We've made some progress since our "big announcement" in late May.
- We applied to, and were accepted by, an adoption consulting agency to facilitate our match. Their average timeline to be matched is 7-9 months, so things could move pretty quickly!
- Our home study has been completed and submitted.
- We received our first donations for anticipated adoption costs. Thank you for your generosity!
- We made our first (of many) fee payments.
- We had a garage sale this weekend and made some money towards the adoption costs! Thank you to our friends and family that donated stuff to sell as well as our family and friends that came to help. We had A TON of stuff - check out the photo evidence below. Rain and flash flooding on Friday disrupted our sale, but Saturday was glorious. Even with a successful sale, we received so much stuff to sell that we're going to have a second sale next weekend!
What's perhaps most interesting to us is the phenomenon that around adoption, strangers feel free to ask us the most invasive, inappropriate questions. Social norms seem to be thrown out the window. It reminded me of this video that made its way around social media last year:
For those of you that are curious about adoption or an adoptive family's story, just be thoughtful and respectful about what you ask. Admit your naiveté and your desire to learn and understand. Or don't say anything at all ;)
Now, onto something a little lighter...
I'm looking forward to the days that I don't have so many poop stories... You're welcome. :)