Ever feel like you want to help, you just don’t know how?
Or wonder what you could do to really make a difference?
I want you to meet a few families that are working incredibly hard to bring their children home.
Children with special needs. Children that are orphans. Children that really need a mommy and a daddy.
She and I have been online friends for a few years now. In the past, she sewed beautiful outfits to raise funds. She just recently started “Bands of Love” in an effort to bring sweet Rachel home.
In a very short time, they need to have a large portion of their adoption fees due. But they just don’t have it.
Mandi and I met awhile back, and became closer when she and her husband Matt accepted a referral for a little guy through WACAP. Unfortunately, right after they stepped forward for their son, WACAP had to pull the grant they had been promised due to lack of funding.
Then Matt lost his job.
They’ve endured so much in trying to bring this sweet boy home. But they’ve held fast to their faith that Drew is meant to be their son.
I have one of Tracy’s necklaces and I love it 🙂
And then there’s my friend Cynthia. We were DTC together waaaay back in early 2005. We met up with her and her husband Adam right after Isabelle came home. They also came and visited shortly after Sophie came home. Cynthia truly has a heart of gold, I love this woman.
And they have just accepted the referral of an absolutely darling little almost-7 year old they have named Asher.
Man, I just love that name 😉
They need to raise several thousand dollars in the next month in order to be able to continue on their journey to bring Asher home.
They have, among other things to help raise support, set up a giveaway (a Wii!) Be sure to check it out and get entered for the drawing on December 16th!
Please consider making a $5 or $10 (or more!) donation to one or all of these families. And know that however you help, in a big or small way, you are making a difference in the life of a child.
Be the difference.
An old man was walking down the beach just before dawn. In the distance he saw a young man picking up stranded starfish and throwing them back into the sea. As the old man approached the young man, he asked, “Why do you spend so much energy doing what seems to be a waste of time?”
The young man explained that the stranded starfish would die if left in the morning sun. “But there must be thousands of beaches and millions of starfish,” exclaimed the old man. “How can your efforts make any difference?”
The young man looked down at the small starfish in his hand and as he threw it to safety in the sea, he said,
“It made all the difference to that one.”
P.S. Speaking of Starfish, another way to make a difference, and it won’t even cost you a dime, is to visit Amy’s blog, and leave a comment. $1 will be donated to the Starfish Foster Home for every comment left!