We received the agreement (signed all pages and had both copies notarized) on Tuesday and sent it back Wednesday. So now the real waiting begins. Their office is closed on Fridays so I will wait to hear the official "waiting" news.....but my heart is happy and I am super pumped. We are many steps closer to our baby than we were this time last year. And in my excitement last week, I even made a fb announcement and was so happy with the positive response we received. It just feels good to be able to share it with more people. It is tricky though because everyone wants to know when and right now we don't have an exact estimate.....just hoping for 2013!
In all my happiness I was thrown a small curve ball yesterday. Turns out our placing agency sent out letters to our listed references. Fine and all with me, but I feel bad because 4 of the 8 people already kindly wrote us lovely letters of reference and for that I feel guilty!! If I had known, I would have listed other people. My dear friend told us "we are worth it" but I still feel bad....it's a bigger more in depth set of questions than our homestudy agency and I know our friends and family are busy. And is it bad I wished I had put other people down for one or two...we have one friend who is super busy and I worry he won't make the time right away to write our letter and I wished I had listed my sister as a reference. I just feel like I have lost some control over the process...I can't control, I can only beg and plead our friends get them in soon. On the other hand, Hubby is calling tomorrow to see if the quickness in which they receive and contact our friends and family by phone (another thing they want to do) will have any effect on our referral wait time. In my head, our reference letters were already done, since we had to four written from the other agency. It never occurred to me, both agencies would want different letters. So until then I am trying to not to stress.