So, we are terrible at keeping up with this blog. We have, however, been slowly and quietly moving down the long list of tasks that are required before we will get to meet our new child. Our wonderful case-worker is in the process of writing up the home-study we’ve just finished, before we begin the next step – the dossier. After the dossier is done we wait (3-12 months) for the agency to match us with a child. I am seriously excited to meet our child, to begin sending him/her pictures and letters, to have a name and a face when we pray. I will admit I am also starting to experience some anxiety (not a surprise to any who know me well) about leaving my children for 3 weeks. We will be required to take two 3 week trips to Uganda for court appointments. I have never left my children for longer than a day, so I’m expecting a lot of tears (mostly mine).
Our fundraisers have been going well – we have received so much support from friends and family, and have been able to pay for our home-study with money to spare! We’ve raised about half of what we need for the dossier, and are beginning a new fundraiser. A wonderful friend has purchased a puzzle for our child. For every ten dollars donated to our adoption, one puzzle piece will bear the name of the donating person/family. When our child arrives, he will be given the puzzle with the names of every person who has been involved in bringing him home. We are so grateful to everyone who has prayed, donated, encouraged and organized for our adoption!