Thursday, January 6, 2011

My Dream

               I am starting this blog in hopes of fulfilling the dream I started many, many years ago.  Most of you know about my adoption of Alyssa.  It is important to me that people understand she will always be my daughter.  I will always love her and miss her tremendously, but I have been faced with the reality that I will never see her again.
             I have decided to attempt to adopt again. The agency that destroyed my dreams and Alyssa's future will not return any of the money I turned over to their staff.  They made a small offer, but it was hush money and I could not accept it and watch others continue to be hurt by them.
             I have applied for a loan that will cover some of the expenses but only if granted.  I will still about $13,000 short of funds.  A friend suggested I set up this website in hopes that some of the people who have followed my story might want to help.

Paying it Forward

            It is very humbling to create this site, actually it is down right embarrassing.  But, another friend came up with a great idea that made me feel better about doing this.  The group I mentioned above provides loans to people who wish to adopt.  Once I am home with the child (there is a little boy who's agency said they would put him on hold for me as soon as I know I can fund the adoption) I will begin paying forward any money donated here.  Between any court settlement I receive and the adoption refund, I would like to match what is donated here, by donating it to the fund that gave me the original loan.  That way others can move forward and adopt too.
              I know times are difficult.  If you can't help, I completely understand.  Your friendships and day to day support are worth far more than any donation!
Thank you so much,
P.S. Check back soon - I am also opening an Ebay account - lots of neat stuff to be listed soon