Our Adoption Journey

Location: Kokomo, Indiana, United States

Thursday, July 27, 2006

The Countdown Begins.

Just a little update. After Great Wall lost our first home study, we had to overnight another one to them. They then sent everything to Chicago to the Chinese consulate for document approval. Today our dossier left for China. We were told that it would take about one month for the dossier to get logged in, and from there we will be waiting 12 months give or take for our our referral. Then we will travel about 6 weeks later.

We have the majority of our expenses still coming up, so we are planning on doing some fundraisers to cover some of the costs. We are having a rummage/garage sale in another week or so, we plan on having some dinners at the church, we are in the process of setting up a website to sell magazine subscriptions, and there are other things we can do as well. We aren't going to ask anyone for anything except your help. If you would be willing to help us fundraise by driving people to our site, donating anything to our garage sale, or bringing order forms to work to help us sell the things we decide to sell (most likely flower bulbs, current type products, etc.) we would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you all for your support and prayers. We will not hear anything for a looooong time, so there probably won't be another post for a year or so. Until then we will be waiting patiently (well, I will anyway).

Gary and Alisha