Anthony has a family!
Our child for the month of January has a family! And you can thank social media! At least a little. One of our friends (an AMC mom) shared with her best friend. Her best friend then shared with her husband and even though they were not considering adoption they fell hard!
This amazing family has a new blog for Anthony you can read here.
Because the family just committed to Anthony there is much to do. The first step in adoption is a home study. That is when your home state qualifies you to adopt a child. This includes providing financial information, having a social worker come check you out and providing information about your background. It takes roughly 8 weeks to complete this process. And this has to be done before any other steps can be taken in the adoption process! But home studies are not cheap! Although it varies by state and agency their home study will cost $2,000.
So in order to start the very first step they need to raise $2,000! Four days ago the girls (Anthony's future sisters) had $66 saved up from babysitting jobs. So that's only another $1,934 left to go! If you want to help (and please do, time is not on Anthony's side!) please go here to donate to their Paypal account.
To show you how important the home study is, without a completed home study, Anthony's family cannot even apply for an account with Adopt Together (to do any real fundraising) or apply for any grants. And because Anthony is older there is a host of reasons why things need to start NOW.
Let's help them take the first step!