1) Wrote to FHC (For His Children) to ask how we could help, and...
2) Called Illien Adoption Agency just to ask some questions.
Like I said in the previous post, we are not out to adopt right now. But one day we might be, and we had some questions. The woman who answered the phone with Illien was amazing- she took a lot of time just talking to us, answering our questions, responding to our fears. We quickly realized that the biggest obstacle is money. To adopt from Ecuador, their fees our $20,000. Upon hearing this, I thought...well that isn't that bad...people make bigger investments in cars! Then there are all the "third party costs," and that quickly jacked the price up to around 35K when all is said and done. Now understand me when I say- it's not that a child is not worth it. Children are priceless. It's just that...well, we don't have that kind of money. And we're just going to have to trust that if God wants us to adopt, somehow he'll provide everything we need to make it happen.
I also wrote an e-mail to FHC last night....here it is in its entirety: