Fatherhood

Fatherhood

From Deleted User

Being a father has always been a dream of mine. I will use the money raised to pay the adoption fees and cost to make this dream come true.

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Update #35

almost 2 years ago

http://www.dreamsoffatherhood.com/blogs/merry-christmas

Hope you enjoy my Christmas Blog! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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I have always wanted to be a father, and I can't wait to have a little one of my own to raise.  To watch them grow, learn and see how much my teaching impacts them.  I watch my brother being a father and playing with his boys and it makes me want that for myself even more.  

Being a gay couple makes having a family a lot more difficult.  Using IVF with an egg donor and surrogate can cost over $125,000 when you pay for the procedures, medications (not covered by insurance) and fees that go to the agency and the surrogate.  While I would love to have a child that is biologically mine I know trying to raise $125,000 to make that happen is extremely unlikely.  Adoptions is expensive as well, but it is less costly, coming in around $25,000-$35,000.  I have looked into public adoption and Fostering but most religious groups will not adopt to gay families and I have heard too many horror stories about Fostering and having to give a child up after having them in my home would rip my heart out.

This August I turned 38 and I know if I don't make this dream happen soon I will never make it happen.  I know being a single father will be hard, but nothing worth having is easy.  Luckily I have a huge support system of family and friends who will always be there for me.

I know not everyone can afford to donate but please take the time to share this page on any and all social media outlets you use as exposure will also help me obtain my goal.

Thank you so much to everyone who reads and shares this and a huge Thank you to everyone who donates.  You're all helping my dreams of fatherhood become reality.

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Deleted User posted a new update:
almost 2 years ago

Update #35

http://www.dreamsoffatherhood.com/blogs/merry-christmas

Hope you enjoy my Christmas Blog! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Deleted User posted a new update:
over 2 years ago

Update #34

HUGE NEWS & UPDATE
Recently I was given a great opportunity. A friend approached me with an idea to get my fundraising efforts moving again. This friend has put out a challenge to everyone; for the next year, this friend will match any and all donations, dollar-for-dollar up to $20,000!! If you have thought about donating but said "what is my $5.00 going to do?" it's now worth $10.00! EVERY dollar counts and helps get me that much closer to being a father!! Please spread the word about this amazing opportunity so I can try to maximize my double ups!!!

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Deleted User posted a new update:
over 3 years ago

Update #33

Well folks I am officially trying fiverr to promote the page. Lets hope it increases traffic to my site! www.fundly.com/fatherhood

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Deleted User posted a new update:
over 3 years ago

Update #32

Good afternoon friends and supporters! I hope this update finds you all in good spirits and having a good week. As you can see, my fundraising page hasn't been moving much lately so I again reach out to you all to try to get things moving again. Currently we have 20 donors and 32 supporters. You do not have to donate to become a supporter so my challenge is this: lets get to over 50 supporters by the end of this week. That's 18 people we need to reach out to and ask for a few simple clicks. Any shares on Facebook would be amazing as well!
Thanks for everything you all do!

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Deleted User posted a new update:
over 3 years ago

Update #31

Hello supporters!

I am excited to tell you I have reached over 100 likes on Facebook! I am happy to see the page getting attention but I am hoping to get the fundraising moving again too so please keep sharing my story and link so I can hopefully see this dream come true!

Thanks for all your support

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Deleted User posted a new update:
about 4 years ago

Mobile update

without you this drive will fail! We are still at $701.00 in donations and 23 supporters.

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Deleted User posted a new update:
about 4 years ago

Check Out My Latest Campaign Update

Two weeks left and we are a LONG WAY from goal. Please keep sharing and know that ANYTHING you can donate is helpful, there is no amount too little!

Help me reach my campaign goal on #Fundly! You can donate as much or little as you want. Check it out: http://fundly.com/fatherhood

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Deleted User posted a new update:
about 4 years ago

Mobile update

Nothing new to update; please keep sharing!

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Deleted User posted a new update:
about 4 years ago

Mobile update

Less then a month left; not looking pretty.

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Deleted User posted a new update:
about 4 years ago

Mobile update

Double days are in full swing! Last night I also started a teespring campaign please check it out; www.teespring.com/adoption-help

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Deleted User posted a new update:
about 4 years ago

Check Out My Latest Campaign Update

We had an amazing week so far! We've jumped in our donations up to $665.00 and we've gained some supporters too as we are now at 22! You are all awesome and I love all the support and shares you've given me on Facebook!

Help me reach my campaign goal on #Fundly! You can donate as much or little as you want. Check it out: http://fundly.com/fatherhood

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Deleted User posted a new update:
about 4 years ago

Mobile update

No new news, still at $540.00 and 20 supporters; i did start a facebook page to promote this page so go like it as well!

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Deleted User posted a new update:
about 4 years ago

Help my dream

Please reshare/retweet to help me make this dream a reality! I need your help!
We're still sitting at $540.00 in donations and 20 supporters.
Help me reach my campaign goal on #Fundly! You can donate as much or little as you want. Check it out: http://fundly.com/fatherhood

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Deleted User posted a new update:
about 4 years ago

Another goal missed

We moved from $515.00 to $540.00 but I missed my goal of $1,000.00 by a pretty big chunk. :( Thanks to everyone from the shares yesterday.

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Deleted User posted a new update:
over 4 years ago

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We got a new supporter! Donations are still sitting at $495.00 but supporters are up to 17 now!! Woot woot

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Deleted User posted a new update:
over 4 years ago

PLEASE SHARE

Over a week with no new activity; $495.00 raised and 16 supporters.

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Deleted User posted a new update:
over 4 years ago

3 week anniversary

Today is the three week anniversary of the launch of my fundly.com page and with only 5.5 weeks left I'm starting to lose hope; still nothing new to report. $495.00 raised and 16 supporters.

Help me reach my campaign goal on #Fundly! You can donate as much or little as you want. Check it out: http://fundly.com/fatherhood

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Deleted User posted a new update:
over 4 years ago

Mobile update

Still no new news; lets change that!! Keep sharing and lets get those dollars rolling in!!

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Deleted User posted a new update:
over 4 years ago

PLEASE SHARE - Help me start a family

So not much new news; we seem to be stuck on $495.00 and 16 supporters but with your help sharing these updates we'll get more and more exposure and God willing more and more donations!

Help me reach my campaign goal on #Fundly! You can donate as much or little as you want. Check it out: http://fundly.com/fatherhood

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Deleted User posted a new update:
over 4 years ago

Mobile update

Nothing new to report, we're still at 16 supporters and at $495.00 for donations. Please keep sharing and having your friends share!

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