And we're off! (again)
We climbing the paperwork mountain again! Sam will be 3 in January, which means our big wait is finally over! We are working on updating our home study, basically doing the whole thing over again. We got fingerprinted again for a State Background Check this week, we've all been to the doctor again, blah blah blah. Next comes the rest of the domestic paperwork: applying to immigration, stuff like that. We will have everything ready to send to China in January as soon as Sammy is three. Woohoo! After that we are looking at a 6-12 month timeline (probably) before we bring our girl home.
The Both Hands Project went so well this summer, raising more than $12,000 for our adoption. (Click that link, you can see a video of our project day!) Combined with all our other fundraising from Cackleberry Studios, t-shirts, socks, and our Pure Charity site, we are about 3/4 of the way towards our goal!! This is totally amazing. YOU GUYS are AMAZING!!! Thank you so much for the big ways you have supported us in this adoption. We literally could not be doing it without you.
For the rest of 2018, we still have a few more fundraising ideas up our sleeves. We are going to the NC State Fair again this October with Cackleberry. We are going to run another t-shirt campaign this December, so plan to get your Christmas presents from us! (Also, we just found out that because our campaigns have been so successful, our shirts are available any time, not just during our campaigns. If you want another one, head over to the site and order it!) And we have another idea or two for Christmas time fundraising. Check back with us. :)
Baby girl is always in our hearts. We can't wait until she is in our arms. Praise God, that day is coming closer.
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Josh and Emily
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