We finally talked to the agency we want to use today! They sent us an email with lots of details last week and after we went through it all we had a chance to call them back today to get some more questions answered. Things we learned: we definitely want to adopt our son from Poland, and without grants it will be very expensive (but still totally worth it). Luckily we were told today that there are so many programs to help with the costs of adopting children, one person using this agency even funded her entire adoption with grants. There are also a lot of people out there who are able to make money by making things or offering services or something (yall feel free to give us ideas!). That makes it a lot more manageble to us.
We also learned that we will go to Poland twice(probably), once for about a week, and the second time for about 4-6 weeks. The first trip will be to meet our child, but the second time we get to have our son with us pretty much the whole time! We are so excited, but have a little ways to go before we are able to officially be approved to adopt from Poland. We have to get a homestudy done, compile all kinds of documents for the government, and be approved by the US and Poland before this is all done, so it will be a lot of organizing and getting "official" things done. I see why these things tend to take about a year and a half.
We got a lot of other good news the past couple of days, also. Two of our friends had their babies yesterday, both beautiful little girls. My sister is also pregnant and she found out the sex of the baby today (sorry, can't say yet since they wanted to make sure all family members know first before announcing it). I am excited though! We tried to figure out the timing and our kids will end up being about the same age, I think, which is really cool. I am so excited to be able to bring our child into a loving family who will adore him and be able to help him do whatever it is he wants to do in his life.