November was a CRAZY month for us!! We have been pulled every which way to get EVERYTHING completed! We have been working on our adoption letter! This is one of the most important and difficult parts of our journey. The thought of sitting down and writing a complete ‘letter’ to a potential birthfamily is overwhelming! Not only is writing the text so perfect but choosing fonts, caption style, cover style, colors, and all the small details of the adoption letter! Then to have to get a 1-800 number, a text number, website, and an email to go along with the letter to give the birthmother all options to contact us! We are half way finished with this process and can’t wait to see the letter finished! Then next step is getting our online profile (iheartadoption.org) finished! The profile will be a breeze once our adoption letter is finish!
The next step in the process is that we are waiting on the call to schedule our home visit! At this point we will be close to being on the waiting list! The home visit is a visit that they do to make sure that your home is safe for a little one to be in. They make sure you have space for a little one. Make sure you have all the safety needs for your home like smoke detector, fire extinguisher, carbon monoxide detector, and alarms on doors if you are close to a body of water. Once they come to the house then the agency has up to 45 days to complete the paper work and have us finalized to be on the wait list. They tell us it doesn’t take this long but to be prepared if it does. We REALLY want to be on the wait list by the end of the year but we will see!
We are so excited about this Saturday because it is our first fundraiser event! We will be hosting a Breakfast with Santa event! It will be at the Harmony Community Center in Brazil, IN on December 12th from 7-11am. We will be having pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, and toast for breakfast with water, milk (chocolate and strawberry), regular coffee, and a HOT CHOCOLATE BAR! We will also have Santa and Mrs. Clause for a fun time to get those cute pictures! We will have a photo booth with fun props for the little ones that are not a fan of Santa! There will be a craft table available for items to purchase! We have 10 Thirty-One thermal totes filled with goodies available for raffle. These tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. We will be having a puzzle fundraiser also and I’m so excited about this! We will be having this at all our fundraiser events until the puzzle is completed! Everyone who donates to our adoption through this fundraiser becomes a permanent part of our adoption journey; a piece of our puzzle!
Here’s how it works:
~We have customized a 200 piece puzzle. Each piece will represent someone who donated to help us bring Baby Morris home!
~Each puzzle piece is a minimum donation of $20!
~You may just want to be represented on one piece of our puzzle or on many pieces!
~Your name will be written on the back of each piece you represent!
Here are a few ways to get your puzzle piece(s):
~come to one of our events
~Go to the paypal link on the right side of this blog!
~Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for mailing address if you are interested in sending check, cash, or have questions.
~if you are not present when you make your donation then we will write your name on it and send you a picture J
Once our puzzle has been completed, we will hang it in a double sided frame in the nursery. This will be a beautiful keepsake for us and Baby Morris to cherish forever! We will always look back and be reminded of your generosity and investment in our family! You will be a part of completing the missing piece to our puzzle!
As always, thanks for your love, support, and your prayers! We need prayers for wisdom & creativity as we continue our adoption letter and online profile. Also, prayers that Saturday is a huge success and helps us get that much closer to making our dreams come true!