Thursday, February 16, 2017
Depression after failure - We need your help!
So With IAC going out of business it’s been a whirlwind of not only emotions but a WTF do we do now.
I can say we contacted our local news to bring to light the problems IAC had and while it wasn’t a perfect piece at least we had our voices heard.
I had a hard weekend recently in light of the closure and then our Superbowl party where I met the 2 babies who should’ve been our babies BFFS as it were. If our placement hadn’t failed last August our boy would’ve been about 2 months older than our friend’s boys they had in November/December. It was a gratifying day to hold the babies for 8 hours but at the same time it was devastating. I actually cried the whole way home in a snow storm meaning it took us 3 hours to get home. Now I know it’s on me and my emotions, etc but seriously it’s been 4 years and I’m human. The week leading up to this is what I think broke me. I’ve not had issues when the others were born, except to be jubilant in their arrival. I love those kids as my own. I watched their parents grow up and then have them so what’s not to love!
Today, I find we’re at cross-roads. I’ve contacted, many lawyers and none have contacted us back. There was a lawyer in our news piece that I left a message with and here we are 5 days later and no response to our message I left for her. I had also contacted a lawyer in Seattle and he took my name and number but never called me back; even after our social worker emailed him so ya that doesn’t breed any confidence. These are AAAA Lawyers so how are we supposed to be confidant with them handling our potential situation. The answer is we aren’t. Thankfully the lawyer we had with our failed placement is available but I haven’t reached out yet. This is on my to do list.
We are lucky to have own website on top of other social media but so far the biggest issue we’ve had is no one shares our pages. Everyone says oh hey grats! hope it happens soon but no one steps up and shares us. So please if you follow us or even just read our blog please for the love of all please share our journey because now without an agency we’re stuck on word of mouth/social media.
Our personal website is http://www.dndadoption.org/