It's a Boy! After almost four years of paperwork and waiting, we've received a formal referral for a little boy from Haiti! We're not allowed to reveal much information about him other than his age (18 months) and his new name (Royce).
Thankfully, with receiving a referral, we're in the home stretch! It also means that the majority of our fees are due very shortly. By our calculations (with fees, plane tickets, doctor visits, etc.), we have about $25,000 to go. With the gifts we've received from family and friends, a chunk of that is taken care of, but we're still in need of about $20,000 more. We are continuing to save all that we can each month and will also be applying for a couple of grants for which we are eligible (we'll send updates about this). In the meantime, though, we're starting an envelope campaign.
We've decorated a wall in our home with 201 envelopes--one for every week between the first day we started the adoption process until the day we got a call from Haiti. The idea is that everyone who would like to give a financial gift to help us bring Royce home would pick one of the weeks (for example, week 23) and send us that amount ($23). In return, we'll use the envelope to send you a thank you note written by Hadley and Joni (our 8 year old and 6 year old daughters). You'll also be among the first to receive a photo of our family together with Royce once he's home as well as our other updates along the way.
Whether you pick week #1 or #201, we would be so thankful for your willingness to partner with us in growing our family in this way. Thank you for taking the time to visit our page. If anything, please pray that we'll be able to bring Royce home soon!
Check out Andy's Facebook page (Facebook.com/andrew.hadley.huber) for further updates (they'll be posted here, too). If you have PayPal, and would like to give that way, just go to PayPal.me/andymegan.