Tomorrow is a big day for us:) Our social worker is coming for our second home study visit. Hopefully we will finish up the paperwork and sign a bunch of papers and be finished with our home study. Then we move on to sending the appropriate paperwork and money to Immigration and get an appointment set for fingerprinting. Once that is approved we will finish up our dossier in the hopes of maybe receiving a referral this summer. A lot of that may sound like a different language:) Honestly, sometimes we feel like we are feeling our way through the dark but we are simply trying to take things one step at a time and work on something adoption related each day.
We are so thankful that Mark's best friend, William Turner, ran a marathon two weeks ago to help raise funds for our adoption!! He survived and raised over $2,000!! We are so thankful and blessed to have such amazing friends, like William and Melanie, that are willing to invest their time, money and energy to help us bring our little one home! Thank you William!! Thank you to everyone that donated!
You probably also noticed the new pictures on this blog. Lindsay Haselden took them so we could use them for our adoption paperwork and on the blog. She did a GREAT job and we are so, so thankful!! She also designed some neat thank you cards for us. Many of you might receive them:)
Lastly, in the next few days we will announce through the blog another neat way we are going to be raising funds for the adoption. Think colorful, spring and fun!! I can't wait to show off a neat idea for gift giving this spring. It'll be great for teacher gifts, Easter and Mother's Day!! So be sure to check back in the next few days:)