Adoption Fundraiser… A Piece of the Puzzle

Our Journey to Bring Baby Santee Home

Update:  You’ve helped us raise over a QUARTER of our adoption fundraising goal!  We hit $5,100!!  God is SO good!!

Every person who donates to our adoption joins us in our journey.  You become a piece of our puzzle. 

Here’s what we’re doing:
  • We have selected a 1000 piece puzzle; each puzzle piece symbolizing someone helping us bring Baby Santee home.
  • Each puzzle piece is a minimum donation of $10.
  • You may choose to be one piece of the puzzle or several pieces of the puzzle.
  • Your name will be written on the back of each piece you represent!
After the puzzle is completed, we will frame the puzzle and hang it in our son’s or daughter’s room. This will be a wonderful keepsake to see all the people who helped bring Baby Santee home!

YOU will be a part of completing our puzzle!

We discovered this fundraising idea following the adoption journey of another sweet couple.  Though we’ve never met, we can feel the words they share so deeply in our own hearts.  “These people loved you before they knew you,” they post in anticipation of sharing the names on the puzzle pieces with their child.  How precious.
So, if we sell ALL 1000 pieces, that will raise $10,000! That’s 50% of our adoption!! 
We would be so grateful and honored if you would join us in this journey to bring Baby Santee home! To claim a puzzle piece, just click on the GoFundMe link below.  If you’d like more than one puzzle piece– you rock!  We’ll keep you posted on the process!
***If you’ve already donated toward our adoption, THANK YOU.  You have pieces with your name on them!!***

We know some of you might be wondering about the financial part of adoption, and we believe in being totally transparent with everything.  Here is a list of just some of the costs:

Formal Application Fee: $500 (PAID)
Adoptive Home Study Fee: $2,500 (PAID)
Pre-Placement Services Fee: $5,000 (Partially Raised)
Placement Fee: $11,000
Post-Placement Services Fee: $1,000 


EVERY donation helps!!  Thank you so much for your support!!Gratefully,
Jeremy & Amanda
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About Amanda

Hello world! It’s so nice to meet you! Thank you for stopping in. I hope you’ll stay a while. I look forward to knowing you better. As for me, I’m on a wonderfully crazy adventure through a not-so-ordinary life. Just as my husband promised when we wed, there’s never a dull moment! In this season, I’m on journey to learn more about “The Wife of Noble Character.” Ah yes, the Proverbs 31 Woman. I confess, and I’m sure this is just one of many shortcomings I’ll have to bare to you along the way, I had always thought of this figure to be an example for the women who work hard in the home and home school their children. I’m surrounded many of these awesome ladies, and they are A-MAZING, but at the end of the day, that’s not my life. I’m a working girl who spends a minimum of forty hours a week in the office, and I actually love it! So I’ve toiled with questions of whether or not I’m in the right place, whether or not I’m pursuing the right path in higher education, whether or not my pursuit of a professional occupation should continue, whether God would be glorified to a higher degree if I wasn’t employed full time. I’m a very… passionate person. My husband and I love that adjective because it rolls off the tongue a little sweeter than stubborn and hard headed, though the latter are true as well. Recently the Lord called me back to this passage to reveal His truths in a different light. He asked me to stop analyzing MY path and spend some time looking at Him. He’s even had me out of bed in the middle of the night reading Scripture in my closet, re-reading Proverbs 31 over and over, dissecting each line, researching alternate meanings of words and scrutinize their significance (yes, I’m a habitual student, a bit of a nerd in that sense.) As it turns out, this Scripture is much larger than the little box I tried to stuff it in. My light bulb moment… This passage is for me. Actually, it’s meant for every woman who lives according to the will of our Maker. He designed a unique life for each of us… Not that we would be particularly special and praise worthy in our differences, but that that He would be honored and glorified among the nations in so many different ways. I’m ready to have a ball on this journey toward the heart of God and knowledge of the P31 Woman. My pursuit will be honest and purposeful. At the same time, I proceed with a good sense of humor and a child-like heart. If you’re reading this hoping to gleam great wisdom of the ages, I apologize you had to read through my ramblings to find that you’re in the wrong place. Ha ha. I plan to learn from Scripture and the many wonderful women I’m surrounded by, and I imagine most of my successes will be attributed to their wisdom. I’ll be transparent in the process, so I ask for your forgiveness in advance for anything less than lovely. I’m prepared to laugh at myself, to pick myself up when I fall, and I promise not to take my toys and go home when things don’t go my way. If you’re following, please comment and share your thoughts, ideas, experiences, etc. Let’s go through this together! So, my beautiful friends, I welcome you to join me in pursuit of Proverbs 31 living with an eight to five. Blessings to you! P31 Working Girl

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