Saturday, July 21, 2012
Bigger/Better #4 - Part 2
It has already made a splash, and there are whispers in the wind of a great trade coming.
Thanks again for following along with our journey to finally close the book on this adoption. I don't know why it makes me feel this way, like I'm missing some closure. I guess because I've read enough Dave Ramsey to know that things you carry debt on aren't really yours until you've paid it off. There's no worry of anyone putting a lien on the girls - even the house for that matter.
We are in covenant agreements with two ministries that helped us with the adoption. They are awesome about accepting payments however we send them, and they don't call and badger or anything like that. The no-interest adoption loans really are great options for families who want to adopt but think they don't have the means.
I will say this, for those of you prospective adoptive parents who are looking into programs and countries, Russia is THE most expensive country to adopt from. Did we know that at the time? No. But would it have mattered? No. Especially not in retrospect. I did a little researching through a friend's adoption agency to see what their different country rates were. On average, Russia was $30K higher than the other eleven or so countries that agency works in. More in some cases. We are fortunate to only have the amount left to payoff that we have, considering.
We're getting there. Heck, as of right now, we are almost 10% of the way there. Thanks again for walking with us as we take these little footsteps.