“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around for a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller
A lot has happened in the last few weeks. That’s kind of the reason why the blog has fallen silent. We haven’t abandoned our desire for adoption, if anything the desire to be parents is stronger than ever. In the past month we have made large steps to ensure that when “Baby Moore” arrives that we will be in the best position possible. One of the initial things we were discussing was where should we live. We currently live in the Baltimore metro area, which is one of the most expensive areas to live in. We had to ask ourselves if this was the right time to move. On top of that were we going to be brave enough to juggle a job search, interstate move and an adoption at the same time. For all of our major decisions we have decided to take an approach of “if it is meant to be a way will be made”. We started the process of the job search.
The job search was an adventure, we opted to stay within our same company due to some dominos falling in the right position at exactly the right time. Divine intervention? Very likely. Again through this process I have had to take a ‘trust the process’ and ‘have faith’ perspective. This has forced to focus on preparing and not controlling. It’s not that I’m a controlling person I just always like to see all of the angles. Having this large life transformation has forced to me to acknowledge my blind spots and work within my frame of vision. We were able to secure jobs within our company in Alpharetta, GA. One of the most stressful parts of this was the time frame. We have to pull off this move in 3 weeks as both of us start our new positions on August 2nd.
Let me keep it 100 for a minute. I never thought I would ever move to the Atlanta area. During the 90s there was a mass exodus from South Carolina to Atlanta. I was always against it because I wanted to do something different. Lucky I have been able to accomplish that. I was able to live and find true friends in Seattle, Milwaukee, Baltimore and Pittsburgh, which is something that most of the people where I’m from have not been able to experience. It’s just completely ironic that I ran from Atlanta only to find a way to run to it in the long run.
The next question is how does that affect the adoption. It does add an extra step because we are moving. Our current home study is nearly complete. We should have our documents this week. What we will have to do to do a home study update for Georgia. Based on the research Leaeryn has done the update process is pretty seamless since Maryland has higher standards than Georgia and our background checks have already been completed. Its focus will mostly be about our new place of residence and make sure that we still have a safe environment to raise the child in. We have a few prospective mothers interested in us (we’re at the flirting phase in this courtship) and both of them are due within the next 3 months. We would need to do something that we normally don’t do after we move, unpack in a timely fashion. Ugh the horror! Luckily we have my parents coming
down over to assist. As with everything, time is not our side (or is, depending on perspective).
Our time in Maryland has been an adventure. We were thrown into situations that were completely unique to anything we have encountered prior. While we may have made tactical mistakes we bounced back and were able to get back on track. I think we learned a lot about ourselves personally and professionally. I’m going to miss the people here; I’m going to miss my team. Team Moore alums came out on Friday to play basketball with me on my last day. It’s good to know I’ve an impact on people’s lives. I received a standing ovation slow clap as I was leaving the building it almost made a thug tear up lol. As much as I’ve had an influence on them, they have influenced and impacted me the same. Thank you to everyone I appreciate it all.