Wednesday, October 12, 2011

a matching grant

We are so blessed to be recently awarded a matching funds grant to help with the expenses of our adoption through Hand in Hand Christian Adoption, Inc.,a non-profit private operating foundation. Hand in Hand will match any funds that are donated through our friends and family for the expenses of our adoption. All funds received through our friends and family will be matched dollar for dollar up to $2500, making it $5000, by Hand in Hand. All donations are tax-deductible.  So far we have $1020 of the $2500.

So suppose you would like to double a gift for our adoption.  How do you go about doing this?  All donations are tax deductible and can be made payable to “Hand in Hand Christian Adoption” postmarked by December 17, 2011 (they extended our deadline 1 month) to: (for tax purposes please include our name on the outside of the envelope only…do not put our name onthe check itself)

Hand in Hand Christian Adoption, Inc.
Dan and Megan Anthony
18524 Juniper Street
Gardner, KS  66030

Thank you for your prayerful consideration.  By Christmas, we should have our referral and anticipate travel 6 weeks to 2 months after that.  We're coming down the home stretch!

Monday, October 10, 2011

update from Honduras

Despite the recent strike in Honduras, IHNFA has appointed a new director, who also happens to be the official personal assistant to the First lady of Honduras.  The First lady of Honduras is the one who has been spearheading the adoption efforts for Honduras' orphans.  IHNFA will be resuming work and returning to normal beginning this week.

In the past, Honduras Children’s Court made the decisions on which children were available for adoption. Since IHNFA has taken this responsibility from Children’s Court, the adoption process will be processed more quickly.  YAY!

According to IHNFA, there are approximately 11,000 children currently under their care and referrals should be made by the end of this year.  End of this year.  This means our baby will have a face, and likely a name for Christmas.  So excited!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

from honduras, with love

I recently made a purchase off of craigslist for a now out-of-state friend.  Boo.  I miss her!  I purchased burlap sacks.  Ten of them...for her to make these awesome shades for her porch.

In searching through the stash of burlap bags to find 10 of the same color, I found a treasure.  A burlap bag from Honduras.  On the front was a photo of Honduras with the words "Washed Honduras Coffee".  It sat on baby girl's bed for the last few weeks waiting for some inspiration.

                                                           Yesterday the inspiration came.
I took my scissors to the bag and this is what I came up with...
 This chair was donated for our garage sale fundraiser.  It didn't sell.  
I kept it in the garage unable to part with it.
 I'm feeling like the chair needs something else.  A pillow?  A coat of paint and some distressing?  Any ideas?
This I love.   My treasure from Honduras.

Monday, October 3, 2011

SnapShop winner

I know...I'm a day late with this post.  Sundays are busy days for us.  I knew you'd forgive me!

Here it is...the winner of the SnapShop course beginning October 9th at 5pm.
              CONGRATULATIONS to Amy S.
Amy, be looking for an email from me today with the login information for the course.

Thank you bunches to the 16 people who entered the giveaway and contributed money to our adoption fund.  Know that you are all winners in my book for helping to bring our baby girl home!  But remember...a portion of the proceeds from the SnapShop registrations for the month of October are generously being donated by Ashley to our adoption.  So, if this is something you are interested in registering for, you can benefit our adoption by registering now.  What are you waiting for?  Go.  Do it NOW! :)