I got a goodie packet from Disney :) I applied to be on their mom panel but was rejected :( (<--this is me weeping).
This is the best kind of goodie, one I didn't expect at all!
Stickers, a big magnet, a mouse pad, a planning DVD AND 2 Tinkerbelle trading pins! I love trading pins but do not buy them because those little suckers start to get expensive. :)
I decided this morning that Jenna will be a domestic adoption. I am going to use an agency in UT. I know another single mom that is doing the same thing. I thought about it for a couple of hours and it just seemed like the right way to go :) I am not sure yet what sort of referral I am going to ask for (they call it situation, which I think is odd so I'll stick with referral!). I am undecided if Jenna will be Asian so she and Natalie will share a common background. Or do I let them choose a child for me like China did (and did SUCH a good job!) and not worry about matching race (which sounds odd too)? And really, who is in charge of matching anyway, it's certainly not a "person". Something to also think about, Natalie has a large China support group locally. If I let the agency choose, I can be matched with another little girl in about a month. If I go that route I would like to wait until Natalie is almost/is three.
So I am in savings mode. If they match me, the cost will be about 15K. I should get 3K back from my health insurance and another 3K back from my company. I will also get to use part of a 10K tax credit.
And I've called her Jenna for a few months now, but what do you think of Nora? Is that too serious next to a name like Natalie? Funny how I am more worried about the name than the process :)