10 weeks, 3 days
It seems like ages ago we signed up for adoption training (PRIDE). But here we are - Friday is our first day. We decided it would be super crazy to back out of adoption training - there is no guarantee Appleseed is going to stick.
And PRIDE training lasts forever - as in we'll never need to renew it. So maybe we will adopt in the future, then this would be money well spent. In case you are curious, it costs $1400+tax, and includes free coffee.
I'm not sure what to expect - I will keep you posted. We're going into this without much background study. I haven't read any adoption books or anything, so really all my education will come from these sessions.
We've already had some homework to read - case studies of three different children in different circumstances.
I also don't want to come off as the jerk preggo in the room. I would certainly have been resentful of a preggo. I would have seen it as competing for the same babies, when the preggo doesn't 'need' one.
We are also open to fostering a child in the future. This training might also help with that. One of my Uncles was fostered for many years, then my Grandma adopted him. (To be frank, I think they needed the money, and that's why the put off adoption - 10 mouths are a lot to feed!)