Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Accidental Adoption

This comes from another adoptive family. Hope you get a laugh!

Have you ever noticed that you hear all the time about "accidental"pregnancies, but never about couples who experience "accidental"adoptions?Can you imagine:Honey, sit down. I have some news for you.What is it?Well, I don't know how to say this, so I'll just come out with it. Iwent out to the mailbox today and ... well, we got an I-171H.A what?!? An I-171H? As in, we're going to have a(nother) baby?!?It looks that way.But how? We've been so careful! I put away all the blank I-600Aforms. Didn't you hide our homestudy update?Of course I did. But don't forget, there was that one night...What night? (pauses) Ohhh, that night. But it was only once. We werejust messing around. I didn't print clearly. I didn't even use ink!(pauses again) But it was kind of fun.(giggles)It was, wasn't it? I'll never forget how cute you looked getting yourfingerprints.So now we've got our I-171H, eh? But that doesn't always mean you'lladopt, does it? I mean, shouldn't you see the agency or something,make sure everything's okay?I already did.And?I'm five documents along.Five documents! And they're all notarized, certified andauthenticated okay?Just great. There was one small scare when the agency couldn't seethe Notary's middle initial, but it showed up just fine under themagnifying glass.Thank God. And you, honey? Are you feeling okay?I'm feeling fine. As long as I know you're happy about this.Happy? I'm thrilled! It's always a shock at first when something likethis happens, but of course I'm happy.


The Cooper Family said...

Very funny! Dr. Ray, in one of his cd's ("Catholic Dad's Aren't Wimps," I think) talks about when he and his wife had 8 or 9 kids and they didn't expect to adopt again. But then they got a phone call from an adoption social worker and that started the ball rolling on yet another adoption. He says that the cause of this adoption was that he and his wife weren't practicing "safe phone."

patjrsmom said...

That is too funny! I guess we're still open to picking up the phone any time of the month! HaHa.