OK: back story. My friend Kimberly is one of those "online friends" where eventually you just drop the "online" part and count it in the real life category. We've known each other for almost 8 years (that seemed like forever but then I checked my gmail archives, and yes, emails date back to 2006!). I've appreciated her kindness, her strength, her wonderful parenting advice, and of course her beautiful photography; and I feel so lucky that our paths crossed way back then.
When she asked if I would help her brother and sister in law with their adoption fundraiser, I immediately responded yes. I remember when I first read Tony and Emily's story in this post. The enthusiasm and sweetness that Kimberly captured in her photos had me in tears.
And the story has changed since then. Not only are they adopting one little girl, her older sister will also be joining the Gould family. Between the adoption process and travel, there are numerous expenses, and this month they're hoping to raise money to cover the airfare to Africa (for 2) and back to the USA (for 4!).
I'm always extremely humbled to think about couples that choose international adoption. It isn't always easy, but the difference that can be made for these children is absolutely life-changing. I hope you'll consider helping Tony and Emily this month.