What’s new with the adoption?

At least weekly, someone asks us where we are at in the adoption process. I am so thankful for family and friends who are praying us through and who are invested and interested in the journey. While lately we usually feel there really isn’t much news to share, we have been busy preparing. In October we found out we were #10 on the waiting list and have not received any news since then. Our agency says we will probably receive a referral by late summer but there are no guarantees.

I have been working a Norwex business since February and all income has gone toward the adoption. I am thankful for this inspiring work and for a way to earn some extra money!

We have completed all necessary paperwork thus far and have received our I-600A approval. We also are officially ready to travel!

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Per our home study, we needed to make our basement bedroom legal with an egress window so we would officially have 4 bedrooms. So thankful I have a handy hubby who isn’t afraid to cut a hole in our foundation! It turned out beautifully!!

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I did some baking to raise money toward our adoption over the holidays. Lots of cheesecake, pie and caramel corn was cranked out in my kitchen!!

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Last week we received a letter from Show Hope stating that we had received a grant toward our adoption! We are so thankful!

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This week the baby of our family officially moved out of the crib making room for somebody new. The girls have been anxiously awaiting the day they would get bunk beds but Allie got a little nervous that the ladder will be too wobbly. In the end, there were smiles all around. 🙂

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So, to sum up, while it seems “nothing” is really happening, things ARE happening and we get closer and closer every day to bringing our child home! Stay tuned for information regarding our 2016 Read-A-Thon fundraiser coming up in March!

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