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Price Family Adoption

We are extremely excited to be welcoming home our littlest joy, Gideon!

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ANTHONY AND SARA’S ADOPTION FUND

It is a blessing and a great gift to be able to adopt a child and we are tremendously grateful for the opportunity to welcome a child into our home. We are pleased to announce that we have been matched with an expectant mother and our little daughter is expected to arrive on November 28th, 2018.

 

Although our adoption journey has been joyous, positive and encouraging, it has not not been without its challenges. Perhaps the biggest challenge we face is the high cost of adoption. We have risen to this challenge by investing our savings and by applying for adoption grants.

 

We have been blessed to have been awarded a matching grant in the amount of $2,500 from Pure Gift of God. Pure Gift of God will match your donation towards our adoption up to $2,500.We are excitedly counting the weeks until we bring our new baby girl home! Your donation towards our adoption will be instrumental in making this happen. Thank you for taking the time to read our story and thank you in advance for your generosity and support!

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The Mullet Family Adoption

Welcome and thank you for visiting our page. Also, a huge thank you to Pure Gift of God for all of their help and support!

Sarah and I are excited to share our adoption story with you. It’s a crazy one. (Aren’t all God stories a little crazy?) Sometimes we are not sure if this is really happening. Our faith has been tested (and grown) over the past three years.

In Romans 4:19-21, the author talks about the faith that Abraham had in what God has told him. “I will make you the father of many nations”. He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was as good as dead (since he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness[b] of Sarah’s womb. no unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised.

As you may know, we are in our second match with a birth mom in California. We were matched with a birth mom last year and supported her for 5+ months and then she chose to parent the child. Though it was one of the most difficult things we have ever faced, we were very thankful that the child was born healthy.

The mother that we are matched with currently is due the first of November. We are seeking help to fund the last part of this adoption. We will need funds for travel expenses, attorney fees and additional adoption fees.

Will you consider sewing into what God is doing in our story? Will you help us bring this child home? Will you give?

It really doesn’t have to be big. Every little bit helps. Thank you so much!

Blessings,  Jordan & Sarah

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Running With Purpose

I (Brent) will be  running the Columbus Half Marathon this October to raise funds for adoption. While training can get long and difficult through the summer I am excited to be able to run on behalf of Pure Gift of God! I would greatly appreciate your financial support, and hopefully together we can “make adoption possible” for a few more children! Thanks for your interest and support. -Brent Miller

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The Alexander Adoption – Final Stretch!

Matt and Virginia Alexander have been matched with a child in Eastern Europe. They hope to be able to travel by the end of the year! Their total adoption costs have been over $40,000. They have worked extra jobs, started a business, had amazing support from family and friends, held many fundraisers and have received grants to get them to this point. Your gift is an answer to prayer and the last step of this long financial journey!

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Pounding the Pavement for PGOG

I’ll be going after a PR in the Columbus half marathon on Oct 21st and promise to run as fast as I can on behalf of your investment!  I would be super grateful to anyone who is willing to help us raise funds for Pure Gift of God and the work that they are doing!

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Laisy Family Adoption

We are currently a family of six soon to become a family of eight. We are in the process of adopting a (we are not yet matched) a sibling group from Africa.  Help us bring our children home and join us on this journey to bring two more children into our family.

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Leigh’s Love

Children have always been central to my life.  I was a babysitter, children’s musical assistant, and nanny.  I’m the oldest of 14 grandchildren, the aunt of 9, and a godmother.  I’ve taught dance, art and Sunday school.  Now I have the privilege of teaching elementary art everyday.  While I do not know if marriage is in my future, I know I am ready to be a mamma.  I believe God has lead me to this season in my life and called me to adopt.

It’s been a roller coaster ride getting to this point.  I am excited that I have been matched, and my daughter will be born this fall!  I’ve been doing lots of things to get ready: sewing, tutoring, nesting, and -you guessed it- applying for grants.  Adoption is a calling and I know God will provide a way for whatever He’s asked of His own.  But sometimes we have to put our pride aside and let Him work.  The initial cost of adoption is staggering (40 – 50,000).   It’s an awfully big speed bump to get over.  So I’m here to asking for help.

My future daughter and I are so grateful you’ve thought about our family and taken time to stop here.  If you decide to donate please know that we are beyond thankful; your help in our journey to become a family is incredible.  Either way we wish you all the best.

Sincerely,

Leigh

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Adopting Baby Morton

We are so excited to announce the adoption of our baby boy! Due to the cost of adoption, we are fundraising to help bridge the gap of expenses. Can you help us bring home Baby Morton?

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India Adoption- Journey to Bring our Son Home

This time last year we would never have guessed this is the road we would be on. Almost every one of our friends had heard us say “Two kids is perfect for us. We are d-o-n-e.” Thankfully we follow an awesome, faith-challenging God. Fast forward 11 months and we are matched with a 2.5 year old boy in India. “How in the world did this happen?” you might be thinking. Our journey to adopt from India started 11 years ago.

We spent 10 weeks in India in 2007 with a mission group. We traveled to nearly 20 different cities and even though the two of us weren’t allowed to share our feelings at the time, India is where we fell in love. It’s an amazing country where some of our fondest moments in life occurred. Honestly, we figured we’d never go back.

In September 2017 God started our life changing soul shift towards adoption. Shawn was sympathetic to the idea but not able to fully jump on board. After a lot of prayer, Shawn came around to the idea in October 2017 from reading in Matthew 25 which is the parable of the talents. He didn’t want to be the servant who buried what he had been given. He didn’t want to say “God you gave me this great life, great kids, and more than I need but I want to keep it safe and not invest in eternity”

From that starting place God has reshaped our hearts, not only in how we look at orphans, but all people from trauma. The season during our required adoption training was one the most transformative times of our lives. We went from thinking about helping an orphan, to adding a gift from God to our family. A gift that we get to love through trauma and heartbreak and pain while pointing them to God’s perfect love and plan. The redemption parallel between God’s adoption of us and our adoption of this child is not lost on us. We are moved to tears with thankfulness for God calling us to this journey that will bring us to a closer reliance on Him.

Our two kids, Mae and Henry, couldn’t be more excited to meet their brother. They don’t know how this will shift their world but we trust that the Lord will lead them through hard things just as he has done with us. We know that our job as parents is not to protect them from all life’s hardships but to give them the tools to walk through them well.

Please consider giving to our adoption fund. Humbling doesn’t even come close to how it feels to rely on others in this way. We have saved and God has blessed us immensely to have been able to cash flow around $20,000. When we look at that number we don’t know how its possible except that God provides and blesses our submission and obedience. We have been generously gifted with a $2500 matching grant from Pure Gift of God. All your giving will be matched until we hit that $2500 goal which will be a total of $5000.

In advance, we’d like to say a huge THANK YOU!

Our prayer requests

-Our son has been very malnourished and in poverty most of his life. Pray that he can continue to grow and thrive and recover from the trauma he’s lived all of his short life.

-We, as parents, need LOTS of prayer for parenting all 3 of these precious gifts from God.

-Our bio kids will eventually go through a long separation from us, the addition of a new family member, and a long “cocooning” phase once we get home.

-Speed in the process. We want our son home! We expect 3-6 of waiting till we can fly to India. Pray for favor and speed.

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