From: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
We’ve been doing a lot of research about adoption, ways to raise money, what’s needed to apply for grants or loans, etc. There are so many things going through our minds. It’s hard to take a step back and just breathe and move forward slowly, one step at a time. We fully understand that adoption is a long process, but it’s so hard to move slowly when you have been wanting a family for so many years. Our biggest worry is money. Obviously the majority of new parents fear about finances; how will you provide for your child? For us, it’s more about, how will we be able to afford the costs of adopting? Seeing the numbers for adopting is eye opening and very overwhelming. Trying to hold on to faith and trust that God will provide.
Many may be wondering why we are waiting before contacting an adoption agency. We’ve been in the middle of house projects and we would prefer to have most of the inside stuff done before we go through a home study. We want things to be ready and safe for a child to come into our home. We have a checklist of items that need to be done before we can successfully pass a home study. So that’s what we’re working on for now. We will hopefully meet with an agency soon (we are fairly sure which agency we will be going with). From what we have read, once we meet with the agency, we have to go through an orientation class, fill out a ton of paperwork and get ready for the home study.
So besides our house projects, we continue with getting things ready for our adoption fundraiser/rummage event. I contacted our church secretary, so now we wait for available dates for the event.
We have many busy days ahead of us, so keep checking in for updates.