Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Help in the Process

A fellow Washingtonian has offered to help us fundraise for Gemma and advocate for other orphans through her blog and facebook account.  Ruth is a small business owner, homeschooling mom of 12, and has a heart for adoption.  You can follow her blog at www.11blessings.blogspot.com , her business at www.snapez.com, and her facebook auction for Gemma and Alexandra and Kimberly.  Anyone can bid and anyone can donate items to the auction.  Really cool.  We are very grateful for the attention she is giving us on our journey. 

On the adoption front we are waiting to receive a document back from Olympia,WA from the apostille to mail to the adoption agency in-country.  They have received verbal notification that Gemma is "desperately wanted" but we must make it official and file the commitment paperwork. 

Now for a short cute story....My mother-in-law normally comes over to play with the kids once a week.  With my daughter, who is 5, she is usually left playing doctor, or Sunday school, or dance show/dress-up.  The other day my daughter told me that she plays "adoption" now with Grandma.  Curious for her perspective, I asked "How do you play adoption?"  Her response, "Well, Grandma holds all the babies, I pretend to work on my computer, and Grandma tells me which babies I can have." Smile.

1 comment:

  1. I just found out that I won some of Ruth's auctions, and I came to read Gemma's story and find out that another Maria is the hopefully new mommy! I'm so glad that you're taking on this venture and I hope it all goes as you hope (though I'm sure the road will be long).

    Blessings and Peace to you!