Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Adoption Stuff

I'm not sure how much I should say here since for now this remains a public blog. Just please continue to pray for our adoption process and for our wonderful facilitators who are working so hard on our behalf to bring our son home.

Also a heads-up to those scrambling for possible financial help with an adoption: here in Idaho there is the possibility of receiving up to $2000 subsidy from the state for non-recurring adoption expenses incurred in adoption of a child with special needs. The money is given after the adoption is finalized. In this state this is also available for international adoptions in certain situations. I handed in the paperwork yesterday for Steven. (I had not thought it was possible when we adopted Caleb. Bummer.) Not all states make this money available for international adoptions but it is worth checking out. The state has 6-8 weeks to make a decision.

I am very seriously considering making this blog private--perhaps until the adoption is finalized. I don't want anything posted on here to jeopardize our son's coming home in any way.


Amy said...

I would totally understand you making your blog private. That is why I made mine private. There is a lot at stake and you don't want to take any chances. I will continue to pray for Steven and your paperwork. I can't wait for you to bring him home!!

MamaPoRuski said...

I keep praying, and checking for good news. Privacy is probably warranted now. May God continue to give you peace and make the path smoother and bring your boy home!

Hi~I'm Alysha said...

I agree, a good mama always does whats in the best intrest of her children & right now I think your being one wise mama :) Praying for the situation at hand & peace to abound...Can't wait for your son to be home with you!!!

AZmomto8 said...

I agree it would be a good idea Joy, if you do make it private please invite us to read.

My heart keeps skipping beats thinking that there are issues, will be on my knees praying to HF tonight for Steven and his family here in America. ((((((((((hugs)))))))))

Kathy and Matt said...

Your family is in my prayers. If you go private, it's very understandable, just stop by our blogs once in awhile to let us know what's happening.

Praying that God removes all obstacles and gives you peace during this time.