Monday, February 28, 2011

Getting Closer......

We have finished our 3 Day Parenting Seminar! It was a really intense 3 days but we learned so much about so many adoption related issues. The best part for me was probably the realization that with international adoption we still may be able to have a relationship with our child's birth family. It is definitely harder but it is possible. What a blessing for our little one!
The next step for us is to complete our autobiographies and have our medicals. We hope to have this done in the next week. After that we wait for the social worker to call to set up our first home study appointment. It is so exciting because once we are home study approved we will be able to commit to a child with Reece's Rainbow! How exciting for us to know who our little one will be.
We are also excited because we are filing our tax return tomorrow. Yeah....money for our home study!
Please keep praying for God to make this road smooth and in accordance with His will.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Application Complete!!!!!!!!

We are so excited that we finally got our application sent in to the adoption agency! We had to wait because we had to wait for the money to come. Then I was able to pre-book 21 4 hour shifts at work so we went ahead and handed it in. A huge thank-you to all our references. We couldn't do this with out you.

We are excited to see how God will continue to pave the way for the adoption. So far we have been able to pay $2300 towards the fees. We also have our TB test and medical coming up this week and next and I'm hoping it won't cost too much. I know the TB test is $80 but not sure about the medical yet.