Hanging Around…and Praying for God’s Provision…

26 Jun

This week, we mailed three sets of applications, profiles and copies of our home study.  We mailed one matching grant application and mailed two  sets of profiles and copies of home study reports to adoption attorneys out of state.

I haven’t posted an update on our puzzle fundraiser in awhile.  We have not met our goal of having 20 puzzle pieces sponsored…I think this was my goal for the end of May and it is now my goal for the end of June…We only lack 6 more puzzle pieces to meet this goal.  Will you consider donating $10 to sponsor a puzzle piece?  You can make a donation through Paypal (see the right of our blog) or by check (let us know and we will email you our mailing address if you don’t have it).  We still lack the estimated $13,229 to $34,329 we will need to complete our adoption. 

The timeline once we are matched with a child or child yet to be born:  Usually 1/2 of the placing agency’s fees are due at this time.  This could be roughly $9,000 to $17,500.  Right now, we only have $8521.00 left in savings so we would have to either decline a match or ?? at this time.

At the birth of the child (who may have already been born) or a few weeks before her birth, we must pay the remaining 1/2 of the placing agency’s fees.  Again, this would be an estimated $9,000 to $17,500.  So if the child were already born, we would be looking at $18,000 to $25,000 due (which means we would need $9479 to $16,479 more than what we currently have available).

Since we don’t know where our child is, we are hoping that our estimate for travel expenses is way higher than it will end up being.  We have projected $3,000 to $4,000 for travel expenses (including the possibility of having to travel back to the state of our child’s birth for finalization).  We could hopefully use some frequent flyer miles for the expense of flying. 

Finalization of our child’s adoption plus post-placement reports will likely cost $1500 to $4000.  Hopefully, we will be able to save on these expenses by finalizing our child’s adoption in our home state but that may not be allowed….It really depends on the state where our child lives.

BOTTOM LINE:  We are in need of prayers for God to remove the financial obstacles between us and our child(ren).  We have been told that it could be a week or it could be months before we are matched with our child….Only God knows when this will happen…and right now, we do not have the money we would require for the expenses of adopting our daughter.  Please pray that God will be glorified through His provision for our adoption and that God would give us wisdom and discernment when we are asked to consider possible situations/matches in the near future.  We have faith that God will provide for our adoption.  Colin’s sweet face reminds us of how God has worked in our family before to provide for our needs….Colin & Mama in Columbus

Thanks for stopping by,

Heather & Alan & Colin


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