Short update: Our court date for November 11th did not bring us good news. It simply did not happen. This is pretty much the norm. While it is disappointing, it is what we expected. We are now waiting for consent or a new court date for our file to be viewed and approved. We have become professional waiters! LOL!
As we wait, we would could use your help preparing for our trip. Adoptive families generally collect donations to take and donate to the orphanage that has been caring for their child. We will be doing this. There are a couple of different ways you can help us. We have set up a Go Fund Me account for anyone who simply wants to donate money. I promise you 100% of donations will be used for supplies for the orphanages (we have 2 to buy for), gifts for the children, and/or extra baggage fees on our flight. We are able to check 4 free bags. If you would rather donate supplies, we will be accepting powdered formula, diapers, infants/children's tylenol and/or motrin, diaper rash ointments, neosporin, bandaids. I may be able to add more details later as I find out exactly what the orphanages are in need of. Formula is always something that they run low on. If you are interested in donating or know of a business or church that would be interested, please share this with them or let me know. If anyone has an old suitcase or large bag that they would like to sell cheap or donate, that would be greatly appreciated to. We will most likely not get our donation bags back. We would really like to be able to provide a nice donation for each orphanage. Please consider helping our family provide supplies!
Below is the link to our gofundme page.