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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Getting ready!!

Oh! my! We are SO excited!! Tom leaves this coming Thurs. at 7 a.m. in the airport taxi. This airport taxi service brings people in our city the 70 miles to the airport and back on a regular basis. They are picking Tom up at the house! It goes to the airport throughout the day. It's only about $130.00 for one person round trip. But using this taxi to bring boys home would be too expensive! So Tom drives and leaves the car at the airport for about $150.00 for parking.

I have the I800 forms all filled out! YES!! So when Tom steps off the plane Saturday, we can mail everything to Immigration. Expedited UPS!

Here is where more of YOUR LOVE donations came in. There is a fee of $720.00 for each unrelated boy for Immigration. We paid the for the first boy with the I800A. Now we will use $1,440.00 more to pay for the other two boys with the I800.
Remember here- http://theroaddownhome.blogspot.com/2012/04/how-donations-are-used.html
I showed you the "so far" expenses that totaled $3,188.00, now we will use another $1,440.00 from the chip in money. ($4,628.00 of chip in $ so far have been spent not including UPS expediting!)

So we have $1,372.00 left in our chip in. (paypal took 3% too).

We can't use our RR funds until the 2nd trip and the amount in that is less than what we need for 2 adults, 3 boys to travel 2nd trip. (Airfare 2 adults $3,000 round trip, 3 boys $3,000 one way, hotel for a week, food, diapers, exit physicals etc.)

I'm just explaining this to let you know how fast it goes. :o( And we hide nothing!
We still have fees to pay that we are short for. And also due are anticipated fees like $1,800.00 for 6 post placement visits. We need to update our homestudy, it will be a year old and that means John Walsh clearances, for each person here over 13 at $70.00 each. Another $420.00 and another $350.00 to our agency. I know it can seem like the mountain never ends. But it does. Of course then the Medical Drs take over with Specialty care for boys who lived 9 years and 7 years starving.
O.K. so maybe it does never end! LOL! But it's in God's hands!

Look what God has already paid through ALL of YOU!!
We LOVE you ALL so much!
Thank You for LOVING our boys!
God Bless you!!


  1. God bless you on your trip. You are an amazing couple! I am a follower from Canada. These children are so lucky to go to your home. I hope and pray that all will go well.

  2. WOW!! My head is spinning from all the paperwork and such! The amazing thing is that you handle it all with such joy AND continue to run a loving home for all your children and all the special adults in your care! The grace of The Lord overflows through your lives....thank you for your witness!

    1. You are too kind! But yes, we LOVE what we do! (((HUGS)))

  3. Tammy, ON, CanadaApril 16, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    It takes a lot of love to climb all these mountains and face each challenge as it comes. God bless you Elizabeth.

    ON, Canada (yeah, another Canadian!!!) :)

    PS - I just sent you an email. :)


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