When many people hear about a couple adopting they do not realize the amount of money it cost to adopt a child. We hope through cutting back and saving ourselves, planning several fundraiser, and applying for grants we will be able to raise the money needed to bring our child home. You can view our current fundraising projects, past projects, and how much we still need to raise. We have provided a list from our agency of the average cost of fees associated with the adoption process so that you will see where every penny earned is going.
Application Fee $250
Initial program fee $500
Fingerprints/DHR Child abuse/State clearance letter fees $150
Home study $1500
Placement fee average is between $15k-22k
If you would like help us in this journey the greatest thing you could do for us is pray! There are other ways to get involved also. You can donate directly on our site or participate or volunteer with one of our fundraisers. If you would like to volunteer please go to the contact us page and fill out the page and we will be in touch! Thank you for all your support. We couldn’t do this without you!
Thirty One Fundraiser Now-June 24th
Our good friend and collage mate April Tyson is a Thirty One consultant and has graciously offered to do a fundraiser for the month of June for us. All the commission raised from the sale will go towards our adoption. We are so excited that April has put together this fundraiser for us. You can order directly from Rick and me or you can shop online. When placing your order we are asking that you please choose the ship to your home feature which will cost $4.00 extra. We are asking you choose this option because we have people who live all over Alabama and in other states who will order. April also has friends and family that live in her area that may be ordering items as well and all items will be shipped to her unless marked otherwise. She live about 3 hours away from us (near Dothan) so we thought it would be easier if everyone could have it shipped directly to their homes. If you would like to order online you can go to www.mythirtyone.com/apriltyson then click on parties then click shop now next to Adoption Fundraiser for Rebecca and Rick. Thanks you for helping out with this fundraiser and happy shopping!
“Your Piece Forever Joins Our Family”
We purchased a 500 piece puzzle that we will frame and hang in our child’s room. We are inviting you to sponsor a pieces of the puzzle for $10. You can purchase as many pieces as you would like. With each piece of the puzzle you sponsor, we’ll write your name on the back and begin assembling the puzzle. We will post updated pictures of the progress of the puzzle. Once it is complete, we’ll reveal the whole puzzle and frame it in double sided glass as a reminder of all those who helped bring our child home!
You can sponsor pieces a couple of ways: by using the donate Paypal button on the homepage or by sending it to our home address which is located on the contact page. If you chose to purchase a puzzle piece please specify that it is for a puzzle piece so we can be sure to put your name on a piece. We will update our donation bar weekly so that you can view or progress.
Thank you so much for your support and prayers. May God bless all of you for being such a blessing to us!