Hi, I’m Sara and I can’t have biological children. Writing this, feels like a confession or something I might share at a group therapy session, because I am a pretty darn private person online. But really, admitting this is something pretty magical and beautiful. My husband and I were chosen to raise a child who didn’t come from us, but instead came to us. And I am asking you to help us meet our child, and to bring them home.
Craig and I met when we were in our early 20’s. We were staying at a mutual friends home and got snowed in together in the foothills of Morgantown, West Virginia. It was a time before facebook and snap chat. I’m not sure our friends even had cable. At first, I didn’t think this guy could be anyone I could possibly be interested in, and then he charmed me. He was everything I never thought I wanted but everything I absolutely needed. And just like someone in their early 20’s I made stupid mistakes and instead of marrying him then and there I ended the relationship for all kinds of stupid reasons that made sense to a girl in her early 20’s.
Years passed, I was engaged to be married to another man, my father had just died and my mother was in the hospital dying of leukemia and I called him because I needed a friend. His brother, Kelly had died of leukemia and I needed someone to tell me if my mom, my best friend, was going to die and what I was going to do if she did. I realized as he talked me through white blood cell counts and chemotherapy and stem cells that if I were going to lose her I wouldn’t have anyone. The man who I was engaged to wasn’t there for me, to put it nicely. Things ended with my then fiancé just before my mother died and Craig and his family took me in as one of their own.
We have been married for 3 years, but together since 2008 and live in Charleston. We are very dedicated to family and friends and just want to start a family.
We are hoping you, our friends and family, might like to give to our cause. Instead of selling you things that you don’t really want or need we thought we would just go straight to the donation page and see how that goes.
So here is “the big idea”! We are going to make a receiving blanket. With each donation your name will go on a square of the quilt. Your name will help soothe our baby to sleep as we tell them how many wonderful people wanted them to come home with us.
There was always something in me that said adoption was the way I was destined to be a mother. When I met my niece Amanda, who was adopted from China, something in me clicked. I knew that Craig and I were going to adopt from China too. Bringing home a baby from China is expensive or at least, expensive to us. Our child will be considered “special needs” which just means that he or she will have a minor or multiple physical disabilities.
This is where we need help, could you please share this with your friends, post this on Reedit, Tumble it on Tumblr and if you have a few extra dollars, would you consider giving us some? I can promise you that I will tell you our story as it happens with each step we take and share with you the story of how you helped us grow our family.
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