Tuesday, March 30, 2010

100 Good Wishes - Financial Assistance For Adoptive Families

Many of you know that our daughter is adopted. And she is the best thing we ever did! But, it was not an easy process and certainly not an inexpensive process. We were very lucky and blessed to have been in good paying jobs with benefits that assisted us in the financial area. But, it was still a struggle. I cashed out all my company stock, we used alot of our savings, and even used some of the proceeds from a condo sale.

There are alot of good parents out there that may not have all the financial resources that we had. But that should not prohibit them from adopting a child that needs a family

I recently became aware of 100 good Wishes.

One Hundred Good Wishes is where community supports adoptive families. It is a free fundraising web-based tool for adoptive families seeking to raise partial or full support for their adoptions. One Hundred Good Wishes website was inspired by the Northern Chinese tradition called Bai Jia Bei, or "100 Good Wishes" quilt - a tradition which engages others in the celebration of a new life. Like the tradition, adoptive families can use this site to not only share their adoption journey and gather good wishes as a keepsake, but also to use as a resource to raise support for their adoption endeavor.

How does it work? If you are in the process of adopting and are homestudy-approved, then you can set up a FREE One Hundred Good Wishes page to raise financial support for your adoption! Create a One Hundred Good Wishes page with a bio, explaining your adoption endeavor and your fundraising goal. Invite friends, family, and others to visit your page and give a good wish. Those who visit your page can leave a good wish message, upload a picture, and give a monetary donation. Donations are made directly to your PayPal account and there are no fees to use the One Hundred Good Wishes service.

Even if you are not currently in process of adopting, please help spread the word to other families that may be interested in fundraising for their adoption. Visit the website and join One Hundred Good Wishes on Facebook!

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