I am so overwhelmed by all of the responses I have had. Thank you to all of you who are sharing your amazing ideas with me. Things I would never have thought of. Thank you for all the e-mails and comments. My inbox is full with many wonderful ideas. Thank you for the offers of donations for an on-line fundraiser. I feel so loved. I am so overwhelmed by your outpouring of love…again. I cannot stop the tears–how high, how wide and how deep is the love that God has for this sweet little girl who so desperately needs to come home soon.
Thank you for being used by the Father to show me His love, His care and His concern for Hailee today. Thank you for being His hands and feet. My heart is so encouraged.
Please know that I am so grateful for each and every one of you.
Dearest friends—I seriously need some help in a hurry here.
When we adopted from China twice, it was a piece of cake. For both girls we had a year to fundraise. And, generous grants from various organizations made our task even easier.
This time is a whole new story. The process for Hailee’s country is quick. We’re estimating between 5 and 6 months and she will be home. That’s wonderful considering she NEEDS to come home quickly. But oh my word–so much less time to try and raise an insane amount of money.
As with most adoptions I know of–this is all by faith. Stepping out of the boat and trusting the Lord to meet us on the water. Who in the world has $24 000.00 just lying around to pay the bills that just keep coming (and coming, and coming) when you adopt a child? Nope–not us.
We’re in brainstorming mode. Yeah, we could (and will) apply for grants again. But, most of them have already granted us twice before. Will it be a case of, “Oh no, it’s them again?” We have been told that we were extremely ‘lucky’ to receive grants a second time. We call it blessed.
Ug, the great ideas are just not coming this time. I don’t even know if I have a brain for this stuff anymore. Actually,
some most days I don’t know if I have any brain left at all…I am constantly in mommy-mode. Know the feeling?
Can anyone help us out? Have you, or someone you know, held a successful fundraiser? Would you mind sharing your ideas with us? We would be so grateful. I know that others in the process of adopting their children, and who read my blog, could also benefit from the ideas you share…we’re all in this together.
Just leave a comment and share your idea–no matter how big, or small.
Thank you, bloggy friends. Any ideas you could share would be so hugely appreciated. We’re racing against time here and have to start coming up with a few great fundraisers…quickly.
Thank you to everyone who has ordered a hair bow, or two, from Kelly. Her fundraiser to benefit Hailee’s adoption ends on Wednesday. If you are still interested in ordering, please stop by her website here and place your order before the end of the day on Wednesday.
Kelly has blessed us more than we could ever ask–we are so thankful for her help, and her heart to serve the Father wherever He leads her.
Be blessed, precious friends. Thank you for your love and your support as we journey, in faith, to bring Hailee home. We love and appreciate you.