I love this weather! We do not get a lot of cool weather way down here in Central Louisiana. It is so nice to wake up and throw open the doors and let the breeze in! My other favorite thing to do is to take a GOOD cup of coffee out to the porch and sit on the swing…..ahh peace….
We spoke to the lady we will be using for our home study. She was very kind and answered many of our questions. Her fee for the home study is $1,000 plus mileage, so a total of $1,200.00 altogether, she said. So, with that in mind, we are lowering our fundraiser goal to $1,200.00! Yay! We are getting ever closer to getting the process going. We are also talking to an agency that we both really like and feel comfortable with. They help adopt from the Philippines and China. Looking at the waiting child photolistings just makes me impatient to get rolling with the home study! I have made myself not look at them. New children are added every day that fit our criteria (boy, under 5 years, minor health needs). Since I know it will be several months before we are ready, I have decided to focus on gathering documents and fundraising. The best advice the agency gave me was to not even look at photos until we are ready. THIS IS VERY VERY VERY hard to do! 🙂
So, in keeping with my promise to myself. Here I am. Fundraising. Just Love Coffee created us a storefront to help us raise the funds for our home study. If you like fair trade quality coffee, check them out! Also, read the About Us page. This family has experienced international adoption personally. They also support several orphanages. Check them out here! You can also click on the picture below and it will direct you to their site. No pressure! They were nice enough to help us, so I will continue to post their site at least once every two weeks.
So far, we have raised a little over $120! Thanks! Thanks! Thanks! We are also clipping coupons, not eating out, putting every spare dime in savings and doing whatever we can to pinch our pennies! We want to bring our precious child home.
Our cute adoptable dolls are very popular! Little girls have been thrilled to receive a doll with a story about the country she came from, as well as an adoption certificate with their name on it. These dolls are $12 ($15 if you would like me to ship) It is such a joy to see their faces light up when they meet their new dolly for the first time. For the boys, we have an adoptable teddy bear from New Orleans. His name is Louis. These bears are $10 ($12 if you would like me to ship). So, check it out! Tell a friend, add us to your Facebook! Leave us a comment! We would love to hear from you.
Steven, Andrea and Vivian