Mike and I are wrapping up some last-minute items to get our profile book together. This is the book that potential birth moms will look at to decide if they would like us to raise their child. It’s a daunting task to try to put your life in a book! We’re hoping to show moms who we are and why we would be great parents. We’ve collected pictures and spent many hours writing the words that we hope will catch the eye of our future child’s birth mom. Even though it has been quite stressful for us, I can’t imagine what it’s like to be on the other side of that profile book. How would I choose the “right” family for my child? How would I know that they would live up to my expectations? During this process I have to remember that it’s more than just me and Mike. Sometimes I get caught up in the things we have left to do, things we have left to buy, and how long the adoption process may take. I forget the other family who is just as stressed as we are. I forget that someone else is making a difficult decision. Remembering that it’s not “all about me” is helping to keep me centered.