~Welcome to the story of our journey to save another Eastern European princess with down syndrome and an older child! In 2010, we traveled half way around the world to adopt a twenty month old (now three years old) precious girl with down syndrome, Gabby. Now, less than two years later, we are on a mission to adopt another precious little girl that is in the same orphanage Gabby was in, Ava. Not only Ava, but yes....one more "Elaine". That means we are trying to adopt two more children!!!! If you are unaware of the situation in most, if not all Eastern European countries, please continue to read. In these countries children with down syndrome and special needs are most often placed in orphanages and if not adopted by the age of four or five (depending on circumstance), they are transferred to institutions where the likely-hood of them ever seeing outside of the institution walls remain slim to none. Many will live very short lives due to lack of appropriate care. Please don't allow this to happen to our sweet Ava! "Elaine" was fortunate enough to escape a very bad institution but nonetheless is in an institution and is an older child whose chances of coming home if we can't adopt her are not good. Having adopted and fully funding ourselves the previous adoption such a short time ago, we will need all of the help we can get to reunite these two angels and bring their big sister home. We utilized all extra resources with our first adoption and so fundraising is essential with this adoption. Whether it be from your prayers, helping to fundraise, buying from fundraisers, donations, etc...your help is much appreciated and is very much needed in order to make this dream a reality. Thank you so much for following our journey~

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

~TuTu Cute Fundraiser~

Thanks to a very generous facebook friend (Norma Pittman) we now have the cutest little tutu up for auction!  Norma has agreed to allow the highest bidder to pick the colors and obviously size can be adusted. So if you have a little princess for this tutu or know of anyone who has one, please consider bidding today on this adorable 3 piece outfit that includes the tutu and two hair pieces.  The picture below is a sample (you can order this one in the size you need, or change the colors).  Bids are starting at $15 and each bid will require a $2 increase from the previous bid (example: the first bid should be for $15 and the next $17 and the next $19, etc). You can bid as much as you'd like as long as you bid the minimum $2 increase.  This is a WONDERFUL way to contribute to saving a life and you get something for your own little princess or someone else's princess!!! So lets get the bid going!!! You will need to submit your bid by commenting either on my blog or on my facebook post.  Once you have been declared the highest bidder you will it will be announced and we ask that you submit payment through the donate button located on my blog using a debit or credit card. If you need to mail you payment using a check or money order that is fine too but the making of your tutu cannot begin until payment is recieved.  Please pass this along to as many people as you can.  The bidding will begin now and end tonight at midnight if we reach a minimum of twenty five dollars on the bid.  If we have not reached a minimum of $25 on the bidding at midnight we will extend it until midnight tomorrow night.  The highest bidder at the ending time will be the winner!!! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!

Here is the sample!!! (Remember you can get this one or create your own colors)


  1. So cute!! Good luck!

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