Saturday, June 4, 2011

First Blog & A Fundraiser!

Hi all!  Kevin and I have decided to start a blog to keep everyone up to date on our adoption.  To read about our adoption process, click on the "Our Story" tab above.  I'll give updates as we get them, but since we're now in the "waiting" stage of our adoption, there probably won't be much to tell!  So, I'm sure a lot of my blogs will not even be adoption related.

We've also started this blog in an effort to try to raise some money to offset the cost of the adoption.  In total, our adoption is going to cost around $20,000.  Yikes!  We've got a few ideas for fundraisers and have spent a lot of hours googling to see what other adoptive families have done.  The most frequent thing that we have seen is taking up donations from family and friends.  But, we've also found a fun way of doing this.

THE PUZZLE
We've purchased a 300 piece puzzle and will be selling each piece of the puzzle for $5 per piece.  If you buy a puzzle piece, we'll write your name on the back of the piece.  Once all of the pieces are sold, and the puzzle is completed, we'll frame the puzzle with the names facing outward.  We'd like to hang this in our nursery as a thank you to all of the people who are helping to make this adoption possible.  If you'd like to sponsor a puzzle piece, you can make your payment through Paypal.  To donate through Paypal just click on the "Donate" link on the right hand side of this blog.  Please note that you do not have to have a Paypal account to make the payment online.  Just click on the "Donate" button and then scroll down the page to the section that says "Don't have a Paypal account?" Click "Continue" and it will take you to a page to make your payment without having to create an account.  

If you're not comfortable with Paypal, but would like to sponsor a puzzle piece (or more), you can send me an email at kelleyelders@yahoo.com and I will send you our address for you to send a check.

Each puzzle piece can be sponsored for $5.  If you would like to purchase more than one puzzle piece, we would be more than grateful!  As I said, we're looking in to additional fundraisers and are planning a huge yard sale for later in the summer.  Please keep us in your prayers as we continue through this process!

Thanks in advance to everyone for all of your support!  We love you all. 

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