Why should I have to have a pile of money to be a mom?
Unfortunately, when you’re in my shoes, that’s what it comes down to. It already took tens of thousands of dollars to get to where we are now, which is nowhere, if you’re keeping track.
Now, that we want to change our course and pursue surrogacy or adoption, it’s going to take a lot more money. It makes me mad.
I don’t know how much we’ll need. However much it is, the amount is daunting right now. And, I want to earn “extra” money and not stop living now. Does that make sense? It’s tough to walk this fine line. This would be so much easier if we had not already tapped out many resources and spent so much on IVF. And, I’m still getting medical bills, which is a punch in the gut.
At least, I’m working on this part of it the best I can. I have two things I’m doing to save money for adoption.
I’m selling my photographs!
I created a shop on etsy several months ago, but never really did anything with it. Recently I added more photos. So, if you like my stuff, I would be honored to sell you a print and you can know that it’s going towards a really good cause. 100% of the funds go directly to our adoption fund. Or, if you wouldn’t mind sharing it with anyone you think might be interested, I would be grateful. My Etsy photography shop.
Stella & Dot
Also, I love my new business with Stella & Dot. It has given me something positive to focus on while going through treatment and after I lost the baby. And, it’s pushing me clear out of my comfort zone. I’m doing things I wouldn’t normally do. If I weren’t doing this for this reason, then I probably would be doing it with a lot less tenacity. Right now this is all I have to get me where I need to go. I have high hopes and big goals, and I don’t know if this will take me there, but I have a shot.
So, I have to ask…If any of you know people that love jewelry, would you please share my site with them? http://bit.ly/pmEatC And, if anyone is interested in free jewelry, we can do an online “show” — just ask me about it.
I’m working hard. It’s all I can do, but some days, I feel like a hamster on a wheel.
I feel desperate to succeed on a major level, because right now I have completely tied fundraising together in my mind with having a child.
Success = baby | No success = no baby
Does anyone have any ideas for how to raise money for adoption? I would think about a loan, but for the amount, we’d never be able to afford to pay that payment and child care!?! I am planning to look into adoption grants. I am cutting our budget and saving every month right now.