Those of you who have been here for any length of time know that I have two “causes” I am passionate about (outside Christ, my family etc). That is orphans and living debt free.
When Mark and I adopted in 2008 we committed to complete the adoption debt free – the same way we had been living our life since 2000. At first I wasn’t so sure it could be done, but God used good old Dave Ramsey teach me something, again.
When I talk to people considering adoption one of the first fears they vocalize is the financial aspect. “We’re not sure how we can afford it.”
But the truth is that along with grants and tax credits there are a ton of really creative ways that families can raise money for their adoptions.
Sooooo (drumroll please) I’m actually working on a book on How to Pay For Your Adoption (that’s just the working title). I’ve been SLOWLY working on it for a year but I’ve got a fire lit under me now.
I’ve also come to the part where I need your help.
I’m looking for real life examples of fundraisers that adoptive families have done, including as much detail as you want to give me and how much money you raised. Garage sales, coffee beans, jewelry, spaghetti dinners, etc – I want to hear about all of it. Even if you think “oh, I’m sure somebody already submitted that idea” I still want to hear from you. Who knows maybe you’ve raised WAY more money doing it then the other person.
I also want to hear about any other ways you helped pay for your adoption – second jobs, employer credits, etc.
All you need to do is FILL OUT THIS FORM.
As I collect the ideas I’ll be choosing families to showcase in the book as examples. At that time I’ll contact you to get more details as well as hear a little bit more about your story.
I would love it too if you would spread the word – Facebook, Tweet (you can use the “Share the Love” icons above) or even mention it on your blog.