The Boroughs Family

The Boroughs Family

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Matching grant: MET!

Wow! Wow! Wow! God always provides for our adoptions! Every time He amazes me with who He uses, and how He does it! Every single time there are so many instances where we can clearly see His handiwork in the details! We are thrilled to share that our $5,000 matching grant with Lifesong has been met! Thank you to everyone who has donated. We are humbled and truly grateful!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Less than $2,000 to go!

We are currently at $3,186.15 in donations toward our matching grant (the odd amount is due to paypal fees)! Just $1,813.85 left to go! Please consider making a donation to help us meet the match! You can find details how here:

We are hoping to hear next week that our dossier has been submitted! We are getting closer to meeting our precious Maddie!

Thank you to everyone who has donated! Thank you cards are coming, once a few busy little one's start school!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Double your Donations!

We still need $4,000 to meet our matching grant! Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help bring Maddie home! You can donate online here, but please be sure to specify "Boroughs/#2965 adoption" as your gift preference:

You can also make out a check to Lifesong for Orphans, and write in the memo line "Boroughs/#2965 adoption", and mail here:

Lifesong for Orphans
PO Box 40
Gridley, IL 61744

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Incredibly Exciting News!!!

We got fabulous news this week! Our dossier is complete and on it's way to Maddie's country! Finally! Now we wait to hear we have been submitted and have her referral. 

God also provided in a HUGE way! Bethany and Lifesong have given us a $5,000 grant! That means they will match donations dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000. If we meet our goal, we will have $10,000 towards Maddie's adoption! We can't even express what a blessing this is to us. If you feel led to donate, please send checks made out to Lifesong with "Boroughs/#2965" adoption in the memo line, and mail to:

Lifesong for Orphans
PO Box 40/ 202 N. Ford St.
Gridley, IL 61744

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Seek justice. Love mercy..... Please go to the above link to order one of these beautiful necklaces, and help bring Maddie home!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

It's a FREE Giveaway!!

Come on, who doesn't like to get something for FREE?! Yep, it costs nothing to enter and you could win a t-shirt from our fundraiser with Adoption Bug! Look at these great shirts! You know you want one!

> Here's the deal. This is all about spreading the word. The more you share, the better your chances to win. You can share 5 different ways: 1) On your blog-please share the link to your blog post when you leave a comment. 2) Facebook 3) Twitter 4) Email 5) Purchase a t-shirt from the fundraiser and be a walking advertisement! Go HERE to get one! So, go share! Leave a separate comment for each way you spread the word, and when we reach 100 comments (shares) a winner will be chosen randomly. The winner will get to pick a shirt of their choosing from our fundraiser! Please note, we can only ship within the continental United States. I need your email to contact you if you win, so if you don't want it published, send a separate comment with the email address & let me know which comments are yours. Go take a peek and see which one you want NOW!!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

When words are inadequate

Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12 This week we got to visit with dear friends of ours who abandoned us relocated to the Chicago area. We have known each other since our soon-to-be-high-schoolers were in preschool. They are the kind of friends who stick by your side through thick and thin. I love telling them our family is growing, because they ALWAYS respond with love and support! They have three beautiful daughters; Gabrielle, Anna, and Julia. Their middle daughter Anna is very gifted with theatrical talents, and yet, I am always impressed with her humility. During our visit, she walked up and handed me a card. I could barely see through my tears to read it as I was so touched. Anna decided that instead of receiving gifts at her 13th birthday party, she would ask all her friends to donate toward Maddie's adoption. They donated $210! It was truly one of the most touching and selfless things I have ever experienced. Thank you, sweet Anna! I pray God blesses your kindness toward Maddie and our family. I know I will treasure your gesture in my heart forever.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A Year Ago


> Last year at this time, we arrived home from nearly a month in Ukraine! A Judge had declared Samuel as our legal son, and we were counting down for the ten day waiting period to end so that Adam could spring him from the orphanage and bring him home forever. In some ways I can't believe that was a year ago, and yet I can barely remember Sam not being a member of our family. What a difference a year makes! So many "firsts" for Sam. We are blessed to call this special little boy ours! He is finishing his first year of school, has an amazing command of English, is playing baseball, celebrated his first Christmas and birthday, has learned to walk with a walker, and is learning to pop a wheelie in his wheelchair. Most importantly, he has learned that he is loved and treasured by a large extended family and a heavenly father who loves him even more than they ever could.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tastefully Simple Fundraiser

Yep, we are doing another fundraiser! We will be non-stop with fundraiser unless someone wants to write a big check and get us fully funded! Anyone?! Brigitte is a fellow adoptive mom who is donating her commission to our adoption fund. Order some yummy stuff from Tastefully Simple and help bring our girl home! Check out the link HERE! Make sure you put "Amy Boroughs" as the hostess so our adoption fund is credited! Thank you!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Fundraiser ends Sunday!

My wonderful friend Jennifer is running a fundraiser for our adoption with Origami Owl! They make beautiful custom lockets. Check out the link here: Please enter Hostess Code 19092. Thanks for helping bring Maddie home!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Maddie's Adoption Blog

Please visit our adoption blog for Maddie! Check out Monkeys for Madeline!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Drumroll please!

Yep, our family is growing again! We are so excited! We are adopting a precious daughter named Madeline! Maddie is six years old and in Bulgaria, and she has Down syndrome. We can't wait for her to join our family. Now, as far as the paperwork and fundraising...not so much! Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to our adoption fund here We also have a fundraiser with Origami Owl, a fabulous new company where you make a living locket fully customizable by you! This runs through May 6th, and you can check out the link here When you purchase, just enter "Hostess Code" 19092.

Sunday, April 8, 2012