Recently we were given the opportunity to nominate our favorite community service for a $2000 grant from Huggies’ Spread the Love contest. When I thought over all the parks we visit, places we go to relax, and communities we interact with, there was just one that stuck out in my mind.
The lasting #UltraHug
It’s no secret we love babies (we’re expecting our 5th, after all!). But we’ve actually wanted to adopt since before we got married, and still plan to whenever the time is right. There are so many young women who need that reason to continue, and so many babies that have no other hope.
That’s why we love Lovewell.
This agency connects birth moms with adoptive families right in our hometown, and really, truly makes a difference.
Our good friends Chris & Jessica Gunn just got back from traveling the world for a year(!) and recently started working with Lovewell. This couple has helped organizations all over the planet (and even started their own, which is pretty incredible!), and I was fortunate enough to chat with Jess briefly about Lovewell and the amazing work they do on a daily basis.
Q & A about Lovewell Adoptions
- How did Lovewell get started?
- Lovewell was founded by Amy & Malcolm Young who have an extensive background in the adoption field. The Youngs have successfully founded two other licensed adoption agencies in Georgia and Kansas as well as an adoption consulting company. Additionally, they are the proud parents of three beautiful adopted children.
- What services does Lovewell provide?
- Lovewell provides support to expecting moms who would like to choose the gift of adoption. They offer caring support throughout the journey of choosing an adoptive family for their baby, financial assistance, counseling, as well as support after delivery/post adoption. Lovewell offers a wide range of services to adoptive families as well, such as home studies, family profile services, consulting, training, counseling, adoption placement, and post placement services.
- What does a normal work day look like for you?
- A typical day at the office for me currently looks like answering adoptive family e-mails, setting up appointments with local businesses to help spread the word about Lovewell, speaking to adoptive families on the phone, processing applications, and putting together marketing packets and gift baskets to hand out in the community!
- What do you love most about this cause?
- I love working for Lovewell because I am deeply passionate about adoption and absolutely love what I do! I have a heart for our birth moms as well as our adoptive families and I consider it an honor to be able to do a job that truly changes lives! Amy & Malcolm are two of the most kind and sincere people I have ever met. Having bosses who are equally as passionate about your work is so refreshing and truly makes it nothing but a joy and an honor to work for them. I am so proud to work for Lovewell because of the sincere and hard working people who stand behind it. I know we are going to go so far!
If you’d like to learn more about Lovewell, you can visit them on the web at LovewellAdoptions.com.
What you need to do
We’ve nominated Lovewell to receive one of ten $2000 grants from Huggies in their Spread the Love contest, but you can nominate whoever you want! All you have to do is post a selfie of you and your baby on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #UltraHug, and tag @Huggies–get all the details by clicking here!
Seriously… Ten $2000 grants. What would your favorite community service do with $2000? And isn’t it time we gave back?
I know there’s a cause in your area you feel passionate about. And I know you take selfies with your babies all the time anyway (or if you don’t, you should!), so GO DO IT. It takes five minutes and could make a huge difference for someone who really needs it.
One of the things we love most about this contest is that it is backed by an organization like Huggies. We’ve been using their new line of Snug & Dry ULTRA diapers on #4 as we prep for our overseas move, and are thrilled with what the company is doing beyond the norm to give back to communities.
It’s a good feeling when you can support not just the product, but the brand behind it.