10 More Days & Homestudy Fundraising Update!

Only 10 days until the host kids arrive from Latvia!  We are busy bees preparing for their time with us!

We now lack about $1500 for the homestudy fees. We do not have to pay the fees until the homestudy is finalized, which we hope will be in February at the latest. Then we have to pay about $300 for our international agency to review it. Please consider giving a little to help with the expenses so we can speed up the adoption process.

Once our homestudy is finalized, we can apply for adoption grants so it is critical that we get this step done quickly! If you’d like to make tax deductible donation for our homestudy expenses, please note it is for Heather & Alan Brandt’s homestudy expenses and send to St. Elizabeth-Catholic Charities, 601 E. Market St., New Albany, IN 47150.

You can also give towards the fees with our international adoption agency, An Open Door Adoption Agency, and note that they are for our adoption fees. This is also tax deductible. An Open Door Adoption Agency, Inc., P.O. Box 4, 218 E. Jackson St., Thomasville, GA 31799
Or give through paypal:


13 Days & Counting!

We are now fundraising for possible cost of medical tests for the little girl while here.  Insurance does not cover the tests (they come with limited insurance coverage for their stay here).  We’ve contacted the labs to see if they would donate the test kits but so far have heard nothing from them.  We are also continuing to try to meet our goal of $2000 to help with cost of our homestudy fees.  Right now, we lack about $1700 for homestudy fees.  Thankfully, our international agency (different than homestudy agency) waived the application fee and has accepted us into their adoption program. yay!

In only 13 days, we will meet the host kids face to face & welcome them into our home for the holidays.  We’re praying that they will have open hearts to our family and that they will feel loved and safe with us.  Can’t wait to be able to post new photos of them during the coming weeks too!

You can give through our web site or by mailing checks or gift cards to Heather & Alan Brandt, 3079 Twilight CT NE, Lanesville, IN 47136. Thanks!