Category Archives: Adoption Journey

Fundraiser: THE PUZZLE

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Somewhere I saw this idea and I thought it was a super one!  I’ve made it custom fit for us…and I’m really excited about it!  In theory, it could be a great fundraising tool, along with sentimental (two things that made me like this idea). So here’s how it works…. We had the initial picture […]

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Fundraiser: T-Shirts

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We’ve got t-shirts for sale under the fundraiser link above!  We’ve created 4 different shirt choices — 1 men’s or unisex, 1 ladies fit, and 2 kids.   We are suggesting a $15 per shirt donation – although if you are outfitting your whole family and need to lower that amount please note that in the […]

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The Fundraising Begins

We’re working hard on several fundraising ideas to help us begin this adoption process.  And within the next few weeks we are hoping to have several up and running!  We’ve been accepted into Lifeline’s Ethiopian program, but now need to raise the $2500 for our initial down payment to the adoption agency along with the […]

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Joy from Sorrow (from a mama’s heart)

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Last Saturday I awoke with something burning in my mind & my heart.  I could not shake the picture of an Ethiopian mama’s face.  She was young & beautiful.  But her eyes were overcome with sadness.  It was hard to control the beating of my heart and the trembling of my hands.  And there was […]

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Excitement Beyond Words

We have been officially accepted into Lifeline Children Services Ethiopian adoption program!!!   So Nate had wanted me to post last night…right away following our call.  But I just didn’t have it in me.  And its not real often I’m at a loss for words.  Nothing could have prepared me for the feeling it’d be […]

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$2 That Will Last Forever

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So I just have to share this sweet story as we begin our adoption adventure. A few years ago, my sister gave Elli a 2 dollar bill for her birthday.  In fact, now that I think about it, I’m pretty sure it was for her 2nd birthday.  That would make sense!  ; )   Through […]

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An Adoption Journey Begins!

It has been a long time coming for this day… For me, it was during the time spent living in Kyrgyzstan, interacting almost daily with refugees living on the street.  And while we’ve talked about it, even before we were married, it has always been the illusive ‘one day’.   And with great anticipation and […]

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