Someone tell me I'm not the only one that hasn't ever heard the term Anat Baniel Method. What the hell? Even after reading the website, I can't really tell you it's purpose. Just when I thought I was getting smarter...
In other news, we passed our home study today. All of the major stuff is over. Now we just have to wait on some paperwork from Tucker's birth mother and anticipate his birthday.
I asked the social worker what the chances would be, percentage-wise, that our birth mother would change her mind. She asked, "Are you sure you want to know?" Sigh. Well, yeah. Now I really want to know. She told us that the last nationwide study showed that there was a 70% chance she would change her mind (this was five minutes before I was expected to write a $1,500 check, by the way). She did say, however, that it was about ten years ago, before open adoption and communication between birth parents and adoptive parents was encouraged (or even allowed). Agencies took a lot more control than they do now, so birth mothers felt like it was all or nothing, and buckled under the pressure of knowing that they may never even see a picture of their child. Sigh.
Here's to the hope we have in our 30% chance.