Our Family Adoption Fundraiser: Will You Help Our Beautiful Picture Come Together?

by GfG on February 21, 2014 · 7 comments

The picture of adoption is one that declares unconditional love, sacrificial love, and forever love.  For three parties.  Our Awesome God set the example of adoption when he adopted me into his family and called me His.  How amazing.

Today, I’d like to ask you to be a part of a the picture of adoption.  Ours.

I am so excited to share this post because I love the entire idea.  Almost as much as I love the idea of having another family member join us!

As I shared in our Maybe Baby post, we are just starting our adoption journey.

We don’t know how long this journey will be, only God does.  It could take awhile or it could not.

We don’t know the name of the woman who is My Hero, only God does. I have been praying for My Hero for awhile now.  I am already so proud of her decision for life.  The decision I didn’t make.

We don’t know what Maybe Baby looks like, only God does.  He or she will be beautiful, for sure.

We don’t know where the money for the adoption fees will come from, only God does.  We believe He will provide.

Here is where you come into the picture.  Or the puzzle, as the case may be. Puzzle Pieces WEB We have a 500 piece puzzle that will represent our adoption picture.

On the front, an original piece of art is being created.  The design is being painted by a friend of mine/ours (and she’s a legit artist!) that will represent our new family of nine.

On the back, a different kind of original art will be created… 500 names.

To make the picture not just 500 pieces in a box, but a completed picture/ piece of art, all of the pieces must have a name on the back.

How does a puzzle piece get a name?  A friend/loved one/complete stranger donates $20 towards our adoption fees. Yup.  That’s it.

For a mere $20, you can be a part of our adoption picture.

One name = one piece for only a $20 donation. Puzzle Piece Single WEB Can you donate more than $20?  YES!  You can donate $20 per family member or for any names you’d like to be on the puzzle piece.

The agency fees are over $20,000 so that is why the puzzle is 500 pieces.  We need help to make this adoption happen.

Will you be a part of our adoption story by helping financially? 

When every piece has a name, the picture will be revealed.  Until then, it in incomplete.

When it is complete, it will be beautiful.  Literally.  Figuratively.  Amazingly.

We will frame the puzzle in a clear floating frame, so that both sides are visible, depending on which way the art is hanging (loving contributor side or artwork side).

We believe it will not only represent the many people who have helped bring Maybe Baby home, but it will be a fantastic reminder for always that our child is loved by many.

Ways you can donate:
1) You can send a check or money order made out to Paul Brouse.  You can send it c/o Mountain Christian Church PO Box 615, Cedar Crest, NM 87008  {no fees involved for this option; check must be made out to me or Paul}

2) You can use this handy PayPal button. {PayPal charges us a small fee per dollar}

3) You may send a check or money order made out to Adoption Assistance Agency WITH OUR NAMES in the notation part to this address: 2800 Eubank Blvd. NE  Albuquerque, NM 87112  {this option is not tax deductible}

Autumn Beck, who is hosting our very first fundraiser/giveaway at All About Cloth Diapers, is our adoption donations accountability person.  She will follow all the donations so that you know that someone else is holding us accountable.

Won’t you join us on our journey and make the picture beautiful? 

Two reasons we chose this kind of fundraiser

Puzzle Piece Single WEB

 

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