So, here's the nutshell for those of you who want "Just the facts, Ma'am"
And I will give a more detailed account after that.
We need approximately $13,200
We owe about $21,900 coming up in the next few weeks.
We currently have $8200 which has been donated to AdoptTogether
And we have approximately $500 left in our savings account.
We have invested $13,692 so far.
We have received $2650 from two grants, we applied for ten.
I want to begin by saying we have some of the best friends and family in the entire world. Already, YOU have given about $10,000 (to AdoptTogether and personally) That is TRULY amazing and we are so very blessed.
Here is the breakdown if you are interested.
$11,400 Orphanage Fee Due 4/9 - ($5,700 x2)
$3,000 Airfare for Doug and I - ($1,500 x2)
$4000 approx. In-China travel (flights, hotels, food)
$1500 approx. Visas, Kid's passports, physicals, notary fees
$2000 Airfare for Kids coming home ($1,000 x2)
$5 eggrolls (for Doug) Kidding! ;-)
THANK YOU! If you stuck with me to the end of this post!
And even bigger THANK YOU!!! to those who have given to us already. We so appreciate your generosity.
If you know anyone who would like a proven, previously-loved, practical 33 foot travel trailer that sleeps 10 we would love to sell it! Contact me by email.
There are ways to give and I will tell you we are currently waiting to see if we can get a matching grant. We applied in October, I called to follow up, they know our current timeline and are going to see if they can "do anything for us." I will post on Facebook and my blog when we hear back from them.
If you would like to give now, you can give to AdoptTogether.
So there ya have it folks, that's the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.