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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Progress and a Set-Back.

For the good news, we have reached another goal - raising all our agency fees!

Work-wise, this past Christmas season was not what we expected at all.  My husband hired a great crew of guys in expectation of a heavy work-load.  Though the work never did more then wave a hand in our direction, and despite seeing next to nothing in the first two weeks, we did manage to make some money.

My husband also had the pleasure of dealing with a rock thrown through a rental truck window, a diesel spill requiring a haz-mat team, and an employee who left a gash in the side of a rental before it was returned.  Oy.

But the good news is still good:  we were able to add over $1,800 to our fund.  I can't help but be happy about that!  And at the same time, we got another small donation from our Memorial couple who continue to bless and encourage us in our journey.

However, we're now facing a complicated situation: health insurance.

Since my husband is essentially self-employed, we have to provide our own health insurance.  That's fine - we've been doing it for years.  But apparently when you adopt a child, they want a letter from your health insurance provider saying your child will be covered when the child is placed in your possession.  I called our health insurance company and asked about getting that letter, and they said, "No, you have to apply ahead of time for insurance for the child.  How old is he?"

Uhh.....really?  We don't know and we won't know until we can get proof of potential health coverage.

She's kindly sending me our entire policy (which apparently states on page 8 that our policy allows us to apply for coverage for adopted children, something they've since changed, so this is actually good), though I've asked that the information be put into letter form in hopes that they'll accept that.  Meanwhile I am avidly searching for a way to combat this issue, assuming a measly letter on being allowed to apply for insurance doesn't fly with them.  We can't be the only ones who've faced this, right?

I'll keep you posted on what I find out, but any thoughts are welcome.  =)

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