At some point in time (first grade, if I had to guess), I came from school with a book checked out from the school library and had a conversation with my dad that when something like this (NOTE: There is at least 23 years of memory decay affecting this, so even though I use quotes – don’t quote me on this):
Okay, so that is a slight misquote from “It’s a Wonderful Life” but I like it better than the actual line of “I’m gonna see the world…” This is mainly because I have been using the misquote to do Jimmy Stewart impressions since the first time I saw “It’s a Wonderful Life” with my sweetheart, Karalene. (To be honest, I never actually watched the movie until we were married, so it really has been since the first time I saw it. And I am told I do a pretty good Jimmy Stewart impression.) I think the quote is really an aggregation of “I’m gonna see the world” and “I’ll give you the moon, Mary.” (The scene is on YouTube – It’s a Wonderful Life Clip 2/9)
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So all the paperwork and other stuff is almost done.
I really felt like when we got started, we were going to sprint through all of this. We got into the adoption training seminar early. Karalene and I were so focused. I bought the domain for the blog. I got the blog all setup. We were going to get through this process at blazing fast speeds!
We weren’t going to be like some of the couples we met in training, who took 6 months to get their paperwork done. We were excited, motivated, and knew we could get it done.
It is now almost six months later. WHAT HAPPENED!!?!?!?
Well let’s see, here’s what happened.
Continue reading “Almost done…”
Welcome to our blog! We are Craig (Lookin’ to be a Daddy) and Karalene (Lookin’ to be a Mommy). If it isn’t obvious yet, we’re a happy couple who are Lookin’ to be Parents!!
If you are a birth parent, please be sure to check out our Message to Birth Parents.
This blog is to help share ourselves and allow birth parents an opportunity to get to know us and help them determine if we might be the right choice for their placement.
No matter who you are, we hope you find this blog enjoyable!
You might be thinking, “Hey now, who are all these adorable kids in all these pictures? I kind thought that by not being parents you don’t have, you know, kids!” And if you are thinking that, or something similar, all those cute kids are our neices, nephews, children of friends, etc.
Here is a wonderful message from a birth mother that we thought was important enough to stick up here where it will never go away: http://forwardwalking.com/2013/04/15/placing-a-child-for-adoption-a-birth-mothers-story/