It seems that posts might be sparse for the next couple of weeks. As I write this I am going to warn you that there might be mistakes, I don't want to take the time to proof read everything right now.
Things are going very quickly so far with our adoption process. We have had a lot to do and are getting a lot done. I am hoping that things continue this route. As of right now, tomorrow we have a visit for our home study to begin. We had three things he wanted completed as of tomorrow night, but we actually have most of what he needs for the whole process done. Thank you Lord for the timing of Handsome's vacation! That worked out well, even if it wasn't a "vacation".
Our funding has been coming in just when we need it. We have ways of borrowing if need be for ALL of the funds, but we really feel that God is wanting to provide for us and bring Himself glory through this process. Already He has provided $3500 for us, and we just started last week!!! I know He is faithful to provide and I have no worries about how the finances will work out. (To not keep the truth from you, I was having a small bit of worry about that early last week as I saw all the growing costs that we would need right away, but after asking a few special people for prayer, those feelings were gone.)
We have created a blog just for Ana's adoption process, anadoption.blogspot.com so go and check that out. You can donate there if you would like to. I have a few really neat raffles that are in the works too. For each $5 donation you will be entered. I think we will have three prizes for each raffle (one large and two smaller things), that way your chances are better of winning. If you donate before that, I will add you to the raffle when it starts =).
Most updates on Ana's process will most likely be on that blog from now on, so be sure to follow there if you want updates on her process. That way people that we don't know as well can follow our adoption only if they would like to.
As of right now, we are only $300 or so away from our next step. Please be in prayer for that to come in so we can get started with that part. Our Lord has been amazing so far, and I know that He will continue. No matter who He works through!
Thank you for your prayers and support family and friends. We love you all, even those that we have not met in person!
Also, just a fun little thing to let you know about name meanings that Vicky found out: Anastasia means resurrection or "she who shall rise up again". That's so fitting for our Ana, and I thought it was special.
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