Nov 28, 2012 - Uncategorized    Comments Off on Financial Accountability

Financial Accountability

If you’ve had a chance to check out our facebook auction (Frye Family Five Auction), then you see that it’s already been a huge success in just three days!! I wonder how God is going to use it over the next two and a half weeks!?!
As people have donated items, pledged money and offered their support, I wanted to take a few minutes and reaffirm that I will always be totally transparent in the financial aspect of the adoption of our little girl. Feel free to ask me anything or even request an itemized list of estimated expenses. There are no secrets. This is expensive, but she has a generous grant and I have amazing friends. To quote the wisdom of the one and only, Josh Boyd, “God’s got this.” That’s what he would tell me when I would stress over things in our previous adoption and it has been a comforting reminder many times.
Here’s where we stand, financially, at this point. The adoption is estimated to be around $22,500. It would be more, but we already have passports and a home study that just had to be updated instead of starting from scratch. After I had fallen in love with Our Little Girl and was deciding how I would ever come up with that much money, God gave her a grant of $18,137. We have a FSP account set up on and at this point, there are $50 of donations in that account. A rough estimate last night showed that the auction has made around $1250 (and more has come in today). That gives us a rough total of $19,437. We will only need $3063 to be fully funded. $2400 of that includes 3 plane tickets (estimating $800 each). Then, we will need $600 for Our Little Girl’s expedited passport. That leaves $63 which has probably already come in through the auction today to cover her visa application! That may be more info than some of you want to know, but I want you to know without a doubt where every penny of your donation is going.
Her $18,137 grant covers the facilitator fees, court costs, lodging and food during the stay of 4-5 weeks in her country, driver’s fees, and an emergency fund in case plane tickets are more or if we have to stay longer. If we come home with anything left over at all, it will be used for her upcoming medical expenses, a pediatric wheelchair, etc. So, every dollar that is donated will be earmarked for Our Little Girl! Thanks so much for your prayers and support! It is truly overwhelming!!!

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