Hey, everybody! My DH and I are taking our first steps toward adopting a little girl from China. We have a biological son, but I come from a family where my stepfather (and the only father I've ever known) adopted my older brother and me. Even though he and my mom had children of their own, my dad has always loved us unconditionally. He even forgets sometimes that we're not "biologically" related and says things like "Gideon (our DS) gets that from my side of the family." My DH's stepfather also adopted him as a child, but he wasn't going to be getting any "dad of the year" awards. My DH and I talked about adopting and being able to adopt from the very beginning. Now that Gideon is older, and I know from friends who have adopted from China how long the waiting list can be, we're ready to start the ball rolling. Only, I don't know where to begin! Any advice would be greatly appreciated, especially when it comes to agency referrals.
Thanks a bunch!