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Yarnall Adoption

$2,525 of $19,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 11 months
Announcing the adoption was the fun part.

The part that feels a little more overwhelming is coming up with the $39,000 we are going to need to pay for the adoption (believe it or not, we don’t have that much spare money just lying around). Everything we’ve been through has definitely made us a stronger couple, but also a couple with a lot less money!

We’ve been working hard and have already paid for and saved enough to cover half of our adoption expenses. We only have $19,000 left to go and we have 5 months to get there! We are both working extra jobs, selling anything we don’t need, applying for grants, but we’ve realized that we can’t do this on our own. 

We are going to need help.  Adoption is expensive. We’re not fundraising because we can’t afford take care of a baby; we’re fundraising to ALLOW us the opportunity to do so. 

We hope that during our fundraising efforts, we’re able to become advocates for the option of adoption and can shed a little light on this long, complicated process. We are humbled by the, many friends, family members — even strangers — who have been walking with us along this unknown, scary path.

We've set aside our pride to ask and accept financial help.

It’s not easy.

Trust me.

We plan on paying each and everyone one of you back in time.

Thank you for loving us; we could not get through this without you.                              

– Michelle & Bill

For updates and more specific information, follow us on Facebook or you may visit our blog at HopeStrengthandWine.com .
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We are SUPER excited to show you our t-shirts and tanks we are selling for our adoption!!!!
We LOVE them and hope you like them as much as we do!!

Why the quote about surfing?!?
Although we are BEYOND grateful for adoption, let’s be honest….adoption is HARD. It’s uncomfortable, it’s risky, and it’s scary. It’s about giving up control and just surrendering to the process (the HARDEST part for me personally). We’ve learned that we can be knocked over by these waves of emotions brought on by adoption OR we can learn to adapt, let go, and ride out that wave so we can see the BEAUTY that adoption offers as well.

These are VERY soft Bella Triblend unisex t-shirts and ladies flowy tanks!! The t-shirts are offered in Sunset or Blue Tri-Blend, for adults sizes XS-3XL. The flowy racerback tanks are offered in Sunset and Denim Slub for ladies sizes XS-2XL. The T-shirts are a unisex fit and the tanks are a relaxed ladies fit.

These are PRE-ORDER only! Order will close on September 24th and all orders will ship or be available for pick up the first 2 weeks of October. Each shirt is $22 and we will ship for $4 for first shirt add $1 per shirt after that (to same address).
Message us to place your order and be sure to state STYLE, COLOR, SIZE, QUANTITY and YOUR EMAIL. I will send you an invoice via PayPal OR if you are local you can pay via cash or check in person!

These tanks are printed locally by Wove (we love those guys)! So buy purchasing a shirt, you are supporting US, a local small business AND you get a pretty cool new shirt. It's a win, win, win situation!
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Okay, so there are TWO things we know for sure!
1 – We are absolutely horrible at putting puzzles together. It may or may not have taken us 5 hours to put our complete puzzle together. And by “us”, I mean Bill…I had to walk away after an hour or so. Also, as a pointer to others, if you plan on making a puzzle, make sure it’s colorful and has color on every piece. All white pieces and pieces with black swipes about sent us over the edge!!
2 – More importantly….We have some AH-MAZING friends and family!!! No, seriously, you guys are the best!! It’s so cool to start writing the names of our friends and family on the back side of the pieces and seeing how everyone becomes intertwined and connected together. Although a lot of you may not know each other, you are ALL forever connected through our adoption story…how cool is that!?!? Pretty flippin’ cool if you ask me!
We still have about 150 pieces left to complete our puzzle, so it’s not too late to become a part of our story! And if you have no idea what I’m talking about, no worries, you just missed our previous post, so I have the details for you here!
We had a beautiful watercolor painting done by my sister made into a puzzle. Each piece will represent someone who donated to help us on our journey! Each puzzle piece represents a $25 donation. You may want to be represented on 1 piece of our puzzle or many pieces! Your name will be written on the back of each piece that you represent. Once the puzzle is finished it will be framed in a double sided glass frame and hung in our nursery. It will forever be a reminder of who was part of our journey with us! To be a part of this fundraiser you can donate here, the PayPal link on the right side of our blog ( www.hopestrengthandwine.com) or you can contact me directly! Even if you aren’t able to donate, we would LOVE it if you could share!!
xoxo - Michelle & Bill
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Thank you to everyone that has donated and shared our story! With your help, we are getting closer to our goal each day! I bet you want to know....are we having a boy or a girl!?!? Check out the video to find out!
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We are SO excited to start our PUZZLE FUNDRAISER!!!
Everyone who donates to our adoption through this fundraiser becomes a permanent part of our adoption journey through a piece of our puzzle!

My sister painted this precious watercolor for us and we had the image printed on a 252 piece puzzle.

Each piece will represent someone who donated to help us on our journey!

Each puzzle piece represents a $25 donation.
You may want to be represented on 1 piece of our puzzle or many pieces! Your name will be written on the back of each piece that you represent.

Once the puzzle is finished it will be framed in a double sided glass frame and hung in our nursery. It will forever be a reminder of who was part of our journey with us!

To be a part of this fundraiser you can donate here, the PayPal link on the right side of our blog ( www.hopestrengthandwine.com) or you can contact me directly!

We are thankful beyond words for each and every one of you that takes part in this fundraiser!!!

Even if you aren’t able to donate, we would LOVE it if you could share!!
xoxo - Michelle & Bill
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$2,525 of $19,000 goal

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JS
$100
Jason Spitzer
7 months ago
SR
$100
Shelby Renzenbrink
9 months ago
$50
Jessica Price
9 months ago
$125
Heather, Ben, Wyatt, Charlie Anne & Benji Marchand
10 months ago
KB
$50
Kurt Blosser
10 months ago
AG
$200
Ann Gibson
10 months ago
KC
$25
Kyle Cornette
10 months ago
JE
$100
John & Lois Ermatinger
10 months ago
TD
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10 months ago
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