~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~

Monday, May 21, 2012

~Something for everybody~

There is truly something in our fundraisers for everyone!!! IPAD GIVEAWAY! You don't want to miss getting your entry into this giveaway! Somebody is going to win this NEW IPAD with wifi and 4G!!! Giveaway ends June 15, 2012 and a winner will be drawn on recording and posted :) Also, the next person to donate $30 or more gets a FREE blanket for a little girl that I handmade :) never been used! Email me for pictures :) you still get the iPad entries as well!!! AVON FUNDRAISER! (something for everyone here definitely....shampoo, conditioner, lotion, makeup,perfume, cologne, deodorant, clothes, shoes, jewelry, purses, etc..mostly stuff you by all the time and not just for women) VELATA FUNDRAISER! (chocolate)   (click join party beside of "journey to reunite two angels" Wo doesn't love chocolate!!! RADA FUNDRAISER! (cutlery & kitchen items) (type Internet ordering number " 503880" and password " avapreslei " for us to receive credit) You can't beat these prices anywhere, especially for the quality!You can never have too many kitchen supplies :) also, they have knives, etc for men!!! THIRTY-ONE FUNDRAISER! (totes, personalized items) (click "my parties" then click "shop now" by the adoption fundraiser event) Awesome, personalized totes and an unbelievable price. Spend $30 and your next item is 30% off! CELEBRATING HOME FUNDRAISER! (candles and other home accessories) One of my favorites outside of Avon! The candles smell great and inviting. They make beautiful gifts as well. Plus we get 50% ROSARY FUNDRAISER!!! (shop at my friend Becky's etsy shop, purchase a rosary, and we receive 15% for the month of May) You don't have to be Catholic to see the beauty in these gorgeous, handmade rosaries! Told you there was something for everyone!

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