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Curtis' Family Adoption Adventure

Organized by: Stacy Curtis

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THE STORY:

We have always had a heart for adoption. After 11 years of marriage and two biological children, we finally began our adoption journey in April of this year. We had open hearts and were willing to accept children 0-5 years old, sibling groups of up to 3 or a child with special needs. Because of this far thrown net we were not expecting a healthy newborn baby boy.

The placement came as a sort of shock. We got a call one evening saying we had been chosen and at that point we didn’t even know what sort of adoption we were chosen for. We had not been told our profile was being presented. The caseworker went on to explain it was for a healthy African American boy, 3 days old. She then hit us with the biggest shock of all; they wanted us to take placement the following day!  Imagine our surprise going from no prospects to expecting an infant the very next day!

Elijah has now been in our family since September 23 and we are all head over heals in love.  It was amazing to see how God brought together everything we needed for the care of an infant in literally hours.

There is one area however, where we still have a need. The adoption is not final. We have agency fees on credit, with more to come as well as attorney fees and court costs. All told this will cost nearly $15,000. It will be the best money spent.

To assist with the financial burden we are fund raising. We chose the puzzle fundraiser because I really love the sentimentality it offers along with the financial aide.  Here’s how it works: we have had family pictures taken with our new baby. That picture is being made into a puzzle. Each puzzle piece will be sent out individually to people wanting to support our family. Their names will be written on the back of that puzzle piece. These pieces will then be returned to us with a donation to our adoption.  When all the pieces are returned the puzzle composing our family portrait will be complete. The best part however, is that on the back of our family portrait puzzle will be the names of everyone who helped bring baby Eli home to his forever family by donating to his adoption.

I will take pictures of the puzzle and post to our Facebook fundraising site (Curtis Family Adoption) as pieces are returned so everyone can see how we are progressing. We will have it framed in a double sided frame so that we can look back with him on both the family portrait showing what our family looked like when God brought him home as well as all the people who cared enough to give to his cause.

Our goal is $8,000. Our puzzle has 252 pieces so we need 252 people willing to donate. To meet our goal we would need an average of $32 a puzzle piece.  All donations are welcome. We know that some will not be able to give $32 and some will be excited to give more. We are so thankful for all who believe in our family and the cause enough to give. 

There are two ways you can participate. You can get me your address and I will add you to our mailing list. If you are interested in getting friends or family involved I can mail you extra pieces for you to distribute. Or you can donate here and I will write your name as it appears on the donation log on a puzzle piece for you.

Thank you so much for your interest in our journey and more importantly for your love and support. I consider your investment in our family such a great honor.

$1,805

 

23% Raised of $8,000 Goal

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  • Anna & Micaiah

    $50

  • Ben and Ginny Conrad

    $25

  • Kirstin Boykin

    $30

  • Heath, Holly, Harper, Heidi !

    $55

  • Amy, Dan, Summer, & Adam

    $100

  • Debbie Seymour

    $50

  • Tiffany hicks

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Harper grace

    $50

  • Stacy Dietrich

    $40

  • Lindsay

    $10

  • Sue and Charlie Frank

    $40

  • Skip and JoAnn Dolan

    $100

  • Phyllis & Larry Polevoy

    $100

  • Denny & Terri Hummel

    $35

  • Miranda Harris

    $40

  • Jon, Susan, William and Levi Dietrich

    $35

  • Alan and Samantha Budd

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kristy dolan

    $50

  • Renee Price & Sons

    $30

  • The Welch Family

    $40

  • The Snyder Family

    $50

  • Lance & Wendy Brewer

    $50

  • Raya Kaplan

    $50

  • The L-F's

    $50

  • The Gardner Family

    $100

  • Bill and Tracy Dietrich

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Amy, Dan, Summer, & Adam

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Gretchen Haselden

    $150

  • The Bunting Family

    $50

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Stacy Curtis

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Donor Comments

The Bunting Family

The Bunting Family

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Gretchen Haselden

Gretchen Haselden

DONATION: $150

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Amy, Dan, Summer, & Adam

Amy, Dan, Summer, & Adam

DONATION: $40

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Congratulations on your new baby boy! Your courage is inspiring. I wish you and your family the best of luck in life :D 3 years ago

Bill and Tracy Dietrich

Bill and Tracy Dietrich

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

The Gardner Family

The Gardner Family

DONATION: $100

We are hoping to be able to donate more in the future for that sweet Eli! We love you beautiful boy! 3 years ago

The L-F's

The L-F's

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Raya Kaplan

Raya Kaplan

DONATION: $50

Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy. Wishing you all the best. 3 years ago

Lance & Wendy Brewer

Lance & Wendy Brewer

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

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