This whole process of announcing to the world our intentions to adopt is pretty interesting. It feels different than a pregnancy somehow, I guess because it’s more of a decision than a physical occurence.
Our kids were the first ones we told. They were bright eyed and full of smiles. Now they keep asking if it will happen today, or next week.
Next were the families, then the friends. Everyone has been excited, and most guess what I’m about to say (actually, it’s a close second after guessing that Kristi is pregnant).
It wasn’t like a big secret or unveiling. In fact, we had actually discussed it with some of our friends over the past few months, including some that have adopted or are going through the process now.
It is a bit different in that you don’t just say “We’re adopting!” like you say “We’re pregnant!” You have to follow up with the story of how we got to this point, and the story about how it is going to happen.
Everyone seems to be as excited as we are … in a genuine way I think … not just for the baby but for the whole process. Which is great because we are too.