High School Junior Raises Money for Orphanage

A sister is touched by her family's adoption experience.

Denalee Chapman February 09, 2015
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High school junior, Alexa Rain, can’t imagine life without her adopted sister, Alayah. The Rains waited only nine months after submitting all of their paperwork through All God’s Children International, a Christian adoption agency, before being matched with Alayah.

Alayah was taken to the orphanage by her biological father after her mother died. He could no longer care for her and took her to the orphanage hoping for the best. And the best happened! When Alayah was three years old she was adopted by the Rains. She now has only vague memories of the orphanage she called home, and loves her life as Alayah Rain.

Alexa can’t imagine life without Alayah. So she’s decided to do something to give back — something to help the orphanage and other children who are hoping for families. After enlisting support from her parents, Alexa contacted a T-shirt designer who agreed to donate shirts that Alexa markets. 100% of the proceeds go to Hannah’s Hope in Ethiopia.

The shirts sport the phrase, “Got Family?  Adoption Counts,” and sell for $15 each. For Alexa, the amount of money she raises is not as important as the fact that she is doing something.

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Denalee Chapman

Denalee is an adoptive mother, a motivational speaker, a writer, and a lover of life. She and her husband have adventured through the hills and valleys of life to find that the highest highs and the lowest lows are equally fulfilling. Book Denalee to speak to your group, or find Denalee's writings, including her books on her website at DenaleeChapman.com.

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