~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~
Sunday, May 6, 2012
If there is anyone wanting to order from AVON for our fundraiser, I have to have all orders by 05-07-12 (Monday night). Please check this out! It's all stuff that you can actually use and probably buy anyways from Walmart or a similar department store. This way you are buying it and 50% goes to our adoption because I am the representative doing the fundraiser! Also please view my website but do not submit your orders online!!! Message me on here, my personal fb, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . If I process the orders myself as oppose to Avon, I get a better percentage. You will need to add just $3 to your order for shipping, no matter the size of your order. I am going to set up a chip in button before or on Monday for payment or you can pay via money order by mail. In your order, please include the item number, name of product, quantity, and price. Thanks! http://www.youravon.com/sylviamiddleton Also, we have been trying our very best to get to $3,000 the past few days on our grant. We are only $118 away...can you help? Please :)you can donate above :) I will be out all day today fundraising, so I will answer any questions tonight when I get in. Thanks!
Posted by Sylvia at 1:20 AM