Yes, we’re adopting from China! If you didn’t read about it yet and want to know more, click here.
It’s no secret that adopting internationally isn’t cheap. When our agency sent us the total estimated cost, I gritted my teeth. At that moment I knew that we would have to be willing to put ourselves out there in order to get this done. The total estimated cost? Take a breath. Around $25,000.
That’s a lot of moolah.
Now, I hate just asking for money. (Does anyone actually like asking for money??) I’m not going to do that, not until we’re really desperate anyway, ha! I also hate seeing a huge amount like $25,000 and waiting forever to feel any kind of accomplishment.
So, here’s what I’m thinking. Instead of just saying, “Hey! We need to raise $25,000, please help!” I’m going to take this one baby step at a time (shout out to Dave Ramsey for that idea!).
So forget I told you that we need to raise $25,000. Instead, I want you to hear that we need to raise $200. That is the cost of our application processing fee. Doesn’t that sound so much better? I think so. Immediately after that, we will owe $2,500 to the adoption agency.
But let’s just focus on the $200 for now.
Time for fundraising!
This week, I decided to get my craft-on and whip-up some of these sweet paper garlands, just in time for Valentine’s Day. I decided to put some photos of them on Instagram like this one:
And before I knew it, I was totally sold out and then some! I had to go buy more paper to fulfill all of the extra orders! I can’t tell you how overwhelmed with gratitude I am!
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you who made this happen.
If you purchased a garland and want to pay via PayPal, you can do so below by clicking the DONATE button, it’s just an even $10 per garland .
Thanks again and Happy Valentine’s Day!
What do you think, should I make more for Easter??