Last year, very shortly after deciding that it was time to buy a house, my husband and I bought a house. My friend told me, “The grass sure doesn’t grow under your feet!” implying that we didn’t mull over the decision. We knew it was right and went for it.
The same character trait applies to our adoption process so far. We had made the decision. We did some research. We decided to pursue an international adoption. We found an agency that we wanted to use (the same agency that handled my husband’s adoption). We found an adoption practitioner to perform our home study. The agency told us it would take at least 18 months. It was best to get started right away. The ball was rolling!