Family Update, in case you are wondering...
Isaac finished up his soccer and basketball seasons and had a blast doing both! He was Captain Hook in the 8th grade play and did an AMAZING job!! All while making the A honor roll first semester!! That boy. We are SO proud of him. His first year back into public school with a crazy busy schedule with sports and a lead roll in the play and making the honor roll. He sure brings a lot of light and laughter into our home. We are in the super awkward teen years so that is where most of the laughter comes from HAHA! #sorrynotsorry! :)
Carter also played both soccer and basketball and loved being connected with his friends a little, while still home schooling. He is doing very very
fishing and has even tasted his work. He loves being outdoors at every chance that he can get! He will be doing clay shooting for school starting next week and he cannot wait! C just turned 13 a few days ago so I am guessing more awkward teen moments coming up. Now with 2 teens lol.
Mady has surprised me with school this year. She usually needs a little more encouragement to stay on task and get her work done but this year she has owned it! She loves both Math and English and continues to excel in
Adoption: We don't have any new updates, really. All of our paperwork is where it needs to be and now we are just in the waiting stages of it all. We are approved for ages 2-14 and up to a sibling group of 3. They will randomly match us when the time comes, however, we were told a few weeks ago that because of our time spent at The Children's Shelter of Cebu, we would not be allowed to be matched with any children from there. Why? We do not know. We can choose to be mad and upset and angry (which we are) or we can choose to continue to trust the process and move forward (which we are). We knew the chances of being matched with a child from CSC were slim but it is sad to us to know that it isn't possible (according to the PH government, with God all things are possible so we are excited to see how this all shakes out!! :) ).
We do have a super fun fundraiser going on right now. If you haven't liked our Schulz Family Adoption page on Facebook yet, please do so. That is where we will post any updates as we get them and also post where we are at financially as we raise the last of the funds needed for our adoption. If you are not on FB this is what the fundraiser is all about...
*This is how the fundraiser works*
~Home study/Wisconsin Social Worker fee: $6,500 (PAID!)
~Dossier/US Processing Fees: $7,000 (PAID!)
~Adoption Program Fee: $13,360 (due when we accept a match, could be anytime now!!)
~Travel Expenses: $5,000-$10,000 (The amount for this will depend on when we travel, how many travel, and what is needed during travel)
~Post Placement: $2,000-$3,000