No not this kind of golden ticket. ;) In the adoption world the "golden ticket" is the approval from the U.S. government allowing you to bring an orphan dependent into the country. I mailed my application to USCIS today. I have to receive my approval before I can officially submit all my paperwork to Mexico.
So, now that my part of the paperwork is finished, I am shifting into high gear on the fund raising. I would love to be fully funded by the end of the summer. I am hoping that Lucia's Memory Quilt fund raiser will raise the funds necessary for my agency fees. However, I still need to raise the $8,000 country fee that is due to Mexico when I accept my official referral for Lucia. I would love to hear your ideas for fund raisers that you think would bring in close to that amount!