We believe that adoption is from the heart of God, if you know Jesus, then you have been adopted into the family of God! Isn’t that an awesome picture!?
Follow our journey and pray with us. I will update as new things happen:
7-28-14-On a date we talked and really felt that God was pushing us towards beginning the adoption process, even though we were TERRIFIED
8-6-14- Apply to Lifetime Adoptions after a lovely dinner and conversation on the front porch
8-14-14- Heard back that Lifetime Adoptions doesn’t have enough space for us
8-27-14- Send in application to Christian Adoption Consultants just before dinner
8-28-14- Received a call from Leah at Christian Adoption Consultants
8-29-14-Called Leah back after the boys were in bed. She put all of our fears at ease and brought a lot of clarity to our questions
9-5-14- Send in payment of $2,680 to start officially working with Leah
9-9-14- Asked friends for home study recommendations
9-12-14- Sent emails to two home study places to ask about cost and procedure
9-13-14-Heard back from first home study place
9-19-14- Heard back from second home study place
9-29-14-Announce our adoption to our family and friends
10-1-14- Share our You caring page with family and friends
10-2-14- Call St.Adre Home back to ask a few lingering questions about the home study process. Got pre screened so they can send us the first batch of paperwork.
10-6-14- Received the home study packet in the mail. Here begins the paperwork craziness…we can conquer!
10-7-14- Started filling out some of the home study paperwork. It’s a bit overwhelming, but I know we can do it!
10-28-14- Almost all of the home study paperwork is completed! We finally finished the auto biography questions!!! Soon we can submit our packet and schedule the in home visits
11-13-14- Print out the last information for the home study packet
11-17-14-Medical exam for life insurance
12-6-14- We mailed in our packet of information for the home study!
12-17-14- We were assigned to our caseworker Penny
1-8-15- First in home visit with Penny
1-22-15- Second in home visit with Penny
2-13-15- In person interview for home study
3-1-15-Home study is sent in to St.Adre’s Home for review
3-2-15-Finished the online training!
4-2-15- We are officially a home study ready family!
4-15-15- We received our hard copies of the home study and the adopt together fundraising page is live
4-18-15- Announced our first fundraiser
5-5-15- Hand in Hand grant references are contacted, guess we will wait to hear… 🙂
6-16-15- Found out that we are receiving the Hand in Hand matching grant
7-19-15- Ready to start seeing situations from CAC
7-21-15- Sent out agency paperwork
8-18-15-We were awarded a $2,500 matching grant from Lifesong for Orphans
9-21-15- We raised $704.32 at our yard sale! Thank you for all of the donations!
4-16- home study update completed
still waiting 😉