Well we are funded for trip 1! That is amazing to me, We are budgeting around $5000 for trip 1 and I really thought it would take us FOREVER to get it. With Randy's overtime over and the amount that the school district took away from substitute pay this year I really thought that we would have to wait for our tax return to get this part done. But thanks to a great peanut brittle fundraiser and some amazing people who were very generous, trip one is done! So our tax refund will go to our court trip fees. We are getting there! So happy. On the adoption front, Court dates are going out like crazy, but only two first trips since the beginning of the year, neither of which were for girls, which is disheartening, but supposedly one region is going to be giving out referrals "soon." If only we knew what soon was!
On another note, if you are a fan of Dr. Phil I am sorry, but the man is horrible. He aired another mom who adopted Russian twins and showed her on air abusing one of the boys! All for ratings. I have been sitting on this for a few weeks but can't keep it in anymore. He is a disgrace to the profession. Yes, he did tell the mom that she was wrong, but he was wrong to air the abuse on T.V. and he has never had a parent of a Russian adoption on that has had a positive experience. I have sent him my opinion. I encourage others to do the same.