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475 days later

Waiting to adopt has been a much longer process than anything we’ve ever experienced. It’s not that we’re impatient, or that we think things should happen when we say so. But there is not a real, tangible way to prepare oneself for The Wait. And after 1 year, 3 months, and 18 days since we started the official adoption process, we finally have something to report.

Before we get into all that, we just want to thank EVERYONE who has prayed for us, supported us, donated to our adoption fund, and continued to encourage us during this journey. We know so many of you want us to be parents and we appreciate your love and kindness.

On January 4, 2010, we should be welcoming baby Star into our family. Due dates are not set in stone, so we could easily become parents before or after this date, but at this point, it’s the best guess. We’ve been selected by a wonderful birthmother who wants to place her baby in a loving home with great family & friend support. In the few weeks that we’ve been getting to know our birthmother, we have developed a good basis for friendship and for a relationship that will last a lifetime.

So in 75 days (2 months and 14 days), we’ll be traveling out to Nevada to meet and greet our baby. Though at this point, we can’t even make solid travel plans. The planner in me is quite apprehensive, but the relaxed me knows it will be fine. That everything will work out accordingly.

When we travel, we will have to spend 10-14 days out in Nevada while we wait for all the legal paperwork to be swapped and approved between Indiana and Nevada. Interstate adoptions can be complicated, but we trust and believe that our adoption professionals know what they’re doing and will be make sure all the paperwork is done correctly and efficiently. We’ll be in a town where we know absolutely no one but our birthmother and in a hotel room that will definitely feel like a cage after a week. But we’ll be bonding with our baby (and have free wi-fi), so that should make the time pass by quickly.

Please continue to pray for us, for our baby, for our birthmother and for the rest of our journey.

Candle Fundraiser Update

As mentioned previously,  we are doing a fundraiser to raise money for our adoption fund for a few weeks in the month of September.  We decided to sell Gold Canyon Candles as our fundraiser so that you can receive something wonderful, while the profits from the sale add to our fund.  It’s unlike a candle party, since what we are earning isn’t free candles, instead, this fundraiser gives us back up to 40% of our total sales.  Also, because this is a fundraiser, the selection of scents and sizes are different than through the normal catalog. 

Please click here to view the sheet with pricing and scent descriptions. If you are unable to open the document, please let us know and we’ll email you the list directly. 

Also, if you would like to share this fundraiser with your friends and other family, please feel free to collect the orders and money for us. J  We will ship the candles directly to you once we receive them, and you can deliver them to your friends.  Another thing to note is that there is no sales tax and there is no shipping fee.  However, if you would like to donate more money for shipping, we would be grateful.  At this point, shipping is coming out of our pockets (well technically whatever profit we would make on the fundraiser), since there isn’t an easy way to determine shipping for those outside of our area.


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