Last Friday Becky came by for our first post placement visit. I don't know why an official visit feels different than when I drop by to say hi. I know there are no fears of J.C. leaving us. I suppose it is left-over angst.
Becky had a state form she filled out as she asked us the questions on it. I showed her pictures of the holidays with the family and how happy everyone was to welcome the little man into our family. It was really very low key. And I'm always happy to see Becky! But the formality of the situation must be respected, at least in my mind, so that is probably where the nerves kick in, that and I forgot to dust my mantle! :D
Our next visit is in February and I think our state only requires two visits, maybe a third, Becky left a packet that should tell me, but essentially the next step is contacting a lawyer and getting a hearing on the books and having a party set up!
Becky did ask us if we would adopt again, and I do think it is in our future, I'm kind of a "one thing at a time" kind of woman, I like to get the current situation fully under control before I look to the next thing. But J. will have sibling(s). That is what I know.
Tomorrow we have our official "Church Shower" thrown by our women's committee "Titus II". I'm really looking forward to it, so many of these women prayed for us on a daily basis and really kept us in their hearts during our waiting time. It will be really special to have some time to thank them individually. It seems like there is never enough time before or after church.