Not much is happening on the adoption front. After this past Tuesday's fiasco, I am reminded that even though I think everything adoption related is in my control....... actually nothing is. After driving for one hour up to Fresno to have two important documents apostilled, the nice woman behind the counter informed me that the county clerk had put the wrong year on the notary certification.
Literally freaking out with frustration at this potential delay (remembering that I already had one delay because I had misplaced the documents), I asked if there was anything I can do besides having to drive all the way back home and having the certifications done over.
Well... remember how I said this woman was nice???
She made my day by suggesting that I just go and have the documents re-notarized and re-certified at the local county clerk's office which was three blocks away. Yes, this meant spending just as much money---- again, and yes this meant dragging the kids on more errands, but it was the simplest solution.
As I made small talk with the notary, she found out what the documents were for and ended up only charging me for the certifications-- not the notaries. Thankful to see this fiasco ending on a beautiful note, I thanked her over and over for her kindness. I told her I'd be back, as I waved us out the door.
After apostilling the documents, and filing re-adoption paperwork for Dennis (son that we adopted this past summer) with the court, we returned home.
Since I was already a week late in getting these documents over to Ukraine, I hopefully made the wise decision of saving some money and sending them over through the good ol' postal service instead of Fed Ex or DHL. It cost me nearly $100.00 dollars less.... and what is one more week?
I am not sure if I am calculating things right or not, but it looks to me like $230.00 has been fundraised since the IPOD raffle was announced! Can I hear an Amen? I was hoping that enough people would buy a raffle ticket to at least cover the value of the IPOD which I think is around $230. Praise God! I am not sure who all of you are that have generously given, but I wanted to let you all know how thankful we are. Every little bit counts. If you were planning on buying a raffle ticket--- remember that the deadline is February 29th!
Julia has officially made $45 selling washcloths and scarfs. Thank you Mary and Julie! Your support of my daughter has been tremendous and though we are not close to covering the cost of her plane ticket and passport, I remain faithful that God will provide. The easy way out of this added expense would naturally be to not have her go..... but that is essentially saying that God won't provide and therefore I am going to come up with my own answer. That I have already committed to not doing. So if you still want to place an order or send a check for a previously placed order, we would both be very thankful.
Lastly, I am asking everyone who is in the process of adopting to please leave me your blog address so that I can add you to my blogroll. I would like to be able to go to one place where I can check-up on all of your families so that I can pray for you guys.
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