Adoption Q&A #1

I wanted to answer any questions people have about our paper pregnancy, so I’ve been collecting them on Facebook and emails.The first question I’ve been asked is:

What is a Paper Pregnancy?

You don’t seriously think that’s something that happens if you loiter at staples for too long do you? No, I didn’t think so. Paper pregnancy is just the cute term that applied to a family that is in the process of adopting. I’ve heard people say it doesn’t start until all the paperwork is through, but I think that misses the point of the “paper” in paper pregnancy.

Where are you in your Paper Pregnancy?

The first question anyone who has a tell-tale bump  and is biologically prego gets asked is always: “How far along are you?”. We have  filed papers and met with our Social worker to discuss them and finished our medical exams. The funny part about this question is that you can’t really know with adoption how long it’s going to take because there are just too many variables. So we will count backwards and say we started this journey on May 23rd. We know that the home study usually takes 6 months and from there it really depends.

Is it a boy or a girl?

This one is easy to answer. We don’t know! It might even be both! We put down on our papers that we were willing for either a boy or a girl or both! We are excited for whomever God has chosen to be part of our family. We know that He prepares things for us long before we even have a clue.

What other questions do you have??

James 1:27 “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”

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