Another successful night!

Tonight was the Adoption Benefit Show at Spot 5 Art Studio in Louisville, Kentucky! Thank you to everyone who came out tonight to support our cause and we truly appreciate your purchases and donations. We hope you enjoy your photographs or handmade accessories and if you didn’t get a chance to come out tonight the show will be up for a couple more weeks! If you would still like to contribute, you can order prints from Leslie by checking out her website at or you can place a order for Leslie’s handmade items from her Etsy shop at

Of course, you are welcome to make donations through our blog. We hope you have a wonderful weekend and we will keep you updated on future fundraising events!

Leslie and Steven


Adoption Benefit Art Show at Spot 5 Art Studio Gallery in Louisville, KY!!

Even more awesome news in addition to the Etsy store opening, Spot 5 Art Studio Gallery is hosting our Adoption Benefit Art Show FAT Friday Feb. 22nd from 6:00 – 9:00! All proceeds from the show goes towards helping us adopt a child and my work will be on display to purchase! Everyone is invited, so feel free to share!

Here is the facebook event:

Here is the Google + event:

Here is the event information:

Hello Everyone! You are invited to an adoption benefit art show at Spot 5 Art Studio’s Gallery in Louisville, KY. My artwork will be on display and available for purchase. All proceeds from the purchases will go towards helping my husband and I adopt a child. We have been working very hard over the past several months to raise money and we are getting much closer to reaching our goal. I am the photography instructor at Spot 5 Art Studio and the gallery was generously offered to help us put on this show to raise some funds! Thank you Laurie! Some come check out the show and even if you don’t have the funds to help we still appreciate your presence. Please feel free to invite others to our show who may be interested.

To read more about our story, please visit

If you would like to check out my photography in advance, please visit If you already know what print you may want to purchase (Or you can’t make it and want to make a purchase), message me! You will also be able to place orders with me at the show if you would like a different size, for instance, of what is on display.

Here’s some images that will be showing:




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Leslie’s Etsy Shop is now Open!

For those of you out there who have been patiently waiting for Leslie’s Etsy shop with her awesome handmade items, the store is officially open! So feel free to share it with your friends and remember, all profits goes towards helping us raise money for our adoption. Currently, you can purchase the t-shirt scarves. More colors will be on the way soon, as well as earrings and hair pins!

Leslie’s Shop is called Made with Love by Leslie since all of her items are made to help bring us closer to our awesome dream! The link will now be located on our new “Shop” page.

Go, hurry! Check out her shop!

You can also check out Leslie’s photography at to let us know if you are interested in purchasing any prints!



Hello Everyone! We have a few updates for you. As the last post indicated, we are happy to announce that congress did renew the adoption tax credit! This is fantastic news that is going to help lots of families adopt. There are still some technicalities that we hope congress will readdress, such as the tax credit being non-refundable, but we are thankfully in a position where we will be able to utilize the tax credit to help us with the expenses of our adoption.

That said we are still going to do our best over the next couple months to do some more fundraising! Leslie is planning an adoption benefit show at Spot 5 Art Studio in Louisville, Kentucky February 22nd. She will be selling her photographs and we will be posting more about it this week! We are also going to try some fundraising through restaurants and a big adoption benefit yard sale once it starts warming up outside. Leslie is also working to setup an Etsy store to sell her handmade items that many of you purchased over the holidays, so look for a post on that this week or next. She’s getting everything in the works! Don’t forget you can always go check out her photographs at and let us know if you are interested in any prints!

We just want you to know we are still working hard and we are excited to start our family. We are getting things in order and we hope to start officially very soon. We appreciate your support and keep spreading the word about us!

– Leslie & Steven