Monday, February 27, 2012

Adding to the Gang!

The Gocke Gang is officially expanding!! In January, Steve and I began the process of adopting a baby from Taiwan!

As most of you know... adoption is something I am somewhat (**note understatement**) passionate about. So after a great deal of discussion... I have finally convinced my wonderfully rational husband that it is time for us to adopt a child.  After all, we've already adopted once (Spumoni).  I know, that's not even a close comparison.  Adopting a pet does not even come close to the significance or the amount of blood, sweat, and tears that adopting a child comes with. We've already begun the home study process, and I'm already feeling overwhelmed.  You might be confused.  I do home studies for a living... I should be completely prepared for it.  This is what I thought as well.  But when it's actually me sitting down and writing autobiographies and discussing my views on discipline, child-rearing, marriage, communication, etc... well let's just say it's a whole different ball game. Just please say a prayer for my poor social worker that I am probably going to drive into burn-out!

But we are so very excited!  I cannot wait to see what God has in store for our family, and where this road leads us! I've always know we would adopt a some point... and am so happy that we are actually in this process.  Children are such a blessing... and I know that this adoption process will be a learning and growth experience for both of us. I am looking forward to keeping up a blog, and documenting all of the details of adopting... from the viewpoint of an adoption worker!