I am pursuing a domestic infant adoption. I have had a heart for children since high school and have felt the call to adopt for that long. After an “almost” international adoption 7 years ago that desire only grew. So here I am starting the journey again. Thank you for your support to get me there!
We are Lorne & Sharon Hershberger and we have 5 children. Our oldest 2 are married. Our family first adopted a little girl from Mexico in 2011 when we were living there serving as houseparents at Shining Light Children’s Home. Several years ago God began to lead us on the journey of bringing home another girl from Mexico. We gave Him our “yes” believing that He would provide the needed funds for the process and He has been so faithful every step of the way!
We are so grateful to Pure Gift of God for partnering with us through a $2,000 matching grant! Would you consider joining us on this journey as well by donating towards this fund? Your gifts will be matched up to $2,000, and will be tax deductible. All donations over the $2,000 goal will go towards Pure Gift of God’s general adoption fund to help other families adopt.
We’re Dan + Natalie. Our sons are Theo, Elliot, and Milo. We’re hoping to add another child in 2019!
After waiting for more than three years for our twin sons to arrive via international adoption, we grew from zero to three kids in a period of 12 months. It was hard, and oh so good.
We’re doing it again and beginning the process to adopt domestically. God has taught us so much since we signed our first adoption application six years ago. We love our sons’ first families more than we could have imagined. We live and breath parenting our sons to the best of our ability every day. We know how the good can come down like rain to wash over a land that was previously hard and dry.
Even though Tim and I both desired to adopt for years, we always had a reason as to why it wasn’t the correct timing. Before we knew it, our oldest child in his final year of high school, and our “baby” was about to turn eight! It served as a catalyst to start conversations again. Our hearts began to stir more and more. We prayed, we read scriptures, we talked to other adoptive families, we looked at our intentions and the reasons we did / didn’t want to move forward. The only thing that was stopping us was fear… fear of the process, fear of the unknown, fear of finances. But – fear is not of the Lord. We put fear aside, said yes! Our journey started in May of 2018, and we are now waiting to be matched with a little girl from China with medical special needs. The LORD has been so good to us and given us peace each step of the way. We are so thankful!!
Finances was definitely one of our “fear factors”. The estimated costs are over $36,000. But, we don’t feel that is a reason for us to say ‘no’, and we all feel that Christ is calling us to “now”. We are so thankful that Pure Gift of God has partnered with us on a matching grant. Thank you for joining us on our journey! Please keep us in prayer, not just regarding finances, but also for the journey, transitions, etc. Thank you again!!
We are the Musgrave Family and we have been greatly blessed by the hard yet wonderful journey and gift of adoption. We (Cory and Jana) have 4 children and we are looking forward to bringing home Levi from China soon! God really began to draw our hearts toward adoption and give us a deeper burden for orphan care a few years ago. We are excited to answer his call again to go and bring our future son home from China. It is no secret that the process of adoption is costly, but the Lord has truly provided as we have we have given him our “yes.” We are thankful to Pure Gift of God for partnering with us for a matching grant! This means that if our total goal amount of $2,500 is reached in donations, that it will be matched with $2,500 from Pure Gift of God! This potentially means that $5000 could go towards the adoption costs. What a blessing! Thank you so very much for your prayers and support big or small!!
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!
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
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!