The title says it all…its just so easy to do a quick post (or several) in a FB group than it is to keep up with a blog. Therefore…I kept forgetting about the blog. And I am so sorry. If you only do Instagram or e-mail and you haven’t been up to date, I truly apologize.
To bring you up to speed, We went to Sierra Leone last October for court. And it was successful! Praise the Lord! However, in that process we weren’t able to adopt little “Noah” …but that was for the best and the Lord has provided a new family for him. We are watching their process as they fundraise and prepare to meet him and get this process moving.
Next we sent in our orphan petition to the USCIS. Then we got a pink letter…if you’ve never done anything like this a pink letter is no bueno. They needed more info and thanks to our awesome immigration attorney we got it handled (after more money and paper trails and time). They accepted it! Yay! That means we’re on to the next step…Embassy!
I just filled out a form online earlier this week for a visa application for “Tyler” and it has been received by the embassy officials. That means we should be hearing soon about an exit interview. Whew…you’re caught up! On the adoption at least.
We have been trying to do some home improvements over the past months. Some things are just way overdue (unsafe deck, overgrown outdoor areas, rotten siding, much needed outdoor paint) and others are necessities of adding another member to our house (closing in our den to make an extra bedroom, LOTS of moving and decluttering). All of this plus so many extra adoption costs has just about done us in financially. We can’t afford to pay people to come do most of these things and that means that Jason has to do most of it alone on his weekends off while still trying to hang out with me and the kids and go to church, etc.
I included all of that info so you would understand my reasons for what I’m gonna ask for next. I don’t have the energy or time for a huge involved fundraiser, and most off-site things that others do for us can’t be scheduled in time for what we think might be an August trip (insert excited scream here!!). So I am taking the advice of awesome friends and creating a GO Fund me page. We have a paypal account and an FSP with Reeces Rainbow (which is tax deductible), but Go Fund Me is highly recognized and easily shareable so hopefully it will be more successful.
This is what I’m asking…once I have to Go Fund Me set up, I will share it here as well as on social media. If every person would give $5 (JUST $5) and share it on your own page with a little note that you’d like to get at least 10 friends to give just $5, we would appreciate it so so so much! Many hands make light work! We can’t do this alone…but together we can do SO much! I can’t wait to see how this turns out. 🙂
Also, prayers. Pray for them to schedule and interview quickly and pray that our liason in Sierra Leone is available on that day and time to do the interview for us. Also pray that if/when that happens that she is able to have all the info she needs and that the interview goes super well. Pray that they will make decisions quickly and that God will provide all the money needed for that last trip ($7000-$8000 depending on flight prices) in plenty of time for us to be able to pay for all the arrangements.
Lastly, we need help getting some stuff done around here more quickly. Would you be willing to come and fix something? help paint the house? Move some furniture to new rooms? That would be great!! Let me know!
Thank you all for the continued support…we are so very grateful. We know that the Lord has blessed us with some great people!
Update: We have a Go Fund Me page! https://www.gofundme.com/waller-adoption-fund Just copy and paste in your search bar or go to GO Fund Me and search Waller Adoption Fund. Thanks y’all!