We have been married for seven years. Jeremy works in the newspaper business, and I work in education. I had always thought of adopting, but it wasn't until about two years ago that I mentioned the idea to Jeremy. After thinking and praying about adoption for a year or so, we finally decided to take this step of faith to build our family through adoption. We believe God has adopted us into His family to be His children, and that He is now calling us to adopt a child into our family! We do have a special little girl in Bulgaria whom we are pursuing; her name is Ivelina. Ivelina has just turned seven years old, which means that soon, she may be moved to an orphanage for older children. Ivelina has some special needs, so this makes her adoption even that much more urgent! We have completed all the paperwork steps as quickly as we could, and now we are simply waiting on the Bulgarian government to give us our official match and our first travel dates. We expect to have our match this month!! If everything goes as expected, we anticipate being able to travel for our first trip this winter! We can't wait to bring our little girl from institution life into a loving home.
We are currently raising funds to go toward a matching grant that we received from Brittany's Hope. Our goal is to raise $2,500 as soon as possible so that when matched, we will receive $5,000 to help pay our referral fees and travel fees. So far we have raised about $1,600 toward that goal. Every dollar we raise through our GiveOneSaveOne fundraiser gets doubled!! It's a great time to give!
Please visit our blog to learn more about our family and see a current update on our fundraising efforts. Thanks for watching our video, visiting our blog, and helping us bring Ivelina home!
Jeremy and Shelly have a matching grant from Britanny's Hope! Every dollar donated will be doubled! Let's help them bring Ivelina home!