As of this weekend we are about 80% done with the paperwork side of our Homestudy. Our physicals are scheduled for this week and we're waiting for certified copies of our birth certificates and marriage license to come via snail mail. The parent training modules are actually really interesting and we're hoping to have all of our courses done by the end of this week. That leaves the personal application- a 22 page document full of questions about our family, marriage, childhood, faith, etc. It is pretty intense and requires a lot of quite time to think and then articulate those thoughts. Since "a lot of quite time" doesn't really exist in our house, this part of the Homestudy seems to be taking the longest...
Our goal is to have our Homestudy mailed out to our agency by mid-April. We are also trying to chip away at pieces of our Dossier as well, though that list will require at least 4 chalkboards to display. Geez Loueez.
On the fundraising side of things, we are BLOWN AWAY but the sales we continue to have at Standard Goods. Seriously, we thought our little leather shop would be a fun way to raise money during the holiday season but God definitely had other plans. Our leather goods are now on display at two local boutiques in Visalia, have been a featured deal on Brickyard Buffalo, and have been shipped to 35 states!!
BUT WAIT-THERE'S MORE...
This week we have two HUGE events going on for Standard Goods that we are hoping everyone will check out:
1. A handful of our products will be featured at Kate and Linny at discounted prices. Kate and Linny is a fabulous new online pop-up shop and the ladies running the show have been incredibly encouraging and gracious to us in wanting to share our shop and our story.
2. I am being featured as the "Mompreneur of the week" at Kate and Linny. Head over to their blog to read my interview!
3. Alissa at Rags to Stitches is featuring our story and highlighting our leather clutch on her blog today! You've got to see her beautiful pictures and read her sweet words about our adoption adventure.
We are seriously so overwhelmed by the opportunities God is putting before us to share our products and our story and bring in the funds we need to bring our baby home.
I am so excited to announce that as of this month, we are MORE THAN HALF WAY FUNDED!!
Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow!!