The Good Gifts: A Guide for 2018

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As most of you know, our family is in the process of adopting internationally, and it is our hope to have her home by the summer of 2019! We are very excited about becoming a family of four, and can’t wait to introduce her to all of the people who helped make this possible. While we wait here on the States side, our biggest focus is fundraising. With travel coming up (hopefully in a few months) plus immigration and visa costs, as well as post-placement reports, we are still needing to raise approximately $7000. That’s an overwhelming number, to be sure…but not impossible.

This is the time of year when many  are doing charitable giving & buying holiday presents for loved ones, and several of you have reached out, wondering how to best help our family. This handy guide will provide you with all the different fundraisers we have so that you purchase gifts for others while also doing good and helping provide a forever family for our girl!

Love Makes a Family Shirts:
We have had such wonderful success with our Bonfire campaigns that they gave us our own store! All our past styles (t-shirts, v-necks, football tees, tanks and more!) are available for purchase. Additionally, a brand new campaign with long-sleeve tees and sweatshirts has just launched! You can grab your very own Love Makes a Family shirt in a variety of colors by visiting our store and ordering from there.

Customizable Ornaments:
For only $15, you can have a Christmas ornament that contributes 100% of the sale to our adoption fund! Each wooden ornament is customizable with a word or short phrase of your choice and is hand-lettered on chalk paint. The ribbon is authentic Liberian lappa AND, if you live in the US, you can enjoy free shipping! Grab yours on Etsy today.

Love necklace:
Each is unique and lovingly crafted by hand. Its silver plate is hand stamped with the word love, and each features a brass charm with a hand stamped heart. 100% of the sales go to our adoption fund. These make beautiful gifts for the special women in your life! Order yours by clicking here.

Charitable giving:
Lifesong for Orphans has listed us as an adopting family on their website, which means that all donations given to our campaign are tax-deductible in the United States. For convenience, there are two ways to give. One is by visiting our MyStory page and donating online. For this option, approximately 97% of your donation goes directly to us! You may also mail a check to Lifesong for Orphans; PO Box 40; Gridley IL; 61744 and write Delhagen 7718 on the memo line of your check.

We are overflowing with joy and gratitude for each of you who have helped get us this far in the adoption process. We know you are standing with us until she’s home. Please consider one of these good gifts that will, quite literally, change lives.

The Delhagens

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