We are so blessed to be able to say that we are fully funded for this adoption!!! A little over 9 months ago, we started a process we were not planning. We did not have the money for a $35,000+ adoption at all!! We had no idea where that money would come from, but we took a huge leap of faith and jumped! What's really crazy is to think that this is our third adoption in the last 5 years, whew that's a lot of money and a lot of paperwork! But boy, do the blessings outweigh the hardships. There were many times in the last 9 months that we'd be worried about having to pay another chunk of funds soon, and then the money would come in from an unexpected place just in time. Simply amazing.
I really encourage you to not discount adoption in your life due to cost. If it's something God is calling you to, He'll provide the funds one way or another. If you feel a calling to bring a child into your home forever, then cost should not be a deterrent! I'm happy to talk with you about grants, fundraising, garage sales, and adoption in general if it's something you're considering! Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook if you'd like to chat.
To everyone who has been a part of this journey, from the generous donations to writing us letters of reference to donating items and working the garage sale and all the many, many other things you all have done for our family... we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
This time next week, we'll be on the plane heading to China!