Tuesday, January 18, 2011

We Are Thrilled!!!

We are thrilled that you are thrilled about our news!!!  Thank you to everyone for being so supportive…all your kind words mean the world to us!!  Today I will answer question number two!!! (and three)

“When will we bring our little girl home?”  Generally, from the time we submit our application the process takes 12-16 months.  With that being said…that leads into the third question…"How much does it cost to adopt a child from Ethiopia? " International adoption is very expensive and varies from country to country.  For us to adopt our precious girl it will cost between $24,000-$30,000.  Now, I know you are thinking…”Oh, My!!”…but we feel that she is worth every penny.   We will be trimming down, on the spending…(I am going to have to cook!)…and we told the boys that we wouldn’t be going on vacation this summer. Money is the number one reason that people don’t adopt…we are not going to let that stand in our way.  It has been recommended that we save $12,000-$15,000 (basically half) before applying so that is where we are in the journey.  Ty is in the process of designing some AWESOME
t-shirts to sell to friends and family who want to support our adoption.  Also, I am going to have a section at The Brown Box that will have some darling items and everything sold, in that area, will go towards our adoption.  I know, to some,  that fundraising for an adoption sounds weird  but if you look at it as saving a life it really changes your whole outlook.  After doing a lot of reading, we found out that most families do fundraisers to help with their adoption costs.  We have already had so many friends offer to help us…and we feel so blessed. 

Please keep praying for us…and her!!!

Consumed By The Call,


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