Adoption Fundraising LetterAdoption fundraising letter is a great way to let friends and family members know you are adopting and how they can help bring your child home. If you've never composed a fundraising letter for adoption, here are some tips to get you started.
Be FriendlyWhen writing your adoption fundraising letter for friends and family, remember to whom you are speaking: namely people you care about and who care about you. Make sure your personality comes through when you're writing your letter. If this is hard for you, think about using a simple tape recorder. Turn the recorder on, pretend someone is sitting in front of you and start talking. Say hello, what you've been up to lately, and why you are asking for funds. Then put the end result on paper.
Be SpecificIn your adoption fundraising letter, ask for a specific dollar amount, such as $25 per family, but don't just limit your request to money. You can also use this letter to solicit items for one of your upcoming garage sale, baked goods for your bake sale or volunteers to help with your benefit dinner. List all of the upcoming fundraising events you plan to hold and ask if they want to help.
And finally, don't forget to ask for prayer. The prayers of others are just as powerful and important - if not more so - than money, donations or time.
Focus on Your ChildDon't talk about the fact that you don't have enough money for your adoption. Instead, emphasize that you are working toward providing a home and loving parents for your child.
Include a PictureA picture is worth a thousand words, which is why so many adoption agencies have adoption photo listings. So if you have already received a referral, have copies of your child's picture made and include a copy with your letter. Friends and family will realize in a powerful way that they are helping a child in need.
End on a Positive NoteBe sure to say thanks both for their donations and their time. Even if a reader chooses not to contribute, he or she did take the time to read your letter, a real gift in these crazy busy times. End on a positive note by wishing your readers a happy summer, fall, Christmas, Spring or whatever else is appropriate at the time your write your letter.
Other Helpful SourcesAsk many couples why they don't adopt, and they'll say finances are what are holding them back. But it doesn't have to be that way. My husband and I had a limited income, yet we were able to adopt three children, including one child from Guatemala without going into debt. You can too. Here's how.
Are you thinking about pursuing an international adoption? Developing a plan for how you'll pay for that adoption is the first step you should take. Here are some ways to get started.
There are many ways to fund an international adoption. Learn different ways by clicking here.
Uncle Sam also wants to help you with your adoption costs through a tax credit. Learn more.
If you're looking for more details about the tax credit, you can read more by clicking here.
Grants are a great way to help with adoption costs. Find agencies that offer grants by clicking here.
Want to learn about more places for grants? Here are some more great places to apply.
It is possible to find an international adoption you can afford. Here are some ideas to help save money.
Still wondering how you're going to pay those adoption expenses? Find more ways to raise funds by clicking here.
A garage sale is a great way to raise adoption funds. Learn how to finance your adoption by clicking here.
Intimidated by high adoption costs? Don't be. Paying for your adoption involves taking one step at a time. Find some more tips by clicking here.
So how much will your international adoption cost? The answer will depend on the country you choose and whether you choose to go through an agency or pursue an independent international adoption. Learn more here.
Fundraisers are a great way to pay for your adoption. Learn about some fun ones by clicking here.
The best kinds of fundraisers are fun, fairly simple to organize and - naturally - bring in the most funds for your international adoption. Learn more.
Making and selling gift baskets are one creative way to raise funds for your international adoption. You can read some tips on making an appealing basket by clicking here.
Thinking about taking out a loan to pay for your adoption? Read this article first by clicking here.
If you want to pursue a loan using your home as equity, there are important things to know upfront. Learn more here.
One of the easiest and most effective ways to pay for your international adoption is to learn to cut back on costs. Here are some easy ways.
Do you love doughnuts? You're not alone. Help pay for that adoption with a doughnut fundraiser. Learn more here.
When making plans for raising funds for your adoption, don't forget to include friends and family. Learn how to write a letter to solicit funds and help by clicking here.
More and more companies are now offering adoption benefits, so it's definitely worth your while to check and see if your company offers such benefits. Learn more.
Great Fundraisers!Use a raffle to raise funds for your adoption. Learn more.
Sell t-shirts and pay for your adoption with a t-shirt fundraiser. Read more.
Read one person's story about raising funds for her adoption with a Garage sale fundraiser.
A benefit gala is a fun way to pay for your adoption. Read more.
How about a chicken dinner for raising funds. You can read all about it by clicking here.
One adoptive parent used a roller skating fundraiser to help with adoption costs. You can read her story by clicking here.
While you're doing one fundraiser, why not combine it with another one? Learn how.
Looking for a low-cost, simple way to raise funds? How about the pasta fundraiser? Read more.
A taste test party is another great way to raise funds. Learn more about it by clicking here.
Using the cash bash to raise funds for your adoption. Learn more.
A jigsaw puzzle fundraiser is a fun way to raise money for your adoption. You can read about it by clicking here.
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