10 Tips for a Successful Adoption Yard Sale Fundraiser

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After weeks of planning and organizing taking over a good portion of my time, we hosted our yard sale fundraiser on Saturday!  I know many, many, many adoptive families have done yard sale fundraisers with great success who can also give you awesome advice.  But for what it’s worth, here’s my 2 cents on planning […]

Loaves, Fishes, and Bedrooms

Psalm 133:1 “How wonderful and pleasant it is when brothers live together in harmony.” (And I assume that this does not exclude the occasional brotherly noogie or wedgie...)

As a dad, one of the most common concerns from prospective adoptive fathers is on the finances relative to adoption and larger families. This provides some perspective on our experience: This month will be the 10th anniversary of when we moved into our current house. We built this house, and it was the perfect size […]

four more ways to raise funds for your adoption


When I talk to most people, their number one roadblock to adoption is MONEY, and I am so thankful to be invited to share a second blog post about funding your adoption. You can read the first post with fundraiser ideas HERE. After becoming more and more involved in the adoption community, I have seen […]

22 ways to raise funds for your adoption


Hello! My name is Amy Abell, and I am so excited to have this opportunity to be a guest blogger for No Hands But Ours. I began blogging soon after I became pregnant with my first son, Noah, in 2007 and continued to blog when my second son, Liam, surprised us with a cleft lip […]

village to village


If you are in the process of adopting or have already adopted, I encourage you to check out Village to Village. Village to Village is a 501(c)(3) that offers fundraising for adopting families – up to $10,000 – without a laundry list of requirements. And they also offer a way for everyone to get involved […]

Adoption Tax Credit for 2011


Anyone who has adopted should know about the Adoption Tax Credit. It’s a huge blessing for adopting families to recoup a portion of expenses when adopting a child. But if you’re most of us, that’s about where your knowledge ends. Internet to the rescue. With tax season upon us, here are some links to help […]

adoption grants and loans

We are working to create a database for adoptive families pursuing adoption that need help funding their adoption. Please leave a comment or email us if you have any organizations to add to our list.Both Hands – http://www.bothhandsfoundation.org/Lifesong for Orphans – http://www.lifesongfororphans.org/adGrantLoans.html JSC Foundation – http://jscfoundation.org/ Katelyn’s Fund – http://katelynsfund.org A Child Waits Foundation – […]

Non-recurring Adoption Expense Reimbursements

I know, it’s a mouthful. But it’s worth taking the time to toss around as many families adopting special needs kids from China qualify for up to $2000 back from their state. Special needs domestic adoptions are eligible in every state for a one time reimbursement of non-recurring adoption expenses. But many states also reimburse […]