Wednesday, November 27, 2013

New Fundraisers

Hi Family and Friends!

Some friends and family have asked how they might be able to help us with our adoption. First, and most importantly, your thoughts and prayers are so important and so helpful. Just knowing that we have people along side us as we walk into the unknown is so comforting. We are so thankful to have so much support going into this, and to know that we are going to bring a little girl into a life that is already full of people who love her, though they have never met her is amazing!

Pure Charity Funding Site:

If you are able and would like to contribute financially, we have a donation site that is located HERE - you can also access it by going through the tab on the right of this page. This is through an organization called Pure Charity. The funds they collect go straight to our adoption agency to help cover agency costs, orphanage fees, travel within China and other costs we pay straight to our agency. I added up the remaining agency costs we have and it came out to $10,965. Those are just agency fees. There are over $10,000 more in other costs including passports, visas, document fees, legal fees and homestudy fees. I will start this week applying for grants and low interest loans to cover these as well. On our fundraising site I have placed a video about our adoption - you can watch it there or here! It is so sweet to hear the kids talking about their little sister on this video. As you will be able to tell, they are so excited!

Thirty-one Gifts Fundraiser:

My sweet friend, Amanda is a Thirty-one consultant and has put together a Thirty-one Fundraiser for us. As you are shopping for Christmas, you can go to her online store by following the directions below. 25% of the sales from now until December 6th will go to our adoption. Here is the information from the flyer she created for us:

Help the Serna family bring home a special needs child from China as the new addition to their family.  To see more about their story, check out this video:

Thirty-one Gifts fundraiser
Thirty-one is a faith-based direct-sales company with stylish handbags, utility totes, accessories, and home organization that can be personalized to meet all your needs. Buy from the link (go to the My Parties tab and click on the Serna Family Adoption Fundraiser link) and 25%* of your order will be donated to help the Serna family meet their $10,965 goal for adoption expenses.  All orders must be placed by December 6, 2013.
To donate directly follow this link:

Inspirational Art Prints for Sale:

I have also created some Inspirational Art Prints using some of my favorite original images and Bible verses. These are available for purchase through my web site:
The prints for sale are located under the gallery tab as "Inspirational Prints". You can also access them directly using this link: These pictures can be ordered as photo prints, digital downloads, canvases and even coffee mugs!  Just select the print you would like to purchase, on the right will be a place where you can select the size you would like to buy, or select "View All Products" where you can then choose your print size or the type of product you would like.

Thank you all for your love, support, thoughts and prayers as we try to fund our adoption. 

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