Our papers are officially submitted! We won't know travel dates for a little while, but we can estimate mid-April to May.
I am overwhelmed with the outpouring of love I have seen as people discover that Barton has a family coming. Thank you, every one of you. So many people have been holding him in their hearts.
We have had people ask us how much more money we will need. We are guessing that we will need $12,000 more after taking his grant into account. We still need about $5000 for adding Orion as well. Our FSP will need to read $18,887.
If you would like to help, we have a full list of our current fundraisers HERE. Read about our Superman shirts HERE - TODAY is the last day for this order! We are also accepting donations for an auction beginning Monday - see that HERE!
Our expenses for Theo are now fully covered! I promised we would share a video of him when that happened. I am so excited to show everyone the awesome music this sweet boy makes.
We have made no secret of our focus on older children who have waited without families for so long. Salome is one of those children. Her 16th birthday will be March 13th. A family needs to send in their i600a form and fees before that date. Getting our form in BEFORE Barton's birthday is the reason we are able to adopt him. If you looked at her even once and wondered if you might be her mama, PLEASE send your form in.
I don't want her to wait for months after her birthday, left in limbo, waiting to see if a family will commit. I want a family to step forward for her NOW. Have you seen her grant?! More importantly, have you seen her? She deserves a chance to be a treasured daughter. She has such a strong, gentle spirit to survive the life she has lived and still melt into giggles over attention.
There is a boy who has already turned 16 that lives with two of our boys. He has a family coming! They are traveling very soon. Read more about them and consider helping get him home. They have a few fundraisers listed on their blog. They need their FSP to read $9995.
I am still offering two gift cards for an equal donation to the Stolz family, adopting Andrei! You can have a $50 gift card to Montgomery Inn or a $25 card for Honey Baked Ham if you make an equal donation to their account. Contact me if you donate so I can send you your card! The boy they are adopting used to live at the same place as Theo and Orion. He aged out during the fall.
The Jenks family has a matching grant right now. Their FSP needs to read $8420 to meet it! They are adopting two older girls who have been waiting for a very long time.
The Smith family is adopting Sutter, an aging out teen. Please consider supporting them!