After five long years of waiting, she and her family were informed that they're very close!! As in, they'll be traveling to China in October or November, as soon as they get her picture and permission!! Weeeeeeeeeeee! I'm pretty much jumping up and down in my seat right now because CJ is going to make the BEST mother for this precious little girl!
But there's a problem :(
See, originally the process was supposed to take 6-8 months but it stretched into YEARS. And in that time? China's raised the orphanage fee by thousands. Between that, and having to redo their homestudy, their petition for orphan naturalization and their fingerprints FOUR TIMES, the Redwines are 8k short of being able to bring their baby home.
And this little girl deserves to be able to come home to her new loving parents and brothers. As a community, we have a chance to stand together and make it happen. It's so easy. All you have to do is skip Starbucks for a day and donate those few dollars to help bring CJ's baby home.
If you don't know CJ, you should. She's amazing and gives so much to the writing community! She offers query and synopsis and plotting workshop, in which a TON of her clients have walked away with agents. She hosts author interviews and giveaways on her blog, helping to spread the word about amazing books. She's hysterical, and sweet, and a really, really good person.
If that's not enough to convince you? I tell you what: If you donate, I'll sweeten the pot and enter you in a drawing to win a SIGNED set of SHIVER and LINGER, by Maggie Stiefvater.
though please, please, please, I'll love you forever if you make it at least $5!), but you do need to leave a comment here to let me know you've donated. Eligible donations must be made between August 23 & August 26.
I WILL SHIP THE PRIZE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!!
Want more chances to win?
+5 write a blog post about Skip a Starbucks Day between now and Thursday, August 26th (leave the link)
+1 tweet about Skip a Starbucks Day (leave the link)
+3 paste the Skip a Starbucks Day button in your sidebar
Let me know how many entries you have when you comment!
Guess what else!!
1. If you donate, I'll give you THREE extra entries in my Saradise ARC Extravaganza contest! Make sure you mention you want them in your comment here!
2. If you donate, you're automatically entered in CJ's Grand Prize Giveaway! (SO much awesome stuff!!)
3. I've got three $5 Starbucks gift cards to give away to entrants! That way, you can donate and STILL get your caffeine kick in!!
(Winners will be selected randomly when I draw the name for the book giveaway as well)
How to donate:
Click on the image above, or hop over to CJ's blog and click on the Paypal button in her sidebar!!
Don't forget to come back and enter the SIGNED SHIVER/LINGER contest through the comments section of this post!