Thursday, July 29, 2010

Let's Have a Fundraiser!!!!

So, we had to change the gameplan.

I've seen lots of other adoptive families attempt to fundraise in the same manner we were trying, with great success. We were contacted late last night by PayPal and told that we were violating their terms of use and legally, we could not hold a "raffle" online, with prizes.

So, to comply with their legal department, I'm removing portions of our previous post.

We're having to change things up a bit. For those of you who have donated already...thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.

This is absolutely not for profit in any way. Every penny donated will go directly to our expenses incurred to get our daughter home. Any of you who know us, know our intentions, know our hearts, and know that we would never in any way attempt to make money off of this process. We were simply looking for a way to make this process a little easier on our family financially.

We are still having a fundraiser for Rylie. If you can find it in your heart to still contribute to our adoption efforts, please contribute. You will receive an email from us explaining a bit more about the process and details.

Please, please, please spread the word of our efforts. The only way we can do this is with help. See below.


As most of you know, Rush and I are on this crazy path of adopting a little girl from China. As you can also imagine, international adoption ain’t cheap! We’re making progress, but as we approach our actual trip to China, there are lots of final expenses in addition to just airplane tickets and hotels!

That being said, we’re holding an on-line Fundraiser as a means of doing a little end-of-the-journey fundraising and hope you will participate! (Thanks to my friend Rachel for the inspiration!)

Please click on the Chip-In button on the right to donate. You will be directed to PayPal, which even accepts credit cards. Once we receive your donation, please stay-tuned for an email from us, with a little surprise we think you'll like.

Thanks for your help and for your understanding! You have no idea how much your support means to us!

Rush, Jennifer, Jonah, Reagan and Rylie


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  3. Catherine was happy to help Jonah bring home his baby sister!

  4. Posted it on fb and my blog. I'll ask Joey to post on fb, too!

  5. Bummer that you had to change things up but we're happy to comply with whatever you have to do!! Bring that baby girl home! (before October!).