Sunday, September 14, 2014

Adoption Update

First, I would like to make you aware of the new DONATE PayPal button on the top right side of the blog.  You can safely donate to our adoption using the PayPal link.  Also, I have been asked if donations can be made in a tax-deductible way.  As of right now, no.  However, after we complete the Home Study, we are able to apply for grants, matching grants, and a fundraising account that would be tax-deductible.  This will take some time to set up if we are approved for one through Lifesong.  However, if this option is available in the future, I will let you know on the blog.
We have been spending time working on hours and hours worth of educational training and writing our autobiographies for our Home Study visits.  I had my medical done this past week and Jeremy will have his done soon.  We are getting all of the items ready that are needed for our Home Study!
We ate dinner last night with a family who has adopted from China and Ethiopia.  It was wonderful hearing their adoption stories and seeing their pictures/video from their trip to China to bring home their daughter.  Our children had a great time playing together and the adults enjoyed talking about adoption and watching some football!
One of the things that we have done to help raise some money for our adoption is consignment.  We sold a LOT at one of the semi-annual consignment sales last week, as well as a little bit more to friends and to Kid2Kid.   Every little bit will help bring home our precious child!

We are so thankful for some generous donations that we have received this week!  Thank you for all of the support and prayers!  We announced our adoption plans just over a week ago and we have been so blessed by the support and love we have seen from our friends and family who are so excited for our journey.  Thank you!
We hope you are having a great week!

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