John, Bern and little baby Quinn

John, Bern and little baby Quinn

From Bernadette Martin

Raising money for adoptons fees to give a child a loving home.

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over 7 years ago

We have made the decision to adopt! Thank you to everyone who had helped us so far! Help us reach our campaign goal on #Fundly! You can donate as much or little as you want. Check it out: http://fundly.com/jonh-bern-and-baby-quinn

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Our Love....

My husband is my best friend. We do everything together. We get on each others nerves and we prop each other up when we need it. We have been trying for over two years to have a baby. We have had our share of ups and downs. We get excited then down the roller coaster we go. We laugh and cry and we get through it. Somehow. We love spending time with family and friends and we would love to add to our family. A little one to bring us full circle. A baby that would bring smiles to everyone around him/her.

Our journey so far...

We went through one IVF cycle with a clinic that didn't really treat us like we mattered. We weren't young enough for them. It was hurtful. The doctor barely talked to us during our 6 week journey there. We have decided to adopt (John is adopted, yay, adoption!), There are so many children who need a home and we need your help in completing our family.

Why we need your help...

We both have mothers with health issues. My mother has early onset Alzheimer's. She has a small pension and Social Security. What that doesn't cover, my husband and I pay for to ensure that she has a great quality of life in her last year. She is young, 64-years, so those last years could be decades. We also have to be aware that it when it comes time to have full-time care we need to pay for that as well. John's mother's health is declining and he is responsible for her care as well. She luckily has the pension John's father left her and Social Security. Her house is paid off and so is her car, which is fairly new. We both have sisters who help with care, but financially we are responsible. We know that money can be tight sometimes and deciding where to donate can be a challange. We hope  you can find it in your hearts to give what you can when you can. Every bit helps.

 

Why we chose to reach out to you...

We live a good life. We have an amazing support group of friends and extended family. We love them and they love us. We want to share that love with a little nut we've already named Quinn.

So as to not go into massive debt and keep our feet on the ground we are trying to raise money for adoption feeds we need to make our family  reality. We would love to become parents and we know that adoption is the best option for us at this time,Quinn is just waiting for us to make her (or him, daddy really wants a girl) a reality. Not just a dream.

Thank you for helping us make our dream a reality

Look into your heart, or maybe your own child's eyes and please donate. It would mean the world to us.

Thank you!

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Bernadette Martin posted a new update:
over 7 years ago

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We have made the decision to adopt! Thank you to everyone who had helped us so far! Help us reach our campaign goal on #Fundly! You can donate as much or little as you want. Check it out: http://fundly.com/jonh-bern-and-baby-quinn

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Bernadette Martin posted a new update:
almost 8 years ago

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We hope each of you are sharing a wonderful day filled with love and laughter with your family and friends Happy holidays!!!

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Bernadette Martin posted a new update:
almost 8 years ago

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Please consider re-posting my link. Thank you! Every prayer, re-post and donation helps.

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Bernadette Martin posted a new update:
almost 8 years ago

Happy Thanksgiving

John and I met our running group this morning to knock out some miles. Before our next round of treatment begins I want to be in tiptop shape. I am running a half marathon relay in two weeks and a 5k after that. Makes my heart proud to be able to do this. Look for opportunities to donate with two donate. One in January and one in February. Thank you to those who have donated. Thank you to those who have sent me special messages of love and prayers. Those help just as much. It's nice to know you aren't alone and that others are also with you. Have a great Thanksgiving. Help me reach my campaign goal on #Fundly! You can donate as much or little as you want. Check it out: http://fundly.com/seofaslo

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Bernadette Martin posted a new update:
almost 8 years ago

Sunday Update

We've hot our six month plan and are hitting the bricks hard! Nutrition, physical activity, yoga and meditation. Started a tumblr blog to journal this journey will post more about this. Please consider joining our team. Help us reach our campaign goal on #Fundly! You can donate as much or little as you want. Check it out: http://fundly.com/help-us-complete-our-family

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Thank you!

Thanks to all of you who have reached out with your positive vibes and kind words. It means so much to us!

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

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