This is quite possibly my most exciting blog post yet! I get to talk about several of my favorite things all at once: shopping, adoption, and helping others!
For those of you that are new to my site, WELCOME! This little corner of the internet is where I talk about the messy world of parenting littles, the uncertainty that comes with life as a military family, the unpredictability of foster care, and how I search for God's grace in the ashes of my life.
But this particular post isn't really about any of those things, it's about a group of people that have been placed on my heart in recent weeks: Families pursuing adoption.
As a foster mom, I share many of the same emotions and struggles that adoptive families face, but one part of the private adoption journey seems overwhelming to me: the financial piece. I am often dumbfounded by the way these families unwaveringly and meticulously save for private adoptions over months (and even years!) to bring a baby home, and I want to help - will you join me?
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A couple months ago, I totally stalked a woman in the grocery store. I remembered her from a vendor fair, and I knew there was a 1000% chance she would NOT remember me. Being the extremely socially awkward person that I am, I stopped her right in front of some canned soups and said, "Hi! Aren't you a Noonday Ambassador?"
Good news: She didn't run away from me. Better news: She was able to help my hubby acquire some gorgeous Christmas gifts for Yours Truly! Best News: We are now working together to bless a family that is actively pursuing adoption.
First off, have you heard of the Noonday Collection? If not, click HERE immediately and check out ALL THE THINGS! Don't you want every single piece? The best part of Noonday, however, is not the gorgeous jewelry and accessories, but rather their mission as a company. According to their website, "We partner with talented artisan entrepreneurs to make a difference in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. By developing artisan businesses through fair trade, we empower them to grow sustainably and to create dignified jobs for people who need them. Together we’re building a flourishing world where children are cherished, women are empowered, people have jobs and we are connected."
*Noonday drops the mic"
Cherish the babes? Empower the women? Give people jobs? Yes, ma'am, I'm in!
Noonday was essentially founded as an adoption fundraiser, and they still support private adoptions by donating 10% of all Adoption Trunk Show sales to subsidize the financial burden. As Jill (My Noonday Ambassador friend) and I were chatting about ways we could work together, I had a ridiculous idea: What if I give away an Adoption Fundraiser on my blog? Seemed crazy, but after much prayer and discussion, we've decided we are going to give it a shot. So here's how it's gonna go down:
So what can you do to help?
If you have any questions about the giveaway, feel free to email me!
Thanks for joining forces to help a precious family bring their baby home!
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