We have everything done for our home-study - now, our case worker will submit our study to the board at Bethany for review....if everything is in order and there are no concerns, we will be asked to pay the pre-placement fee ($7,000 - we already have just over $5,000!!!!) and submit our family profile. Our goal is November 1st.
Essie is hoping we'll have a baby by Christmas. She is beginning to get super, duper excited! Whenever we are in a store, she is always picking out cute baby "stuff" - especially PINK stuff. She has been dictating letters to the baby...here most recent letter said "Dear Baby, I love you. I want to go with you to the zoo. I hope the doctors are taking good care of you. We are going to adopt you and I am going to be your sister...." Some of her letters go on and on.....it is so precious. I am thrilled that she is so excited.
The hardest part is going to be the waiting.....
The last thing we need to complete is the family profile - a booklet about our family and why we want to adopt. It's somewhat stressful as our profile will potentially be viewed along with other profiles - in a sense, we are trying to persuade a birth mother to choose us as the adoptive family. We are having a difficult time putting the written portion of the profile together - please say a prayer that it will come together! We really need to get it to the graphic designer so that we can submit it by our goal date.
Thanks again for your kindness and generosity. We have been so blessed already and our journey is just beginning!
***As a quick reminder, feel free to pass the word....if you know of anyone who is considering abortion or placing their child for adoption, please tell them about us! Special-needs or ordinary needs, we would be honored to be considered as adoptive parents***
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