Love china

Love china

Sunday, August 28, 2016

God's Timing

As you guys know, I was notified this week of 2 grants that I received totaling $3000. This was amazing news that I was so very thankful for. The thing I didn't realize, until now, is that my next fee just posted that is due to my adoption agency. 

Anyone want to take a guess at how much this fee is??!!? 


$3250 ... WOW!!! is God's timing not absolutely amazing?!!? 

So now, instead of owing $3250, I owe $250 ... A much more manageable amount!! 

I have applied for several grants so far. 2 have now provided some assistance and 2 have said that they are unable to help.  Please keep praying that the grant providers continue to have funding coming in so that they can help adoptive families!! 

So, here is an overview of the entire payment process for the adoption: 

So far, $12,940 has been paid towards the adoption (including grants provided thus far). $11,625 to go, not including travel expenses (which could be up to $8,000+).

I am so very thankful for everyone who has participated in fundraisers, prayer for this entire process and continue to be so supportive! Please continue to do so! Half way there is a great feeling - but there is so much more to go! 

Praise: God provided at the perfect time!! I continue to be blown away!!

Prayer Request: that other grants are looked upon favorably - gotta get this baby home!!! 

Friday, August 26, 2016

When His People Pray

I'm pretty sure I can never say "thank-you" enough to each and every person who reads this and prays on our behalf!! 

You guys are amazing and God has listened!!! 

In addition to the $2000 from yesterday, I received word today that another $1000 will be provided through another grant. I have also been informed that I am being recommended for a 3rd grant, but the amount is undetermined. 

Please continue to pray for Sunshine's health, happiness and heart. In addition, that grants will continue to be favorably viewed and this financial burden will be completely lifted. 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Faith in the Process

I received word today that all of my documents were logged into China's system! This is a giant leap forward as now my adoption agency can request his file!!! Once Sunshine's file is in hand, I can submit a letter of intent to adopt him so that my file and his file will finally be together!!

I also found out today that I received a $2000 grant, with perfect timing!! This will cover my next fee with the adoption agency!!

8/25/16 - a great date that will be celebrated for its awesome news!!!

I really cannot wait to hold this little guy ... He is already loved so much ... Slowly I am inching my way to China ... 

Prayer Requests: That grants continue to be provided in order to cover the great expenses that are yet to come. 

Friday, August 19, 2016

Dear China ...

Dear China,
  Please accept my adoption paperwork, knowing and understanding all of the love, sweat, and tears that have gone into compiling all of the information that was required. Please keep the file safe and within arms reach. In response, please provide sweet Sunshine's file with a quick acceptance of matching our files together.

All the documents got sent to China last Friday.
I am praying that they get logged in to China's system very soon so that I can get his file.

I am also praying that my applications for grants are looked upon favorable. So much money is still due and grants are the only way to my son ...

Hopefully there will be more news in the next week or so! :)