It had only been two months and nine days since we saw the baby on Wednesday’s Child that prompted us to call the agency. We weren’t eligible for that baby but if we were interested in adopting they really wanted to meet with us. So we went in and met with a counselor who told us that they were desperate for adoptive parents and if we were interested they wanted us to go through an accelerated adoption procedure.
Sure we were interested, why not! Jonathon was almost 2 1/2 and even he got to go through the adoption process. We all had physicals, background checks, psychological tests, more background checks, more psychological tests and heavens knows what else. All that was left was the home inspection.
I remember the counselor telling me that it wasn’t a white glove inspection, she only had to see the running water and electricity. But you know I cleaned, and if it had been a white glove inspection we would have passed with flying colors. She came in and visited with us a little while then got up and left.
A little while later she called and asked if we were ready. I assured her we were ready, and she said “OK, then tomorrow you can come pick up your son” I told her I wasn’t ready.