Here is a brief update on our adoption journey. We have (almost) completed our home study packet. For those who don't know, this is a huge file of stuff that has to be completed before an adoption can take place. It includes blood work, completed physicals, background checks, finger printing, pictures and diagrams of your home, pictures of your family, life history questionnaire, questions regarding raising children and marriage, driving record...and more. But you get the picture, it is an overwhelming amount of work.
However, I consider all these loops as things that are preparing our hearts for our future child. All the effort and planning and work is building excitement for the future reward.
On a side note, our health insurance is not covering any part of our blood work because there are not medical reasons required for those tests. We had our doctors resubmit the bill with an adoption coding but it did not help.
However, here is some good news: we have raised over $2000 for our adoption expenses! Thank you so much for everyone who is partnering with us through prayer and giving. If you would like to help in some way, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org Adoption is a family decision, but it takes the whole community of faith to pull it off. Thanks again for your support!