The only thing getting in the way of our progress now is money. Despite taking an interim teaching position to make money for the adoption, the snow days and Christmas break cost me, so now money is the issue! We have to do some fundraising, and time and planning is limited due to my new job. I am praying that I will be able to pull together some fundraisers to help and am very fortunate to have a fellow adoptive mom who has been through this process several times who is willing to brainstorm with me and share ideas. I am also pursuing some grants, and hope that our church family can assist us with some matching grants.
We need prayers... by the truckload! Paul also needs lots of prayers as well. Once we finally do get to go to Lithuania, it will be very difficult to pull him from the only caregivers, friends and life he has ever known. It will be a tough transition for all of us, but it will be most confusing and traumatic for him. People forget that children living in these orphanages do not know life to be any different, so they may not find being adopted to be as big of a blessing in the beginning. I hope and pray for a comforting transition when that time comes.