Josh and I got some great news today! Something we thought we'd be waiting on for weeks in order to turn in our adoption paperwork is actually going to be done tomorrow! What does this mean? It means that we will be starting our homestudy a LOT sooner than we had even hoped! We should (God willing) be ready to turn in our packet by November 10th! This is super exciting!
In the interest of full disclosure, this also means that we need to have the initial fundage (that is Josh's made up word that I apparently have taken on) just a tad sooner than we had planned if we want the process to keep rolling. If you will notice on the sidebar, we have already raised about $500! We need to be able to mail a check to the adoption agency in the amount of $1200 for them to start our homestudy. What is REALLY cool is Josh and I did an average of what each baby bottle holds, and it came out to about $23. We happened to pass out 30 baby bottles, equaling...wait for it...almost exactly $700! Wow God totally knew what He was doing there!!!
If you are collecting change for our Change Drive Fundraiser, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! You are playing an integral part in this adoption, and we are so grateful!!! We are also really excited to count it all up and announce the winner of the $100 Fleming's Steak House Gift Card! This is an awesome prize and we can't wait to see who wins it! Have your change back to us by Thursday, November 10th, and we will get to work counting counting counting!!!
In other news, we have had a GREAT response to the December Mini-Photo Session Marathon! We only have FIVE spots left, and we are praying that God fills them all! We will be working towards our adoption class registration fees, Match Book fee, and final placement fee (that's a lot of fees!). If you are interested in booking a photo session, do it today!
We are really, really thankful for all of the people who have offered their financial and prayer support during this time. We could not move forward in this process without it, and Josh and I hope you realize what a HUGE part you are playing in bringing our baby home. We hope you will have patience with us as we work to raise these funds, and continue to pray that God will provide what we need when we need it!