We have finished all 16 (more like 20) hours of pre-adoption training! It was all very informative actually. You know, you go to these workshops and think I know this stuff... blah, blah, blah. But this was different. Some of it wasn’t new but all of it was relevant to us which made it interesting =) And to finish off the day we meet a couple with a beautiful 15 month old daughter from The ! She was adorable! Just like a little doll. A little Golden doll.
We learned about Being Latina myself I figured, “I got this”. But it’s a different story when it’s not only discrimination on race or culture but add in adoption too. Poor kid! We’re going to need to be really strong for him. It’ll be a life long process and yes, it probably won’t happen everyday, but our child will probably think about one of the two at least once a day. and Racial issues that will arise and how to protect our children and how to teach them what to say if they’re ever confronted alone.
Man, I really hope this all goes through; I think we’d need a bereavement day if it doesn’t. I’m really trying to not get my hopes up because after dealing with so much let down in the baby department, you learn to shield yourself, you know. I don’t know if I’ll be able to put my guard down until that baby is in our arms and all papers are signed.