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Adoption Fundraiser

Adoption Fundraiser
My partner, Lewis Sanders, and I have been together for 4 years. Together, we have 4 wonderful godchildren, Alexia, Hayley, Jackson, and Liam. Since December of 2013, we have been trying to build our family by adding our own child. In February of 2014, we hit a wall with adopting through DHR. We had a surrogate working with us for 7 months. She is a wonderful woman, but she is no longer able to help us. Lewis and I have, now, been accepted by Lifelong Adoptions, a company that specializes in infant adoptions for LGBT couples. As to not have more adopting familes than birthmothers the company only accepts 4-6 couples a month. We were informed on Monday, 11/16/14, that we would be one of November's couples. However, the adoption cost will be, roughly, $40,000, with $12,400 due at the signing of the contract and the remaining $28,000 due 70 days prior to the due date of the child. There are few, if any, expenses in raising a child which require this large an amount of money in such a short amount of time. We have been given an extension by the company to raise the money. Initially, we were asked to have the $12,400 by Monday, 11/24/14. We have a gofundme account, but have raised only 3%, so far, even though we have sent a message to each of the over 1000 people on our Facebook friends' lists, individually. We have also been told that the fundraisers we planned will not be able to happen, since the businesses we have contacted for help have told us they aren't able to participate. Without the help of the people we know and love, we won't be able to move forward in adding to our family. We are grateful for anything you can do to help us. Participation in this fundraiser will help us reach our goal. Please, feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, or suggestions. Attached is the link to our gofundme account. Thank you so much! http://www.gofundme.com/9rsg8g
Raffle River has helped Adoption Fundraiser raise $830 and host 1 raffle.
$830 raised
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