So far, I’ve been posting little bits and pieces about our lives. In this post, I want to talk to you, the woman who might be reading this and thinking about getting in touch.
First, I can’t begin to imagine how hard it is to call someone you’ve never heard of before to talk about all this. It’s so hard and can feel like an awkward thing to talk about, much less with total strangers.
I’m writing this post because David and I regularly get calls on our 888 adoption line that only last a few seconds. Sometimes, we don’t even hear the phone ring (but the service logs the call, so we know it happened). Sometimes, it rings long enough for me to answer, but it sounds like there’s nobody there.
I can’t know what you’re feeling, but I do understand calling and changing your mind, or freaking out, or deciding the person who answered the phone doesn’t sound friendly. (I bet I don’t always sound friendly when I answer the phone, unfortunately. Most calls we get are somebody trying to sell us something. Or wrong numbers.) Being in a position to make this kind of phone call must be overwhelming.
I’m writing this because I want you to know that we’re glad you called, even if we didn’t get to talk.
Please, for as long as you are considering adoption, keep calling. When you’re ready, if you want to talk to us, we would really love to talk with you.
It’s officially winter in California, as the rains have started. That’s been a good excuse to start cooking warm and yummy things. After a good hike with dogs yesterday (before the rain started), we came home and I made mulled cider, which makes the whole house smell delicious and cozy. Thinking about some baking. We would love to so much to have a child to share these things with.