We had budgeted so well. We anticipated all of the costs. I was very happy that Tom's only expense first trip was $600 for hotel and $899.99 airfare. Some meals were free, part of the $600 was food. He spent only $50.00 cash on small items.
We aren't sure what hotel costs for 4 will be- Tom, Matthew, 2 boys. I do know Tom will keep expenses down! I've taught him well! LOL!!
We had thought we had our expenses covered for the trip of picking up the boys; until we saw airfare was now $1,600.00!! Tom and our son Matthew who is almost 20 will travel to get the boys. I told Matth I'd pay him for lost wages from his work. About $210.00. But now with two tickets $3,200.00 and two tickets we're guessing $1,600.00 for a total of $4,800.00 just to bring the boys home!! We are really frustrated by the huge increased amount.
Matthew understands that I can't re-imburse him for lost wages. I will however cook for him when he gets home to repay his kindness. That will help his budget.
If Tom could care for 2 boys alone that would save us a great deal of money. But it would be too hard on all three of them. ;o)
If anyone would consider donating any small amount to help we'd greatly appreciate it. You can click on the button on the upper right "Born in my heart". It is a link to a tax deductable page for donations. The boy's lives are worth every penny. It's not for us, it's for them. We don't bring them home for us- we bring them home so they won't die in the institution. 95% of children with Down Syndrome die in the institution before reaching adulthood. They go to an institution at age 4 or 5. I saw photos on youtube of how they lose weight and become deathly thin and gradually lose their will to live. Rocking most of the day in their bed or crib.
Please pray our credit card covers this amount for increased airfare! Next tax season if the adoption tax credit is still there, we can use that to pay for the 3 luv bugs airfare. Unless it goes up even more????!!!! OY!
Thanks for listening!! :o) I "feel" so whiny with my requests. I know you understand.
((((HUGS)))) I love you all!