Love Crosses Oceans T-shirts

Love Crosses Oceans (and the Great Wall)

Love Crosses Oceans (and the Great Wall)

Wow, this fundraising thing was an adventure…to be continued!  It turns out that purchasing a large amount of shirts has resulted in a small amount of funds towards our adoption and a pretty large number of shirts under my desk.  Yes, we HAVE sold quite a few and we’re very grateful for everyone’s support.  Also, sales are still trickling in.  The funny thing is that I keep selling the very sizes that we don’t have in stock, so I actually am doing a re-order of adult China shirts.  If you want one, today is a great day to place an order so that I can add it to this order!

We also still have lots of children’s shirts for China and Africa and adult shirts for Africa.

Official Adoption Day in our official adoption shirts :)

Official Adoption Day in our official adoption shirts 🙂

What I love about this beautiful shirt is that it is spreading a message.  Our dear sister-in-law Julie Gumm came up with a great phrase that means so much to so many people.  I have enjoyed getting to know many of the people who are buying our shirts.  I’ve connected with moms who are just starting the international adoption process and are full of excitement and questions.  Others are just about to travel to get their little ones home.  I had no idea when we started this that our shirts would be a way to connect with more of our China family, but every purchase is another relationship to me!  It has also been fun to see how closely knit our adoption community is.  Each new person I find on Facebook seems to be connected to multiple friends of mine (so much more interesting than our connection to Kevin Bacon!)

A day in Guangzhou

A day in Guangzhou

We’ve decided to keep our sales open and will be contributing some of our proceeds to Love Without Boundaries and other wonderful organizations that help Chinese orphans.  Also, we’ll be allowing other adopting families to use our T-shirts for their own fundraisers.  It’s a win-win for everyone!!!

If you’re interested in ordering a shirt, just click on the link to the right of this post and it’ll take you right to the T-shirt page.

Thanks again to all of you who have supported us in so many ways!  Olivia is a joy and an absolute gift to our family!!!

 

Baba and Olivia

Baba and Olivia

 

 

 

Baba and Julia

Baba and Julia

 

 

 

 

Baba and Rion

Baba and Rion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Elaine Hite says:

    I am spreading your message here in Lawrence, Ks. I am surprised by the questions I am ask when I wear my very special purple T. I never wear stuff with printing on it but this one is special, am honored to wear it!! 🙂
    Auntie E..

  2. Amy Wagner says:

    Your family is beautiful! My husband and I just started the process to adopt from China. Reading your story gave me chills as it sounded like ours. We also knew God was calling us to adopt from China at a Steven Curtis Chapman concert that we went to while we were dating. 🙂 Now here we are many years later, embarking on this amazing journey. We are interested in doing a similar t-shirt fundraiser and I would like to get more information about your experience and using this idea and design of “love crosses oceans” on the t-shirts.

    Amy and Brandon