March 18th, 2005

Mama Deb

Adoption Counselor

Yesterday, Jonathan and I went to see a counselor about beginning the process of adoption.

It went very well. The counselor thought we were good candidates - in fact, thought that the fact that we're science fiction fans was a plus, because in her experience, SF fans were open hearted and kind and accepting, and those are key for adoptive parents. (Honestly, I thought at first she meant that because we're involved in SF, the *child* will meet such people.) She does know them - in fact, she goes to shul with friends of ours.

She said we were better suited to adopt babies as opposed to older children. We didn't ask why.

She also addressed and validated many of our fears and worries, stressing their normality, even for birth parents. All in all, it worked very well and we do plan to see her a couple more times before we dive in, just to make sure our heads are as straight as possible and to find out what we need to do.

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