~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, August 7, 2012


Before I begin to tell you about our auction, let me just remind you that our baby shower/giveaway is still going on and can be entered into and viewed by clicking this link http://journeytoreunitetwoangels.blogspot.com/2012/07/ultimate-giveawaybaby-shower.html
As soon as the auction is over, I will move the baby shower/giveaway back to being my main post and will continue doing my other posts about the adoption on the "daily posts" tab at the top of the blog :)

Now on to some good stuff!!!!

For those of you that have me on facebook or are a part of the RR facebook forum, you might already know about the auction. An amazing friend and very generous mama, Megan Stout, adopting "Justin" on RR is hosting this online auction for us and let me tell ya, there are incredible items that are going for amazing deals!  If you'd like to jump on over to the auction click this link now http://www.facebook.com/#!/savingyuliaandelaine
If not, lets take a sneak peek :) Let me first just say...this is no where near all of the items in this amazing auction....just some of them!

Pretty darn tempting huh? With holidays around the corner, why not go make a bid and do a little shopping at our auction. After all, you'd be helping to save TWO orphans!!! Oh and I have to mention THE GOURDS!!!!! Our wonderful friend Lynn, adopting "Andrew" on RR has generously offered to donate some of her family grown and sealed gourds! These gourds are sealed and handpainted for this fall/halloween season!!! They are going quickly and they are gorgeous! The gourds are listed as "buy it now" items...meaning, no bids necessary. You can just buy them now! Take a look at this one... :)

As if that isn't cute enough to get anyone to go on over and buy one or bid on something. Check this out! Most of you know Leila from her blogs, "Orphan Report" and "My Little Catholic Bubble", Leila is giving an incredible offer right now to anyone that donates $10 to our fsp! $10 gets the orphan of your choice featured on both of her very popular blogs!!!! This would be tremendous exposure for these children and hopefully mean a family would find them!!!! This has been the most popular item yet!!!!

Just in case you missed it...the link to our auction is http://www.facebook.com/#!/savingyuliaandelaine


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