The thought of beginning this adoption is so exciting to us however, the fear of finances is truly testing our faith. After we had Kyrie we decided that we would go down to one income with a little help from part time work from me. This has resulted in tremendous cut backs and financial sacrifices for our family. We live on a strict budget and don't allow ourselves many "extras". We know we have been called to this adoption but, we aren't quite sure how financially we will make it happen.
God is proving that he is bigger than our doubts. Since we sent in over $6,000 in initial costs for our homestudy and adoption agency fees I have received 2 different phone calls from past employers asking me to cover long-term leaves this summer. Thankfully, we have a wonderful sitter who is willing to step in and help with the kids so I can make some extra adoption money.
In addition, we plan to set up some fundraisers throughout our journey.
Our first fundraiser will be a yard sale on Saturday June 16th from 7:30-12:00. Our dear friends the Swistaks have offered their yard to host the sale. Currently, we are looking for donation items to sell and anyone who is willing or able to help with setting up the morning of the sale. Please pass this along to any friends. We are able to pick up items before the sale if needed.