~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 15, 2012

IPAD GIVEAWAY

IPAD GIVEAWAY!!! Here is your chance to get that IPAD you've been wanting! Plus you can help BRING TWO SWEET GIRLS BACK TOGETHER!!! Our daughters!!!

Details:

Donate:

$5= 1 entry up and 1 additional entry for every $5 (up to 15)

$20=5 entries

Each additional $5 donation in addition to the $20 gets you an additional entry!

$50=15 entries!!!

Each additional $5 donation in addition to the $50 gets you an additional entry.

$100= 50 entries!!!

Each additional $5 donation in addition to the $100 gets you two additional entries.

*Another way to get an entry is to share this post on your blog, Facebook, twitter, or other means and gain 1 entry. (limited to one per week out of respect to monetary donors). You must email me jsgamiddleton@gmail.com a copy or tag me in however you share this.

All donations must be given via my "chip in button" on my blog (which goes directly to us now and is preferred) or the donate button on my blog which is linked to a tax deductible donation page through Reece's Rainbow. Remember that the chip in button is linked to paypal and will deduct 2.9% of your donation as well as .30 cent for paypal fees.

You must message or comment me afterwards so I know who gave the donation, else wise I will not know.

The winner will be announced when we draw on June 15th. The drawing will be recorded and posted :)


Thank you all and good luck!!!

69 comments:

  1. Donated $20 through RR donate button. Can't wait for these 2 cuties to be reunited!.

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  2. Tweeted the giveaway! https://twitter.com/#!/ALTmommy/status/202941240487067649

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  3. Posted it on my facebook --- sent you an email with the post in it!

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  4. Donated $20 through RR. My email is cathyaiello at gmail dot com. Excited to follow your journey to unite these girls.

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    1. THANKS ALOT!!! I hope you'll continue to follow :)

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  5. Just donated- it's so easy. It is so exciting to know this is going to become a reality!

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    1. Thanks Shelly! I hope and pray...and really believe it will become a reality!!!

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  6. Donated $10 and tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/mariayakkey

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  7. We donated $20 through RR. You can contact us at family_smith at cox dot net

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  8. Facebooked it for you! Hope you get her home soon!

    Charles

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    1. Thanks Charles!!! That is the goal :)

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    1. Thank you! Did you do this through the chip in. Just want to make sure I am connecting this comment to the correct person that I received a chip-in donation from?

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  10. I just donated $20.00 thru the chip-in. I know it is a better deal for you! I left a comment there, also, but wasn't sure how their system works. Best wishes.

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  11. Donated $25 through the RRdonate button. (mic---ld------e@y)
    I also facebooked it on Thur I believe and tagged you but it did not bring up your name to "properly" tag. ?

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  12. We donated $20 and facebooked it. We will pray for you....

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    1. Thanks for your donation and definitely for your prayers!

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  13. We donated $20 through the chipin under my husband's name, Ronald, and facebooked it for you. Best of luck and hope all goes well.

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  14. I posted on Facebook. Praying you will have them both home with you very soon.

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  15. I donated $10 and shared your story on my blog www.returningtorome.wordpress.com

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  16. $10 donated on fsp on your painting incentive.

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  17. Donated to RR by check this week ($10) and posted to facebook (link is http://www.facebook.com/jessica.cooper.376/posts/222872734496819 but probably only visible to friends). Jessica Cooper (may be recorded as Peter Cooper Jr.)

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  18. Shared on facebook! I hope it sends more support your way. I'm also donating $10 through the chipin. God bless! I'll be following your journey.

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  19. Found your link through Leila at Little Catholic Bubble and donated $30 via the chip-in link. God bless you in your adoption journey.

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    1. Thank you!!! Leila is awesome right? :)

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  20. Donated $50 through the Chip-In.
    jaimedvm@gmail.com

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  21. Hey! I finally donated! $20 through RR. Sorry, I forgot you prefer the Chip In button....

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    1. THANKS BECKY!!!! Sorry I hadn't been available for a while. I'll email you tomorrow and explain more :)

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  22. Donated $10 at RR....Praying you get to reunite those babies soon! :)

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    1. Thanks "sew" much haha! That is the goal and thank you for making it more possible!

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  23. My daughter shared on her facebook page! (Cecily Miller)

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    1. Thanks Leila! Your daughter is obviously as amazing as you are :)

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    1. Thank you Cecily!!! Good luck!

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    2. Sorry we duplicated letting you know! Only one entry for Cecily and one entry for Priscilla (my daughters, who shared on facebook).

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  25. Just donated $100 via Chip In (under the name Silverman)

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    1. Wow! Thank you so much Julie!!! That's a big help for sure!!! Good luck!

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  26. I donated $50 through Reece's Rainbow. (No relation to the Julie in the previous comment!)

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    1. Thank you. I will put you in the giveaway as Julie #2 :) to keep confusion down with the Julie above.

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  27. Also, Luba...i received your comment and you have been entered. I just accidentally deleted it. Sorry!

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  28. I tweeted your giveaway!
    https://twitter.com/tobyalan82/status/211992126991507457

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  29. Hi~
    I donated 20.00 on Reeces Rainbow. Blessings to your family!! We are adopting KARYN on RR.
    ilovemy8kidz@gmail.com
    Sheri

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  30. I just donated another $50 via ChipIn (in addition to my original donation on 6/8) under Silverman

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    1. Thank you so much!! I just emailed you but hadn't realized you told me in your comment which Julie you were so just ignore that part of the email. I got which one you are now, haha.

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  31. I donated on this LAST day! I think it put you exactly at your goal of $5000.00.
    Prayers that your sweet girls will be reunited soon. Love, Jo
    jomoseley57@gmail.com

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  32. I share this Giveaway on my Facebook profile here: https://www.facebook.com/KJMoseley/posts/499050653441944

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  33. Tweeted this Giveaway here: https://twitter.com/peasandluvfrmJO/status/213408849787498496

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  34. Donated my $35 (+PP fees) to your chip in for my blanket for Keith!! Can't wait to see your princess home!!
    Christina Schye
    christina0469@msn.com

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  35. I have received all comments and I am organizing the giveaway and assigning random numbers to everyone that will be submitted to random.org. The winner will be announced shortly after the giveaway!!!

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