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August 2014

Adoption

Help This Missionary Family Adopt Their First Child

August 18, 2014

If this is the first time you’ve joined us here on our blog, hello!

We’re Jonathan and Amanda Teixeira. We are in our seventh year as missionaries with FOCUS – The Fellowship of Catholic University Students, our third year of marriage, and in the adoption process for our first child.

This post is a quick update on our adoption journey. For those of you hungry for the details, check out Amanda’s post.

We posted about our plan to adopt about a month and a half ago. It’s been a wild ride since then. A lot has happened, but the most exciting news is that Baby Teixeira has been found and is due…

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Now is when we need your help the most.

We need to raise the money to pay the adoption fees for our agency and the agency in California where Baby Tex is, as well as all the other related fees and costs.

yournameherepieceWe won’t know the final total until it’s all over, but we need at least $13,000 to move through the home study process and on to the next step. The agencies told us this $13,000 is due ASAP. It’s our goal to raise it by Friday, August 22 – The Feast of the Queenship of Mary.

Here’s where you come in.

We’re fundraising through PayPal by “selling” pieces to a puzzle we’ll hang in the baby’s room, and your name will be on the back of the pieces you buy, showing Baby Tex how much they’re loved. (More details on the puzzle here)

Please consider donating.

Please share this post.

Please let everyone you know who might be interested know about this.

Thank you for your support.

Adoption

Building Our Family Piece by Piece: Day Five

August 18, 2014

Five days down.

Four more to go until the day we hope to meet our funding goal of nearly $13,000 for the home study completion and out-of-state agency fee.

Again, slow and steady wins the race! We have enough to pay our agency tomorrow evening at our Home Study meeting! Yippee! By Friday we hope to have the full $13,000 raised so we can send off a check to the agency in California. Then we can sit down and figure out what final expenses could look like.

We had more puzzle pieces purchased on Sunday and the progress is below!

On day five we sold a total of 25 puzzle pieces, totaling $625!! 

Total overall stats thus far are as follows:

  • 382 pieces sold

  • $9,550 raised

  • 73% of current goal of $13,000

  • 38% of original goal of $25,000

Here’s a picture of the puzzle progress:

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The “D” is almost done!!!

Thank you again for all who are joining Team Baby Teixeira! :)

Keep coming back each day for new progress updates!

Click here to learn more about the puzzle fundraiser!

Adoption

Building Our Family Piece by Piece: Day Four

August 16, 2014

Four days down.

Six more to go until the day we hope to meet our funding goal of nearly $13,000 for the home study completion and out-of-state agency fee.

Today we got a chance to attend a consignment sale and it put even more reality to this adoption. Since our babe will be born in November, we had to grab way cute newborn outfits for Thanksgiving and Christmas 🙂

Today we also saw more family, friends, and strangers sharing our puzzle fundraiser via email and social media sites. We even got a shout-out from an amazing blogger over at Catholic All Year. Thank you to everyone putting in effort to helping us adopt!

We had more puzzle pieces purchased on Saturday and the progress is below!

On day four we sold a total of 71 puzzle pieces, totaling $1,775!! 

Total overall stats thus far are as follows:

  • 357 pieces sold

  • $8,923 raised

  • 68% of current goal of $13,000

  • 36% of original goal of $25,000

Here’s a picture of the puzzle progress:

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SO MUCH PROGRESS TODAY! 🙂 I am loving seeing this come together.

Again we are beyond humbled and grateful. In the beginning we were nervous, thinking we shouldn’t ask for any financial assistance in this endeavor. God made it clear though he wanted us to make ourselves vulnerable in this way and to ask others to join us. Thank you for those who are along for the ride and are cheering us on.

Thank you again for all who are joining Team Baby Teixeira! :)

Keep coming back each day for new progress updates!

Click here to learn more about the puzzle fundraiser!

Adoption

Building Our Family Piece by Piece: Day Three

August 16, 2014

Three days down.

Seven more to go until the day we hope to meet our funding goal of nearly $13,000 for the home study completion and out-of-state agency fee.

I just want to say how humbled and thankful we are to everyone who’s participated thus far.

New friends. Old friends. Family. Neighbors. People we’ve never even met.

I am truly in awe at the goodness of others. That is saying a LOT since we’ve fundraised our paychecks for seven years now and we know incredibly generous people. The support and positive reactions from others has been amazing and we will have quite the story for our precious little one that I am sure they will want to hear time and time again…the story of how many people loved them before ever meeting face to face.

We had more puzzle pieces purchased on Friday and the progress is below!

On day three we sold a total of 29 puzzle pieces, totaling $725!! 

Total overall stats thus far are as follows:

  • 286 pieces sold

  • $7,150 raised

  • 55% of current goal of $13,000

  • 29% of original goal of $25,000

Here’s a picture of the puzzle progress:

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It’s slow and steady progress but day by day we are inching towards our goal!

Thank you again for all who are joining Team Baby Teixeira! 🙂

Keep coming back each day for new progress updates!

Click here to learn more about the puzzle fundraiser!

Adoption

Building Our Family Piece by Piece: Day Two

August 15, 2014

Two days down.

Eight more to go until the day we hope to meet our funding goal of nearly $13,000 for the home study completion and out-of-state agency fee.

We had more puzzle pieces purchased on Thursday and the progress is below!

On day two we sold a total of 21 puzzle pieces, totaling $525!! 

Here’s a picture of the puzzle progress:

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You can see the green “child” starting to form! Thank you again for all who are joining Team Baby Teixeira! 🙂

Keep coming back each day for new progress updates!

Click here to learn more about the puzzle fundraiser!

Adoption

Building Our Family Piece by Piece: Day One

August 14, 2014

One day down.

Nine more to go until the day we hope to meet our funding goal of nearly $13,000 for the home study completion and out-of-state agency fee.

It’s incredible how much can happen in one day so over the next nine days we will update the Adoption Puzzle and track it’s progress here on the blog.

That way you can see how the fundraising is going and can cheer us on along the way! 🙂

At the end of day one, we sold a total of 88 puzzle pieces, totaling $2,200!! 

Below is a picture of the puzzle progress and what the name’s on back are looking like:

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This fundraiser has been a tangible way to see and feel the love of God through others. We can’t thank those of you participating in bring home Baby Tex enough. Words will never suffice for the overwhelming gratitude we have for your generosity. May the Lord bless you for answering his call to be a generous steward of the funds entrusted to you.

Keep coming back each day for new progress updates!

Click here to learn more about the puzzle fundraiser!