Vent ahead – WARNING….
We could have a baby next week if it wasn’t for the fact that NYC is So (*&&^%^$#%$%#$&^%$*&^()&*(**& hard to work with in terms of adoption!
We got a call form a friend that a baby is due in California, and they WANT it to go to a same sex couple! She calls us, we call our SW, and they call the appropriate people, I send all of our stuff to them via e-mail, and then BAM.
They say that we’d have to live in California for 6-9 months while the adoption finalized.
And then, there are about 5 agencies that are SENDING BABIES TO CANADA for adoption, because there aren’t enough black families her ein the states, but some of them won’t work with gays and lesbians, and ALL of them won’t work with NY.
If we want to adopt internationally, we’d have to LIE and pretend for one of us to be a single mother. We are NOT willing to do that.
We tried for a year and a half with A.R.T. to get pregnant, and it didn’t work – WHY IS THIS SO HARD, WHEN THERE ARE SO MANY BABIES IN NEED OF A GOOD HOME!
OK, thanks for letting me vent – ARGH!