Faith to Move a Mountain

In November of 2011, I started this blog as a sort of journal to chronicle the events of our son Quinton's adoption. Quinton is a little boy who was born with an extra special something. Quinton has down syndrome and was given up at birth by his parents because he has down syndrome. His birth parents must not have had any idea what a blessing he would be or I am sure they would not have given him up. Unfortunately in Eastern Europe (Quinton is from Ukraine) people with disabilities are not accepted in society and at the age of 4-6, they are sent to adult mental institutions where most of them die :( Although it breaks my heart that his parents have missed out on such a joyful little boy, God has used this unfortunate situation to bless us with a gift greater than I could have ever imagined: the gift of our first child. If you ever considered adoption-do it! Don't let money deter you. God provided over $20,000 for us to adopt Quinton. We were not fully funded until 50 minutes before we boarded our plane to Ukraine. If you have never considered adoption, go back to the beginning of this blog and read. You will see what a blessing adoption really is. Many people tell us that we are angels for rescuing Quinton, but the honest truth is this: Quinton has given me far more that I will ever be able to give him. He is my little miracle, my silly bug, my baby boy, my love. HE IS MY LIFE!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Online Auction to Benefit Katelyn-How it works

Our goal as Christmas warriors is to raise the grant of our Reece's Rainbow Christmas angel by $1000. I can hardly believe it, but Katelyn's grant is at $667 plus another $110 that has not been added yet. That means we are only need to raise $223 with this auction. Please take a look at it and place a bid if you see something you like. Every bidder, whether you win or not will be entered for a chance to win a $20 gift card to Target :)

Here's how it works:
  • Every item is listed as a separate post so that you can place your bid by typing it into the comment box
  • Make sure you either leave me your name and email so that I can contact you if you win :)
  • Winning bidders can pay for their items by making a donation to Katelyn's grant. The link to her account is in the top right-hand side of my blog. It is a box that says Katelyn's Adoption Grant
  • Make sure to check out the older posts as there are several items up for bid that will not all show up on one page.
  • Auction ends Monday 12/19 at 10 pm EST!
Raising Katelyn's grant will greatly improve her chances of having a forever family step forward to adopt her, as financial constraints are the number one reason that children are not adoption. She looks so frightened in this picture, but beneath that look of fright is a beautiful little girl who would be a priceless addition to someone's family. Please keep Katelyn in your prayers and thank you for helping make a difference in her precious little life!

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