Do I need an inner Martha Stewart to prove my parental potential?
BY JEANNE MARIE LASKAS
The social worker is due in a few hours. We’re basically ready. I mean, we’ve cleaned this house like nobody’s business. And we’ve put rock salt all over the driveway so she won’t slip. I was going to make applesauce so the house would have the warm, welcoming smell of cinnamon. But how about a fire in the fireplace? The smell of a fire definitely says: Home.
But what is the smell of Parent? More specifically, what is the smell of Good Parent Material? The social worker is coming to consider us. She’s coming to our house today to do a homestudy, step one in the adoption process.
Alex and I have decided to adopt a baby. Well, we haven’t decided decided, but we’re deep in the decision process. The deeper you go, the more your heart starts pounding…