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Raffles in Alabama > Beach Vacation - Adoption Fundraiser
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Beach Vacation - Adoption Fundraiser

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Christmas is just a few weeks away. What better gift to give someone than a 5 day vacation to the beach any week you want during 2015 (that has not otherwise been booked)? This raffle is designed to do just that while helping to raise funds for an adoption. Your family relaxing will help us be able to build our family.

The winner of this raffle will be put in contact with the owner of a 3 bedroom 2 bath house one block from the beach in Panama City Beach, Florida. The winner will have the same responsibilities as a renter, as far as damages to the property. The maximum amount of people allowed to stay in the house is 8. There is no smoking allowed inside the house. There will be another round of this raffle towards the beginning of 2015, but the tickets will not be this low the next-time-around. All other information regarding use of the facility is posted in the house and will be discussed with the winner by the owner prior to the vacation.
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
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$830 of $10,000
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Drawing was held on December 19, 2014.
Winners
Rebecca Goodwin
5 day, 4 night stay at the beach
$375 value

This raffle is in no way sponsored, endorsed, conducted, setup, controlled by or administered by, or associated with, Raffle River. Participants voluntarily release, waive, discharge and hold harmless Raffle River from any and all claims, demands or causes of action for property damage, bodily injury, wrongful death, loss of services or other claims arising from or relating to participation in the raffle and/or acceptance, possession and use of any prize.