Tonight Jamie, Nikita, Leif and I are driving out to Edmeston, NY. Tomorrow Jamie and I will be attending a conference at Pathfinder Village. Dr. George Capone of the Kennedy Krieger Institute will be speaking on Medical and Behavioral Issues in Down Syndrome. Given Dante's dual diagnosis I am particularly interested in the behavioral issues aspect.
We are actually staying tonight at the Inn at Pathfinder Village, which is pretty neat. Tomorrow Nikita will babysit Leif while Jamie and I are at the conference. It will be nice to get away for an overnight, even if we are taking two of the kids along. You can visit their website at www.pathfindervillage.org and see why I am so excited to be going on this trip!
I received an email yesterday that our home study should be done early next week. This is great news, and I am grateful....BUT....we cannot do anything with our home study until we have the $3000 to pay the placing agency, and also the $3000 for our paperwork to be sent to West Africa for the referral. Then we will get a photo of our daughter-to-be! While we are extremely grateful for the donation chip-ins so far, it is going slowly.
Don't forget when you give it benefits more than just one orphan and one family-- the goat that will be donated through Heifer Project will have a positive impact on a family and their entire village!