Saturday, August 11, 2012

Totaling Up The Numbers Needed For Steven's Adoption!! WE ONLY NEED $6419.50

Well folks I was looking at the numbers of where we are at and where we need to be to bring home our little man.  I am SO STOKED to see we ONLY need $6419.50!!!!  

We were given a $2000.00 grant match and a $1000.00 grant match.  The $1000.00 grant match was officially met!  So now we have the 2nd grant match of $2000.00 and we have had a total of $48.28 donated towards it.   We have the work grant match out there that was given to us of $5000.00 for Tania's adoption but were informed it could take up to 8 months to get it.  It has not come in yet.  So at this point we are hoping and praying it will come in but we really do not know when it will arrive.  If is comes in time that would be so rocking but as time gets shorter to take-off we cannot count it as a given it will be here.  If it comes after we leave for Steven we are going to roll it as a $5K roll-over to another family or 5 families in need in hoping they will keep it rocking to another family after they are home.  Seems all our donations came in chunks or $5,000.00 and we want to honor these donors by keeping that ball rolling that helped us bring our daughter home! 

So what do I ask....prayer first and foremost for Steven and his health.  He has medical issues at this point that are undiagnosed but serious on top of his HIV and FAS.  Secondly for all the other adoptive families taking the leap to adopt, in the middle of their adoption and goodness have adopted.  This is a journey of so many emotions for both the families and children.  Many of my friends like us have returned home after the child they were to adopt said "no".  This is all so painful for both parties so I ask for all the families and children.  Many of the children afterwards sadly regret their decision only to find out the family cannot or will not return.  It has been a pleasure to be able to meet and serve with so many incredible families with hearts for these children.  Our family thanks you!


When Do We leave for Steven? 

The exciting news is the remaining docs for our dossier as of 8/18/12 have been completed and everything mails back to Eastern Europe 8/20/12 and then it is just a matter of counting down until they give us a date to travel!  So folks we are close!

How can you help us bring Steven Home?

On the right side of this blog is a Reece's Rainbow link with Steven's arms wide open as he was telling me he loves his mama this much.  You can click on that which will take you to his page on RR.  You can read our story and also click on the donate button for a Tax-Deductible donation.  


You can click on the "Chip In" button also on the right side to do a Tax-Deductible donation.


You can see below at all the beautiful Ukrainian and other items up for auction to help bring Steven Home!!

Our family thanks you!


These Are Items Nicole Picked Up From Local Vendors & Artists From Ukraine and Abroad (they found in different shopping locations all over, donations from others, etc.) To Auction Off To Raise Funds For Steven's Adoption! PLEASE TAKE A PEEK AT THE BEAUTIFUL ITEMS! If you would like to bid please click on the link below each pictured item to FB and select the "Comment" tab and post your name and bid amount! Thank you!
(It Has Been Extended To Raise More Funds Before Take-off!) 




For more photos please go to:

No comments:

Post a Comment