Thursday, June 30, 2011

Friends for Adoption

Posted by Angie at 9:55 PM

"Minus One Orphan, Plus One Friend"

We know the adoption process is a journey filled with bumps, twists, turns – it’s just one unpredictable and sometimes incredibly difficult ride.

Friends For Adoption is a “buddy system” that links adopting families together so that they can encourage each other.

Once a month, you and your Friend For Adoption will mail each other something encouraging. It may be a fun card, a book on the country they are traveling to, perhaps a box of “stress snacks” for those days when only chocolate will do. It’s all about having fun, encouraging our buddy, and blessing each other through giving and receiving.

On the 1st of each month, Friends For Adoption creators Brooke and I will share what we sent each other last month and encourage you to do the same! That post will also serve as a “reminder” post, because you have until the 15th of the month to get your surprise in the mail to your Friend For Adoption! We also plan to provide you with some fun ideas too, just in case you’re “stuck” on what to do.

How simple and fun is that!

I can’t think of a single person on this journey who couldn’t use a little cheering up!

So, ready to get started? Here is how…

1. If you already have a friend you want to partner with, e-mail Brooke {} your names and blog addresses - be sure you CC your friend! We will add you to the list on the Friends of Adoption Home Page!

2. Don't have a particular Friend in mind? No problem! Just fill out the short questionnaire below, e-mail it to Brooke, and we will match you as soon as we see a good fit.

Where are you adopting from?
Where are you in the process?
Do you have any other children?
Are you a Christian?

And now, a few last minor details:

1. Show your support for this program by becoming a follower of both Brooke and my blogs! Trust me, you will want to see the goofy things we end up getting for one another.

2. If you have a blog, PLEASE include the Friends For Adoption button on your blog so that other people will see it and join the fun. Once you are all signed up, we will provide you with the button code!

3. When you blog about Friends for Adoption, please include a link to the Friends for Adoption Home Page so that other people can get involved.

4. Your gifts should be small, fun, encouraging, and under $15! We are all saving money for an adoption, after all. If you want to get your Friend something that costs more, you could always just save your money and send a card the month before.

5. If your Friend For Adoption reports that they have not received their surprise by the 15th of the following month on more than two occasions, we will have to remove you from the Friends For Adoption List. Sorry! 

That's about it!  Let me know if you have any questions.  Have fun!!
Much love,
Future Mama


Natalie on July 1, 2011 at 10:51 AM said...

I would SO join...if I were adopting! But this looks like a great idea! :)

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