Paper Pregnant

There is a term in the adoption world that refers to the waiting period that occurs after all the paperwork is submitted.

Paper pregnant.

I’m not sure if anyone has ever applied it to foster parents. If not, they should have. I have a pile of paperwork, albeit it isn’t as big as other piles for other adoptions, but it’s a pile nonetheless.


There are health forms for our doctors, birth certificates, social security cards, emergency maps, floor plans, background checks, and on and on and on.

I’m not paper pregnant though. I’m about to pee on the proverbial stick. I haven’t filled any of this out yet. Wait, I take that back. Our doctor forms are finished.

So, today I’m going to dive in. The pile has to be done by the date of our first STARS class so I’ve got just over three weeks to get it together.

Breathe. In through the nose, out through the mouth…