~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, July 15, 2012

THE ULTIMATE GIVEAWAY/BABY SHOWER!!!

Note: Before you read any further....please not that all of my daily blog posts will be posted in the tab at the top of my blog title "Daily Posts".  I'm leaving the giveaway/baby shower as the main page from now until we are fully funded for our adoption. Thanks!


WE ARE SO CLOSE TO BEING ABLE TO SAVE THESE GIRLS FROM A LIFE THAT I AM SURE THEY OFTEN WONDER IF THEY WILL EVER ESCAPE! WE EXPECT TO TRAVEL IN AROUND 12 WEEKS FROM NOW! WHILE 12 WEEKS MAY SEEM LIKE PLENTY OF TIME....IT IS NOT AS MUCH TIME WHEN YOU CONSIDER WE HAVE a minimum estimation of  $8,670 (as of the start of this giveaway) TO COME UP WITH TO BRING THESE GIRLS HOME!!!

You're are being invited to a baby shower they may be a one of a kind for you! These "babies" are not actually "babies"! They have been waiting for many years to be brought into a world where they can be cared for and loved as every child has the right to be! You will find that on our registry, there will be no gifts of clothing, toys, supplies, cute little gadgets, or any other thing you would typically see on a baby shower registry. Instead you will see things like, donations for flights, meals, medical visits, apartment stays, etc. These are the things that are necessary for us to bring them home. Once they are home we can shower them with love, attention, and goodies. However, for now....our focus has to be on getting them here and without you all....this can't happen!

We are asking that you treat this invitation a little more serious than you might a random invitation from an acquaintance or friend because truly....two lives are depending on this!!!!! Please help us bring them home and save them from what is inevitable if we don't get funded!

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!  Oh...and how could I forget, haha! After all I did tell you this might be a one of a kind shower for you ;)

There are some MAJOR prizes involved for donors!!!! Not just door prizes that you might find at your typical shower! I'm talking REAL prizes!!! Check it out and please continue to keep us in your prayers as well as support us as you can!



Our Adoption Registry




WHEN THE BOX ABOVE HAS COMPLETELY BEEN FILLED WITH DONATIONS AND IS COMPLETE....WE WILL WITHIN 24 HOURS HOST A DRAWING THAT WILL BE DONE BY RANDOM.ORG ! 

THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE A BRAND NEW IPAD or $500 CASH !!!!!!

 

Can you believe it? All you have to do is donate to the box above and you will be entered into the drawing! This is how it will work....

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT YOU CAN DONATE ANY AMOUNT AND IT WILL GO TOWARD THE OVERALL GOAL. AN ACTUAL ENTRY BEGINS AT $10.00 !!!!



$10 Donation= 1 entry

$25 Donation= 5 entries

$50 Donation= 10 entries

Anything below $50 that you donate will be reserved until the next person and so on comes along to donate enough for us to cross out one of the $50 blocks. You may donate more than $50 ...each additional $10 past $50 will gain you an additional entry!

You may also share this post on facebook, twitter, etc for one free entry per week :)

Its that easy!!! You give someone a gift for their shower...you help to save/change two lives, and possibly win an IPAD or $500 CASH!!!!

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WHEN THIS BOX ABOVE HAS COMPLETELY BEEN FILLED WITH DONATIONS AND IS COMPLETE....WE WILL WITHIN 24 HOURS HOST A DRAWING THAT WILL BE DONE BY RANDOM.ORG ! 

THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE A BRAND NEW  VIZIO 32" HDTV

WITH A BRAND NEW Vizio 3D Blu-ray Disc Player with WiFi

THE RULES REGARDING ENTRIES ARE THE SAME AS STATED ABOVE FOR THE PREVIOUS PRIZE (IPAD/CASH GIVEAWAY). THIS PRIZE CAN ALSO BE REPLACED FOR CASH VALUE!

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WHEN BOTH BOXES (FLIGHT FOR GIRLS ONE WAY TRIP BACK AND ALL APARTMENT BLOCKS) ABOVE COMPLETELY BEEN FILLED WITH DONATIONS AND IS COMPLETE....WE WILL WITHIN 24 HOURS HOST A DRAWING THAT WILL BE DONE BY RANDOM.ORG ! 

*****THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE A $500 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO WHATEVER DEPARTMENT STORE THEY WOULD LIKE OR $500 CASH TO DO WHATEVER THEY WOULD LIKE WITH IT! THIS COULD REALLY COME IN HANDY FOR BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING, YOUR OWN ADOPTION GRANT, OR ANYTHING!
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WHEN THE FOUR BOXES ABOVE (TRANSPORTATION, MEDICAL VISITS, VISAS, AND MEALS) HAVE COMPLETELY BEEN FILLED WITH DONATIONS AND IS COMPLETE....WE WILL WITHIN 24 HOURS HOST A DRAWING THAT WILL BE DONE BY RANDOM.ORG ! 

THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE A BRAND NEW Nikon COOLPIX S4300 16MP Digital Camera w/ 6x Optical Zoom Lens, 3" LCD Display, HD Video, Image Stabilization



OR

A BRAND NEW KEURIG


OR

A BRAND NEW Apple iPod touch 8GB (4th Gen), White

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AS YOU CAN SEE....THIS IS ONE BABY SHOWER YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS OUT ON!  

We need funding desperately and we are willing to do the hard work it takes to get it!!! These girls are worth anything and everything we have!

Thank you all so much and GOOD LUCK!!!


13 comments:

  1. ok, cross off another $50 on your flights and count me in for the ipad giveaway! Mommy and daddy are coming girls!

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  2. I shared on FB. Prayers and good luck! eklein@unmc.edu

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  3. sharing on FB and cross off another $50 for your flights :)

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  4. Donated $28 today to get you to $7k. . . .

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  5. Donated $30. Cross off 3 meals and count me in for the Keurig!
    Annie T.

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  6. $10 for a meal.

    Sharing on google, twitter, and FB again.

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  7. Donated another $20 my dear! See you in country!

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  8. $10 for a meal! I'll be back for more! Christina Schye
    Christina0469@msn.com

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