It's been 3 months since I updated last, and a few things have changed. We haven't completed (or even started) the homestudy portion yet. We thought we would have had it done by now, but we're realizing that, again, God's timing isn't the same as our timing. (Thankfully! Because His is always better!)
We decided on an Agency (yay!) and are very excited about it, but there's a good and bad thing about it. It's out of a nearby state, and the program we'll be joining can have a very short wait time to be matched with a birthmother. So that presents the good and bad. The good part is that the wait time can be (no guarantees of course) very short, but the bad part is that we need the total sum of the money available when we really start the whole process. Otherwise it could really cause some complications and we could even wind up losing the baby.
So, that leads us to where we are right now. In the fundraising stage. We've been saving half of each of my paychecks, giving lessons, doing photo shoots and also have had various people (some anonymous) send us money. We are so thankful for everyone who is asking us questions, asking for updates, praying for us, praying for our baby, our journey and also who has contributed so far in any way. We are again overwhelmed by the love that God has been revealing to us through each of you.
We just crossed over into being 1/5th of the way there! I may put a ticker in the sidebar to show where we are with fundraising.... (Does anyone do that anymore? Would anyone be interested in seeing that?)
We are still booking photo sessions, giving voice lessons, and J (Rocket Scientist hubs) is looking for students to tutor at High School/University level in various sciences/math in the Triangle area if you are interested.