Family Union Day Fundraiser for The Cortez Family
Angels, meet the (soon-to-be) Cortez family. Michelle* (age 11), Cole* (age 6), and Ali* (age 4) have been fostered by their single foster mom, Renee, for over two years now. A few weeks ago, Renee called to tell us some very exciting news. She is engaged and planning a wedding for the 4th of July! Not only will she be getting married but they will also be officially adopting her children that same night! They are calling this special event their "Family Union Day".
Renee asked each of her kids what the Family Union Day meant to them. We were in a puddle of tears when we read these!
Renee: "Hey baby, you want to talk about Family Union Day?"
Ali (age 4): "I can't talk right now I have to go cuddle with dad."
Renee: "Can you tell me about how you feel about Family Union Day?"
Cole (age 6): "Happy. Excited mom and dad getting are married and (I'm) getting adopted."
Renee: "What are some things you learned while living with mom and dad?"
Cole: "That 2 plus 3 equals 5, that dad is fun and plays with the remote control car with me. And this November I'm gonna be 7."
Renee: "What's your favorite thing we do as a family?"
Cole: "Sometimes we go out places like vacations. I like when we went to winter wonderland, and we went to a Newsboys concert and the drummer spun around."
See Michelle's (age 11) response below:
Renee and her family have been paired with the most incredible Love Box group, who have quickly gone from strangers to family through surprise bedroom makeovers, birthday parties, and now, a wedding and adoption party! It is Renee's hope that having everyone there who has made this adoption possible will show her precious kids how many people they have in their life that truly love and support them.
We want to make this the most special day for both Renee, her fiancé Joe, and the kids! In order to do this, we would like to raise $2,000 to help cover some of the expenses of their ceremony and adoption reception (to help pay for dinner, a cake, drinks, chairs, tents, flowers, etc...). If you would like to help this new family start their journey with a sweet celebration, you can donate through the button below!