Saturday, March 17, 2012

Baileys Giveaway Part 2 / Court Date!

So our giveaway to help the Baileys bring home Khariton/Carlton has gotten bigger!  We have 7 items in our giveaway now, almost all from fellow Reece's Rainbow moms who are in the process of their own adoptions but can see that the Baileys need our help and are soooo worthy of our help.  All you have to do to be in the running is contribute $1 (or more) to the Baileys' Chip-in at  You can even be entered for free by sharing on facebook, twitter, or your blog.  But don't forget to post a comment here telling me that you contributed and/or shared because I've noticed the Baileys have received contributions, but no one has commented saying they've contributed.  :-) 

So far we've raised $321 of the $2,000 they need for their home study, which is great!  But... they will need so much more even beyond this $2,000 so I'd love to get to $2,000 and then some!  Let's make sure sweet Khariton doesn't go straight from the hospital, where he's recovering from surgery, to an adult mental institution.  We can keep that from happening with very little sacrifice.  $1.  Who doesn't have $1 sitting around?  I could find more than that digging through my couch cushions!  It's less than a third of a Starbucks latte.  I know because I love those things. ;-)

Here are the items up for grabs in our giveaway:

First up is a handmade crib quilt made by me, featuring adorable matryoshka dolls.  It is listed in my Etsy shop for $125.

You pick the colors. It can look exactly like the one in my listing, or you can pick more boyish colors (the nesting doll fabric comes in other colorways), or maybe you have some fabric already sitting around your house that you've been dying to have made into a fabulous quilt. If you're the winner, you can choose. Did I mention the backing is all cream minky? :-)

Priscilla Morse is also giving away an adorable handmade bow holder with your choice of 10 bows to help the Baileys!

Next we have an adorable custom matryoshka doll wall plaque made by Jennifer Willis!  She is currently selling them for $15 each for her fundraiser.  You choose the color scheme to match your child's room!  Here are a couple of examples - so cute!

Shana Pardue donated two of her Vera Bradley inspired flameless candles:

You pick which two designs you would like. Aren't they gorgeous?

And Gabriella's Bijouterie offered one set of handmade earrings and a ring!  We don't have pictures of the specific items yet, but here is an example of her work:

So there it is.  7 - count 'em - 7 items you can have the chance of receiving as a thank you gift for contributing to the Baileys or sharing on a social networking site.  I know it's obnoxious reading a post where someone is just begging for money, but this is to RANSOM A CHILD.  You will never find a better use for your money.

To contribute to the Baileys, go to their blog at

And last but not least, WE HAVE A COURT DATE!!!!  Yes, you read that right!  It finally happened.  Our judge gave us the choice of either April 18 or 19, and our facilitators will decide this weekend which will be better considering we'll have physicals and other business to attend to prior to court, not to mention seeing our sweet girl.  We will leave April 14!  We will most likely have to bring along some updated paperwork, but I figured that would happen.  We are soooo happy!  Thank you for your prayers. We will let you know what our official court date is so that you can all be praying on that day.  :-)  :-)  :-)


  1. So excited for the court date! Praying for you guys!

  2. Congratulations on your court date! I'm looking forward to following this leg of your adoption journey.
    Patty Lococo

  3. Whoo Hoo! So glad to hear you have a court date! We will be praying for an easy process and a safe trip!

  4. That's wonderful to hear that you have a court date!! Praise the Lord!

  5. Praise the Lord!!!! Praying for you all during this time!

  6. so excited for you guys. and it's awesome that you are also helping another family! Came from jen's blog hop. I've also chatted with you on fb. God bless

  7. Thanks for joining in the blog hop! :) I had a few folks comment on my blog about the Bailey's giveaway - do you want me to send you a message with the comments so they get added to the giveaway? Just let me know!! :) Happy weekend!!!

    Emilie & Abigail's Mama-to-Be

    1. Jennifer, yes, send them to me. I'll pm you, too. Thank you!