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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Eric & Heather's Adoption Journey- Part Four

Eric and Heather are a prospective adoptive couple who are sharing their experiences in a series of guest posts about what it’s like to go through the adoption process with LDS Family Services. Eric and Heather hope that by sharing their experiences others will feel the same peace and support they have received and gain a better understanding of how the adoption process works.

Click on the following to read their previous posts:

The Interviews

I will admit that I definitely had my moments of being a little nervous about the individual interviews. Luckily, Eric was very calm and collected and helped me to realize that we had nothing to be nervous about. I met with both our case workers, Judy and Sydney and within the first few minutes, my fears were gone. Most of the questions they asked were questions that I answered in blue step and I was able to elaborate on my answers and even ask questions. Judy was so welcoming to questions and she even shared some of her own personal stories and feelings which really meant a lot to me and brought such a sweet spirit into the room. Toward the end of the interview, Judy spent some time talking about what happens next and what to expect from the education classes.

We have both been so surprised and so grateful for the lessons we have learned and for the feelings that we have had throughout the process thus far. We are really looking forward to these upcoming education classes so that we can have the opportunity to learn from others experiences.

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