When I read a post from a mom who was expecting a daughter with Down syndrome named "Ellie Claire," I decided that she had to be a good person, simply based on her baby naming skills. (I was right, not that I recommend that method of picking friends in general. I'm just saying it worked. And that Lauren has good taste.)
|The other Ellie Claire and her daddy.|
Lauren and her husband Aaron are hoping to adopt their second child as soon as a child is available to them. Their daughter Ellie is a total doll, and I am certain they'll make great parents to #2, just as soon as they meet him or her! They had recently been matched with a child who they took home, but the birth mother ultimately decided to parent the baby. You can read more about their adoption dreams here. And here. And help fund them here.
Lauren has started a little Etsy shop to help finance the adoption. And she is oh-so-kindly giving away one of her cute "bow tie" style hair clips to one reader!
To enter, all you have to do is comment on this post with one thing making you smile today.
Comment on the blog post, not on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram.
Entries will remain open until March 11 at 11:59 pm Eastern. Shipping to the U.S. only, my mom, my dad, my brother, Matt, and Ellie can't win. (Sorry, no immediate family.)
Want an extra entry? Share this post on Facebook or Twitter or some other social media I'm not cool enough for, and let me know you did in a SECOND comment.
Why should you spread the word? Because Lauren, Aaron, and Ellie are open to adding to their family, including babies or toddlers with special needs and of any race. Because they have a whole lot of love to give. Because they are so ready that they recently took a baby into their home, and after that baby returned to the birth mother, they are still ready to adopt. And because you never know who knows someone who knows someone who heard that there's this baby…. So share away!
Good luck! And looking forward to Miss Ellie Claire (the other one) rockin' a cute "I'm a big sister!" shirt soon!
P.S. Check out my latest project with DonorsChoose!