Category: Adoption


Look what I found

Posted on August 22nd, by Hayley in Adoption, On the Interwebs, Stuff That Matters. 1 Comment

I came across a blog, Give 1 Save 1, that raises money for families wanting to adopt. As I understand it, the readers of the blog are asked to give $1 each week, and each Monday a different family or adoption-related group is named as the recipient of all the money donated that week.

Adoptions are very expensive and the grand total of all the costs can be overwhelming and discouraging, so I think this method that asks for a little help from a lot of people is a great idea. And I’m telling you about this on a Monday so you can go right on over there and donate.


News

Posted on April 13th, by Hayley in Adoption, Fostering. 5 comments

So maybe it’s time to tell you, the twelve people who read my blog and are therefor my twelve favorite people in the whole world, about what’s been going on in our lives lately. You may remember that we’ve been planning to adopt internationally, most recently from Rwanda. I don’t really want to go into all the reasons we were planning on adopting from Rwanda, because the choice on where to adopt from is personal and sometimes people can get very mean when they disagree with your choice. And I want this blog and its comment section to be places of love, not places I’m afraid to go for fear of increasing my sense of guilt (like my inbox).

Anyway, a few months ago Rwanda suspended its international adoptions. We had already pretty much eliminated most other international programs from our … Read More »


For Sale: “Bird perches upon stick, reflecting on the shortness of life, while eyeing a worm that it plans to consume, causing further reflections on the shortness of life.”

Posted on May 19th, by Hayley in Adoption, Collages, For Sale, Fundraising, Stuff For Sale. 1 Comment

Here’s the next piece I’m offering for sale in an effort to raise money for our adoption. I really like the colors on this one (which are more saturated in print) and the fact that it’s a little more clean and modern than most of my collages. I also like the pretentious title Todd gave it.

For $15 you get an 8×10 print on matte, acid-free paper. And all of my profits go towards our baby, so there’s also that.

If you’d like to make a purchase, please use my Contact page to order one. Thanks!


Hummingbird Take Two

Posted on May 4th, by Hayley in Adoption, Collages, For Sale, Fundraising, Stuff I Made. 3 comments

Many of you already know this, but Todd and I are planning to adopt a baby from Rwanda. We started a blog about our adoption nearly a year ago and are just now posting again. We’re working on choosing an adoption agency and starting to raise some money. I’m going to be selling my decoupage art here to help raise money for the adoption. All of the money I make from the sale of the pieces will go towards our adoption fund. 

For the first piece, I’m actually re-offering this Hummingbird piece, as we are now able to make prints of the collage – something we weren’t able to do the first time I posted it. For $15 you get an 8×10 print on matte, acid-free paper. If you’d like to make a purchase, please use my Contact page to order … Read More »