I've been back and forth on whether or not to post this (you can guess which side won). Jon and I have said from the beginning that we didn't want people to think that we are begging for money, and I hope this doesn't come off in that manner.
Through this extensive process many people have asked how they can contribute. We had the coffee fundraiser at first. And where we had some positive feedback, we also got feedback from others that they didn't drink that much coffee (a foreign concept to me!), that they wanted to contribute directly to us. To this end, we've created a profile on AdoptTogether. It's like crowd sourcing - but specifically for adoption. Also, since you're donating to a company who keeps track of who you're donating too, and then awarding grants in those amounts - it's tax deductible (because they're a 501c3), which is pretty cool. More about how the organization works can be found here.
We don't expect everyone who reads this blog to contribute, and certainly hope you don't feel obligated in any way.
Thank you for being a part of our adoption story.
Nikisha and Jonathan