Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Journey Starts Now

Hello and welcome to one of the new pages for Give1Save1! I wanted to take a minute to personally welcome you to the new website and thank you for taking the time to learn more about Give1Save1.

First off - What is Give1Save1?

The spark that lit the fire began with a girl named Beth. Beth, who was in the adoption process herself and knew how expensive it was, created a blog that could help families who were in the adoption process. She wanted to feature a family per week and allow others to donate to that family's adoption fund. Encouraging others to give $1, the adoptive family could quickly raise money to help bring their child home.

What started off as a project to help families who were adopting internationally from Africa turned into something much larger. Give1 has now branched out to reach other families as well. We are now featuring families who are in the domestic process on this blog, as well as Asia and the Caribbean on our other linked pages. This allows for many adoptive families to join together to help raise money for the family of the week.

How do I get started helping?

First off, tell your friends. Blast it out on Twitter and Facebook. Let others know that we are looking for families who need a little boost in finances to help them in their domestic adoption process. We know they're out there.

After you've done that, bookmark this page and come back weekly, become a follower, or sign up for updates and subscribe. You will know when new posts are published and you can return to help out a new family each week raise money for their adoption.

Finally, make sure you have a Paypal account set up so that you're ready to donate. This is a secure way to donate $1 or more to the family of the week through your credit card or bank account. It's quick and painless and makes you feel warm fuzzies inside knowing you're helping a family get a smidge closer to their adoption dreams.

How do we become a featured family?

We are currently accepting families who would like to be featured as the featured family of the week. You can be matched with a birth parent. You can be a family who is still looking for a match. Either way, we'd like to help. If you are needing support for your domestic adoption, you can apply to be a featured family of the week. If you would like an application, please shoot an email to me at onesweetworld67 (at) gmail (dot) com and I will get one to you.

Each family will be featured for one week. You will create a short video that helps the readers get to know your family and your adoption story. Make it fun! Give1 readers love adoption and they'd like to know a little about you. Your video will get shared on Facebook, twitter, and through emails by your friends - thus helping you raise money for your adoption. Those $1 add up and at the end of the week, you have a little boost to help you on your journey.

If you haven't been matched with a birth parent and you are still in the waiting phase that's okay too. Maybe in the sharing of your video an expectant mother may be able to learn more about you as well. You never know who will watch your video and who you may meet along the way.

In conclusion, I hope that you are excited as we are here at Give1Save1 to help even more families on their path to adoption and help unite more parents with their waiting children. We are just a little blog but we'd like to help fulfill some big dreams. Please stick around and see what we have in store.

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