~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, May 22, 2012

~IPad Giveaway~ Free Blanket!!!

Please don't forget our IPAD GIVEAWAY going on NOW! Just a little more than 3 weeks until the winner is picked!!! A donation of just $5 gets you one entry. I know my most recent posts have mostly been about the iPad giveaway but that is because we are depending on this fundraiser to provide some major funding for Ava! Refer to this post for the iPad giveaway complete information: Or scroll down my blog and click on the picture of the iPad on the right side :) Let me just point out that anyone that makes a donation of $35 or more will not only get all of their entries into the giveaway but also a FREE handmade baby blanket (boy or girl, your choice)just for donating! I'll ship it to you for free as well (anywhere in the US). Please email me at jsgamiddleton@gmail.com to let me know of you would like a blanket for your donation of $35 or more. I prefer donations to be given to the chip-in, however if your preference is the donation button for the grant through RR to receive a tax deductible reciept, that is completely fine and very much appreciated :) Thank you all!!!

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