Our quiet little Tiny Human Project is about to get blown wide open! Last week we received our official foster care license from DCFS. There it was, nestled between our regular ol’ mail. I opened it right there on the street. It’s flimsy like one leaf of a carbon copy pad, entirely unremarkable, but something we have been waiting for for a long time. The more immediate news is that we are now able to pursue a new agency. I went right to work on the application packet and found myself filling out copies of the exact same forms I filled out a year ago, to the day. Once again I stood in line with a thick manilla envelope and tried to push away the sense of deja vu. One step forward, two steps back, right?
The new licensing agent I have been in touch with seems a little more on top of things than our current Rep 2. It was almost a week by the time I received an email from Rep 2. “I received your license from DCFS. Did you?” No congratulations or here’s the next step… So I replied with an answer as simple as her correspondence “Yes, we did.” As soon as we have word that the new agency is interested in working with us, we are outa there!
In honor of becoming officially licensed, Mr. Something and I had been planning on sending out a formal announcement. Our circle of friends and family reaches far and wide so we wanted to share our news in our own way and not have it spread as hearsay. A talented friend of ours did a photo shoot with us last fall and I designed a card on Shutterfly. I was definitely inspired by the beautiful announcements created by Laurie over at The Adventures of S & L. After a few hours of addressing envelopes they are ready to be sent on their way come morning. Hence our little blog suddenly becoming very public!
With that, I’d like to welcome our friends and family, and thank you in advance for stopping by, checking in, and coming along with us on this journey. The one request I have is that for over two years we have existed as “Mr. and Mrs. Something” on this very public space. With respect to our own privacy and the sensitive privacy of our future children, please help us to remain as “Mr. and Mrs. Something.” With that said, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with thoughts, concerns, and questions. Our strong network of family and friends is one of the reasons we decided to pursue foster care adoption in the first place! We appreciate every one of you and we can’t wait to share this adventure with you!