First trip airfare- $1,000.00-$1,500.00
VISAs for 3 boys- $1,212.00
airport taxi- $150.00
2nd trip airfare- $2,000.00-$3,000.00 for Tom and Gabriel
3 boys airfare- $3,000.00
Extra luggage fees- $140.00
Exit physicals- $150.0
hotel- $600.00- $1,000.00
Food for boys and 17 yr old Gabriel ?
parking fee at our airport- $150.00
Homestudy fee $3,500.00
Program fee- $13,250.00
Incidentals- (apostilling- about $100, I800A $720.00 plus $85.00 x 6 for fingerprints, I800- $720.00 x 2 fee for 2 xtra boys, Dr visits to fill out forms- $1,000.00, UPS-expediting and mailing documents- about $700.00, etc. etc. etc.! :o)
This all adds up to well over $30,000.00
Didn't we just pay this last year (2011) for Julius & Pauly?
Are we crazy to do it twice?(2012)
And Lord willing, are we going to do it again next year (2013) for Belle?
God calls us all. He called us to go. None of us can help these children alone. We are the body of Christ. Some of us help in ways that no one can see. But God sees! Never for one second do we forget all of you who are helping- you are the wind beneath our wings- all of you who pray for our boys and our family, all of you who helped us with our auction and donated to our auction, all of you who donated your hard earned dollars to our family support page, all of you who cared that these 3 little boys gain freedom to live the life God intended for us all. A life where they know God and serve Him. A life where they are freely loved by all of us. (including you!) Never forget that God called us All to help them, to do our part, to love them in any way we could.
It is beyond a blessing when God calls us all to do our part. Our family can't adopt every child, but we can help many other families bring home more children with mostly our prayers,and if we are able our donations, or money. God doesn't just use one family to do this alone! He calls us all!
Thank You! For being a HUGE part of our boys and daughter's life!
We LOVE you all!