Saturday, April 18, 2009

Show and Tell- Today is a big day

The idea for Parenthood for Me was "conceived" in October of 2008. We became an official not for profit corporation in January, 2009. In November I started handing out business cards saying I was starting a non profit. I had no idea where to begin; I just knew that I needed to do this. My husband and I wanted to do something to make a difference. So many wonderful things have happened in the past six months. Becoming a part of the ALI community has opened up my world and the people that read this blog have played such an intricate part in the rapid growth of Parenthood for Me. We are slowly working our way towards being able to offer grant money to people in need. The first grants will be awarded in spring of 2010. It is frustrating that we cannot help people out financially sooner, but a grassroots charity takes time to build up. In the meantime I hope that people have found comfort and solace in reading our story and finding resources to deal with the hardship of infertility. I hope that our story of adoption touches people in the way we were touched when we found adoptive parents.

Today is a big day for Parenthood for Me and for myself personally. I have put my heart and soul into this non profit and my blogging and it seems to be paying off.
I received my copy of this month's Adoptive Families Magazine and Parenthood for Me is listed in one of their articles for helping with the cost of adoption or ART. We made it into a national publication, and I am so happy to have the exposure. Hopefully we will see an increase in our supporters and potential donors. And, hopefully we will find families that we can help.

Stop by Show and Tell at Mel's

15 comments:

Best When Used By said...

Thank you for finding your way to my blog. I appreciate the support and encouragement!

Thank you, too, for starting such a wonderful non-profit. It is sadly disheartening that more states do not mandate that insurance providers pay costs associated with fertility treatments. The coverage is often so scant. Some will cover diagnostics, but not treatment. What do they think we all want to do with those diagnoses?! We want treatment! But infertile women's needs seem to fall in the cracks and get lost.

Anyway, thank you again! I hope your effort prospers!

Erika said...

I love the new look! It is SO GREAT that you're included! I sure hope it gets you the exposure you need to succeed. Congratulations!

Yaya said...

That's awesome!!!


I am so glad I have found you in bloggy land!

Kristin said...

Huge, huge congrats Erica!!! That is awesome news.

Mrs. Gamgee said...

Like Erika said... I love the new look! It's bee-ewe-tee-ful!

And a big congrats on the magazine. That is so incredibly cool!

Lori said...

Congratulations! I hope you get a lot of support from the mention.

Can't wait to get my copy and yell to everyone near me: "I know her! I know her!"

WiseGuy said...

Congratulations...

Recognition will make your path easier...

Thanks for standing by! Thanks for listening!

infertilityrocks said...

What a wonderful service you are doing! We are all so blessed that you put your heart and soul into this cause!!!!

Cara said...

You know I get the 'need' to start a non-profit that makes a difference! And - the frustratingly slow process that is getting acutal non-profit status!

Keep trucking - cause you are doing such an amazing thing!!!!

I have this vision - I have to admit - of a conference where we have a collective group of non-profits all in the same place as a one-stop-resource central: adoption, stillbirth / infant loss, miscarriage, sids, and the host of other support systems that make our journeys somehow bearable!

Carrie said...

That is awesome news: congrats! It must have been amazing to see your name in print! It sounds like your NP is really taking off now, and so many people need your help and support. Way to go!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and offering so much support and kindness. Each comment means so very much to me.

Big hugs!
Carrie

Taylor said...

What a huge accompishment! I a very happy for you and for everyone that you have/will help! Keep up the great work.

Betty said...

Congratulations!

I'm sure this post will help get you some Recognition.

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL said...

Yea! MUCH congrats on your magazine "shout out!"

Kymberli said...

Congratulations! Slow but steady is usually the way to go with such things; the blessings that you'll be able to help accomplish for couples in the future is worth all of the effort you're putting into it now!

I love your new blog design!

Beautiful Mess said...

YAY!!! That's awesome, congratulations! I can't wait to see how much MORE support you get from this!

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