Thursday, January 20, 2011

{Necklace Giveaway}

Meet Miss Mia, a beautiful baby girl adopted from Taiwan. Mia is the heart and inspiration that led to The Adopt Shoppe, an Etsy shop filled with beautiful handmade necklaces.
Adoptive mama Kate is driven by her faith in God and love for her family. She has created beautiful necklaces for anyone and everyone! Featured styles in The Adopt Shoppe include custom photo and name{s) necklaces, scripture references, adoption, phrases/words and even sports related necklaces.

I love Kate and Mia's story because it helps me to know a little bit more about what my mom experienced throughout the adoption process. My mom had continuing faith and enduring patience, which led to my forever family. It is because of her that I was even adopted! What a blessing she continues to be in my life. I love adoption!

My husband and i have been married for 11 years. We lost 2 baby boys before we had our 2 bio children, Madison & Mason. After M & M, the doctors said we couldn't have any more children. We've always wanted to adopt, but didn't know where or how to start. A friend told me about some missionaries in Taiwan that help women there that are willing to give birth to their babies and make an adoption plan for them instead of having abortions--which is incredibly common and VERY accepted, even encouraged there. We did some research on Taiwan. They worship SO many gods over there still. Pretty much any and every god but the TRUE and living God in heaven. My heart broke for these women/girls that had very little options/ no one to turn to or help/ and no faith in God. We wanted to ensure that at least one of these babies from Taiwan grew up knowing without a doubt that God the Father loves her. We brought Mia home in August.
She was 5 1/2 months old when we brought her home. If you've adopted before, you know the cost involved. When we traveled in August, it was in the peak traveling time to/from Taiwan, apparently! We had to charge the outrageous cost of the plane tickets to a credit card. That's what I'm working to pay off. And after that is done, we will start saving to bring another little one into a Christian home! Thank you SO much for your help in our adoption(s) and for your interest in our story!

Joyfully and with much love,

Connect with Kate and The Adopt Shoppe:

Kate is giving away one of her inspiring necklaces of a $10 value to a lucky SSM reader!
Here are just a few... don't you just want them all?!

To Enter This Giveaway:

  • leave a comment describing the necklace you will choose if you win!
  • don't forget to include your email address in the comment.

Extra Entries:

{leave a comment for each additional entry}

  • Follow the Seoul Searching Mama blog
  • Like Seoul Searching Mama on Facebook
  • Like The Adopt Shoppe on Facebook
  • Share this giveaway on Facebook
  • Blog about this giveaway
  • Email your family and friends about this giveaway - don't forget to e-mail me too at

If you are already a follower or Facebook fan, let me know in an individual comment for your additional entries!

Don't forget to include your e-mail address in each comment/entry!
Entries will be accepted until Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST.
The winner will be announced on Friday, January 28th!


  1. Awesome! I love these necklaces! It would be fun to put my kid's names on one:) thanks for the giveaway!
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  2. I am a follower!
    Lindsayronae(at)gmail (dot) com

  3. I like Ssm on facebook!

  4. Cute necklaces and great prices! I like the custom children necklace in which you can have all your children's names close to your heart!

  5. I am already a fan of seolsearchingmama on facebook!

  6. I like the adopt shoppe on facebook!

  7. I blogged about your giveaway! Although I want to win and the fewer people that know about this giveaway the better my chances are to win.

  8. I am also a follower of your blog.

  9. Ahhh... I see some competition. These are beautiful and I would like one with the kids name on it. I am a fan of SSM on Facebook.

  10. I also follow SSM blog.

  11. I love the necklaces and I LOVE you!

  12. HI, I'm new to your blog. I found it through someone's link on facebook. I worked at an orphanage in Taiwan for a few months a year ago,and keep in touch with most of the families who adopted the babies I care for. So anything adoption related always gets my attention!

    If I won, I would choose the "act justly, love mercy, walk humbly with your God-Micah 6:8" necklace.

  13. I now follow your blog as well.

  14. I "like" The Adopt Shoppe on facebook

  15. I "liked" Seoul Searching Mama on Facebook

  16. I posted this giveaway on Facebook also.

  17. I put this giveaway on my blog too! ( )

  18. I "like" the Adopt Shoppe on FB.

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  20. I loved your story. God bless you and this beautiful little girl too!


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