Our Next Funding Love Families
We are excited to announce that on our next Funding Love Vacation, we will be sending THREE adoptive families!
We will be sharing their stories over the next few weeks. We can’t wait of you to get to know them!
The Kolesa Family
THe Lyon Family
The Perry Family
Previous Funding Love Families
The Mellon Family - February 17-22, 2019
“I just wanted to share the most heartfelt thank you one can give to another person. I feel emotional writing this because I know my words will not be able to capture truly how grateful Michael and I are. I will be so honest that we were so thrilled going into this trip but as you can imagine, when traveling with a large family there are always obstacles and unforeseen circumstances the arise. In the last couple of years since the kids have come to us, we have not had a trip without speed bumps, until now. Literally nothing went wrong. We can't say one bad thing about this trip and we are leaving with only happy memories and sore feet.
Our trip was amazing, nobody wanted to leave. Everyone was so happy. There were so many memories that were made that I can not thank you enough. Usually when we go on vacation, I leave and am exhausted and just want to sleep for days to recuperate, this trip was refreshing, relaxing, calming, and the only thing I had to worry about was how much my feet hurt from walking the in parks at the end of the night. Truly that was it! With having everything planned out, that took the burden and worry off of us. All we had to do was follow the itinerary and have fun which is what we did. We never worried about money on this trip was alone, amazing. Your mission is to provide a trip to allow adoptive families a time to build bonds and grow together and you achieved your mission. We spent uninterrupted time, we loved on each other, we had fun, and the memories we made will be something that stay with our family forever.
Your dreams and mission through Funding Love has forever changed our family, we truly mean that. Thank you so much for forever making a mark in our lives, and allowing and choosing us to take this adventure of a lifetime.” -Laura
The Murray Family - April 2017
"In 2015, I began my foster parent adventure. Being a single mom and raising two young children, and even a few more along the way, is challenging but yet so rewarding. Working full time in Special Education, teaching others about what families should be like, and helping to always show God’s love can be hard, but with friends and family anything is possible. Just almost two years later, February 13th, 2017, my first placement became my forever family. The following day, Valentine’s Day, Funding Love donated an amazing gift to our family. They felt they were to provide an all expense paid trip to Disney World in Orlando to a new adoptive family. Spring Break 2017 will forever be one where memories of a lifetime were created and love was blooming! This nonprofit is an amazing group that I will forever hold dear in my heart and will support at all costs! Thanks for all the smiles and excitement over the course of five days." -Beth
More Words from Adoptive families
“When you foster and adopt a child from a hard place, trauma and it's effects are everywhere in the life of that child. They typically had to grow up too soon and many times skipped periods of childhood altogether. At Disney, I truly believe that we all get a little younger for a short period of time. We act a little sillier, linger a little longer, and adventure together. There are these moments- when you see the small child come out from inside of that child who grew up too soon. Moments when they don't feel the weight of all the trauma because they somehow forgot it for just a few moments. And those moments of happiness, of new memories; those memories are now attached to you and you bond a little more as a family. And you believe and hope that one day, those core memories of the happy times as a family will outnumber the traumatic ones and that healing will begin to occur. We are so thankful that we get to experience Disney as a family and want others to as well." - Julie Lindeman, Foster/Adoptive Mom
We are so excited to partner with you to create even more stories like this. Want to know more about what our Funding Love Families receive and how your giving helps? Click below to find out!