~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 14, 2012

BABY SHOWER/GIVEAWAY (New and Improved and with PERKS!)

Note: Before you read any further....please note 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!

BABY SHOWER/GIVEAWAY!!!!

You're are being invited to a baby shower that 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













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THE PRIZES ARE LISTED BELOW!!! I WILL RE-CAP IN THE END TO BE CLEAR ON UNDERSTANDING! YOU WON'T BELIEVE THIS :) !!!!!
  
WHEN THE BOXES ABOVE HAVE COMPLETELY BEEN FILLED WITH DONATIONS AND ARE COMPLETE....WE WILL WITHIN 24 HOURS HOST A DRAWING THAT WILL BE DONE BY RANDOM.ORG ! 
THERE WILL BE A 1st, 2nd, and 3rd PLACE WINNER!!!!! READ BELOW FOR DETAILS!

THERE WILL BE A 1st PLACE PRIZE WHICH IS AS FOLLOWED:

THE 1st PLACE WINNER WILL RECEIVE A BRAND NEW IPAD
 
OR
 A BRAND NEW  VIZIO 32" HDTV
 
WITH A BRAND NEW Vizio 3D Blu-ray Disc Player with WiFi
 OR

$500 IN CASH, or a GIFT CERTIFICATE TO ANYWHERE FOR ANYTHING!!!!!! (Including to the orphan or family of your choice)

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THE 2nd PLACE WINNER PRIZES ARE AS FOLLOWED:

THE 2nd PLACE 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



OR

$250 DOLLAR CASH, GIFT CERTIFICATE, OR DONATION TO THE CHILD OR FAMILY OF YOUR CHOICE!!!!!

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THE 3rd PLACE WINNER PRIZES ARE AS FOLLOWED:

   WINNER'S CHOICE OF $100 CASH, GIFT CERTIFICATE, OR DONATION TO THE CHILD OR FAMILY OF YOUR CHOICE!!!!!
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JUST TO RE-CAP ON ALL OF THE PRIZES:

1st Place= YOUR CHOICE of one of the following: 
(a.) AN IPAD
(b.) HDTV with 3D BLUERAY DVD PLAYER
(c.) $500 CASH, GIFT CERTIFICATE, OR DONATION TO THE ORPHAN OR FAMILY OF YOUR CHOICE!

2nd Place= YOUR CHOICE of one of the following:
 (a.) NIKON CAMERA
(b.) KEURIG
(c.) IPOD TOUCH
(d.) $250 CASH, GIFT CERTIFICATE, OR DONATION TO THE ORPHAN OR FAMILY OF YOUR CHOICE!

3rd Place= YOUR CHOICE of one of the following:
(a.) $100 CASH
(b.) $100  GIFT CERTIFICATE
(c.) $100 DONATION TO THE ORPHAN OR FAMILY OF YOUR CHOICE!

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Can you believe it? All you have to do is donate to one of the boxes above in the registry 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= 2 entries 

$25 Donation= 5 entries

$50 Donation= 20 entries

$65 Donation=30 entries

*Each additional $5 donation gets you an extra entry!

You may also share this post on facebook, twitter, etc for one free entry per week :)
Its that easy!!! You help rescue our girls, get entered into a giveaway, and can possibly win a prize for yourself or one that can give back to another orphan or family!
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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!!! From the very beginning we have worked hard at fundraising (all forms of it) and crafting to rescue these girls. We have pulled many "all nighters" worrying, fundraising, and crafting (to help raise funds) to save these girls while trying to also tithe and donate to other families in the process. We have helped lead two other families (one before this adoption and one during this adoption) to their children. When it comes to these precious children (the orphans) there is nothing we wouldn't do to help rescue them! Not just our girls but as you can see any of the orphans! They are worth anything and everything we have! Our girls need to come home, can you help us?

Thank you all so much and good luck in the giveaway! Blessings to you and yours......


45 comments:

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    1. Thank you so so much!!!!! Another entry :)

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  2. I donated 25.00. Praying that God blesses you with all you need and beyond!

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  3. I just donated $20. :) Can't wait to see your girls home together!

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  4. Just donated $50 to your chip-in to help bring these beautiful children home! God Bless You and your family!

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  5. Just donated!! Praying for lots more to follow suit!

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  6. I keep sharing on my wall and we did in the auction as well!!!!

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  7. Shared on FB... & donated $10, & praying for God to move mountains.

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  8. Donated $50 to the Reese's Rainbow fund.Leila feature offer was great motivation. Sharing on facebook too.

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  9. Donated 15 dollars and shared on facebook. Good luck and God bless!

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  10. Donated 25 to the RR fund. Praying that God provides all that you need - Julia Nalle

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  11. Donated $50 to your fund. I'm excited for your journey.

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  12. I am curious to know the process of adoption and this country. From reading other blogs, I'm guessing that there is usually two trips to adopt. Do both parents have to go for both trips? I'm also curious to know why to was better to go for six weeks instead of doing both trips.

    I am not adopting at the moment but I'm waiting to see if that is a route I am to take.

    I'm excited that Gabby's going and anxious to see her reaction to her previous "home".

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    1. Please email me at jsgamiddleton@gmail.com for more info :) thanks!

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  13. I donated $25. Praying that the funds come in quickly!

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  14. Donated $25, wish I could do more but praying God will bless it and you guys will be fully funded soon! Also shared on all my social networking sites, tried to Pin but it didn't work. <3 Brooke K.

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  15. donated $100 during your matching grant days xx

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  16. oh will also be sharing on fb...did todaY BUT MORE TO COME! HOPING TO SEE MANY RED LINES CLOCKING OFF THOSE EXPENSES XXXXXX

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  17. donated $10 today. If I read correctly that is 4 entries.

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  18. Donated $100 - we have to get to that matching grant TODAY!!!!

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  19. donated 25$ to you today. I hope God find an envelope for me. I really don't really have the funds in Sept. Happy to make the sacrifice for you.

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  20. Donated $30 :) praying you get that matching grant!

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  21. donated $10.00. hope your grant will be matched! feel better!

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  22. I just donated $15 and have shared several times on facebook these past few days - trying to help you get your matching grant!

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  23. Donated 20 on your FSP page today. Jennimw@att.net

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  24. SYLVIA! I just put in 25 and your grant is MATCHED! If you pick me to win an awesome prize I'll share with you!

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  25. I gave $30 yesterday during your matching grant drive on the RR FB group. So thrilled you met the matching grant!

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  26. donated $15!! SO happy you met the match!!
    Christina0469@msn.com
    Christina Schye

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  27. Donated $10 from the Ristow7. Do I get into the club now too? : D Angie

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