Monday, June 2, 2014

Give1Save1 Featured Family of the Week!!!

The great opportunity I've been talking about for the last couple of weeks?? Here it is!
We have been chosen as the featured family for this week through Give 1, Save 1!

Collins Give1Save1 Featured Family

 We are so excited to be blessed with this opportunity to share our adoption story! Here’s a little information about who Give1Save1 is:


Every Monday we are going to ask you for a dollar. We’re going to tell you who it’s going to and what it’s being used for. We’re mostly funding adoption for the people, by the people. The premise is for lots of people to give a little and let it all add up! We’re just going to rain down a crazy blessing on a adoptive family and we’re going to do it every week. We’re going to get huge. And the world will be changed for lots of people because of your generosity. That sounds exciting, doesn't it?! Let’s do it.
We’ll tell you who we’re sponsoring and where to send your dollar. We will link a button to a safe online donation site that we’ll be blasting. Then once you've donated your dollar spread the word to get some more dollars in here. If you have a voice, an email account, a blog, a Facebook page, a Twitter account or a Pinboard USE IT! The only way we can make a big difference is to make it viral!


And your dollar will be saving and restoring lives in all kinds of ways. Removing a child from an orphanage gives that child a family and a future, something everyone needs. It also frees up a bed in an orphanage for another child. Your dollar will change lives and save lives in ways you may never know.
To help you can donate to the family of the week by clicking the donate tab at the top of the page. Be sure to subscribe to the blog and you’ll get notifications of all posts. That way you won’t miss a family! 

Give1Save1 is a blog with good intentions. We are not a nonprofit, and not really a grant. Just a blog that networks with generous-hearted people.....friends, new and old. We feature a family for a week and let you promote it with your supporters, friends and family...and we do the same. We ask our readers to donate $1 or more. The money is given to the family through an online donation account. The amount families have raised in a week varies widely from less than $100 to several thousand, depending on how much we all promote and share during their week.

So friends, if you’re new to our little blog welcome! And thank you for stopping by. If you’d like more information about us, you can click {About Us} and {Our Adoption Story} for information about our adoption process. If you'd like to see what our adoption steps and timeline looked like, click {HERE}.

This Wednesday (so close!!) USCIS will conduct their final interview before submitting their determination so we can get that elusive PAIR letter we need to finally be submitted for court.

We’re SO close and could be traveling later this month or early July! We are more than ready to meet our little girl.

This hasn’t been the easiest journey, but God has been faithful through and through. When we started this process, we thought we were going to adopt a “healthy” 0-2 year old girl. But God’s plans are so much better than ours. Our little girl has a few "special needs" and will be 5 in September. But I wouldn’t trade her for anyone else.
The boys are excited that she is so close in age and will be interested in the same things that they are. And they’re determined to deck her room with everything PINK! Haha!

Here is a link to our referral video we shot when we saw her face for the first time. And Here is a link to our Give1Save1 video!
In case you're viewing from a mobile device, here's a link to our PayPal address if you'd like to donate and help bring Bertie home.

Even if you can't help us financially, we can still use your help. If our story has touched your heart, please share it on social media with friends and family.

And of course, we could always use your prayers. We're still in a limbo of sorts, and are praying for guidance regarding whether or not we will take 2 separate trips or if we'll stay in country for 4-6 weeks. Prayers are always appreciated.

Again, thank you all so much for every single thing you have done to help us throughout this process. Whether it was donating money, your time to help with fundraisers, items for our garage sale, or covering us in prayer, we appreciate each and every single one of you. It takes a village, and you guys are the best village there is. We can’t wait to get her home and share her beautiful face with you all. You who helped and stuck by us through all the ups and downs.

Thank you and God bless. 


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