Last week Jared and I finished our adoption training courses required by our agency and mailed the certificates down to Georgia. They got their this week and today they updated our online adoption portal, we have now been moved on to the next step in the process: referral. We still don’t know when it will be, probably not for another 4 months or so but there are so many unknows in the adoption process it could be quicker and it could be longer.
A few people have been asking about the financial side in the last few weeks so I thought I would share where we are at with that. As of right now we are paid up to this point in the process, however, once we receive our referral we will need to pay about $10,000-$15,000 in order to accept our referral (the exact number is dependent on if we get referred one or two children and how long they have been in care). We don’t have the full amount to accept the referral yet but we are getting there. Thankfully the school year began again in September and I have been able to get some subbing days in.
This week we had the opportunity to meet a sweet couple from the area who are adopting their second child from the DRC, I love how this adoption is creating so many new relationships in our lives.
And on an unrelated note, Raeca and I went birthday shopping yesterday. Somehow she didn’t notice her huge gift right there in the cart. I can’t believe she is turning two next week!