We would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all of our friends and family who have donated financially to bring Joseph home. Through our t-shirt and movie fundraisers, the Chosen: Marathon for Adoption, Pennies from the Heart, which was done by kids at our church, two garage sales, cake ball sales, a grant, an interest-free loan, and the generous gifts of our friends and family, we were able to raise just over $14,000! When we began the journey to adoption, we knew that this was not something that we would be able to finance on our own. We knew that we would need the help and support of our friends, family and community members to make it happen. Putting ourselves in a situation where God had to come through for us is a huge step of faith. But, He does not call us to do something without making a way!
Right now, we have to submit an I-600 form to USCIS for immigration stuff on this side. In Korea, it's simply a matter of time while we wait for Joseph to receive his emigration permit, passport, and travel clearance. We looking at an eight month wait before we can bring him home (but hopefully sooner than that!). We hope to raise the rest of the money that we will need to travel to Korea through the Chosen: Marathon for Adoption. Consider running or walking either the half or full marathon with us on October 29, 2011! More details to come on this soon. On behalf of Joseph, his mom, dad and his two big sisters, thank you for the sacrifice you made in order to help us get him home. May you and your family be richly blessed because of it!