Adoption = You WON! Part 1
Adoption is like winning a prize completely different from the one you signed up to win.
You open the mailbox to a brightly colored letter with the following message: “Congratulations! You have won an all-expense paid trip on our newest ship. Get ready…in twelve weeks, you’ll be cruising along, enjoying the endless view.”
You have always wanted to go on a cruise. Always. Winning is beyond unexpected. It is extraordinary. The company even wants to use you in their ad campaign for the new ship. You sign the paperwork and send it off.
Reality sinks in. You need to pack. Find someone to watch the dog. Pack more. Stop the mail. Pack less. Ask your neighbor to cut the grass. Repack. Lose a few pounds and start a tan. Oh, and swimming lessons probably wouldn’t hurt…
For twelve weeks, you prepare, prepare, prepare. Lose three pounds a week, check. Take advanced swimming and water treading classes, check. Get a spray tan Jersey Shore gals would kill for, check. Avoid…
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