Someone asked me the other day where we were at with raising funds to bring Matthew home and what we would do if we weren't able to raise all of the money needed before we travel. Well, here is the current status:
Anticipated adoption expenses are right around $30,000 (unfortunately, this is the most expensive time of year for airfare). So far, we have raised the following amounts.
Bella Adoption Grant $1500.00
Church Fundraiser $4400.00
Private Donations $700.00
RR Family Sponsorship Donations $1165.00
Melanie's Employer Reimbursement $10,000.00
Current total $17,765.00
We still need to raise a little over $12,000.00 within a few short weeks. This morning, we found out that one of the families who was submitted the week before us received their travel date - June 9. So... if all goes according to plan, we hope to be traveling by mid June.
$12,000 in four weeks seems impossible. But, I have seen amazing stories of God's provision for those who have stepped out in faith to adopt. With God, nothing is impossible. He knows our needs. He wants to meet and exceed them. So, we are trusting that He will provide the funds necessary to bring our son home.