Matters of the Heart…

Matters of the Heart

Because of an intense stirring in my heart, it’s been a little quiet on the blog lately.

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Meet Ruby Sue.

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As you can see we spent our Christmas holiday welcoming the newest member to the farm, a little heifer named Ruby Sue.

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Christmas at the Farm 2017.

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The Lord blessed South Louisiana with an early Christmas miracle a couple weeks ago…6” of snow! Yes, you read that right. Snow in Louisiana.

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Bringing Home Bayou Baby.

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Now that we have had a few weeks to process our emotions, the fire for adoption is still burning strong and we are beginning the footwork for the next one. Since the last adoption connection wasn’t through an agency or consulting company, we were able to handle the cost requirement mostly on our own. We did receive several donations that went towards travel and a portion of the attorney costs for the recent failed adoption. We still lost money but ultimately realized it could have been a lot worse. Even though we have a decent nest egg set aside, agency/consultant costs are pretty jarring. Normal adoption costs from beginning to end range from $38,000 – $50,000. Most people aren’t aware that couples are facing such an astronomical expense when they choose to expand their family in this way.

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Picking up the Pieces.

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Failed adoptions happen to other people, not us, right? Wrong.

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