Today, Andy and I went to our first official meeting with our ADOPTION LAWYER!! It was a meet and great, we retained her, and started the ball rolling for our adoption journey.
Let me tell you, the meeting was three hours, THREE HOURS!, and had so much great information in it. Not only did our lawyer explain to us the whole process, she also told us what we were going to need to do, shared some other stories, and offered to contact other people that are in the middle of the process to talk to.
It was a great meeting.
But it was also so, so very overwhelming. It’s not like Andy and I weren’t prepared for this meeting, or we didn’t expect it to be like this, but the amount of information…wow! And, for those of you who don’t know me, you have to know that when I’m presented with a bunch of information, I start getting a little…anxious. That’s just the type of person I am.
At the same time, I’m trying to process the information, while also thinking five steps ahead and plan my next move. Or our next move I should say. In my head, I need to make a plan so that I know what I have to do for both Andy and myself, to get our part of the process going.
There are websites to makes, facebook pages and twitter/instagram account to sign up for, and an adoption profile to create.
So much to do.
I know I’m freaking out about it now, I always freak out about new projects, but once I make a plan and have a to do list, I’ll be okay. I have to sort it out in my brain first, compartmentalize things, and then take action. I’m a plan girl, I need my plans and my lists to get everything done. I’ve tried the whole “fly by the seat of my pants” type deal, but I’m not very good at that.
I’m better at making lists and checking things off. I work well like that.
Overall, though, this meeting with the lawyer was not just educational, but reassuring. Andy and I can do this. It might take a while, and we might not understand everything at first, but together we can do this.
I can’t wait to get started. This is going to be one hell of a journey, and I can’t wait to do it.