Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A Giveaway to Benefit Adoption

My friends Jenny and Stephen announced several months ago that they are adopting! Their plan (as of now) is to adopt through a special needs program in China. I cannot tell you how excited I am for them!!!

We are so blessed to live in a city and attend a church where adoption is just a part of everyday life. In fact, since several families at our church have adopted multiple, multiple (!!!) children, most people now ask how many children you’re adopting. That’s just hilarious to me!

Anyway. If you’re at all familiar with adoption, you know that adoption is incredibly expensive. If you’re not familiar with adoption, now you know. Adoption (whether stateside or international) costs tens of thousands of dollars, and then you have all of the normal costs—baby furniture, sweet clothes, diapers, formula, diapers, formula, toys, car seats, strollers, did I say diapers?!, etc. So, Jenny and Stephen are working really hard to save and raise the money they need to bring their baby home, and they are having an online auction next week!

People have donated some really awesome things for the auction and there's really something for everyone! Here are the details . . .

Online Auction for Adoption Fundraiser
Bidding takes place April 29 - May 5
For more information about Jenny and Stephen and their adoption, 
check out their blog.

I know you don't know Jenny and Stephen. But I do. And I think they're great. (You would too if you knew them!) They love the Lord, they love each other, they're great friends, and they're going to be amazing parents! Will you help me spread the word about their auction? And better yet . . . maybe bid on a few things?

In order to get the word out, I thought I'd host a giveaway! This giveaway will be a little different than some in the past. I've included tons of options for additional entries—and some that you can do multiple times. Also, the prizes—plural!!!—are not really bookish. Hopefully, this will encourage some of my (and your!) non-reader friends to enter the giveaway and help spread the word about the fundraiser. The more people that enter, the more prizes I'll give away.

Giveaway Prizes:
  1. $10 Amazon Gift Card
  2. Orphanology: Awakening to Gospel-Centered Adoption and Orphan Care by Tony Merida and Rick Morton (Prize added if 20 people enter the giveaway)
  3. $10 Amazon Gift Card (Prize added if 30 people enter the giveaway)
  4. $10 Amazon Gift Card (Prize added if 50 people enter the giveaway)
I'm using Rafflecopter for this giveaway so check out the entries there. If you have trouble leaving a comment on the post or using Rafflecopter, email me at iblog4books (at) gmail (dot) com.

Thanks for helping me spread the word, but more importantly thanks for supporting Stephen and Jenny as they begin their adoption journey!
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