~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~

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

~Will you help our girls gain their freedom?~

I am requesting that if you enjoyed and appreciated your freedom this independence day as much as I did to please give our these precious girls the chance to experience their own freedom/independence!!!

We have a giveaway going on right now that we hope to end on 7-6-12 (Friday) if we meet our goal of $2,500.

We are only $238 Away from meeting that goal!!!!

The giveaway has awesome prizes including $500 cash or an iPad!!!! There are second and third place prizes as well!!! There are also free gifts with donations of $35 or more!

The best part is that meeting our goal gives us an extra $1,000 due to a donor who has committed to donating $1,000 of we meet our goal!

Remember, only $238 more to go!!!!!!! We can do this easily if everyone will just pitch in something.

With us adopting two children shortly after adopting one,.....we need these funds! We also need to meet our goal quickly so we can move on to further fundraising to ensure we can bring both girls home!!!

Find more information about our giveaway by clicking the tab at the top of my blog that refers to the iPad/cash giveaway! It's beside of the "home" tab!

Thanks everyone!!!

8 comments:

  1. I gave $35 the other day but I think I forgot to tell you. Paypal name has "stephens" in it. :)

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    1. You did tell me :) if you go to the tab at the top concerning the giveaway you will see where you commented to tell me and I commented back :) thanks again!!!

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  2. not sure my first comment went through:)

    I donated through your RR page. Brenda Lamey magdasmom@gmail.com

    I have a little boy on RR who needs some cash in his fund:)

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    1. Thank you so much!!!! Are you adopting? If so, who? :)

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  3. I just donated 10.00 - Wish I could have donated for the full amount...

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    1. Thanks so much Julia!!! Good luck!

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    2. P.S, your donation was perfect! :)

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  4. Just sent 10 it will be under my husbands email Paulm9999@aol.com Good luck in your journey

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