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June 11th, 2010, 09:14 AM
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So our home study was approved about a month ago and it's almost completely written and ready for us to review. We are currently working on putting our profile together to add to the waiting family book, we ordered some adoption business cards with our 800 number, email address and blog address on them, AND we have our garage sale fundraiser next weekend to raise money.... I'm pooped out man!

I'm mostly excited for our adoption cards to arrive... TODAY! I can't wait to see them and start handing them out. I just want to get the word out there as much as I can that we are ready to adopt.... like yesterday

And our garage sale fundraiser is getting very big! I have been accepting donated items for a few months, lets just say my basement is FULL of stuff... I'm a little overwhelmed! I hope that it all sells and we are able to raise some funds for our adoption expenses.

Next thing on my list is to complete the profile, and I have to set up our next fundraiser (we'll be accepting monetary donations for puzzle pieces that will be put together and then framed, on the back of each piece will be the persons name that donated money and down the road we'll be able to show our child everyone that had a part in bringing them home ).

Just thought I'd give you gals a quick update! Hope you all have a great weekend!
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June 11th, 2010, 11:40 AM
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Congrats on getting your homestudy approved! That's great that you've got so much stuff your your garage sale! I wish I could help.
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June 11th, 2010, 06:17 PM
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Congratulations!!
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June 11th, 2010, 09:10 PM
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I love your fundraising ideas. That is awesome that so many can help you bring your child home!!
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June 12th, 2010, 02:02 PM
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Awesome!!
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June 13th, 2010, 09:25 PM
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Progress, woohoo!!
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June 15th, 2010, 07:33 AM
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Thanks ladies! I'll let you all know how the garage sale goes... I'm nervous that we'll have tons left over, so pray that people show up and that they buy lots of stuff!!!
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June 21st, 2010, 03:55 AM
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Alright ladies, the numbers are in!

We were able to raise a little over $1,700!!!

And we gave out our information to over 250 people! That part really makes me smile! I just hope ONE of them has a connection with someone that *might* want to talk to us about adoption.

Come on phone... RING!
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June 21st, 2010, 08:20 AM
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wooo! those are some great numbers!
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June 22nd, 2010, 03:01 PM
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Hey have you had any responses to your networking yet??
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June 22nd, 2010, 04:04 PM
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Well, not really. We gave out a lot of cards and have told a ton of people online about our adoption plans. I actually got a call today on our 800 number.... but I can't figure out how to listen to the message!!! I have to wait for DH to get home.... I hope it's good news, but I have a feeling it won't be anything. We'll see!
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June 22nd, 2010, 06:09 PM
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Nice! Congrats. I hope that you get the call that will bring a child to you soon!!
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June 23rd, 2010, 08:43 AM
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What did the message say? was it good news?
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June 23rd, 2010, 05:02 PM
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Fantastic!! Congrats
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June 27th, 2010, 05:46 AM
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I'm anxious to hear about the message too. Congratulations on doing so well at your yard sale! That is awesome!
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June 30th, 2010, 11:01 AM
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Hey ladies... sorry I didn't update sooner... not great news.

The message ended up being 20 seconds long and was called from a payphone in Denver. It was just dead air. Who knows... but for now it was nothing.

I'm still anxiously awaiting the phone to ring again, or to get an email from somebody. I have lots of people who have handed out my cards as well, so maybe someday soon we'll make a connection!
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