As most of you know or should know, I set up my adoption fund a few weeks ago. When I started this process I committed to my future baby benefactors to keep them up to date about the latest and greatest of what I have accomplished. Update:
Fundraising goal is $35,000
Adopting is a very complicated process that involves a home study, finding an attorney or agency and then having the right mother chose the right family to love the baby.
The home study requires the adoptive parents to accomplished an extensive list of tasks including, but not limited to, FBI background check, updated animal and human vaccinations, reference letters, doctors letters, etc. The life of each home study extends only one year and I pray that my wait for a child proves short and pain free.
I have started trying to collect items for my home study so that I when I start my paperwork my approval will be expedient. This past weekend I went to Camp Wolf in Duluth to get all of my pets their updated shots. Camp Wolf, a pet paradise with perfect prices, worked with SPCA to offer discounted shots….REALLY discounted pricing. I packed up two cats and a dog into my car and headed over to stand in line for the love of my future child. To get the visual you need to know that my shoulder‘s labrum and rotator cuff is torn and I sweat like Paula Dean on the Today Show. After standing in line for 2.5 hours outside in 90 degree weather, I finally made it inside the store to meet the vet and comfort my children through their shots.
Heading home I realized I had a small sense of accomplishment in regards to my adoption after getting my kids their shots. Yes, sounds dumb, but with the search for more stable employment and better health insurance, I have felt like I have accomplished nothing in regards to bringing my daughter home besides having her name inscribed on my heart. Yes, I want a little girl and Isabella Beloved will be her name.
My next “to-do” list items include lining up my reference letters, fire extinguishers and also securing a few baby items like car seats and bouncers through visiting garage sales. Until next time….please feel free to read more about my adoption journey and also donate to bringing hope to the Tippins’ family.
Please feel free to lift our family’s journey up in your prayers or good vibes for the following:
Success for RockScar Love
Financial support for this journey
Inexpensive pricing for car seat, bouncer and baby monitor