Everyday…Ideas to help you adopt
|Our first adoption came about after volunteering|
with a local adoption group. A new friend shared
our hopes with her uncle who had a girl at his
work that was pregnant and thinking of placing.
|Our second adoption happened because we shared our online|
with family and friends via a special mass email. Brad’s
Co-worker knew of a girl who was pregnant
and considering placing.
Research funding: Adopting a child has many fees involved. Check around at your local banks and credit unions, look online for grants which may be available, talk with other couples and find out what creative fundraising ideas they used.
Hold a movie night for your neighborhood friends: Find a projector and have an outside moviefest choosing from adoption related movies like “The Odd Life of Timothy Green”, “Stuart Little” or any show that gives a positive light on adoption. If you are inviting only adults maybe “Juno” would be a fun choice. Once again this gives you a chance to share your hopes and information.
|Our third adoption came about because we looked for new|
options to share our profile. We went onto a new online
service and Camden’s Birth Mother found us there.
|Our fourth adoption came about because we|
researched Foster to Adopt here in Utah.
After fostering 8 amazing children our Son
was placed with us through the Safe Have Law.
Social Media Campaign throughout the year: Create a Facebook page as your online base.
Link your friends to positive adoption stories, news articles, and information.
Give a monthly update.
Create meaningful journal entries.
Be sure to utilize Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and Pinterest (and anything else you love using).
Take a Vacation: Trying to create your family through adoption is a lot of work. Take time out to focus on just being together and celebrate your family as it is right now. You deserve it!
Everyday brings you closer to THE DAY. Hopefully using some of these ideas can make your days feel productive and bring some fun into this family building adventure!! Someday you will get to look back and say “WOW….look what we did!! I hope one of these ideas helps you get to that day!