Well, I made the incredibly difficult step of starting a GoFundMe campaign to help on our adoption journey. The legal costs are minimal, but due to our matches being national, we will have to do some unexpected traveling. We all ready spent a lot on all of the renovations we did last year, getting her room ready so she can move right in and then change it to her heart’s content later, and starting to gather school supplies. Since we always figured it would be a local adoption, we didn’t expect to have travel expenses. We will also have additional school supplies and may have to buy a wardrobe for Kiddo, since we have no idea if the foster family/facility will be able to send much along with her. So, we set aside our pride and started the campaign, since providing for and bringing home Kiddo are the most important things to us.
We created three puzzles that have inspiring adoption phrases for Kiddo and any donations will be written on the back of the puzzle pieces. Later on we will get double sided frames, so she can see not only the phrases, but how many people worked to bring her to her forever home and show her how much she matters. She will not be “one of the forgotten”.
First Puzzle Lid:
Second Puzzle Lid:
Third Puzzle Lid:
We’re fundraising locally for $10 USD per puzzle piece, but we appreciate any donation and any forwarding of our campaign information. I’m notoriously bad about not being on Facebook, so if you are willing to share the information with your contacts, that would also mean the world to us.
We have a match as far away as Georgia (thoroughly ironic, right?!), so we truly don’t know what to expect. According to our new Social Worker, it sounds like we might be at the next step with one young lady that is thankfully closer, so please cross your fingers or say a prayer for us. It would be amazing to spend the summer getting to know our daughter. I created a static site page for the campaign and will put the updates on the campaign on there, so you won’t hear much about the fundraising again, unless you look at that page. This blog wasn’t made with this in mind, and wasn’t even in the realm of my thoughts for a blog post actually, so I want to keep the blog my version of normal. *laugh* I’ll still post adoption updates themselves, because even if it falls apart and shatters me, I’m going to go all Mama Bear and yell from the hills if we get far enough to meet one of the girls soon!
So, for the fun facts…Our GoFundMe campaign is www.gofundme.com/adopting-future-cornelison. My site page for additional details and updates is www.georgiaspampering.com/fundraising-for-future-cornelison. Again, we are so thankful for your time reading this, any sharing of this to your social media or people or churches you know, or any donations. The support and encouragement has been such a help all ready, when we hit forks in the road, and lost our hope. We have the most incredible support system and we appreciate each of you.