Tuesday, January 29, 2013


With less than a week to go, we are still short of meeting our minimum fundraising goal. But, God's got it covered. He's immeasurably faithful. Meeting deadlines is His specialty.

Yesterday as I was sorting the mail I saw an envelope from our mortgage company. I figured it was just a year end statement for tax purposes. But as I opened up the letter I realized it wasn't just a statement. There was a check attached to it for $1,263.43. What? You've got to be kidding me! I had no clue we were getting any money from them. It's never happened before. Yet there it was, right in time for our trip.

To top it off just this morning I received $200 in donations from two sweet people. Thank you!

God has yet again blown me away with His miraculous provision.

If anyone out there is contemplating adoption but fearful of the costs, don't be. God always equips those He calls.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

And the raffle winner is...

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the raffle! We raised $880!

Out of 186 entries, the winner is...


Congratulations Rebecca! 

Friday, January 18, 2013

Gift Basket Giveaway

I'm excited to announce our final fundraiser--a gift basket raffle! The winner of the raffle will take home ALL of the items listed below--a value totaled at $240!

How does it work? Just make a donation to our adoption by following the instructions on the right side of the page under the donate banner. For every $5, you receive an entry. So, $10 will be two entries, $20 will be four entries, and so on. There is no limit to how many entries you can get. 

After you have made your initial entry by donating, you can get another entry by sharing this on Twitter, Facebook, or your blog! Just comment at the end of this page with a link to your post (or email me at JJackson6@gmail.com). 

Tickets will be sold until Sunday, January 27 at 7pm PST. Then the winner will be announced! 

Let the raffle begin!
Leopard Handbag
Retail Value: $55.00

fashionABLE Meselu Infinity Scarf
Retail Value: $32.99
Purple Patch Wallet
Retail Value: $19.99

Under Wraps Watch
Retail Value: $35.99
Blushing Beauty Stud Earrings
Retail Value: $9.99

Felmings Steakhouse Giftcard
Retail Value: $50.00

Heart to Heart Rose Bath Petals
Retail Price: $6.99

Paul Mitchell Lavender Mint
Shampoo & Conditioner
Retail Value: $30

Thursday, January 17, 2013


Check out our new fundraising thermometer located on the right side of our page. Pretty cool, huh? What's even cooler is the fact that we've raised almost $25,000!!! We are blown away by your support and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

With just over two weeks left before we depart for Ukraine, we still have about $5,000 to raise. And I know it'll happen because God has faithfully provided for every need we've encountered.

I'm planning one last fundraising event that will take place on the blog which will hopefully help us accomplish our goal. Check back over the next few days to see the final fundraiser revealed!

Friday, January 11, 2013

CPK Photos

Thank you to those who supported our CPK fundraiser yesterday. We had a lot of fun socializing and eating pizza. Here are a few photos from the day:

We have the best family and friends. Thank you for a fun day!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

CPK Fundraiser--Tomorrow!

Please don't forget to come to our CPK fundraiser tomorrow (Thursday, January 10) anytime between 11am-10pm. We'd love to see you and really appreciate your support! Print the flyer below and bring it with you:
Thank you in advance!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Leaving on a Jet Plane

It's official...our one-way ticket to Ukraine is booked. No, we aren't planning on staying permanently. Leaving our pets at home for a month is more than we can bear. Well that and, among other things, it will be freezing. We're just waiting to book our return flight once we know when we're coming home.

I'm thrilled with our flight itinerary. We're flying from Los Angeles to Munich then Munich to Kiev. One stop and a short layover. Awesome!

It's hard to believe that we started this journey just about 3 months ago and now we'll be in Ukraine meeting our child in just a few weeks! Our adoption process has got to be up there for the fastest time ever. Woohoo!

See ya soon baby!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Travel date is HERE!!!

Look what we got today....

Dear Mr. Jackson Mark Henderson
and Mrs. Jackson Jannifer Erin,

Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine examined Your petition and dossier for adoption of a child – citizen of Ukraine.

We invite You for an appointment on 02/06/2013, appointment time is 10.00, to look through data of the centralized database of children who can be adopted.
Your appointment will take place in Department of Family and Children at 14 Desyatynna Street, Office 113, Kyiv City, Ukraine.

Deputy Director of the Department
of Family and Children                                                                      S.M.Ilchuk 

We're SO excited!! See ya soon Ukraine! 
Love, Jannifer :)