Instead, they have come up with a fun and creative solution, and I am impressed!
Most of you have probably heard of GoFundMe. It's a website where you can set up a fundraiser for just about any cause. It's a way to ask people to donate to your worthy cause.
Amber and Julio set up a GoFundMe page, but wait, that's not the creative part. No, no, no... Amber and Julio decided to use their talents to motivate people to donate. They have set goals for donations, and when those goals are met, they will perform.
For each $1000, Julio and Amber plan to make a video.
Here are the videos they plan to make, so far:
$1000 Do the "Whip/Nae Nae" dance
$2000 Chubby Bunny Challenge
$3000 Julio does Amber's Make-up
$4000 Amber does Julio's makeup
$5000 Julio cleans our floors in an ostrich jockey costume
$6000 Find out how double jointed Amber's elbows are
$7000 Julio will post 3 embarrassing childhood photos of Amber (she has no say)
$8000 Help Amber get Julio back (see above)
They are still coming up with ideas for the high thousands. If you want to see anything in particular, put in your request! Maybe they'll make it happen....
Now, how smart is that? And how sweet is that? These two want to be parents, and they are willing to do anything to get there, even if it means embarrassing themselves in front of the millions (Okay....probably thousands) who will watch their videos.
I think these two are pretty brilliant. They are brilliant for two reasons...
First, they used their brains and abilities to find a viable solution to meet their need.
Second, and most importantly, they realized they might as well put it all out there for this baby. The truth is (as known by anyone who already has kids), nothing they can do to embarrass themselves will match the various and sundry ways this child will find to embarrass them! Ha! (C'mon. You know it's true. Just take a toddler/preschooler in public and watch what happens...)
For your entertainment, click here for Julio and Amber's first video:
To learn more about Julio and Amber's adoption story by, visit their blog: