I’ve been having a huge amount of anxiety about the adoption approval process. I just don’t feel normal. We met with our social worker on Friday afternoon, for a regular Stage 1 meeting. I confessed to her that I have a significant amount of anxiety about this process, due to our experience 7 years ago. I was worried that she would see it as something negative in terms of assessing me. Fortunately, her response was “we just need to get you approved, then it’ll go away”. I was so relieved that she saw it that way. More later.