We've Been Officially Matched!
We’re happy to report that we’ve been officially matched with a sibling group of four boys, ages 3, 4, 5, and 6! This is a huge deal because we’ve not only been given the green light by the country of Colombia to adopt, but now we’ve also been specifically given the green light to adopt these specific boys.
What’s happening now?
We’re currently having a huge number of documents about the boys translated from Spanish, and we have additional paperwork to do (like USCIS i-800 and i-864 forms for each child, for example).
We’ll be sending them a photo book about us, their soon-to-be new family, and some small gifts. They will receive these when they are told they will have a new family. We’re also going to record a video in Spanish to send (we’ll no doubt need some assistance from our Spanish-speaking amigos). Additionally, we’ll have a chance to speak to them on Skype in the near future!
When are you going to Colombia?
We’ve been told to tentatively plan on traveling at the end of August or in early September. Only a few weeks away, really!
For fundraising, this is the FINAL PUSH! We are so close to reaching our overall goal and being fully funded! Before we can travel to bring our boys home, we need to raise the remaining balance.
We are only $3,737 away from our fundraising goal!
Yep, adoption is crazy expensive. But it’s amazing how God has provided financially every step of the way through the generosity of friends, family, and even complete strangers, and we are so grateful.
If you’d like to help put four orphans in a family, please consider making a tax deductible donation via our Pure Charity account. Additionally, you can send money via PayPal to paypal.me/HappyTurtleLife, mail a check (send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for our address), or send it through the Square Cash App to $ott