We're excited to be growing our family through adoption. As most of our friends and family know, we have experienced the heartache of losing our 5 week old son and our 9 day old daughter in 2015 and 2016. We absolutely loved the short time we were able to be mom and dad to them. While nothing will replace Clive and Winnie, we know more than ever that we desire to have children to raise. Our hearts will continue to grieve, but grief and love and hope and new life can all co-exist. Isn’t that beautiful?
Adoption is incredibly expensive and we need the help of the village that is surrounding us. We've carefully narrowed our search down to a few agencies and attorneys to complete our domestic adoption. Being well-staffed, handling a large number of adoptions, having a shorter wait time, and having a lot of resources comes with a higher price tag.
Our adoption costs are estimated to be about $45,000-50,000 in total.
- Legal Fees
- Administration and Advertising Fees (to find a match)
- Expectant Mother’s Living Expenses (limited to a set amount), Support/Counseling & Medical Expenses
- The Baby’s Medical Expenses
- Profile Fees
- ICPC (Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children) Fees
- Home Study & Post Placement Fees
This amount is SO huge and so overwhelming. But, we continue feeling assured that this the next step for us, as it is one with less risk and a much shorter expected wait time. We’re continuing to save our own money, but we know that we can’t do this alone. We created this YouCaring page because many people have expressed interest in donating money.
Thank you so much for your generosity, kindness, love, care, and compassion. Thank you so much for being our village!
-You can also donate though PayPal: paypal.me/samrachelgeorge. We will manually add this amount to the total on YouCaring.
-You can email ([email protected]) to request our mailing address if you want to send a check.
-You can continue to purchase shirts to benefit our adoption (www.treesandflowersco.etsy.com).
-We have stickers for change jars if your kiddos want to collect change for us! Several kids have been so sweet (they love Clive and Winnie so much!) and donated over $50 to us! We can mail you a sticker, and just ask that you write a check for the total at the end (rather than giving us all the change)
-As a small gesture from us, when our adoption is complete we’ll draw a name (from those who donate anything more than $100) to win a one-year subscription of monthly coffee bean delivery from Mad Goat Coffee (or equivalent in gift card). You can donate through PayPal, YouCaring, or mail to do this. In addition, your name or donation amount can still remain anonymous to other viewers on the YouCaring page if you wish to keep it private. We will be able to see the names of the anonymous donors through the account.
-Financial gifts, prayers, and sharing the fundraiser with friends are all appreciated.
-We will continue to update the YouCaring page as we receive donations from all different avenues and as we continue in the adoption process.
You can read more about our adoption decision here:
You can read more about Clive and Winnie here: