Posted on December 17, 2017
All day, as we thought about what we should write for this update, this is the only word we could come up with. JOY. We are full of joy, and we have you to thank!
We shared a few days ago our home study had been completed, and we were working on fundraising the last chunk of money needed to pay the adoption agency. This morning in worship, we were surprised with a beautiful gift from our church to go towards our adoption costs. Both of us were moved to tears by the outpouring of love and generosity our church family has shown us. With this donation, we are a mere $2600 away from paying our agency balance, and then we will just need the money for travel (J's country will require two trips, but only one of us needs to go; the other will stay home with our son)!
And in MORE good news: our profile is in the process of being approved on Adoption Bridge, which will allow donors to give tax-deductible gifts! We are anxiously awaiting the email letting us know our profile is live, and once it comes, we will be sure to share the link with you!
As we look ahead to Christmas and the beginning of a new year, we are so full of gratitude, excitement, and joy. There is still much work to be done, and we still have a lot of waiting ahead of us, but our family is hopeful for 2018! Merry Christmas to you and yours, and thank you for joining us on this journey!