Because we are only 3-4 months from travel and still $11,000 short of being fully funded, we've decided to have a tshirt fundraiser! We have to sell 11 to go to print but we'd love to sell at least 50. We would love to have everyone sporting these awesome shirts that not only help raise awareness for adoption and orphans, but will also help us get to Hannah before she ages out.
Everyone has been so amazing, generous, and supportive and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Tshirt Fundraiser Link
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
We are still waiting for our I800a approval, but I thought I'd do a puzzle update and give everyone an idea of where we are. The immigration approval we are waiting on could come any day. As soon as that gets here, we will have all needed documents for our dossier, we will just need to take them to Indy for the stamps/signature and then send them to the Chinese Consulate in Chicago for more stamps/signature. After that, our documents go to our agency who will add them to a copy of the dossier we sent for Asher last year and they will send it to China. At that point, we will be DTC (documents to China) and will begin the wait for final approval to adopt Hannah. I went back and looked at Asher's timeline and it took 4 1/2 months from the time we were DTC until we traveled. Right now, we have right at 4 1/2 months until Hannah ages out, so we are starting to get down to the wire. I contacted our agency today to make sure we were still making good time and would still be able to get to her in time. They said that yes, we were still looking okay and they would do everything in their power to get us to our girl in time.
At this time we are in need of two things: prayer and financial support. We would love prayer that God would continue to guide our steps and things would happen according to His will and timing. We also are about $11,000 short of the funds we will need to get to Hannah. We have applied to Show Hope and will hear back in 90 days. We also applied to Love Has Come but have not heard anything yet. We received a grant from our church for $2,000 and are so very thankful for that. It will help us get our dossier to China. We also have our puzzle fundraiser still going. We have 159 pieces left to sponsor and we would be SO very grateful to anyone who would be willing to come along side us in this journey. It is $10 to sponsor a puzzle piece and we will write your name or family name on the back of each piece that you sponsor. To sponsor a piece just click on the Paypal Donate button at the top left side of this blog and then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if there is a different name you want on the back of the puzzle piece(s) than the name you use to donate.
We are so excited to meet Hannah and can't believe our whole family will be in China in 4 months or less! Thank you all for your continued prayers, encouragement, and support, it means so much to us. Below is a picture of our puzzle so you can see the progress. Love you all!