Twenty for Taiwan

UPDATE: We are THRILLED to announce that our adoption is FULLY FUNDED and that we are no longer in need of financial support. Thank you! 

Donate $20.00.  Help bring home an orphan.  Create a family.

Who are we?
We are a seemingly typical young married couple.  We live in a two-bedroom house, we have a dog, and our yard holds a grill that is known to make our neighbors mouths' water when we fire it up.  Now, we are having our first baby!  But I'm not pregnant.  We are adopting from Taiwan

Why are we adopting?
Many people discover adoption after the heartbreak of infertility, but this is not our story.  We feel called to adopt.  Currently, statistics state that there are over 147 million orphans in the world.  Originally, our plan was to adopt later in life with a larger bank account and bigger house.  But there are over 147 million children who want mommies and daddies right now.  They don't care that we drive older cars or that our yard is small.  So we are adopting to love a child without parents.  To make him or her eat their veggies and clean their room.  To teach them about love and Jesus.  We are so excited!  We can't save them all, but we hope to make a difference in the life of just one. 

Why am I telling you all of this?  
Because we would like YOU to join our journey!  It probably comes as no surprise to you that international adoption is expensive.  There are fees associated with our application, country, home study, legal documents, notarization, translating, background checks, fingerprinting, travel, visas, and more.  Is your head spinning?  Because mine sure is!  We'll certainly be writing checks to our agency, but our money will also be flowing into our local and state governments and various institutions in Taiwan (like the orphanage, courts, etc.).  Airlines won't fly us around the world for free, doctors need paychecks to buy their kids dinner, and social workers like money to buy a cute top from time to time. 

How can you help?  
By participating in The Twenty for Taiwan Campaign.  Basically, the idea began as this: if 1,250 people each donated $20.00, our fundraising would be over.  Finished!  Kaput!  Exciting, right?!  If you are reading this, we are talking to YOU!  For the cost of one dinner out, you can help give an orphan a home.  For the cost of one shirt at the mall, you can help a husband and wife become a mommy and a daddy.  So, please consider donating just $20.00!  And after you do that, WRITE ABOUT US on your blog and SHARE OUR STORY via facebook status or e-mail!  It would mean so much to us.

How much more do we need to raise?
We can't wait to have a toddler in our kitchen on Saturday mornings, eating pancakes and getting sticky fingers.  We want to see how high we can swing on the playground.  We are looking forward to snuggling on the couch after bath time, before bedtime, reading a book.  Many of you already enjoy these moments with your child (or children).  Will you help our child get home?  As of now, WE ONLY NEED 1,180 MORE PEOPLE TO JOIN THE CAMPAIGN!  Will you make this number 1,179 by donating just $20.00? 


Our Journey:

April 1, 2011: Need 1,250 more people to join our journey
May 1, 2011: Need 1,200 more people to join our journey
June 1, 2011, Need 1,180 more people to join our journey

People Who Have Spread the Word:
The Wiegand's: From the Heart of Casey 
Dandelion Wishes
Take Heart
Little Blue Deer
Putting God First Place
Love is Everywhere
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