About two weeks ago the case worker told me that J was interested in having an entrustment ceremony. I was surprised that this is something she would want to do, but I don't know why. I am more than excited because I love the special meaning of this.
I asked the CW last week if they had talked about it any more to find out what J was interested in. She said that she told her she didn't want it at a church but just at the agency office (they usually do them in the chapel they have there). CW said that they usually do them after signing the papers. They discussed who they would have there and J thought it would just be her there for her support. The CW told her they needed to decide who she would like us to have since we have a big family and J told her that we could have our parents.
After talking to Matt about this, we have decided that we would just like to have it be us ( and B). We feel like this will be a really emotional time and would just like to concentrate on how special it is.
The CW said that she will read something and then J can say something if she wants (she doesn't think she will) and that we can say something if we want. I really would like to but know I will be a bawlin' mess. I would like to try to get something down on paper though.
I would really like something special for us to make at the ceremony as well however. I have been searching for a few days and can't come up with much. Once thing I saw a few years ago was the two families did their handprints around the baby's on a canvas and used this in the baby's room. Is there any other similar ideas out there for some sort of "keepsake" to create at this special moment?
I also plan to find a necklace to give J at this with two birthstones on it. One for baby and one for her son A.
Any suggestions or advice?