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May 31st, 2009, 03:21 PM
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DH and I went to an Adoption Match Party yesterday, hosted by an agency that works very closely with our state DSS. We were so nervous, neither one of us got much sleep this week. It was a three hour drive for us but some couples had to travel even farther. After about thirty minutes of setting up our station and meeting other potential parents, most of whom were just as anxious as we were, we both started to relax and have fun. Then the kids arrived and it was chaos for the next two and a half hours.

There are so many beautiful children with so much potential who are just waiting for parents who will believe in them and stand by them. We had a blast and at the end of the day, we inquired about five of the children we met. Now we'll just have to wait and see if any of the workers reach out to us as potential matches.
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May 31st, 2009, 08:03 PM
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Wow Jessa! That sounds so fun. Did the children know what was going on? Like why they were meeting all these new folks? I've always wondered about their reactions after things like that.
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June 1st, 2009, 06:56 AM
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I've wondered that too Beth

sounds great Jessa can't wait to hear your next update. what was the age ranges of the dc you inquired about?
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June 1st, 2009, 05:59 PM
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Beth, I'd been wondering the same thing for weeks. They did know why they were there. Their social worker (and sometimes their current foster mother) brought them to the party, explaining that they were special enough to be selected to meet a bunch of people who might want to adopt someday. They seemed terribly nervous at first but then we started the 15 minute station sessions (our station was the 'tasting' station: we decorated cupcakes and sampled sodas to guess what kind they were and played the 'guess how many jellybeans...' game) and time flew by. Four kids would come to your station at one time and the two or three couples there would do everything they could to make them laugh until the horn sounded and they moved on to the next station. Then there was lunch (pizza) and we played basketball with six kids who decided to skip the meal. After that, there was a miniature 'awards' ceremony and everyone just milled about for another hour. It was very relaxed; those workers really put their hearts and souls into making it comfortable for everyone.

Lacy, we asked about two 9 year old girls; two six year old boys and one eleven year old boy. We'll see. We really enjoyed spending time with all of them.
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