We were submitted today!!! For my friends unfamiliar with the international adoption process, this means that our dossier was translated and turned into the governing body that handles adoptions in Sterling's country. WE COULDN'T BE MORE EXCITED....or could we...??? OH YES WE CAN!!! We also found out today that, thanks to a very GENEROUS and AMAZING benefactor, we are fully funded! Sterling's benefactor, who will go unnamed, donated the rest of the costs needed to bring us up to the "fully funded" mark. THANK YOU MR./MRS. BENEFACTOR for helping us to bring our little boy home!!!! As two teachers, we honestly couldn't have done it without you.
So, what does this mean? It means that we will be traveling in about one month! So, we have ONLY one month to get everything together...pack our bags, get our affairs in order, find someone to house/dogsit (PAUL!!!!!!?????), print lots of paperwork to take with, book our flights, oh and TEACH.
On that note, we both had Meet Your Teacher tonight. I think I have the BEST class ever. I had a great time meeting my kids and their parents and I can tell we are going to have a great year. I actually am already sad I will be leaving them for 6 weeks, but I know Sterling is worth it.
If you were planning on donating and were waiting until we got our travel dates...please consider donating to other Reece's Rainbow families. The Taylor Family, the Whiteaker Family, and the Woods Family could all still benefit from donations. Not to mention ALL other RR families. We are very blessed and feel as if God has really made this road possible for us...we have done in 3 short months what takes other families 5 or 6 months.
Please continue to pray for our travel (if you know me, you know my one phobia is flying), for the health and safety of Sterling, and for all RR families in this process now. It is NOT an easy road...but these families are working hard to change the world one orphan at a time.