As we continue to work through this process, there is a reoccurring thought or question. Do the same traditions or expectations apply to us as someone having their first kid the old fashioned way? At times it can feel awkward and confusing but, the new tradition of a “baby moon” was easy. We have spent the last couple of days at the Cabo Surf Hotel. This is a 36 room hotel just outside of Cabo San Lucas. It has been a perfect way to take a deep breath before that one phone call that will change our lives.
If you are thinking, “what have you done for the past couple of days while you are there?”, here is our Google search history for the past 48 hours:
- Dollars to pesos conversion rate
- How do waves work
- Why is it called cold cream
- Is there a cure for sunburn
- Cabo real estate prices
- Weather in NYC
Crazy right? Tori has got a work trip planned this coming week and there is no doubt in my mind we will get a call for an emergency placement the second she gets on the plane. Emergency placement is the other process in which we could get placed. This is what it sounds like: CPS is removing kids from their home and trying to place them in a foster setting quickly. Unlike the broadcasts, emergency placements lead to the kids being reunited with their family roughly 60% of the time. This is also a much slower moving process to lead to adoption. The positives here is CPS needs a space quick and the pool of options is dramatically smaller than for broadcasts. The broadcast could be 200 families across the state interested where emergency placement could be 5 all in Fort Worth.
We are both very grateful for all the support from family and friends. If anyone wants to bet, I think we will have our first kid in less than 10 days. If you do want to bet, all bets will be made using Target gift cards.
The push present is next on the list of “does it apply?”…