Let's Take This Journey Together

In my attempt to find information for our adoption process from Uganda, I became quickly aware that there just isn't much out there. I wanted to create a way for all of us taking this journey together to be able to walk along-side each other. A place we can find other people taking this journey with us. A place to encourage each other during the journey. A place to keep up with the family after the adoption is finalized, because, let's face it, the adoption is only the beginning of this journey!

If you are in the process of adopting from Uganda and are blogging about your journey, please e-mail joshntash@hotmail.com so I can add you to the hopefully growing list of people who are bringing these orphans home!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Where We Are

By the way, I have NO IDEA who these people are, so don't ask;)
Wow, I believe that Adoption is by far the most emotionally up and down process I have ever been a part of.  I know, so worth it, but man...

Paperwork:
The last I heard is that, as of yesterday the last of our documents are being finalized in Uganda with our Attorney.  It should be submitted to court very soon!

Prayer:
Along these same lines, we are asking people to pray specifically for the judge that gets assigned to our case.  We know of some processes going extremely fast after getting assigned to a judge, as well as other cases who have come to an abrupt halt at this exact same point.  So this is our prayer, that the Lord will soften the heart of all the judges doing these adoption cases, but more specifically, the one whose hands our dossier gets assigned to.  This could be a difference between a few weeks until we travel to a few months (or more).  This is huge, and we don't take prayer lightly.

Our Little Girl:
My sister-in-law, Joy, is on a mission trip and actually got to spend a few days with our little girl.  It has been so awesome to get day-to-day updates on her personality and character!  We even got to talk to our little girl on the phone yesterday!  Joy called yesterday morning and asked if I'd like her to put our baby on the phone.  I told her not to worry about it...JUST KIDDING!  I said, "Heck Yes!" as all my kids here at home crowded around the phone and we each took turns telling her we loved her and couldn't wait to see her and bring her home:)  What a special moment that was for all of us!

Joy says that she is full of character, very prissy, healthy and LOVES attention.

*sigh*

Financial:
Our estimated goal for this adoption is $33,000.  We have already paid $13,600 into that.  We've raised a few thousand more than that to start saving for our travel (and attorney fees) which will be coming up quicker than we can imagine, I'm sure.

TOTAL LEFT TO RAISE
as of 6/21/11 - $11,100 : That may seem like a lot to you, but if you've been riding this journey with us from the beginning you may feel the same as us...that's nothin'!  God has been showing off this entire process and we are anxious to see how He plays this out.

We've been denied 3 of the 6 Grants that we applied for and haven't heard back from the rest.  So, we wait.

Current Fundraisers:
You can still download Josh's Resurrection Songs.
We are still collecting change.
Donate on PayPal.
Buy Coffee.  Yup, if you buy coffee from our store set up with JustLove Coffee, we get $5 for every bag you purchase. 


You can help us raise awareness by helping the Uganda Adoption Blogs site stay in the TOP 25 on Circle of Moms.  You have until 8pm tonight to vote.  You don't have to sign up for anything, you just have to click "voted".  It's that Simple!  Thanks for helping us out:)



 Summary:
We are very close.  We are over half-way there in the process as well as financially.  Thank you to everyone who is walking this journey with us!  It feels weird to put it all out there for the world to see, but so many of you have been asking, and I know that I would want to know. I'm just nosy like that:)

Remember - You can keep up with our funding and timeline on the  Adoption tab at the top of the page.

3 comments:

  1. Blessing on your guys' adventure into adoption! What a great heart for Uganda! New follower, Jen

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  2. so exciting :) I am praying that things move quickly for you and you guys are able to raise all your funds!!!

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  3. We are just starting our home study to eventually adopt from Uganda...and we are very excited for you! Ours prayers are with your family and we hope you will say a short one for us too...particularly the financial side of things, lol! It seems like fundraising is all we talk about anymore, but it will be so worth it :)

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