Wednesday, January 22, 2014

I put up  a thermometer to keep track of our fundraising progress.
These numbers reflect what we will need to bring home three children. Two from the same orphanage and one from a different orphanage, same region.

The total is minus an available child specific grant that is available to us.
Once we identify the other two children, I will make needed adjustments to the thermometer.

Thank you for helping to bring our boy home!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Update

Here we are in a new year and on a new adventure.

We are almost finished with our homestudy and have a lot of our Dossier in process. 

USCIS was sent in right after we committed to Sutter, as he turns 16 in February. 

Everything is going great, except fundraising.

We have the calendars still available.


We also have a t-shirt fundraiser going on, it ends February 5

https://www.bonfirefunds.com/smith-family-adoption



We are hoping to add 2-3 kiddos, depending on what we are approved for...and NO, I don't need suggestions as I have a list of at least 10 already. :)

Have a Great Day!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Salome

There are so many children who need advocates and I am so busy with family life and our own adoption, but for this ONE, I can not be silent.

You see, many years ago on a March 13th, I lost a most untreasured treasure. I lost my dad, sure, he had issues, but when he could focus on being a dad, he was amazing and the thing I miss the most, is that he loved me, not because of my school grades or what I had acomplished, not because of my talents, but simply...because I was HIS. That's it, I was his and he loved me. I was 16 on that day, that day he left forever.

March 13, 2014, will be 24 years, since that day.

March 13, 2014, THIS little girl, this most untreasured treasure will be lost unless a mommy and a daddy claim her as their own. Unless they love her, not because of her grades or her acomplishments or talents, but simply because she is their daughter.
On that day, Salome will be 16.

Please, someone see her, love her.