Monday, January 31, 2011

adoption is the loving option.

*there is a giveaway at the bottom of this post compliments of CSN. haven't heard of them? they are an online company that sells everything from stylish Modern dining room furniture to delicious cookware.*


MOVING ON,
my parents used to make us go to these adoption rallies when we were little where we would hold up signs that said, adoption is the loving option. on the side of the road. in the cold. and get flipped off by people that didn't agree...but whatever, i thought they were waving.  anyway, point is, as long as i can remember, i've always had that little rhyme in my head. and more importantly, i've always valued adoption. i mean, 3 of my siblings are adopted, so i guess you could say, i have a special place in my heart for this.

now adoption can be expensive. but worth every penny. and some of our friends, rachel and landon, are adopting stateside. that's right, from missouri. there's a huge need and they are stepping up to help. i admire them because although they don't have all the money for the adoption, they are still moving forward in the process.



so they need our help. and there are a couple ways we can do this:

1) the donate button on their blog. cash money always helps.

2) rachel has opened an etsy shop with some of her crafty goodness. shop there!


3) and if you're crafty, you can donate goods to her etsy shop. all proceeds go to the adoption fund! just email her...
rachelmporter @ gmail.com


4) pray, pray, and pray, for them as they walk through this process trusting God that he'll provide for them!

now i will bribe you. do you want a $35 gift card to CSN? ya, you do.
here's how you get entered:

1)become of follower on the porter's blog...leave a comment on this blog saying you did so.
Love is Rising
2)check out rachel's etsy shop and tell me your favorite item. and yes, seperate comments! makes it easier when i pick a winner on random.org


thanks for your support you guys! and thanks CSN for the fun giveaway!

33 comments:

  1. Following the Porter's blog now!
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  2. I am now a follower of love is rising the blog!!

    What an awesome cause, adoption!!! Hubby and I haven't been able to have children (after 7.5 yrs) and would love to adopt. Darn it! it is so expensive!! I wish the Porter Family the best of luck on their Journey!

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  3. I think I love the tenley. cobalt blue headband with flower and pearl like accents!!! I love the colors!!! so striking!

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  4. The sign my parents had me hold was "abortion kills children". Not so cute of a rhyme! Still true.

    I am so on board and will become a follower in a sec. I love opportunites to get behind adoptive parents.

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  5. I'm a follower! (And in Missouri!). I am loving that slogan, btw.

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  6. Oh, visited the shop. Super cute things, but my fav is that brown ear warmer with the flower. I could rock that. (well, I'm not stylish, but I'd sure try to rock it)

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  7. I really love the whitley headband. Can't go wrong with knit goods!

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  8. I'm following. My husband and I have talked about adopting one day and I would love to do it domestically I think. I can't wait to follow their journey!

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  9. I love the vintage button earrings the best only because I look RIDICULOUS in headbands! Now if I knew where the flower came that she displayed them in...

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  10. I'm a follower. Can't wait to hear about their journey.

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  11. And my favorites are the Whitley headband and the Carrie earrings.

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  12. TOTALLY following their blog. love it

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  13. I'm now following on gfc

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  14. I LOVE the Whitley. The elsa is great too.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  15. Jami I love the Whitley for our Kansas City winters! Blizzard conditions right now! I am following Love is rising!

    So happy to find you!

    Be sure to enter my amazing Giveaway from Splenderosa!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  16. love the Whitley!

    thanks for helping them!!!

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  17. thanks for sharing their blog. i'm heading over there now.

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  18. I love the ear warmer with flower that you featured the best. I love cozy brown stuff in winter.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

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  19. I'm a gfc follower.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  20. I like The Meg.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  21. so excited for them!! i love the whitley , my sister's bday is coming up. it might be the perfect gift!

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  22. and i'm following their blog now too. :)

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  23. i love the brown ear warmers! too cute! this is a great thing you are doing for them.

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  24. Hi, I'm a follower on the porter's blog. Thanks so much for the giveaway!
    maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

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  25. My favorite item on rachel's etsy shop is "the elsa. raspberry headband with flower and pearl like accents."
    maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

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  26. I am following on GFC. (rusthawk)

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  27. Oh, I love the button earrings: the jenn. adorable vintage button earrings. brown and black.

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  28. Did Rachel and her husband get to adopt? I checked their blog but it appears she is no longer active online - twitter account also inactive. I hope this means they have been busy since they brought her home!

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