Tuesday, 9 March 2010


All of our paperwork is now completed and turned in to our homestudy agency! We figured out the FBI fingerprinting process, and those are on their way as well. So now, we are going around the house and sprucing it up in anticipation of our first homestudy visit...although there's not much we can do about the mudpit of a yard we have right now because the spring thaw! All the same, I am so glad I married a "handy" guy! He's changed an electrical outlet, put in new heating vent covers, installed a smoke detector downstairs and hung new fire extinguishers upstairs and down this week!

We are brainstorming ways to fundraise for our adoption. We had a nice little chunk of change up front, but it's going quickly with homestudy and agency fees. We still need to raise a minimum of $17,000. A big yardsale in Sioux Falls is in the planning process, and we have our grant page set up on Reece's Rainbow. There is a link on the right side of this blog under the Reece's Rainbow button. One of these days, I'm going to get some more super ninja tech skills and make a button for Natalya! Anyway, we are also planning on applying for every adoption grant we can find once our homestudy is done. If anyone reading this blog has other fundraising ideas, don't be shy, leave a comment!!!!!!!

Meanwhile, I'm trying to make myself focus on the final stages of my master's degree program...which is completely not interesting in comparison to Natalya! So pray for my concentration skills! Methinks my brain is scrambled! Really though, my projected graduation date is this June! Hooray!


Tami said...

Thanks so much for the comment and the support! Things are moving crazy fast now!

Lisa S. said...

Hi! Thanks so much for whatever part you have played in Yana's life!! Lu did our button.
She's amazing. You can find her on the Yahoo group or on Facebook @ Poppies Blooming. She is quite the artist. Also...goodluck with your beautiful little girl.

Post a Comment


  © Web Design by Poppies Blooming 2010

Back to TOP