Prior to travel, we had put in about $5,000 of personal money and raised somewhere in the ballpark of $20,000. We came home and got the loan, then paid another $12,000 in expenses, and continued to fundraise. We have somewhere around $1,500 in our Reece's Rainbow grant (the amount listed there includes what we had transferred to us before we traveled to meet the kids, and does *not* yet show a check that was mailed in... a HUGE gift of $1,000), and a little bit left from our loan.
Here's what we have covered:
$3,000 - Two round-trip plane tickets
$ 500 - Reimbursement to our agency for covering Tory's diabetes supplies
$ 500 - Various in-country expenses (driver, gas, medicals, diapers, etc.)
$ 460 - Visas for the kids
Here's what we still need:
$2,000 - Two one-way plane tickets
$ 680 - 8 nights x $85 in our apartment
$ 320 - 8 days x $40 in food expenses
I won't know an exact cost for the plane tickets until we know when we're traveling, but everything is a fairly close estimate. I keep thinking about how much money we have left to raise, and I realize that we're $39,000 down (including the loan) and $3,500 left to go, and that over $20,000 has not come from us, but from others who have sown into our adoption.
I don't know how to raise this last bit, because I've sold everything I can sell in the auctions, and my last few giveaways have not done well. I talked with a friend about doing an online adoption shower, so that may be our way to go for this last bit.
Three months, three thousand dollars. God's got this. And...
WE'RE ALMOST DONE!!!