Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Adoption Fundraiser

Coming up with $25,000 - $30,000 for an adoption can be financially challenging for any adoptive family. Yet..... if you choose to adopt, this is what the costs are going to be--- for one child. No it is not cheaper if you adopt a child with special needs-- although I have found people with hearts much like ours for these precious children that have stepped up and offered to help through prayer, donation, and limitless support. It has very much felt like a partnership and John and I are incredibly thankful for all of the help we have gotten. With that said------ John and I would have tapped into every resource we had to bring Alexsey home if necessary and to care for him throughout his life. Thankfully, God knew that and showed us that we don't have to do this alone. Thank you God and thank you to all that have been touched by sweet precious Alexsey.

What is really exciting is that our small group from church expressed an interest in doing an adoption fundraiser. Not only would the money raised help with Alexsey's adoption expenses, but a portion of it would also remain in a fund where other families who decided to adopt can also get financial help to offset the cost of their own adoption. What an idea---- and what an event it will be!

So---- you are officially invited to:

Adoption Fundraiser
Friday, April 17, 2009
6:00 PM
Come and enjoy delicious soups including homemade borscht, breads, and desserts. Bid on live and silent auction items including real life cows, theme baskets, homemade apple pies, babysitters, and an aviary! Door prizes given throughout the night! No tickets are needed but a free will offering will be taken. This is a family event so bring the kids! It is going to be fun, fun, fun!
Help us celebrate adoption, a great way to grow a family!

I would love to meet some of you in person there, so please think about coming, especially if you live in the Central Valley of California. If you are unable to come, but would still like to help, we can always use items for the silent auction. Anything handmade is always a hit!


Kristen said...

Oh Christine! That is WONDERFUL!!! I wish that I was home for a visit so I could attend!!!

I may be home in July though...would love to meet you and your family!!!

Melissa said...

I am so excited for your family and the other families that will be blessed by this event! I have been hoping for some way to support you in your adoption journey, and since I can't financially I would love to donate to the silent auction. I make homemade "tag" blankets and would love to send a few to you for the auction. Please email me with information. Thank you for this opportunity to serve!

Julie said...

This is great!! I wish people would take that much intrest in our adoption. I'm not trying to be selfish by any means, but to have the support that you have would be wonderful! I hope all goes well!

Kathy said...

Amen to Julie. We've had very little support emotionally or monetarily for our adoption.

Wish we lived close enough to come.

Wyoming Crafter said...

I'd be happy to crochet something to help, I crochet much faster than I knit. I could make either a shawl or a baby afghan, let me know if you have a preference. Tracy

Annie said...

Aren't you lucky!!!

I was supported by MEMBERS in our church, but not by the parish as a whole, which saddened me. I have a little seed inside me which would like to start an adoption ministry in our church like so many Protestant churches have.

We were given a beautiful fundraiser by and the local Orthodox Church. God bless those dear friends.

Annie said...

Did the person who wrote the angry comment about "begging for money" remove it? I hope so. Look at what Jesus told his disciples to do! Pretty much - go begging! And what did St. Francis and his brothers do? Go begging! Christine "begging" for herself or to save another? Didn't she do everything in her power to find another home for Aleksey?

Oh, you dear soul....people must have been SO unkind to you. You must be so afraid to ask for anything. Don't be! There are those who will love you, if you are vulnerable! More so than if you give. At least that's what I think!!!