Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

ipadmini2Congratulations to Amy Doerfler, the winner of the iPad raffle!  Amy is a friend of mine from high school who is truly one of the kindest people I know.  She has a ton of musical talent, and a fantastic sense of humor.  She also once crowned me Miss America!

Congratulations, Amy!

And THANK YOU so much to everyone who donated, and entered our raffle, and to the people who shared our story with your friends.  To say that it exceeded our wildest expectations would be an understatement.  We have been so humbled and grateful for the way that you have rallied around our little family, and we cannot properly express our thanks.  Adoption can sometimes feel very lonely, and while we are certainly so grateful for your donations, we are equally grateful for the reminder that our family has so many people pulling for us and excited for our next chapter.  We have an amazing community! Thank you for being part of it.

Win an iPad Mini 2 *** Help Bring Jia Home!

Hi there!  If you’re new here, let me catch you up!  We are currently in the process of adopting a sweet as can be 2 year old, named Jia.  She is from China.  You can learn more about her here.  Our total adoption costs are in the neighborhood of $30,000, so we’re doing some fundraising to help with that.  And here are the details on our current fundraiser!


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That small print you can’t read just says that you can make a tax deductible donation at If you’re local, you’re welcome to just give us cash or a check.

The raffle will conclude on 4/15/15 and we’ll post here and on Facebook to let you know who won!  If it’s you, we’ll ship the iPad Mini 2 to you directly from Amazon.

Thank you for your donations and for helping us get closer to bringing Jia home!  We’re so lucky to have such awesome family and friends!