You guys! I stumbled on a great adoption blog today: Plug and Play Parenthood. Head blogger Heather seems to be out to create the same type of blog as we are: one that covers the personal aspects of adoption and provides a road map for others.
Also, she’s a little bit awesome. So is her husband. Here’s proof:
- During their first home study interview, Kevin was asked how they cope with life’s stress and he said, “Alcohol.” Naturally he was joking and, after a delay that was a bit too long for Heather’s comfort, he explained that he was kidding and that they often use humor to work through stress. Come on – that’s a GREAT answer.
- During the home visit portion of the home study, their dog was in heat and wearing underpants. Heather and Kevin thought it would look less strange if they also put her in a t-shirt to balance out the underwear. Seriously. They tried to convince their social worker that the dog didn’t normally dress up in gear, but the social worker may not have believed them since she found a dog-sized hot dog costume in one of the closets she poked through.
The good news is that they were approved for adoption despite these crazy happenings and other funny moments (you’ll have to go read her blog to find out more). This lightens my load a lot. I don’t want to pretend to be something different than we are to impress our social worker and this gives me hope that it will be okay to crack a few jokes or have quirky mishaps along the way.
So, basically, I have couple crush on them now. Best part? They were matched a few weeks ago and are expecting to bring home their baby boy after his birth in December. I will be following along.