Support Ellie's Journey With The Dill Family

$11,976 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 244 people in 12 days
Created June 5, 2019
Meet the Dill Family: Jason, Amber, Caroline, Sophia, and Ellie

Jason and Amber Dill began fostering children five years ago. They saw a great need in their community and beyond for assistance to children of families in crisis. Their purpose for fostering children was their desire and calling to provide a safe, stable, nurturing, and loving home for children in crisis until the children could be safely reunited with their biological family.

Meet Ellie:

Ellie is a beautiful, bubbly, full of personality, three year old who has lived with Jason and Amber and their two biological children Caroline and Sophia since the day she left the hospital after birth. As far as Ellie is concerned, if you ask her, she will tell you, Jason is her daddy, Amber is her mommy, and she has two big sisters Caroline and Sophia. She has never known another family. Jason, Amber, Caroline, and Sophia are her family and she adores them as they do her.

Their Journey:

Nearly four years ago Jason and Amber received a call from DSS informing them that a new born baby girl was in need of foster care. Jason and Amber were already fostering a toddler and Caroline and Sophia were still small as well. They were very aware that fostering a newborn, as well as a toddler, and caring for two young children of their own would be a handful. They had very little information, but they knew a newborn baby girl needed their help until she could be reunited with her family, reunification being the goal.  Although they were not aware of it at the time, their wonderful journey with this little one had just begun.

Jason and Amber were granted guardianship of Ellie in 2017 after reunification efforts were exhausted. They are now seeking adoption privately. They have been facing a mountain of unexpected legal fees for some time and have had and will continue to have multiple days of missed work for hearings and legal proceedings. They are currently facing a very urgent financial need for additional legal expenses. They have made as many personal financial sacrifices as their family has been able to make in order to care for and adopt Ellie. However, the current financial need is still greater than what is available. 

Jason, Amber, and Ellie’s current need:

$2500 – will go toward a partial retainer fee for a new attorney – this is due by June 14, 2019.

$2500 – will go toward the retainer balance which will be due not long after.

$5000 – will go toward what is now expected to be future legal costs

Donations for paid legal expenses which have already placed a heavy financial strain on this wonderful family will also be greatly appreciated.

My goal in sponsoring this campaign is to ease the financial burden on this family, lift the financial stress they are currently under with an urgent need due by June 14th, and ensure they have the funds needed to keep moving forward with Ellie’s adoption process. I also want to encourage others to join in their cause by becoming a foster parent/family. 

My name is Teresa. I am Jason’s sister, Amber's sister in law, and  Caroline, Sophia, and Ellie are my beautiful nieces.  

Your donation will make an eternal impact on this family’s life. Thank you in advance for your caring and support. It is greatly appreciated. May God bless you.

If you would like more information on becoming a foster parent/family, please contact your local Department of Social Services. There are currently 400,000 children in the US who do not have permanent families.

With all my heart, on behalf of Ellie and the Dill Family,  thank you for your generous donation.

Teresa Loy
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Amazing news! The goal set for "Ellie's Journey With
The Dill Family" fundraiser campaign has been met. I
want to thank each of you for making the GFM campaign a success! A special thank you to all of our friends, family, and the watch community which Jason is a part of. We could not have done this without each of you! You have helped Jason and Amber climb a mountain for Ellie.

I will be leaving the fundraiser open for those who still wish to donate. The campaign goal has been met, but the journey isn't over. Please continue to share the GFM fundraiser campaign. Future donations will also be used for incurred and continuing legal expenses.

Please contact your local DSS for information if you
would like to become a foster parent/family. There are currently 400,000 children in the US which do not have a permanent home.

Teresa Loy

A thank you from Jason and Amber:

What can you say to a group of friends, family, and even strangers that come together individually to make such an enormous difference collectively? It really seems like "thank you" just isn't enough. The feeling of gratitude and thanks that Amber and I share for each of you is much like your gifts; simply overwhelming! It may be easy to look at the numbers and say, "Wow! We really made a difference in that fundraising campaign!" The truth is; Wow! You really made a difference in the life of a precious little girl! Thanks to your support there is this amazing little person out there who will continue to sing, dance, laugh, and thrive long after the dollars have been allocated out. What each of you has done, is bought hope! Hope for a bright and loving future for our sweet Ellie. It is with sincerity, love, and awe that I say: thank you, from my family to yours. Without you, my family literally wouldn't be the same!

Jason and Amber Dill
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I have great news to share!!! The "Support Ellie's Journey with the Dill Family" campaign is beyond the half way point of reaching it's goal!! Thank you to each and every one of you for every donation, every share, every thought, and every prayer! The outpouring of love and support for the Dill Family has been amazing! The boulder they have been carrying is now lighter thanks to all of you. The urgent need has now been met, but we still have farther to go. Please continue to share the campaign with your friends and family. Together, i know we can reach the goal to help Jason and Amber climb over this financial mountain in order to adopt Ellie. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Teresa Loy

Jason asked to share a thank you note with all of you:

As I write with trembling hands and tear filled eyes, I know that God's Grace has truly touched our lives and hearts and lifted our spirits through your generous gifts, donations, and all of your thoughts and prayers. The overwhelming love and support you have shown our family will follow us on our journey for the rest of our lives. Thank your for being a part of this journey my family. We are overwhelmed with gratitude. On behalf of my entire family, thank you!
Jason Dill and Family
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