Monday, April 13, 2015

Another Step in the Adoption Journey

We're having a fundraiser! As many of you know, we are in the (long!) process of adopting a child from Hong Kong. We haven't been matched yet, but we know that our child will probably be a toddler and will have a special need. 

If you'd like to know more about why we decided to go down this road, go here and click on Updates.

If you'd like to see a cute little video we made about our adoption (incidentally starring Munchkin and Twinkle), go here.

We have had our home study and the next big cost is our first program fee, $4,550. This money goes to our agency, Bethany Christian Services and helps pay for our case management. The total cost of our adoption will be about $18,000.

For more info about how that money is divided up, go here


So now we're having our first fundraiser. We're going to have a drawing, and the prize will be a lovely little wrap that would be a perfect Mother's Day gift for a special woman in your life. 

I knit this from Boboli Lace by Berrocco, which is a wool blend that is incredible soft and silky. The colorway is called Tree Swing and has beautiful natural shades of silver, charcoal and beige mixed together. The shawl has a gentle curve and a wide lace border. 

It can be worn open ... 

Or closed ... 

Or it also looks nice tied ...

So how will this drawing work? To be entered into the drawing you have to give a donation to our adoption fund. To donate securely online, go here. If you prefer to write a check, make it out to Bethany Christian Services and put "Matthew and Libby Fenn adoption" in the memo line. If it's convenient, you can give the check to us in person, or you can mail it directly to Bethany at

Bethany Christian Services 
930 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403

After you do that, email us at mfenn84 AT gmail DOT com (changing the AT to @, and the DOT to .) and give us your name and how much you donated. 

Any donation up to $25 gets 1 entry. 
Any donation between $25.01 and $50 gets 2 entries. 
Any donation between $50.01 and $75 gets 3 entries. 
Any donation between $75.01 and 100 gets 4 entries. 
Any donation over $100 gets 6 entries. 

So many chances to win that beautiful scarf! 

The DEADLINE for this fundraiser is Sunday, May 3rd at 11:59 pm EST. 

On Monday, May 4th, I will use a random number generator to select the winner and I will announce it on this blog. I will then mail the shawl to the winner. For addresses in the Continental US, it will be guaranteed to get there by Mother's Day, May 10. If the winner (or the winner's mother) lives outside the continental US, I will be happy to mail it to them with the speediest reasonably priced shipping available, but no guarantees on its arrival date. 

Thank you for your support as we go on this journey! 

Also many thanks to my sister for graciously responding to an urgent text asking her to come to my house and be a knitwear model! You're the best!

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