Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas.. whoa what a Fundraiser!

Ok Ladies and Gentlemen this is it! We have I-800 approval for Elias and that means we are down to about 5-7 weeks.. leaning towards 5 weeks until we have travel approval to head out of here. We are still short on our funds to bring home our son. So we are going to do a BIG Giveaway for our Pre-Christmas Fundraiser. 

‎"My friends, adoption is redemption. It's costly, exhausting, expensive, and outrageous. Buying back lives costs so much. When God set out to redeem us, it killed Him." ~ Derek Loux ~

 We will be celebrating the life and dreams of Elias with an

                I-pad mini-16 GB fundraiser

                  The I-PAD mini is the hottest selling Christmas item this year!

                  Fundraiser with a chance to win an I-pad Mini     

                Chances cost $10 each 3 chances for $20

               Think about this – what is your dream for:

Yourself? Your family? Your community? Your country? Your world?   Help Make Elias's Dream of a Family Come True!

Drawing Dec 16th-pay by cash, check or pay-pal or chip in on my blog ( remember pay pal and chip in take a percentage.) for pay-pal   ** must use the word donation when  paying with pay-pal**

I need your name, phone # and email address. I will contact the winner to get your mailing address. 

Monday, November 26, 2012

In the home stretch

Today we took a BIG step forward! We received our I-800 Provisional approval today! THIS IS BIG! We are now within weeks of travelling to China! It IS going to happen! It WILL be soon! So I am checking out airline tickets! Getting our Visa paperwork ready to get out of here! Applying for more grants! We are going to have to dust off the suitcases soon and start to really get ourselves thinking about this trip. We have been in the hurry and wait, hurry and wait mode that adoption puts you in. Now we are in the hurry and hurry some more mode that adoption puts you in at the end after what seemed like forever to get here. We are at 14 months waiting for our son so far. We are more than ready!

YAHOOOO on I-800 approval. Yahooo on me actually being brave enough to look up the price of tickets today.. and YAHOOO for just needing to give another YAHOOO for our big accomplishment today! We are getting close. We have 3 steps left.

Next step is NVC will send a notice that our approval has been forwarded to the US Consulate in Guangzhou, China this takes about 1 week

Then An Article 5 is issued - this takes 2 weeks

Final step is our TA is issued (Travel Approval) this is about 2-3 weeks after Article 5.

As you can see we have 5- 6 weeks and then we will be making plans to fly out of here to get our son.

We are coming soon Elias.. Coming soon!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Christmas Shopping for a Cause


  • Where:  ONLINE!!!

  • When: November 2nd through November 18th 
    We are in the process of adopting 9 year old Elias from Southern China. Elias is Profoundly Deaf , and one handsome little boy. We are more then anxious to bring him home to our family.

    This is a new picture of our handsome boy the day he found out he has a family (His 9th Birthday!)
    We are getting closer and closer to bringing him home, we are guessing for travel sometime between January - March at the latest!!!!

    As some of you know the cost of adoption is pretty darn expensive, but we cannot put a price tag on someones life. Every child deserves to know the love of a family. We scraped and saved and scrimped and fund-raised and applied for grants to bring Luke home and now we are again saving, scrimping, scrapping and praying and praying and praying for the funds to bring our precious son home to his family that cannot wait to welcome him with loving arms!

    From this fundraiser: 100% of the commission from all sales goes to the Worrell Family Adoption Fund to bring home precious Elias!

    Make sure you check out the November Customer Special when you are looking at your order. For every $35 in product a customer purchases, you are eligible to purchase a Medium Utility Tote (item 4121) for just $5. AND for every Medium Tote purchased, Thirty One will donate a Thermal Tote to Operation Homefront to assist military families in need. There is no limit on the number of customer specials.

    Download a pdf of the Thirty-One fall catalog here: 2012 catalog.pdf

    When you are ready to enter your order, go to
    Click on "My Events" and then choose the Worrell Family fundraiser.

    I WOULD LIKE TO HELP, BUT AM NOT SURE HOW!!!!!If you feel motivated and would like to help you too can host a Thirty One Catalog party and invite your friends to your house for an event. OR You can host an online event (Anne does all the set up work... you just need to spread the word.. the orders get shipped directly to the customer . it is easy peasy!) 100% of the Commission will go to bring Elias home and you will receive the amazing hostess gifts! SO even if you cannot afford to purchase something yourself you can host a catalog or online party and all proceeds will be donated to bring home Elias but you receive all the amazing hostess gifts (Trust me from my last fundraiser the hostess gifts are amazing!)

    If you have any questions, or need any help, email, message or call
    Anne Little