Hello!

November 11, 2006 at 4:54 am | Posted in adoption, children, family, shopping | 1 Comment

Hello everyone! So nice to meet you all. This is the first time I have ever done a blog, so forgive me. It won’t be terribly exciting yet but give me time.

My name is Lisa. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Mike, for 15+ years. That I think is very amazing these days! We have a beautiful 11 year old daughter named MacKenzie.

We have been trying for years to have another child. MacKenzie has been begging for a sibling since she could talk. Nothing except miscarriages and disappointments. We have decided to adopt. I have dreamed of adopting a child from China for more that 20 years. So that is our plan. However, money is the big deal. We can afford to support another child but to come up with the thousands upon thousands of dollars for the adoption is unrealistic. Adoption starts at roughly $20,000 for those of you who have never checked it out. China is actually much less expensive than several other countries. Russia is closer to $30,000. Anyway…here we are trying to come up with more money. It is hard!

Have you ever tried saving money? Just when you think you are making progress, the air conditioner dies. In August, in Phoenix. Not pretty! (It was 20 years old anyway.) Then you have to make not 1 but 2 emergency trips across the country by plane. Those last minute plan tickets aren’t cheap you know. (Especially when there are 3 of you.) Then the family vehicle needs a tune up. By this time, you are afraid to take it in for fear of what may be found. Or God only knows what else comes up. I am sure you all know what I mean.

To get on with things….we have a couple of websites to help earn money for our adoption. The first is an Avon website. I have been selling Avon for 13 years. My website is http://www.yourAVON.com/lisapearson. Check is out. You can order from the site and it will be sent directly to you.

The second is a phenomenal company that I have just recently joined. To get started telling you about this a little history first. When we first started looking into the possibility of adoption, we also were looking into financing. There isn’t much out there for adoption. There are grants, but you have to already be in the process before you can apply for them. You aren’t guaranteed to get the grant and you could hope for (and need) $5000 and get $300. Most of the process of adoption is time sensitive, therefore if you don’t get the money…..you have to start all over. Next, you could borrow money from your retirement. Will it ever get paid back? Probably not. Then you can never afford to retire. Cash out life insurance policies. Not on your life! You never know what is going to happen or when. Max out your credit cards. Not going to happen either. You get the idea. Tough world out there for this need. You could get a loan for the money but who needs another payment? So, I started researching other ideas. This is how I met Ken.

Ken has been doing direct marketing for years and has been very high up in the companies he has done. Knows lots of people that have also been high up in different companies doing exactly what he does. Very nice man. Anyway, he had a company (with a few of these high up friends) and had just come home with his internationally adopted daughter. He wanted to help others achieve their dream. He created websites for people, linked to his and everything that sold on your site, he gave you a nice commission. Well, after almost a year with Ken, products just weren’t selling as well as everyone had hoped. They were too common. So Ken, and his friends went looking for another company to join. That brings us to Oasis Life Sciences.

Sorry, I guess that was a little more than a little history.

So, Oasis Life Sciences….well, I guess you’ll just have to check it out. It is so well explained on the web site that I can’t do it any justice. I will say that is about Ageless Living.  Try my site for that at http://www.supportpearson.com. When you order from the site it will also be shipped directly to you.

With any luck, I’ll be able to start updating everyone on the progress of our adoption. Right now we are just trying to get the money together. Hopefully we will be able to jump that hurdle and soon.

I have set up links directly to my other two sites, of course, in my sidebar.  Let me know what you think.

Sorry for pretty much just giving you a big commercial. That was not my intention. It is just our family’s major dream at this point and something we happen to be quite passionate about right now. I don’t plan on making commercials and informercials very often here so please bear with me.

Most of my logs will hopefully be much more interesting and more about family, etc. Check back soon. I’ll post more at another time. I am just getting the hang of this right now.

Have a great one until next time……

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  1. Howdy! This post couldn’t be written much better! Going through this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He always kept talking about this. I most certainly will forward this post to him. Fairly certain he’s going to have
    a great read. Thanks for sharing!


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