Hello everyone! Well, my physical is complete (I'm healthy!), Steve's will be complete by tomorrow, and are waiting for our pediatrician to fill out the 4 child health forms for our kids. Then all we have to do is sign up for the 10 hour eduation course, and send in all the paperwork to Forever Families and our homestudy should be finished on our end. It has been very busy, lots of work and very quick! Hallelujah!!
We also wanted to let you all know (if you are local to us here in Fredericksburg, Virginia) that we are having a light lunch in our fellowship hall after church next Sunday, Oct. 31. Any of you are welcomed to attend the service which begins at 10:45am or just come for the lunch around noon. Before/during this lunch we will talk about how we came to find out about Julia, how the Lord moved us both to love and want to adopt her so much, what her circumstances/conditions are, and how the adoption process is going. This will also be an opportunity for anyone to give a free will offering to help us cover the initial adoption costs before the funds Adeye raised are available to us through Reece's Rainbow. The free will offering will be matched by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans up to $1600! Any money we receive above what we need to cover the adoption will be set aside to help cover medical expenses once we bring Julia home.
Here is the address to our church if any of you need directions:
Redeemer Lutheran Church
5120 Harrison Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22408-1803
If you would like to donate to this, but are unable to attend next Sunday, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I can let you know who to make a check out to and give you our home address.
We praise God for all of you who are praying for us and for Julia! The kind encouraging words are very uplifiting. It's so amazing to hear from so many of you who have followed Julia's story for so long and from those who are just hearing of her. You are all such a blessing to us : )