Now that we are officially in full “embryo adoption” mode, we currently have three active embryo adoption fundraisers that I wanted to share today!
I can’t even begin to explain how many times I’ve edited this shirt design before I finally had to say “enough is enough” and launch it! That’s the enneagram 1 in me, I’m telling you. But it’s finally here and I’m so happy with it! It was important to me that this shirt honored many different avenues of adoption, not just ours. I wanted this to be a shirt for all adoptive families. I even had an adoptee on Instagram message me and tell me she loved the shirt! That made my heart melt! This shirt design is available to print on 5 different garments, and each garment has a variety of color options. Here is a little peek!
Bonfire doesn’t have the exact same colors for every garment type they offer, which makes sense, but I wanted to make sure people understood that if they’re looking for the same color for the whole family. It can be a bit tricky. If you order a shirt, please tag me on social media! I want to see it!
My sweet friend Emily is hosting a book party on Facebook in honor of our adoption! She and I go back to college dorm room days and I am so thankful for her friendship over the years. It doesn’t matter how many miles apart we live, we actively stay in touch! If you love books and want to order (think of Christmas coming up!), then this is a great opportunity for you. There are so many adorable books, I’m even struggling to make choices for Zoey. I’ve always heard nothing but great things about Usborne books. If you have any questions, go into the Facebook group and ask, and Emily will be happy to answer!
Order: Wallace Adoption Fundraiser
I always call my sister-in-law Misty “my person”, and this just proves even more how much my person she is. She set up this GoFundMe for us when we were going through a terrible time with a vehicle that was threatening to drain our adoption savings account, and the fertility clinic appointment was rapidly approaching. Because of her work and everyone’s generosity, our consultation appointment was fully funded, and any extra we raise is going towards the rest of the expenses (and believe me, there’s a lot). The GoFundMe is still active for those who often tell me “I don’t want a shirt, but I do want to support you!” Every penny that GoFundMe doesn’t keep goes into our embryo adoption fund.
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These are a few ways we’re trying to raise some money for this embryo adoption. I’ve seen some other really great ideas, like Instagram auctions (which I’ve been told are a lot of work and difficult to get donors for), puzzle fundraisers, raffle tickets for a big, donated, expensive item, etc. This is all we’re doing for now, but we may set up something else in the future. With Christmas coming up, surely we can think of something! If you’ve done an adoption fundraiser, I’d love to know what was successful for you. We’re already setting aside money upfront from every paycheck (twice a month) and have a suspicion that we’ll end up having to finance some of this adventure, but we’re trying really hard to not have to do that. Any tips you have for funding this, we’re all ears!