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Richie Adoption Journey
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Home at Last
Hi Friends and Family,
Can't wait to share this exciting news with all of you!
We are officially pursuing an infant domestic adoption to grow our family. We have a whole lot of love to give and adopting is one of the ways we are able to share that love. Earlier this year we went public and shared a video that described the challenges we have experienced the past several years with infertility and pregnancy loss. Growing up, both of us have been exposed to family and friends who are either adoptees or have adopted children and have always wanted to step into that community in some way.
We are beyond excited and are doing everything we can to be prepared to welcome a beautiful new life into our home. As part of our adoption process, we have started a crowdfunding campaign. The agency we have chosen to work with has provided us a list of expected future expenses which has led us to focus our goal at raising $34,000 to ease the financial burden that often overwhelms adoptive parents.
In addition to fundraising we have applied for adoption grants and we are hopeful we qualify for them and are waiting to hear back. (Check below for updates regarding the status of grants and other fundraising events we have been hosting throughout the year.)
We would not be able to have persevered thus far into our attempts at starting a family without the love and support of so many family members and friends. We hope that by inviting you into this process, you will see yourself as part of the community we hope to build around our future child as he/she grows up. We can't express enough how grateful we are for each and every one of you!
To view the video of our description of our infertility journey and adoption announcement follow this link: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TqhAd30h9ss
Aaron and Carolyn Richie
Placement Update by AARON RICHIE
On April 21st, 2021 we met our precious little girl. Over the next couple months, we look forward to our post placement steps to finalize our Adoption. Thank you to everyone who participated in our fundraising efforts, meeting and bringing home Naomi couldn't have been possible without each of you.
March 2021 Fundraising Update by AARON RICHIE
Hi Friends and Family!
Exciting news from these hopeful adoptive parents, eight months ago when we became home study approved we began the process of applying for multiple adoption grants. Earlier this week we received a letter from one of the non-profit organizations we had applied to is awarding us a $7000 grant, once we finalize an adoption placement! Honestly...it was a complete surprise, but a welcomed blessing from God. After our first match fell through in February and returning back to the waiting phase to be re-matched, this was a welcomed reminder to remain steadfast in our faith and trusting in God's plan for the growth of our future family.
We've updated the total fundraising goal to reflect adding the newest grant total 🙂
Thank you for the ongoing love, support and prayers.
Aaron & Carolyn
December 2020 Fundraising update by AARON RICHIE
During one of the most giving times of the year, we had some very generous friends and family send us personal contributions to our adoption fundraising. We were so blessed to receive $2000.00 total during the month of December. We have adjusted our total goal to reflect the money we have added to our personal fundraising account. Thank you for everyone's continued love and support!
with grateful hearts,
Aaron & Carolyn
November 2020 Fundraising update by AARON RICHIE
November was a big month in our fundraising efforts! We are extremely grateful for our friends and family who offered to donate proceeds from a variety of virtual business trunk shows to help us raise money to meet our matching grant! Between the matching grant being fulfilled ($9000) and additional generous monetary gifts we raised $11,375. We have adjusted our goal total to reflect the amount raised this past month, making it $20,225.
Thank you again to everyone who participated in the fundraising events we hosted this past month. You all are helping us get closer to living out our dream of growing our family.
Aaron and Carolyn
Matching Grant Awarded by AARON RICHIE
As of late October 2020 we were awarded a fundraising matching grant up to $4500. COVID19 has certainly played a role in limiting some of our fundraising efforts, but we have some very creative individuals within our community that have helped us to come up with some fabulous virtual options going on during the month of November! Check back early December as we update our fundraising total and adjust the goal level to reflect the amounts accumulated through our virtual fundraising efforts, and what amounts have been matched!
Love, The Richies
October Fundraising Goal Update!!! by AARON RICHIE
Friends and Family,
We have exciting news! Our family assisted us in hosting a booth at a fall pumpkin festival selling coney dogs and donated bake sale items. It was gorgeous weather, and a great turn out resulting in us raising $2400! Yep, you read that right, we doubled our goal of raising $1000 dollars! We have adjusted our Total Fundraising goal from $34,000 to $31,600 reflect the amount we made! 🙂 We are so grateful to all of you who have donated and are helping us reach our goal!
-Love The Richies