8iRWeiXjcKj9kUz5Tebo4_k_FtY Life with Two Special Needs Children: Caleb's Adoption Journey - The Waiting

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Caleb's Adoption Journey - The Waiting

I had really planned on writing more about our adoption journey from the time we received the initial call from Caleb's birthmother and going to the match meeting, and then the waiting for the final call that he was born, before now.  The last six weeks have been fairly hectic and then we got hit with two snow storms back to back and were snowed in since last Wednesday!  I am so grateful that we survived and that school WILL be back in session tomorrow!!!!

If you missed any of the previous posts about Caleb's adoption journey, you can find Part 1 and Part 2.

So when we got back home from meeting Caleb's birthmother, we had approximately six weeks to prepare for Caleb's arrival.  Fortunately, we already had the crib and a lot of clothes and other baby stuff.  The big things that we did not have was a stroller and a car seat.  Tony and I decided we would wait and buy a stroller and car seat in California, so we wouldn't have to fly out with it, to make things easier. 

Getting things ready helped pass the time.  During this time, Caleb's birthmother would call every few days to let us know how she was doing for the first couple of weeks.  Then we stopped hearing from her.  We'd try and call her at the last number that we had and we would learn that she had left that location.  (She moved around -- A LOT!!!!!)

Then a couple of days later we would hear from her, especially if she needed something!

After about two or three weeks of this, the stress was really getting to me.  I was beginning to wonder if she was just using us.  I called our counselor at the agency in a panic one day, not knowing what was going to happen.  She calmed me down and told me that we only had a couple of weeks until her due date.  She told me to stay calm and keep preparing and to see what happened.

I'll tell you what, those next two weeks were very LONG.

But we finally did get THE call on February 28th!  And that will be a post for another day!!!

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