"By adopting a child and helping them reach their potential, they help us reach ours. An adopted child is not an unwanted child; to the contrary. They are a child who was searched for, prayed for, cried for, begged for; received by arms that ached, making empty hearts full. Love is meant to be shared." Author unknown

Monday, November 9, 2015

Where are all the pieces to this puzzle?

37 of 252 pieces - that's 15% of the puzzle - but that means 85% to go till Xavier's picture is fully revealed.  I so want to share our precious boy with you all!

I am finding that raising money for this adoption is NOT "quick and easy".  We have incurred about 25% of the adoption expenses already and more will come due in about 4-5 weeks when the remainder of our agency fee and post adoption retainer fee will become due.  The fees add up fast when you take a leap of faith into an unplanned journey.  A journey to redeem the lives of two children who did not ask to be orphans.  Despite this, I know the cost my God paid to redeem me; therefore, regardless of the paperwork costs to redeem the lives of these two precious children who do not deserve the "cards" they have been dealt, I know this journey will be worth it in the end!  We will be blessed beyond measure and my God will build the necessary funding bridge when the time is right!
Until then, we will cut back where we can (which isn't easy with 8 kids in the house), I will substitute teach as much as possible, and continue fundraising.

Are you one of the missing pieces to our puzzle?  Here are ways you can be a part of the puzzle:
  • Donate items for our upcoming silent auction starting on November 30th (if we get enough items together) - are you a small business owner, crafter, have special items to sell that you would donate?
  • Bid on items in the silent auction that will go on Nov 30th-Dec 9th - Go here to like our silent auction page and to stay up to date.
  • Purchase a $50 Restaurant.com gift certificate for only $20 at our fundraiser site: fundraiser.restaurant.com/c/31882
  • Make a tax deductible contribution at www.adopttogether.org/downey
Thank you to all who have contributed items and made contributions so far!  We are so blessed by you!

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