Friday, March 16, 2012

A countdown

We have a date!

Tuesday March 20th Melvin will arrive with his host mom.

I am thrilled, excited, nervous, anxious.


We had thought that we could easily raise the funds for travel and the adoption expenses by August. Now we are being told that we need to have all our necessary documents in Liberia by June. Two months before we were planning.

I am feeling the pressure. Paperwork galore, and the fees that go along with it are adding up quickly.

Seeing his sweet, mischievous is all worth it.

When I met Melvin, I took him to the Sea Life Aquarium at the Mall of America. here is a few photos from our weekend together.

So amazing...

I HAD to adjust the funds thermometer THREE times today! tomorrow I will wait for the end of the day. that way it may seem...more dramatic! ;)

Thank you "S"
Thank you "A"
Thank you "L"

Our First Donation!

So Exciting.

Thanks to those who have responded in support.

I have been trying to think of more ways to help you feel connected. So i figured I would make a running tally of the expenses thus far.....

Trip to Visit Melvin in MN
Gas $250.00
Food $112.00
Museum $55.00

Background Checks
MO State $35.00
AK. State $55.00
FBI$ 48.20(x3)= $144.60

Home study
Home study Fee $1395.00
Travel expenses for Home Study Worker TBD

TO DATE SPENT: $2350.60