Being the "fixer" and "doer" that I am, I have not been idle. I have been advocating on waiting children sites and spreading the word about this beautiful child to fellow adoptive moms. I have been praying ALOT. As many of you have guessed, I would go get little Mei Mei in a second, but there are 2 BIG obstacles in my way - a reluctant husband (mainly reluctant because of the financial burden) and $20, 000 plus - the current cost of an adoption from China. Sadly, many times the money is all that stands in the way of a child finding their forever family. . . it seems that those who have the money don't have the "calling". So as we expectantly wait to see exactly which special family the Lord has ordained for Mei Mei, another adoptive mom, Jennifer(www.theocaincrew.blogspot.com) and I are teaming up to raise funds for Mei Mei's adoption in hopes that a sizeable grant may better enable a family to step forward and say "Yes" to Mei Mei.
"Mom's on a Mission" - our plan is quite simple:
Raise as much money as we can and designate all of it for a grant for Mei Mei's family.
As Jennifer and I are planning our yard sale, craft show, bake sale, t-shirt sales, etc, we need your help too. We want other moms who have a heart for the orphan to join us. We may not ALL be called to adopt, but we are ALL called by God to care for the orphan. How can you help?
Post about Mei Mei and "Moms on a Mission" on your blog, facebook page, etc. Email your friends and family. Have a yard sale, bake sale, put a donation can on your desk at work - be creative - just raise money for Mei Mei. America is the wealthiest country in the world. If we all contribute a little - it will go a long way - maybe even all the way to China to bring Mei Mei home. Home - where Mei Mei can know the love of a family, learn about Jesus who will hopefully become her Lord and Savior one day, and receive the medical treatment that she truly needs.