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We are Stuart and Jessie - a couple imperfectly pursuing God's will for our family, which so far has included having and loving 3 children, getting debt free, and now pursuing an international adoption.
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Bracelets, home study and finances...

I know you all have been waiting on pins and needles for these bracelets.  ;)  With a HUGE thank you to my amazing friend, Michelle, we finally finished our leather and pearl bracelets.  Oh, and because she donated ALL the supplies for the bracelets, 100% of the purchase price will go towards our adoption costs!!!  


Visit my etsy store here or visit my "Store" page to get one for yourself.  



As far as where we're at in our adoption process, we are about 5 pieces of paper away from finishing up our home study.  We've had our interviews and home visit so now its just a push to finish the required paperwork.

However, we received an email this past week informing us that a portion of the fees have gone up by $1,000.  This is both sweet and sour for us.  Sour, obviously, because of the extra expense.  However, one of the biggest issues with adoption in Uganda is the ethics that many people overlook.  These fees are the result of the extra work our Ugandan attorney is doing to ensure that the adoptions he's involved with remain legal and ethical.  Despite the added costs, it is also reassuring to know that his fees are still HALF of those of other attorneys because, while this is his career, it's also a ministry for him.

That's where we're currently at.  Thank you to all those who have sent letters and emails of encouragement, random donations, prayers and verbally given your support!  We really appreciate you all.