I just finished my last form for Bella’s adoption (I hope!) This has been the secret battle we have been fighting behind everything that Bella has been fighting. Lest you think otherwise, it wasn’t anything to do with her birthparents. They have been wonderful and so sweet. No, this has been with the states of California and Texas and the federal government. Oh well – I think we are finished.
It’s crazy filling out all of these forms. How do you explain in a form that you love your daughter more than you ever dreamed was possible? How do you explain that no, she doesn’t “do” any of the normal development things, but you love her unconditionally regardless? How do you explain the hell that she has been through in the short three line space for medical? How do you explain that yes, our lives are 100% different than they were before this child was placed with us, but that she is our child – and she was worth every change, every difference? Where is the line that says, “I love her, please hurry up and make it legal!”
We love you Arabella!