Posted by toddhelmkamp on August 19, 2011
Well, we got all of our documents and the contract notarized yesterday, so we’re about ready to send that in to our agency. A very gracious family loaned us the money for our application fee (almost $6,000!) interest-free, so that’s a great blessing. We’re getting ready to submit our loan and grant applications, so we should be in good shape financially.
Apparently, not many people want girls (why, I don’t know), especially toddlers, so we’re at the top of the list and could get our referral at any time after our docs are turned in. From our referral date, it would be around 5-9 months until we go to bring her home! I can’t believe how quickly things can go. It’s kind of frightening, but we’re really learning how to trust and lean on God during all of this.
Yesterday was a bit difficult with the boys, they were pretty crazy and jumping on each other, fighting, etc., and I actually caught myself thinking, “We’re introducing another child into this mix?!?” But hopefully she’ll be on the quiet side. :)
And I start grad school on Monday. Perhaps my timing is bit off. :)