Well I mentioned in my 355 days left blog that I would be spending a great deal of time sharing about my (our) adoption experience. I didn't mention that on my birthday I had several medical appointments required of me for my adoption file. Why I did them on my b-day is oblivious to me but I did.
So...here I am at the Cobb County Health Center to get a TB shot on my 39th b-day. My doctor does't do them so I had to go to the health center. Boy do they sting! Then I was off to my girlie doctor for blood work (checking hormones AND an HIV test). Yes I need an HIV test for my medical file for adoption - TB, HIV, PAP, Urine Analysis...and the list goes on. But it is done. Now I am just waiting on my doctor to finalize a form, copy all my records and get it in the mail to the adoption center. Next up...the home study!
I share this because some wouldn't believe all the things you have to do to adopt. I understand the need to make sure people are healthy, have good homes etc. But how difficult does it have to be? There are children who need homes...who are sitting in state homes and/or floating around from foster family to foster family. Babies being born to crack addicts or a woman in California that already has 6 but wanted one more girl. Now she has 14 is bankrupt and living with her parents. What in the world? And you want to know if my colon is clear???
I guess the problem is that when you deal with infertility you deal with the unjustice of it all. You are frustrated and hurt and everytime you give blood, take another test or get another shot it reminds you that you don't have children and some do (whether biologically or adopted). So, you ask why? What did I do? This is unfair! Can you relate?
The fact is...we all have things happen to us that are unfair. This just happens to be my road that I am walking down. And hopefully as I move forward I will see God work through this "unjustice", give me peace, faith and maybe even answer a prayer or two!