Right now I'm in the "hurry up and wait" stage that's just standard for adoption. There is literally nothing for me to do but wait in terms of paperwork. Right now I'm still paying down the current fee so that it will be hopefully paid when it's due. The next big fee will be due when I officially say that I accept Penny to be my daughter. I actually can't officially accept UNLESS I have the money to pay that fee. After that will be another hurry up and wait while paying down fees (hopefully on time). The biggest thing I'm trying to share right now is something that seems so far away but will be here before you know it. Travel. I have been allowed to set up a Reece's Rainbow grant so that I can hopefully travel as soon as I'm allowed, I would hate for her to stay in the orphanage longer because I can't afford to travel. All donations there go to Reece's Rainbow and then when I have travel dates they grant me those funds directly to the travel agent. I cannot use those fund for agency fees unless there are fees outstanding that I need to pay but I'm hoping to be able to cover all those myself before then so when it is time to travel I just have to think about that. Since Reece's Rainbow is a non-profit all donations are tax-deductible for US citizens!
How to Help with Agency Fees:
Pledge on Patreon - http://patreon.com/choiceofmotherhood
Purchase a T-Shirt - http://hopeinthemaking.com
How to Help with Travel Expenses:
Donate to the grant - https://reecesrainbow.org/126105/sponsorpenny (tax deductible for US citizens)
Purchase a Gift Card - https://www.babylist.com/micheleadoption
I am 30, single, vegan, and been on my journey to becoming a single mother since 2013. I have struggled with infertility and I am now on the path to international adoption of a little girl with Down syndrome. Come join me on my journey to becoming a mother!