Sunday, July 28, 2013

Garage Sale results and Adoption Process Update

Adoption Garage Sale
For the past month or so, we've been collecting items from our friends, family and coworkers for an adoption garage sale.  We were overwhelmed by the response and had a TON of items to sell!  We filled the garage, driveway and the yard with items!  My sister, grandma, and cousin came from out of town to help my mom and I run the sale.  Their help was invaluable!  After two days of making deals and getting to talk about our kids in Congo, we ended up with a total of $1,800 in sales and extra donations!  Amazing!!

My mom, sister and grandmother

Adoption Process Update
The adoption process continues to feel slow although we've been assured this is normal.  The latest photo of our kids shows them looking much happier than the original photo, which makes us feel good.  Lots of smiles.  Just wish we could go get them now, but we know we are months away from that time. Last month we sent our first care package.  The care packages included a few outfits and toys.  We also made a flip photo book with pictures of us labeled in French introducing ourselves.  Hopefully it will help them begin to get to know us as their new family.

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