I cannot bear to imagine what my life would be today had I not been able to fundraise for the adoption of my son. Let's face it, like it or not, adoption is expensive ... and many would-be-parents need to get very creative in order to fund their adoption journeys.
Halis and I held some fundraisers, borrowed from our 401k, took out a home equity loan, sold most of our "stuff" on Ebay, and did MUCH tightening of our household expenses in order to bring our son home to us. Believe me, you do whatever it takes to get your babies home ... and so do the following Mommies that I wish to share with you.
The following Mommies-to-Be are doing some of their own creative fundraising in order to bring their children home to them. Please consider making a purchase from them this holiday season, as you will not only support local economies and handmade goodies ... but you will also be helping to bring a child home to their forever family. So, so good.
Baby Shriver Adoption ... this Mommy-to-be sells all sorts of gorgeous handmade goodies in order to fundraise for a domestic adoption. Please have a look around her site. She makes purses, jewelry, blankets, etc. All well made & for a wonderful cause.
Charm Addiction ... this Mommy-to-be has a lovely etsy shop where she sells the most beautiful handmade necklace charms. She and her husband are fundraising to adopt from China. Their journey can be followed here: The Shania Project.
Little Bird Creations ... Oh the sweetness of the goodies found in this shop are hard to resist. These folks have just started the adoption process and are selling some limited edition goodies to fundraise their journey.
Magnolya Designs ... This family is hoping to adopt twins. How exciting. And their shop is full of sweet things ... from booties to magnets to purses, etc. Check out the 4 piece baby gift set. To die for!
Little Brother Jewelry ... this sweet family has already adopted once, and is now looking forward to bringing home a 4 year old brother from China. Mommy makes some gorgeous jewelry to raise the funds for their adoption.
I hope you enjoy taking a peek at these shops. I will add them to the holiday shopping "list" that I am working on ... to be posted here in the future.
Do you know of any adoption fundraising shops that can be added? Please let me know. Thanks :) And happy shopping!
P.S. If you would like to learn some adoption fundraising tips for your own adoption, you may want to join this Yahoo Group: Adoption Fundraising.