Hey Klackner Adoption Team!

We were planning on sending you an update on our puzzle fundraiser today, and we'll get to that in a minute, but we have exciting news! 

We are home study approved! 🙌🙌

A process we were told to expect to take up to four months only took two due to some events clearly orchestrated by the Lord to move us along more quickly. We are extremely grateful and excited to see what the next part of this journey will look like as we are one step closer to bringing a child into our family.

So what does this mean for us? 

Now that we are home study approved, we are ready to "go live" with adoption agencies! 

1. We will receive potential adoption situations that we will have the opportunity to review, pray over, and decide if we want to present our family profile book to that expectant mom.
2. An expectant mom will most likely have several family profile books to carefully go through, and if she picks us, then we will schedule a call or a meeting in person so we can get to know each other a little better. 
3. After this introduction, if the expectant mom wants to move forward with us, we will officially be "matched" and await the baby's birth.

It is important to note that the baby is not our child at this point. The baby belongs to his/her first parents until consent is signed after birth. Please be praying for the expectant parents we match with -- that they would have the utmost support and care throughout this process.

And now...our puzzle update! 

Because of the generosity of so many of our friends and family, we have sold 575 pieces of our 1000 piece puzzle! We are completely humbled by every single one of these gifts as they mean so much to us. With our puzzle over halfway completed, we are so thankful for every person that has contributed or prayed over this journey with us. 

If you would like support our adoption by purchasing a piece (or pieces) of our puzzle, you can send money through our Paypal link: paypal.me/klackneradoption, Venmo @klackneradoption, or mail a check -- please send us an email at shaneandmeganklackner@gmail.com for our address. 

We would greatly appreciate your prayers as we step into this next phase of our adoption journey. As we are presented with the situations of expectant parents/moms, we are asking the Lord for immense measures of wisdom and discernment. We appreciate you all more than you know! 

Shane + Megan