We are extremely excited to be welcoming home our littlest joy, Gideon!
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
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
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!
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.
In 2009, after only a couple months of marriage, we were told we would never be able to have children. Despite this news, we kept trying. Over the following four years, we had 5 different doctors, 8 miscarriages, and countless failed fertility treatments. In 2013 we agreed that our next treatment would be our last, and with our final attempt, we were miraculously able to get and stay pregnant with our amazing daughter Emi. Since her birth in 2014, we have experienced another two losses and have decided that now is the time to pursue adoption. Though we have always planned on adopting, we are now depending on it to grow our family.
Adoptions is very expensive, and can cost anywhere from $25,000-$40,000. This can put dreams of a family out of reach for a lot of couples, us included. To help offset the cost, we have been picking up extra work, applying for grants, and doing everything we can to cut back and save money.
We are so excited to announce that we have been blessed with a $2,000 matching grant from Pure Gift of God! We ask that you consider joining us in our journey by helping us reach our goal! Your gifts will be matched up to $2,000, and will be tax deductible. *please note: All donations over the $2,000 goal will not go to us, but will go towards Pure Gift of God’s general adoption fund to help other families adopt.*
Thank you so much for all of your love and support!
-John, Lindsey, Emi, and future baby!