Friday, November 22, 2013

Adoption Puzzle Fundraiser

In case you missed it, here's a recap of our big announcement...

Family is so important, we all know that. I always  smile when I think about how awesome our God knits families together. Every family is different and unique.
This is our family:

We are so thrilled to be able to share this exciting news with all of you! And as fate would have it, November is National Adoption Awareness Month!  
You can feel free to read all about our infertility story and how the Lord has lead us to adoption here, here and here. Now, as you may know, adoption can be very expensive (about $20,000), which was one of the major factors that deterred us from exploring the option before now. In order to raise the necessary funds for our Domestic Adoption, we are starting an Adoption Puzzle Fundraiser (in addition to the wreaths for sale in my Etsy shop).
You have the opportunity to be an important piece in our adoption journey by donating and/or purchasing a puzzle piece/s. The puzzle piece/s purchased will have the name of the person/family donating written on the back. As people/families purchase puzzle pieces, the Adoption Puzzle will be assembled. I will be updating my blog with the progress of the puzzle as it is formed.
After the puzzle is completed, we will frame it between two pieces of glass and hang it in our baby's nursery. This will be a wonderful keepsake for our son/daughter to see all of the people who were part of bringing him/her home.
Each piece of the 500 piece puzzle is $10. Feel free to buy as many pieces as you want! All you have to do is click on the "Donate" button at the bottom of this post to make a secure donation via PayPal. OR, you can wait until December 12th and click here to be directed to our secure fundraising website to make your donation (our profile will not be active until after our orientation with the agency December 11th). All donations made through AdoptTogether are tax deductible! Please be sure to list your name/family in the "Donation Details" section so we know whose name to write on each puzzle piece, or provide that info in the comments section on this post if donating via PayPal. You can also mail a check if that's what you would prefer, just email me at and I can send you our address.
Will you please pray for our family during this process, and more importantly for the birthmother of the precious child that God has waiting for us? And would you please consider supporting us and being a part of our child's "God Story" by helping us bring him/her home?
Here is the breakdown of where your donations are going:
Pre-Application Fee  -  $250
Orientation Fee  -  $250
Pre-placement Assessment Fee  -  $500
Home Study Fee  -  $1500
Approval Fees  -  $4500
Matching Fee  -  $5500
Placement Fees  -  $6000
Miscellaneous  -  $1500
*Our adoption will be through Generations Adoptions, please feel free to visit their website to learn more about Domestic and International Adoption.
Even if you can't contribute financially, there is something even more important that you can do for us. Please pray for us and share our blog and family profile (will add link to this once it is complete) on Facebook and Twitter and help get other people to join in our journey. Your love, prayers and support mean more to us than you will ever know!

"I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you." John 14:18


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