13, 2012

A Different Expectant Mom

We got an email asking us if we wanted our profile shown with a small amount of background information. Long story short, we had our profile shown to an expectant mom.

She chose a family that didn't already have a child. We expect this to happen a lot.

Our profile has lots of pictures of our happy family. I wonder if we should have fewer pictures of H in there? But I don't want to be dishonest. We *do* have a child. And I imagine there are expectant parents who want their child to have siblings.

It's still kind of disappointing and I'm not sure what to do about it. I suppose we'll just leave things as they are.

But all of the paperwork is off and we are 100% waiting. Before we know it we will have to renew our home study.

But I guess it's good we've already had two chances to show our profile (though we chose to show it only once)?


Bri said...

We were chosen for #2 because we had already adopted. 30% of the families placed at our agency last year already has children in their home. :) waiting is hard!

Scrappy_Lady said...

I don't think I'd tone down the photos of Henry. A previous boss of mine adopted his children and was chosen for his daughter because of the fact he already had a son. The birth-mom wanted her daughter to have a big brother. <3

I believe the right situation is out there for you. It will come along.

Oh, and I think you did the right thing about the family tree. You are H's family. Sure, he's got more family, but simple is good. There's lots of time for complicated later.

ultimatejourney said...

I wouldn't tone down the H photos. While some people will prefer a family with no children, for others a sibling will be desirable. And showing H shows what a great life he has, and what a great life his future sibling will have too.