I know that as you begin the adoption process, finances is one of the main aspects of the conversation. Every family raises the funds differently. We have several friends currently in the process of adopting and I have loved the many different ideas that they have come up with.
I have been invited to several house parties (direct sells organizations), where the proceeds go to the families adoption fund.
If you know someone that sells Pampered Chef, Scentsy, Jamberry, Thirty-One, or any one of the other many different types of parties talk to them about fundraising, and see if they would be interested. From what I've found, many times, they are willing to give up part or all of their commission from the party and donate it back to the families adoption fund.
A good thing to remember though- that is often a major source of income, so make sure you are conscience of it. Often the closer the product representative is to your family (and familiar with your adoption plans) the more likely they are to jump at the opportunity so check with extended family and close friends!
As you are inviting people to the party, make sure they are aware that you are treating this as an adoption fundraiser. I know I get invited to at least one a month, focusing on some sort of product or another... and I often decline. However, when hearing that one was a fundraiser for a friends adoption, I went, and found items that I could buy for gifts, so I was able to support them, but also cross off some birthday/Christmas shopping.
Have any of you done something like this as you were fundraising for your adoption? How did it go? Any tips that I can add to this post to help others have successful parties?