During lunchtime today I decided to give Duncan a bath and groom him - a task that is always a joy. When I came back downstairs I noticed my 'message' light flashing on my blackberry. Scrolling through the call log I didn't recognize the number that called and debated on whether or not to pick up the message. I was supposed to be off today, and ended up working all morning, but on a project that was fun so it was worth it. Deciding not to let the message go unanswered, I called into my voicemail. I heard Barb, one of the caseworkers, on the line stating that she'd been trying to reach us (Chris was in the office on a conference call and didn't switch over). She stated that she had an 'opportunity' to present to us and that we needed to call her as soon as pobbible. Needless to say, I bolted into Chris's office with misty eyes and told him to get off the phone - not sure if I said, "Now", "Immediately", or to just "hang up". I called Barb back, on her home line and her cellphone and left messages. Chris and I listened via speakerphone to the message a couple times. An 'opportunity'... only one thing that this could be - the portfolio that went out several days ago. We must have been matched.
Barb called me back about fifteen minutes later and told me that the birth parents, who reviewed ten couples, ended up both choosing us as the couple they would like to meet, and as soon as possible as the due date is less than 6 weeks away. Needless to say, I will not be making my meeting on Monday with our CEO and COO, but I'm sure they will understand :)
Barb sent us over the medical, social and family history of the engaged couple and we reviewed it and are very happy with the information that was provided. Chris and I both cleared our calendars for Monday and we're planning on heading up to New York state to meet Barb and the couple for breakfast. Funny... meeting for breakfast when I can tell you right now, my stomach will remain in knots until after the meeting and I can almost guarantee you that I will not be eating.