We are having a skating party on May 15th to help raise some of the needed funds to complete the adoption. We hope lots of family and friends are able to come, have a good time and learn more about our boys! It should be a good time for all! It is so hard for us to ask others for donations, so we are trying to plan a few FUNdraisers! This way everyone who joins us should have a good time while we are able to accept donations to help offset some of the fees!
Next week I will have my first phone conversation with the adoption agency, besides with the first lady who was in charge with getting us "locked in" with our boys. I'm excited as I realize it means we are getting ready to start the next step in the process! Our home study report should be ready very soon and then we will be ready to move on to the next steps.
Our agency is filing for a medical expedite to be able to get the boys home quicker so they can receive the medical care they need . We won't know for a little while if that is granted. What it will do is help take some of the wait time out of some of the steps. Please pray over this. With the boys diagnosis they could develop seizures or hydrocephalus and this could cause brain damage if it is not treated. With there being so many children in a room and only a few care givers, we fear that if the boys were to have any complications, they may go unnoticed for some time. All we want is to get them home and the medical care they need, as quickly as possible. With the medical expedite, I could travel as early as 4 months from now.
We appreciate every donation we have received, 100% of every donation goes towards the many fees associated with the adoption. We have cut cable, the newspaper, eating out as often and a few vacations we would of normally taken to continue to be able to put back money for the fees as well. We hope that with some continued cut backs, side jobs, a few fundraisers and possibly grants, that we will get the adoption completely funded in time to travel with no delay.
Can you please continue to pray for our family as we continue to work hard to get all the paper work completed correctly, get the fees paid on time, and for us and the children to be prepared to welcome two little boys into our family. Pray for the boys, for the health and safety, that the Lord begins to prepare their hearts for a family. We appreciate everyone's love and support, we have some amazing friends, family and even strangers!