Saturday, March 31, 2012

Update, update, read all about it!

Adoption update!  Yay!  We are moving right along, making slow, yet steady, progress!  We have completed our home visits and are awaiting the completion of our home study.  Next we send off our 1600-A form to immigration (asking permission from our government to bring an orphan home) we'll go through another set of finger prints and then.....we wait.

Currently the orphanage we are adopting from is under construction - they are building a new facility and wont be making any referrals till it's completion (hopefully the end of summer).  Fortunately, we won't be waiting in vain as the immigration stuff can take several months.

We still don't know the age or gender and won't know till the end of summer - and we don't know when we will travel - it could be as soon as October, but will more likely be toward the end of this year or early next year.  So many unknowns!  So many opportunities for us to be refined!  God is doing a work within us, our children and even those around us through this adoption.

So, now, we are trying to focus on fundraising.  We figure we need at least $20,000 to cover adoption fees, travel expenses, and cover our expenses while we are gone.  We have a looooooooong way to go to meet hat goal, but I am excited to see how God works.  Every time I start to freak out and have a panic attack about the financial aspect of it all - God always sends me a a reminder of His provision.

We have a few fundraisers coming up - a garage sale in April (If you have stuff you want to get rid of, let me know)  We plan on selling some of Mike's famous salsa and I am toying with the idea of doing a silent auction.  At this point, I would sell my kidney if it meant we could bring our baby home sooner!  But all in God's timing, and all in His provision.

Thank you for your prayers, encouragement and support!