Here is where we are at:
**Adoption Costs since starting have been over $20,000
What we still need:
**Owe - $4500 from 2 loans that covered expenses incurred in the fall when we had to try to get our documents back, meet with Haiti adoption officials and the US Embassy for investigation stuff and get documents recreated or fixed.
**Extra documents for US Embassy - the extra documents I needed to get US Approval required hiring a US lawyer and several workers in Haiti - the cost was $3077 - we received a donation of $3000 for that expense!
**Visa - once we get our approval email from the Embassy the Visa appt will be about 2 weeks later and cost $230 each. **Medical - the kids will need medical clearance as soon as the Visa appt. is set. This is $250 -$500 each.
**Flights - Because flights are booked last minute and it’s summer (mission team travel season) the ticket prices have gone way up. I have been given a voucher that will cover most of my flight and was given a donation of $800 that should be enough to cover some of the kids one-way flights home. Chris’ ticket and baggage fees are probably going to be between $600-$700.
2 bunk beds or loft beds - we currently have a trundle bed I bought used for the boys but it's not very sturdy and it's difficult the trundle has to open right in front of the door making it hard to get in and out of their room. I have a twin bed for the girls and we were going to use a built in loft in Destiny's room but her room is very narrow and since we would like to get Bel out of our room we will be moving all 3 into the master bedroom and we will be taking the smaller room so we need a bunk bed for the girls.
How to Tag the Bag:
Donate and your name goes on the suitcase we will take to Haiti when we pick up the kids!
- If you have given already, in any way (donations of stuff, time or money) please shoot me an email or message me so I can add your name to the bag.
- If you would like to donate now we would love to add your name to the bag. You can donate using Paypal and my email: firstname.lastname@example.org, connect with me via FB or phone or you can mail to 208 W Hickory St. Arcadia, FL 34266.