We mailed in our adoption application this morning! That was the first true step we've taken towards actually getting started with adoption. And it was exciting! I kept saying all day yesterday that I felt like it was Christmas Eve, thus the title of Christmas Morning. I can't wait for all the many more exciting Christmas Eve/Christmas Morning moments to come as we continue down this journey.
What I posted on my Facebook and Twitter pretty much sums up the day: "Just mailed my heart, hopes, and dreams (adoption application) to Enid, OK. Oh, and $500! May God be glorified in this new journey."
|The hubs weighing the envelope and getting it ready to go.|
|Bye, bye application! I hope you turn into a baby soon! ;)|
Also, I plan on keeping track of our adoption expenses on here. One, for our benefit so it will help us when it comes time to file for the adoption tax credit. Two, for anyone out there curious about adoption and all the costs that it entails. I'll continue to add to the list whenever something new comes up.
*Puzzle for adoption fundraiser (more on this later, promise) - $19.78
*Postage for mailing application - $4.95
*Application fee - $500
Running Total - $524.73