We've been working on paperwork, nothing too exciting so far. We really want to push the process along faster but the main problem is that we have to raise some money for this adoption. Basically, it will be over $30,000 to bring a new little girl into our family- the price of the new Toyota Highlander I've been eyeing for some time. I will have to make due with my 11 year old Highlander from the looks of things!
Problem with this: the money is not financed. Yes there are grants and loans, but A) There is no guarantee you will get any of this money and B) You can't even begin to apply until AFTER your home study is completed. Considering that we won't even START our home study until at least October, we need to find some funds.
I was thinking of what talents I have and what I could do that wouldn't take too much time or money. There are all sorts of fundraisers out there (see my page on financing your adoption), but so far nothing has really called to me. I am pretty crafty, and I have some REALLY crafty friends who said they would be more than willing to help me out. Here are some of the projects that I have done in my own home, inspired by Pinterest :)
|For my cousin Natalie's wedding|
|A Wedding "Guest Book" for guests to stamp with a leaf stamp and sign their name. |
Turned out beautiful, Still trying to get the final pictures of it :)
|A homemade present for my friend Heather's bridal shower!|
|Wreath for Austin's teacher Mrs. Ward|