Do you remember this post. About Maya becoming a big sister in February?
So what will happen is that for the first year we will be Norah's guardians or have custody of her (2 different things, each with benefits and draw backs). From the moment she is in our physical presence in Colorado we have to wait 1 year to officially adopt her. During that year we will have to have a home study done. A home study takes about 3 months and involves an evaluation of our home, a background check, meeting with social services, references and pretty much every aspect of our lives investigated, this costs about $2000 (one of the few things that makes adoption expensive). Some of you might ask, why actually adopt her and not just be her guardian? Adopting is safer for Norah in the long run, it makes us her parents with full legal rights, no chance of anyone taking her away.
Last night Maya was really sick, throwing up a lot and I knew that she wasn't feeling well because I know my daughter and her habits, and every little nuance. I got so sad inside because I don't know any of that about Norah. How will I even know if something doesn't seem right because I don't know her the same way? Sometimes it feels so selfish, that we will get to have Norah, that piece of Carrisa that everyone wants. Sometimes it feels like we are taking her away, from everything and everyone she knows, and that is SO hard for me! Gosh, I wish we didn't live so far away, but right now I am certain we are suppose to be in Colorado.
The support for us adopting Norah has been overwhelming! We had no idea so many people were thinking of us. Sometimes I am just astonished! It is hard for me to write and thank every person individually right now, but please know that every prayer, comment, note, donation, phone call, card, everything has meant the world! There have been people who have donated who I don't even know, which is such a blessing!! And there have been so many family and friends from Paradise, people who I grew up with, who I haven't even talked with in years that have just loved on us and supported us. Please keep sharing our story! We want others to know about Carrisa's life and the sweet legacy of Norah, and more than that we want others to know the love of Christ!
We are still raising support, I have been sewing away this weekend
|Brett was helping! love him!|
I also I will be selling some clippies that I previously made, so be sure the check out my ETSY shop. All of the proceeds will go to the adoption of Norah.
Here is a little peak of what else I will be selling
Ok, one more thing. I have made these kink-less hair ties. You can wear them in your hair all day and they don't leave a big ring and they don't rip your hair. The proceeds for these will also go to Norah's adoption