Thursday, February 7, 2013

What are you going to do if you don't have all the money when you need to leave for Ukraine?

I've been asked that question a couple times now which means that it's a good time for me to blog about it!  I have a couple answers to that question. 

The first one involves the faith that we've had to have the whole time we've been adopting.  We know we are doing what God wants us to do.  We have had a strong answer that we will adopt the girls.  We have witnessed many miracles associated with the adoption and have faith that God wouldn't "drop the ball" financially.  Ten days ago we had $13,000 in our account.  Now we have almost $22,000!  Many people have been touched to help the girls and donate.  We will go to Ukraine and continue fundraising while there.  We have friends who will help us fundraise at home if needed.  Right now we have enough money to pay our airfare, give our facilitator in Ukraine her big chunk of money and still have enough to get by for about two weeks.  By the time we leave, we hope to have enough to stay for a few more weeks if not enough to complete the adoption.  I have watched as a few people have done this.

The other answer is that if we absolutely must, we can come home after completing the first part of the adoption and fundraise and save our money until we have enough to send one of us back to complete the adoption.  This is not preferable as it adds more airfare to the cost and the girls have to stay in their orphanage longer.  But it is a possibility if we need to.

Jay and I have a strong drive to adopt the girls.  Without it I wouldn't have lasted this long!  We just know that the girls have to be adopted.  Others who have met the girls feel the same.  It is going to happen.  We just need your help!

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