YES! I have finally finished crunching the numbers and checking the credit card statement for the airfare and other things that were charged during our trip and comparing it to our adoption account funds--and we are FULLY FUNDED!!!!!
I hinted that there were good things going on but never fully explained . . . and I want to take the time to do so now.
Shortly before we left for Ukraine on the second trip, someone that I have been online friends with for a long time, but never met in person, got in touch with me to ask if a interest-free loan that we could repay as we were able would help with the last financial crunch at that point to get Katya home. Paul and I gratefully accepted the generous offer, and thanks to that and some fund raising we had done, we were able to have the cash flow we needed for the trip. That was a huge weight from our minds, and we again thank God for this person who was sensitive to His voice in this way!!!
However, the burden and desire of our heart was still to be able to complete the adoption DEBT-FREE. Realistically, we knew we NEEDED to complete it debt-free.
It was hard to leave for Ukraine knowing we were thousands short of what we needed . . . but while we were stepping into the Jordan River so to speak, God began to part the waters . . . . Several large donations came in from individuals--and a church blessed us with $3,500 !!!!! We were able to be frugal on both trips, and so between the donations, fund-raising and what we were able to contribute ourselves financially (which we have done as much as we can this entire journey) we are able to pay back the loan in full, and find ourselves FULLY FUNDED. Well--except for the post-placement fees that our adoption agency charges for the post-placement reports that our State and their Agency require. However, that is somewhere around $900 and can be spread out over the next three years so we are calling this fund-raising journey DONE--FINISHED--COMPLETE--FINAL--ALL-WRAPPED UP and any other words you can come up with to sum it all up!!! What a journey it is has been!!!! And we thank you ALL of you who have helped for your very generous support in SOOOOO many ways!!! We coudln't have done it without you!!!!!! You have all literally taken part in SAVING A LIFE--Katya's Life!!!!!!!! We will forever be grateful to you for sacrificing in many ways to help give Katya the family she needs!!! May you all be blessed by God . . . and may He restore full-fold to you . . . and much more for your kindnesses to Katya and our family!!!