Wednesday, June 23, 2010
We've been working on the application for a few days now! Finally, after speaking to our sweet agency and asking close to a million questions it's complete. Jason got up this morning and overnighted the documents to Portland. My husband is incredible! I spoke with our social worker yesterday and I have now started another application for that process. We are getting all of the certificates we need as well as passports this week. Our agency said that the adoption process is planned to be around 1 1/2 to 2 years. Which is actually A LOT shorter wait than I originally suspected. It could be shorter or way longer....it's just something that can't be predicted. We are so EXCITED to actually begin the LONG AWAITED PROCESS OF BRINGING OUR LILY HOME! The silicone bracelets that we ordered a couple of weeks ago should be in on July 2nd. You can purchase those with any donation. We ordered hot pink, glow green, and patriotic swirl! This past Sunday was the first time that Jason and I have spoken to our church family about the adoption! Gadsden Christian Fellowship is such an AWESOME church family! We raised almost $3,500!!!!!! A sweet man that was visiting that morning gave us a 10th of what we need!!! Such a blessing!!!! We are still on the rise to raising the amount needed!We love you all!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
After doing who knows how many hours.........of research we have finally made our minds up. We are sticking with Taiwan and we are planning to work with an agency out west. They answered every question we could possibly come up with and we meet all of their requirements! We are sooooooooooo excited to finally start the actual process! We will officially apply on June 16th! YAY! We are in the process of ordering bracelets to sell as a fundraiser. Jason is working on getting a video together to share with everyone. We are now ready to start sharing our hearts at any local church that will have us. We are going to kick off the journey to Lily~Wynn at our home church Gadsden Christian Fellowship (GCF). We will also be having a benefit concert at GCF this summer! There may be some other exciting events to raise money that everyone would definitely want to be a part of! Please pray for us!
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Hello Everyone! So many generous people have donated monetary gifts to our adoption fund over the past two weeks! We now have around $1,200 dollars to go toward our sweet baby! We have been praying about some very important details over the past couple of weeks. We are seriously considering a Southern Korean adoption over Taiwan at this time. We are also not going to set a particular date to apply. It may even be next summer before we can fill out the initial applications. I was a little down at first, but through prayer and lots of support I believe that the Lord's timing is always perfect! Waiting another year will allow us the time and opportunites to meet our $30,000 goal. Please continue to pray over us and our decisions. I love u all and truly appreciate your support! I would like to mention a sweet lady that wrote us a $1,000 check to go toward our adoption. I will not mention her name but I want everyone to know that she gave not knowing the security in her position at her job. I want you to know how much you have touched our hearts and others that I have shared this with. I love you so much! You have inspired me to give and to plant seeds in others! :)