Today, we returned to our hometown to celebrate Christmas with my husband's dad, stepmom, sister and her new husband. It was a fun day and we were able to share good food, many laughs and updates regarding our progress toward becoming paper ready.
My sister-in-law and her husband gave us a wonderful Christmas gift. Their exceedingly generous donation to 5 for Hope will boost our funds to the point that we have met our second benchmark goal of being able to pay for the balance of our homestudy. Once that homestudy is complete, we will be eligible to apply for adoption grants and even some loan programs not open to potential adoptive parents who have not completed such a study.
As special as Aunt H and Uncle J are to M1 and M2, it is no surprise that they have jumped into the fray to become special to M3 before she even knows their names.
We only need the equivalent of 3771 people to reach our goal of $5 from 4,000. It's amazing to me that since we went live December 22 we find ourselves in the company of the equivalent of 229 people who were willing to give us 5.
Thanks again. We appreciate you spreading the word about us, our site and our mission to bring M3 home from Ethiopia. We can't wait to share with her how lucky she is to have such a huge team pulling for her!