Hey there! Why, yes we are STILL in the home study process! The fun thing about adoption is ALL. THE. PAPERWORK. Our home study has included LOTS of paperwork. We've just sent in the last of it. Next up, our interviews! This is where we talk about lots of things with our wonderful social worker. Then, they'll compile all this stuff and write up one big summary. They'll slap it all together and VOILA- Homestudy COMPLETE!
In the meantime, I've started my own business! As you may or may not know, my husband does an INCREDIBLE job busting his hind end for our family. We are so thankful for the Lord's provision for our family in the jobs Matt has! We have been so blessed and taken care of in the last couple of years since I quit my job to be a full time Stay At Home Mom. To help ease the financial strain off of Matt, I watched various kids in our home while their moms worked, and I even picked up a wonderful cleaning job for a year!
A few weeks ago, my cleaning client let me know my services were no longer needed. Since then, we discussed how I might be able to help in our family's budget and expenses. We debated whether I should extend care to children needing a loving environment during the day or whether to find a new client in need of a clean home. Each option seemed to have vast amounts of pro's and con's. Unfortunately, neither of those options seemed like the best fit for our family at this particular point in time.
Around the same time, I began regularly communicating with a friend of a friend who is also in the process of adopting a son! She had started her own business through a wonderful company full of other adoptive Moms, ministry leaders, stay at home moms, business executives, and professional minded people. In her kindness, she shared with me how much it had blessed their family since she had taken the leap to start.
Matt and I prayerfully considered if this might be a good fit for our family. After some time in prayer and careful deliberation, we decided that it would be crazy not to join in this adventure!
It is with great joy that I let you know I have decided to partner with the creators of PROACTIV, Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields, in their newest business venture.
Rodan+Fields comes from the world's top dermatologists to offer customers products proven to fight wrinkles, large pores, reverse sun damage and signs of melasma, provide relief for skin irritation or treat sensitive skin conditions. and treat adult acne!
I love what these products have already done for my skin, and I would be so happy to help you find the perfect product for your skin care needs!
So, why do I need a job? Well, adoption costs. And not just adoption fees either. Every form, every little piece of paper, every trip to this office or that, every mile put on the car, every gallon of gas to get to here or there, parking for this location or that… It all costs! And these are fees and expenses I will gladly pay in order to bring our son home through the most ethical means possible! But they are still expenses that take a toll on a family budget.
In the future, we look forward to sharing with you some of the more traditional fundraisers we will have to bring our son home! We would be so honored and blessed for you to share in our joy by supporting us through those fundraising endeavors. But many times, fundraisers typically go straight to the adoption agency. So, in the meantime, I look forward to earning a sustainable income to help with the offset and more "non-traditional" costs associated with adoption… all those little things that add up!