We are Jeff and Dianne Martin. Our family is adopting a little boy from South Korea. We are excited to be able to provide a loving, stable family for him where we can share the love of God with him. The process is expensive and we would love to have your prayer and financial support to help bring Drew home. If he is not adopted by the time he is three, he will most likely spend the rest of his life in an orphanage. We want more for him. We want him to know unconditional love, we want him to have opportunities to be whoever God calls him to be, we want him to be surrounded by family. And thanks to a loving heavenly Father who did all of this for us, we are able to do this for one child.
We’re excited to share with you all that we are headed back to India for Hale Adoption #2! Our first daughter, Anjaly, was adopted from India in 2017 and can’t wait to become a big sister! We’re currently in the paperwork stage and hope to bring our next daughter home before the end of 2019. Thank you in advance for any donation amount you can offer. Your gift will go further because we’ve been given a $2,000 Matching Grant from Pure Gift of God. Once we hit our fundraising goal of $2,000, they will give us another $2,000! Thanks to everyone for your support and we look forward to keeping you abreast of our journey!
I would like to share the joy Kris and I feel about being on the journey of adopting from the Dominican Republic. There have been many roadblocks, but we are here! God gave us both the desire to adopt at an early age. When we got married we had planned on having our own children and adopting. Our own biological children never came. Before Kris’s deployment to Iraq we tried to have our own child. Our trying lasted for years, after many disappointments, painful procedures and testing, it was confirmed that we would be unable to have our own biological child. About five months later Kris was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia. Despite the excellent prognosis, we struggled finding an adoption agency and a country that would work with us once they found out he had cancer. It is a scary word and we understand that it makes a lot of people nervous when it comes to raising children. There were times that we weren’t sure if we should continue, but knew God had more for us. We continued to strive to find an agency that would be our perfect match. We hoped to have found an adoption agency in China, but three weeks later another door closed. We kept our trust in God and He has been faithful in our perseverance.
We were drawn towards the Latin/South America region, due to the political corruption and the poverty many of these countries face. We found an adoption agency that was willing to work with us and help us find the answers we needed. In one week of working with the agency, we were given the ok to proceed with submitting our application to adopt a sibling set from the Dominican Republic. We submitted our application and we were approved a day late. Now after almost 3 years in the paperwork and waiting phase we are hoping to bring our two children home by this summer! We fell in love with two children from the waiting child list and are in the stages of moving forward with them. We want to give them a life of opportunity with parents who love them already. Looking at our fee’s and the cost of our adoption, it can be overwhelming. Once we are able to travel, meet, and bond with our children, we will be in the Dominican Republic for around 3-6 months. To date we have paid all of our current fee’s and our home-study fee’s, along with other adoption requirements for a total of $32,000. We will soon have $9,100 due as we move closer to being matched with the two children we are moving forward with from the waiting child list. We are weeks away from this and we are praying our finances come through. We ask that you consider helping us along the way because every bit helps us bring home these two beautiful children. Thank you all so much! Your support is incredible!!
We have been awarded a $2000 matching grant to help fund adoption #2! We are excited to announce that Banks’ biological brother is due April 2019. We plan to travel to Arizona in less than 2 months to bring this baby boy into our family. Two adoptions 14 months apart is truly a blessing. We hope to maximize this matching grant from monetary gifts from our friends and family and can’t wait to see these brothers grow up together.
Thanks for your support and please keep us, Mama J and baby boy in your prayers!
We are so excited to bring Levi home!!! We were matched with Levi in November of 2018 and we hope to bring him home from India by summer of 2019.
As most of you already know, adoption can be expensive. In our case, the estimated cost of our adoption is about $40,000. A large part of the costs ensure that CARA (the Indian central adoption agency) is funded to inspect orphanages and to spend time investigating children to make sure they don’t have in-country options either with relatives or prospective Indian adopters in India. It also covers our home study to make sure we are a safe family to receive a child. They also follow up with us post-adoption to ensure the child is safe and settling in well. These are all important safe-guards to prevent adoption abuses, but also to ensure the highest levels of success. If you are interested, take a look at the cost breakdown made available through our adoption agency.
Thankfully, Pure Gift of God has awarded us a matching grant to help cover these costs. Any amount up to $2000 will be matched and placed directly towards our adoption costs. We would be honored if you become part of this adoption by helping towards the costs. No gift is too big or too small! Everything helps!!
We are very grateful for the opportunity that Pure Gift of God has given us. Once we reach our $2,000 fundraising goal, they will match with another $2,000, meaning $4,000 will be paid to our wonderful adoption agency that helped place baby Loveseat in our arms!
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.