Thank you to everyone for your overwhelming support and encouragement thus far. It has truly been a blessing to us. We have received a handful of questions regarding donations, so we thought we would give an overview of the financial side of the adoption process.
First, before any financial support – we would covet your prayers and emotional support.
As for the costs of adoption, the process as a whole is estimated to cost around $30,000. This is a mixture of fees from the adoption agency, social workers, legal fees, US government, Ethiopian government, paperwork, court dates, and two trips to Ethiopia.
These fees are not all paid at the same time, but are broken up throughout the whole adoption process. Currently we are trying to raise around $8,000 over the next 5 months for agency, social worker, and paperwork costs.
If you choose to donate, you can give in whichever way is best for you. One big donation, or 12 monthly small donations, or 1 small donation.
Over the next year we will also be trying to fundraise in creative ways, so be on the look-out for craft auctions, garage sales, dinners, and maybe even a cookbook. You can take part in our fundraisers… or even better, you can get creative yourself and fundraise on our behalf.
Thank you all once again for your willingness to support us in a plethora of ways. If you have further questions or comments, just let us know.