Haha! We are not dropping out, if that's what you are thinking!!!!!
We sent in our MCC (Medical Checklist)!!! This means we are in line for a child with special needs. As Kim P told us, we are kind of in 2 lines now. Things haven't changed with our LID (the date China logged in our paperwork) but we are also in line for a child in special needs. This really is a big deal. Someone asked me if this was because of the wait being so long. Honestly, that does have something to do with. Pride kept me from pursuing this or asking Michael because we didn't want people to think that's the only reason.
The truth of the matter is that it really does not matter what people think at all. Each family has to do what is right for them. I am a pediatric nurse. I specialize in cleft lip/palate, other plastic surgeries and neuro conditions. I am surrounded by wonderful resources in one of the best children's hospitals in the country. We did check off cleft lip/palate along with several other things. What does this mean? It does mean we may not have to wait as long as we thought about for LynnMarie to get home. But it does not guarantee anything. We still have a good wait ahead of us.
Now, some of you might say, okay you sent in your checklist. Lots of people have done that. True. But since we are not getting our daughter the old fashioned route, I will celebrate anything we do that may impact her coming home. I am excited. This could be a new journey. Who knows? I have emailed several friends about pediatricians. I do work with a lot and will get feedback from those, but we do need to find one in our insurance group that will look at the file before we accept our referral. This is cool isn't it?
This is both scary and wonderful This means that if you were waiting to turn your quilt square in, don't. Turn it in. We have 40 left to collect and we want you to be a part of it.
When I put the checklist in the mail, I found myself praying over it. I do not normally do this, but this could be the beginning of something wonderful. I prayed over it, reviewed it and mailed it. I prayed for our social worker, our agency, our sweet girl and those who are caring for her.
God is good and I have such a sense of peace. You know whats fun? To think that God is working in us right now and planting seeds and one day we will see those seeds grow.. God rocks! This adoption community rocks.