We decided to keep it a secret first. Then we each told only a few people, those we decided were the "must-knows." Then we sort of made an announcement about it, but not officially. So today I will make a formal announcement.
We are attempting to adopt through the foster care system.
The main reason we didn't want to tell anyone was because we didn't know if we would even be considered, what with PD and all. After a very thorough home visit with a very nice social worker, we learned that we are, in fact, in the running to be adoptive parents. Because we are adopting through foster care and will end up with an older child, PD and Keith's age are not issues as long as I am in the picture. The youngest parent needs to be healthy, which I am, and needs to be no older than 45 years older than the prospective adoptive child, which I'm not. So there you have it! We begin classes soon, along with all the credit checks, home visits, background checks, paperwork. It's a long process, but also very exciting.
Please keep us in your prayers and pray that we have a good outcome to our newest journey.