Here it is...I am so excited to announce the launch of Baby Y's puzzle fundraiser!!
One of the many beautiful things about adoption is that we cannot walk this journey alone. Adoption is expensive and unfortunately, this reality prevents many people from taking the steps to provide a needed home for a child. It was one of the main reasons I didn't pursue adoption sooner. The cost for domestic adoption in the U.S. typically ranges from $20,000-$50,000 and can be very intimidating.
When I first made the decision to grow my family through adoption, one of the things that I wrestled with over and over again was whether or not to do any fundraising. In a perfect world, fundraising wouldn’t be necessary. There aren’t many things more humbling than reaching out and asking for support, especially when it comes to money. It’s uncomfortable, it’s vulnerable and to be honest, it feels awkward.
I've been able to happily raise funds for many organizations over the years without any hesitation, but the idea of fundraising for myself...it just didn't feel right. But the more I prayed about it, the more I began to realize that fundraising isn’t really about asking people for money...it’s about asking others to join in our journey and to become part of our story…a piece of our family legacy.
And so I'm moving forward in our fundraising efforts to bring my sweet one home. If you're willing and able to support our adoption financially, I would be so honored. I have been overwhelmed with the amount of people asking how they can help and our Puzzle Fundraiser is just one of the many ways to get involved.
Here’s how it works:
When every piece is sold or "adopted," the puzzle will be put together and mounted inside a double-sided glass frame to hang in Baby Y's room.
The completed puzzle will serve as a constant reminder that nothing is impossible with God and my sweet one can always look on the back to see all of the amazing people who had a “piece” in bringing him/her home.
What a beautiful representation of love and what can happen when a community comes together!
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