Okay friends, the 10 days have been intense to say the least. Let me explain what has happened.
Several months ago, our adoption agency was suspended. We were told that the suspension would not affect our adoption since we already had PA and had begun the process.
Fast forward to June 18. Our dossier was complete. Our agency told me it was on the way to China, other wise known as DTC.
This is a big deal. A really big deal when you are in the adoption world.
I was so excited! I posted on my DTC Spring facebook group but nowhere else. I wanted to wait until the fedex tracking info showed that it had made some progress and was truly headed overseas.
It's a good thing I held off cause I checked that fedex site over and over again only to see that the package had not even been picked up from our agency's office.
Then, the next day, I got an email that said that due to the suspension, the CCCWA would not allow us to submit the dossier until September.
Anyone who has adopted knows that this news was heartbreaking.
I cried a lot that afternoon. A lot.
I put the kids in the car and cried while I drove to the farmers market (only because we needed produce and soap desperately). It was hard to walk around there feeling so devastated when my world had seemingly just come crashing down.
Several days went by and finally we decided to transfer to a new agency, but that was risky.
Yesterday our old agency unlocked her Lily's file and then we waited for the CCCWA to reassign her file to the new agency.
Today I was told that the new agency has locked her file and we are ready to keep moving!
Now we are starting all over again, but this time we have a completed home study and dossier.
All we need to do is pay our new agencies fees, which is something we had not planned to do. Had we known we'd have an additional $5,000 in fees, we would have been selling off things we own, working harder at finding craft shows, selling things on ebay.
These fees hit us hard and fast and the only way to get our dossier to China is to come up with the money to pay our new agency.
Please help me share our jewelry page. I will ship anywhere. These items would make great gifts and each purchase goes into our adoption fund 100%.
Please post the link on facebook, email to you friends, anything to help get the word out quickly so that we can raise the money fast.
Please consider buying something from our jewelry collection here on our Facebook page. This will help us pay our new agencies fees.