Adoption, Marriage

The Adoption Puzzle is Here!

June 25, 2014

We are publicly kick-starting our plans to adopt and giving you TWO ways in which you can help our family grow. We talked about finding a birth mother in the first post. Now, we’ll explore the second way you can help.

The Puzzle Fundraiser!!!

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Y’all know that adoption is not cheap. We’re intentional stewards of the money God gives us to manage but no…we don’t have a spare $30,000 laying in the bank for adoption.

With time we could save that amount on our own but through praying about this for the past several months, we feel a strong call to invite others to help us financially in bringing our babe home. In our self-sufficient society, we hear God asking us specifically to make ourselves vulnerable in this way…as if sharing our infertility story hasn’t been humbling enough!

“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to care for orphans* and widows in their affliction…” James 1:27

If there is one theme that has been showing up in our prayer, it’s that God is writing a story here and we are simply along for the ride and need to hold on tight. This adoption is not just a means of growing our family. It can be a way to bring The Body of Christ together to answer God’s call to care for a child in need of parents. Who are we to prevent YOU from being able to answer this call in a concrete way by supporting our adoption efforts financially? For many, perhaps even yourself, this will be the only chance to care for a child in this situation in an up close and personal way and we invite you to come alongside us in this journey.

*When we use see this term orphan, we are in no way implying that birth families are abandoning their child. That’s really not how adoption works. It’s an intentionally chosen path the birth family moves towards BUT in the end the child does need parents to raise them and that is who they are looking for.

Here’s how it works:

  • We have designed  a beautiful 1,000 piece puzzle
  • Each piece can be purchased for a $25 donation or more
  • You can buy one or many puzzle pieces
  • Your name and personalized message (optional) will be written on the pieces you purchase scaled to size
After the puzzle is completed, we will frame the puzzle between two pieces of glass and hang it in our child’s room. This will be a wonderful keepsake to see all the people who loved Baby Teixeira before he/she was even born!

How to Donate:

  • Click on the Donate button below and pay securely through PayPal
  • Write a check or donate cash and hand deliver to Jonathan and/or Amanda Teixeira
  • Mail a check to us (email us at truegoodandbeautiful@gmail.com for our address)
  • If you are interested in a tax-deductible donation, email us and we will provide a link on how to set one up

***Any funds we raise above and beyond our final adoption costs, as they could vary significantly, will be saved for future adoptions!***

Let us know if you have any questions! 

We are very excited to begin this portion of the journey, as we wrap up the home study process with our agency! This step is getting me to understand this adoption is going to be real some day…hopefully soon!

 

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28 Comments

  • Reply Help Us Find A Birth Mother! June 25, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    […] We are publicly kick-starting our plans to adopt and giving you TWO ways in which you can help our family grow. In this first blog post, we will explore the first way you can help. We cover fundraising in the second post. […]

  • Reply Ecce Fiat June 27, 2014 at 5:01 am

    What a creative idea!!

  • Reply Little Happies {eighteen} June 30, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    […] how to connect with potential birth moms, we’ve also had generous people participating in our Puzzle Fundraiser! So far We’ve raised over $1,300 and need to put an update photo up but the puzzle is harder […]

  • Reply Stephanie July 1, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Great idea!! I hope they sell like hot cakes. Actually, even better than hotcakes!

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  • Reply Kate Weink August 7, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Hi! We are in the process of domestic infant adoption and Ive been searching how to actually “make” the puzzle. I can’t find anything! How did you guys make your puzzle? Did you use a certain company? I said a prayer for you both just now and your precious addition soon to come! Thank you for any help you can offer!

    • Reply Amanda Teixeira August 7, 2014 at 12:39 pm

      Hello! As for making the puzzle, my husband designed it and ordered it through jigsaw2order with all the correct dimensions, etc. We are going to open an Etsy Shop soon where you can have him custom design you a puzzle if you would like. Let me know if you are interested in that or just going your own route. Thanks and best of luck!

      • Reply Jason December 4, 2014 at 6:03 pm

        Hi Amanda! My wife and I are currently on our own adoption journey and were thinking of going the puzzle route for fundraising as well. I love the verse you and your husband have chosen. Is there any way I could get that same design? Thanks for your help, and God’s continued blessings on your journey!

        • Reply Amanda December 5, 2014 at 10:04 am

          Jason, I emailed you 🙂

          • Lara September 5, 2015 at 12:00 pm

            Love this idea
            Do you have your etsy shop? I would like to order this puzzle too but rather help you out by buying from you

      • Reply Steph H February 8, 2015 at 4:14 pm

        Hi. I would love info on getting this puzzle deishn also. It’s so cute.
        Did you open the etsy shop yet?
        Thanks so much!

        • Reply Amanda February 9, 2015 at 11:07 am

          Steph, can you email us at truegoodandbeautiful@gmail dot com?

          • Ren March 21, 2017 at 11:36 pm

            I’m a few years late to the discussion. But I was wondering if you ever opened that etsy shop?

          • Amanda April 3, 2017 at 1:38 pm

            We haven’t yet. Plan to but it will be a little while longer! You can always do an order with us via email. 🙂

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  • Reply Heather Bress September 28, 2016 at 8:22 am

    Hi! It looks like you did a 1000 piece puzzle, which has pretty small pieces. How easy was it to write names/messages on the back? Would you go with larger pieces if you had to do it again?

    • Reply Amanda September 28, 2016 at 11:52 am

      No we found it to be just fine! Any larger pieces and puzzle is just way too huge. Any longer messages we printed off and keep in baby’s box but most shorter ones could fit perfectly!

  • Reply Mandy Dowdy May 22, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    Hi! I hope you see this! We are wanting to do a puzzle fundraiser and wondering where you guys found your puzzle?? I love it and that is my scripture we are standing on.

  • Reply bk2013anderson September 3, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    Can I order a puzzle from you?

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