Operation Baby No. 2

Our second assessment has been booked. We’ll be flying down to Cape Town at the end of March and having our assessment day on the 25th. It’s the oddest thing, I’m suddenly extremely nervous and I know its ridiculous! I mean seriously! We’ve been through this before, we know what to expect, we know the risks, we know all about the awkward questions we will be required to answer so, why, oh why do I feel so anxious?

One of the things that Walter and I have discussed is doing some work on our profile. Obviously it will be different this time around and we need to update it to include Ava-Grace. Our reasons for adopting the second time around are also different and obviously we need to be mindful of the fact that we will now be appealing to a very different kind of birth mom than previously.

The way our SW’s have explained is that there is no preference given to child-free couples or couples with one child. Profiles are presented to BM’s based on the BM’s preference. So some BM’s will request that their babies be placed in homes where they won’t be an only child, or where they will have an older sibling.

So that’s it folks, the ball is on the roll. It’s the weirdest feeling. I can’t believe I’m putting myself out there for a second time. It’s very different to the first time. Its exciting and I’m nervous but there isn’t the same level of desperation there was the first time around, which is a tremendous relief.

So, operation baby no. 2 is a GO!


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  • Reply tzipieastwest

    Best of luck ! Hope it all works out perfectly !!

    January 25, 2011 at 9:56 am
  • Reply lea2109

    Lots of prayers and thoughts for Operation Baby No. 2. 🙂

    January 25, 2011 at 10:10 am
  • Reply waiting4amiracle

    Excellent! Do you have to do ALL the paperwork again?

    January 25, 2011 at 10:25 am
  • Reply evemeyer

    Good luck!

    January 25, 2011 at 1:20 pm
  • Reply hayley

    Yay, yay, yay!

    Wishing you all the luck in the world!

    January 25, 2011 at 2:36 pm
  • Reply hanneke001

    Awesome news, good luck with the whole process all over again !!

    January 25, 2011 at 2:59 pm
  • Reply mayflowerladybugs

    Wonderful Sharon! All the best luck!

    January 25, 2011 at 5:56 pm
  • Reply pandoragelb

    Everytime you mention this topic, I think ‘Should we??’
    I can understand the nerves, I would be the same. Even though you know the process, only the first part will be the same. The minute you hand in your profile, who knows what happens next?
    I wish you all the best, may it be an exciting and short journey once again!

    January 25, 2011 at 8:53 pm
  • Reply orbit365

    Many prayers going up for operation baby no 2.
    All the best.

    January 25, 2011 at 10:02 pm
  • Reply zamom

    Good luck. The weird thing is that I was almost more desperate the second-time round. Not exactly sure why and hope that doesn’t happen to you. I also really hope your wait will be just as short again (imagine 2 under 18 months!!). Today while driving I saw a sticker on a bin advertising abortions (easy, quick and pain-free they said???) . Anyway won’t get into all that but it immediatly brought a lump to my throat because I thought of you and friends of ours and other people I’ve “met” on the internet that have adopted recently (and are waiting to adopt). Wish I could tell God a thing or 2 about who should be having babies and who not but again I won’t get into all that.

    January 25, 2011 at 10:58 pm
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    January 25, 2011 at 11:52 pm
  • Reply aussiekim

    Excited for you Sharon :]



    January 26, 2011 at 6:49 am
  • Reply merphin

    May this journey be fulled with love and happiness regardless of the outcome.
    All the best!

    January 26, 2011 at 9:34 am
  • Reply suestuart

    Oh very exciting, good luck!

    January 26, 2011 at 3:50 pm
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