Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Let the fund-raising begin - again!

Summer is coming and fund-raising is once again in the works!  This Friday I may be meeting with a couple of other moms who are also adopting and need to raise money to help ease the financial burden of adoption.  We will be doing a brainstorming session to come up with a few ideas that we can put together for this summer.  Some ideas so far include a huge yard sale along US 40, a pancake breakfast with a company called Chris Cakes, and a Longaberger Basket Bingo Party.   They all sound like a lot of fun to me, especially since the proceeds means that more children are able to finally have a family.

A new list of children available for adoption from China should be coming out within the next couple of weeks.  I'm praying that we will finally be able to see our new daughter's face this month.

On a good note, it seems as if once we do find out who our daughter will be we may get to travel to get her about a month sooner than what it would have been last year.  If we are blessed with the referral this month, we would probably be traveling in the fall to get her.  Laurel, our youngest, will turn 9 on October 17th.  It would be a lot of fun to celebrate with her in China!  (Oh my, the girls just found a lizard in our basement!  Ahh - it just landed on me when Carissa was showing it to me!  Now they are talking about keeping it as a pet.  Time for me to intervene!)

In His name,


1 comment:

  1. Yes, it is wonderful that you and your family are wanting to adopt from China or other foreign countries. There are many many orphaned children in the world that need loving families. There are, however, many many here in the US that are in desperate need of a loving family as well. May god be with you through your journey and guide you to the right decision.