As I said, this whole Prop. 8 has really energized me, as well as Doug. We’ve decided to take the plunge and become parents. We’ve both wanted kids for a long time. We’ve waited because we wanted to make sure we were in a good situation to do it. Now that we bought our house, we’re ready. I just called an adoption agency and we are going to a 2 hour orientation meeting Tuesday in San Francisco. It is going to be a semi-long process. We will have multiple meetings and home visits and we need to take parenting courses and lifesaving courses (I already have my life-saving certification from Australia) and whatever else we need to do.
Then a child (maybe more?) is chosen, we become foster parents and then the adoption process officially begins. We’re looking at at least a 4-9 month process before we can foster. That’s o.k. I figure we’ve been together nearly 17 years (in February) and married for just over 3 months, so we can wait a bit longer.
Wish us luck!