April/May(?) 1999 - S and I meet on a blind date

June 30, 2002: We got married!

February 2007-January 2009: half-assed preventing followed by TTC followed by fertility testing, acupuncture, three negative IUI's. Final verdict = unexplained infertility. No positive pregnancy tests. Ever.

Late August 2008: sent in the first round application for adoption.

Late January 2009: sent in second round application, got fingerprinted, background check, physicals, yada yada yada

February 2009: start homestudy interviews

May 2009: video, yes, a video for our profile, finished interviews, write letters, freak over what kind of stationary will copy well and still look cool.

June 29, 2009: approved for adoption and on the list #46!

January 13, 2010: the first call regarding a potential match - #34

March 16, 2010: #32

May 7, 2010: #28

June 29, 2010: second call regarding potential match - #25

September 2, 2010: #21

September 24, 2010: #18

November 4, 2010 - third call regarding potential match

November 9, 2010: #17

December 15, 2010: #17

February 1, 2011: #14

February 23, 2011: #10

March 8, 2011: #8

April 7, 2011: #6

May 26, 2011:  Just kidding, we're actually #7.  It doesn't matter.  We're "at the top".

June 10, 2011:  The "official" call telling us we're matched.

June 14, 2011:  We bring our baby boy home.

December 15, 2011:  The adoption is finalized. 

June 2012:  We start the process to adopt again.

July 2012:  We have our homestudy update meeting, where we realize we had forgotten to get our fingerprints done for background checks.  Curses!  It'll be at least a couple more months while those get processed.

September 28, 2012:  We finally get on the list at #45.  Everything except the video and expectant parent letters are done.  We keep forgetting about those.

November 5:  Expectant parent letters and video are finished and turned in. 

November 2012: #43

December 2012: #42

January 2013: #40

February 2013: #37

March 2013: #31

April 2013: #27

May 10, 2013: #27.  Expectant parents have inquired about us because of our profile on the agency website.  *sigh*  been down this road before.  Not. getting. excited. yet.

May 13, 2013:  We're matched!  For real! 

May 29, 2013:  Baby A is born

May 31, 2013: Placement ceremony and we go home from the hospital

June 3, 2013:  Baby A's mom decides to parent.  We fall apart, then slowly start picking up the pieces of our failed placement.

June 7, 2013: #25

July 2013: #23

August 2013: #22

August 21, 2013:  Called about a special case.  We agree to be profiled.  We are rejected a week later.

September 2013: #20

October 2013: #16

November 2013: #16

December 2013: #15

January 2014: #13

February 2014: #14 (no placements, one family on hold came back active pushing us down the list)

March 2014: Matched on March 25th with Baby N

April 2014:  Match with Baby N falls through. Mom disappeared before papers were signed and Dad stated he would contest an adoption.  Baby N goes back to the care of county child protective services. #10 on the list. 

May 2014:  Still #10, no placements in April, bah.

June 2014:  Still #10. Getting transferred to another caseworker because ours is going on maternity leave. Oh, the irony.

June 25, 2014:  Matched. EDD is August 31

September 6, 2014: Baby Z is born!