Yesterday we deposited all the money from the garage sale and the donations we have received so far. There was over $200 in coins alone! The bank teller's eyes sort of bugged when we set the ice cooler on the counter. Bless her heart...hehe. We told her it was for an adoption, that we had had a garage sale and this was what we had made. She asked all sort of questions, from where? little boy or girl? how old? When she asked how much more money we had to raise and I proudly said, "We are one-fourth the way there!" She actually grew pale! She asked how are we going to get the rest...I told her the Lord provided this, He'll provide the rest. I'm so blessed by how far the Lord has brought us already. I know where we started. I know it's all worth it.
We signed our intent to adopt form and I'm faxing it in this morning. It is just so exciting!! Our home study is done and we have it in our hands! That is a big chunk of time of the 7 month process. One big thing down, two more to go. 1)my passport to arrive-should be here in a week or two and 2)USIC approval. That's our immigration that gives us permission to go to a foreign country and bring a child into this country. We can't mail it in until I get another copy of my birth certificate. I had one, but it was sent with my passport application. The birth certificate should be here next week. While waiting for the USIC approval, hopefully I will have gotten all the other paperwork done and be waiting.
I'm looking forward to the "wait" part of "hurry up and wait" of the process. I have a new project in the works. I'll unveil it during that time...stay tuned.