Today our little man is 5 years old!
While most 5 year olds prepare for kindergarten, play with their friends and look forward to their birthday - our 5 year old sits in an orphanage in Eastern Europe. He has no family to celebrate with, no presents to open, no candles to blow out...it's quite sad. But on a happy note, this is the last birthday Sterling will EVER spend in an orphange! And that makes us smile!
Our ENTIRE dossier is COMPLETE!!!! I'm so happy this happened by Sterling's birthday. Our dossier is off in Tallahassee getting apostilled...as soon as it gets back it will be shipped to Eastern Europe and approximately 5 or so weeks after that we should be travelling!
We are still short of funds and will have to borrow against Brian's retirement in order to travel if we dont manage to raise the $2500 or so dollars we need. THAT'S IT!!! That is all that's left. (A few weeks ago it was $1300 - but we had forgotten about the USCIS fees, apostilling fees and shipping fees - YIKES!)
If Sterling were here having a birthday party today, would you come??? Would you bring a present?? If so, PLEASE consider donating the amount you would spend on a present to Sterling's FSP. Coming home to a family is the greatest present he could ever receive - HELP US celebrate his birthday by helping us to bring him home!!!