It is very difficult for families to raise money for their adoptions, and equally as difficult to ask friends and family when doing fundraisers. After much discussion, we have decided to raise $$ for both our cause, and Autism. We have applied for a grant with the Adoption Foundation of Tennessee. The Director has adopted two children, and understands the financial constraints placed on families during this time. Read below, some of you will be receiving this letter in the mail in the next few days. Feel free to take our letter to work or to any public forum you would feel is appropriate. The race is on April 18th, but the Adoption Foundations of TN will continue to receive funds until the end of April. Thanks for considering us!
March 26, 2009
Dear family and friends,
In Tennessee and around the world, children are dreaming, hoping and waiting for a family. They wait for a place to call home. At the same time, many childless couples long for a child. Often, it’s the cost of adoption that ends a family’s adoption journey.
We have chosen to support adoptive families with our participation in the Breakthrough Run for Autism on April 18, 2009, by partnering with the Adoption Foundation of Tennessee, Inc., raising awareness and money for childless couples.
The Adoption Foundation of Tennessee, Inc. helps families create strategies to generate resources and provides direct financial support to make their adoption dream a reality. As you know, we are also on our personal adoption journey and are very excited to bring home our little boy this year.
We have signed up as a member of “Team Adoption” in this race. We would like to ask you to sponsor us for this event if possible. Together we can help bring children home to their “forever families” one step at a time…literally. Can there be any greater satisfaction, than knowing you helped make that happen?
Thank you in advance for your consideration. If you feel you can help out, please send your donation to:
Adoption Foundation of Tennessee
Attn: Curran Family
131 Cherokee Heights Drive
Maryville, TN 37801
Bill and Michelle Curran