~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~

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The final countdown!!!!

Our iPad giveaway ends tomorrow night!!!!! We are in the final countdown now! I was really hoping to have our grant reach $5000 for this because that would put us exactally 1/3 of the way to being fully funded. (we only need $465 to be at todays goal). When we are funded for Ava, we plan to officially commit to a second child. We need this to be as soon as possible so we will then have some time to fundraise the last little bit for the addition of the second child. So you see, two lives depend on your help! You an receive an entry for as little as sharing this post or $5! $20 gets you 5 entries! $35 gets you a free handmade blanket and 8 entries!!! $50 gets you 15 entries and you of course still get the blankt. $65 gets you 18 entries and a free handmade blanket but one that is very detailed (doubled sided, embroidered however you like, an actual photo on it of your choice, ribbon, you think of it and I can probably do it)! Each additional $5 gets you an extra entry! Somebody is going to win this iPad, it could even be somebody who only shared a post or entered for $5! Imagine sitting at your house and the door bell rings and it's your new iPad you got for nearly nothing haha! Everytime an adoptive family has an iPad giveaway if I know of it, I enter! Plus, you definitely can't beat the deal of getting the entries and the blankets! You can have the blankets done for you, a family member, friend, an adoptive family...whoever! I'll ship it directly to them (shipping is ncluded in the price)!!! If you all could please help us reach our goal or if someone could step up and offer a matching grant I would kiss your feet (virtually of course lol). Please help!!! http://journeytoreunitetwoangels.blogspot.com When donating you can donate to the grant or chip in. I prefer the chip in if you are donating for blankets because it helps me to get my material, however, this is not required :) Also, please remember in the note/comment section of the chip in, or email me jsgamiddleton@gmail.com, or comment on here if you are choosing to receive the blanket. Not everyone who donates chooses to receive a blanket. I will not know of you don't let me know and I need to know ASAP to ensure I order materials all together in bulk. Thanks!! :) For the original iPad post, scroll down the right side of my blog and click the picture of the iPad :) Thank you all!!!


  1. I just donated $100.00... I tried to do it thru the chip in but my computer at work won't install the plugin needed to show the chip in. My name is Samantha Collins....email is rdesam@aol.com. I hope you reach your goal and I can't wait to see who else you add to your family! God bless!

  2. Thank you so much! I emailed you!