I CANNOT believe it is the middle of November already! October was a crazy busy month and I feel like November has been a little more manageable, but it has just gone super fast! Before we know it, I will be stuffing myself into a turkey stupor and passing out from all the tryptophan!;)
Anyway, I just wanted to update everyone on the adoption, fundraising efforts, etc. First of all, I think I am a fundraising flunkie! It all started with a failed garage sale back in April, which turned into a semi-failure of an on-line garage sale. From there, I've had a couple of sort-of ok ideas (like the bling shoes) that have brought in a little bit of money, and some really BIG flop ideas (like the VIP Card and the
In adoption news, we have sent in our I-600a and have heard nothing. Well, nothing from the USCIS office, anyway. What we have heard is from our adoption consultant with our agency who told us that families are waiting several months for this process and I also read on a blog I follow (who happens to be about 3 weeks ahead of us in the paper chase) that the USCIS office just told her that it is taking families up to 6 months for this step. More waiting before the "waiting list"...*sigh*. I also just did a little adoption tax credit research and found out that our beloved government is planning to "sunset" the credit for adoptions completed in 2012 so that the credit will be about a third of what we expected. Not sure how that is going to alter the course of our plans...we shall see!
So, let's talk about some more positive news, shall we? (I would hate to ruin my eternal optimist reputation!;)) I am getting ready to run my very first give-away on my little blog! I have linked to give-aways before, but never done one on my own, so I am SO EXCITED about this one. I can't give you any details, nope, don't even ask. BUT, I can say that you will want to become a FOLLOWER OF MY BLOG quickly if you are not publically following it already! It's super easy! Just click on the "follow" button and follow the instructions. It will take you like two seconds. That's all I can say! Hehe...I am leaving you in suspense...details will follow soon! :)