Run For A Reason

I will be running in my very first half marathon this year in Columbus and am running to raise money for Pure Gift of God to help make adoption possible!

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Wiggins Family Adoption

We have been married for 19 years and have always known we wanted to adopt but didn’t know when.  Going through 10 years of infertility allowed us to see God had another plan for us to have children. God gave us a sign to move towards adoption by bringing many people into our lives who have walked through the journey of adoption.  We feel called to adopt. We have received so much encouragement and support from others that have shown us this is what God had in plan for our family. We have a lot of love in our hearts for kids and would like to provide a good home for a child in need of a loving home. We are looking forward to where this journey takes us!

We are so grateful for being awarded a matching grant through Pure Gift of God.  We will be matched up to $1,500 as we reach our fundraising goal.  The funds will be sent straight to our placing agency to help cover the final cost of our adoption.  Thank you for considering donating to our adoption!

Kalon and Angela Wiggins

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Martin Down syndrome Adoption

We are in the process of adopting a baby girl with Down syndrome, and are doing everything we can to be prepared to welcome this beautiful new life into our home. As part of our adoption process, we have started this campaign. Adoption is in the center of God’s heart, and we are excited to welcome you to walk this journey with us. We hope that by inviting you into this process, you will see yourself as part of the community we hope to build around her as she grows up.

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Stoykovich Family Adoption

Hello, we are the Stoykovich family. We are currently a family of 5. We have three biological sons, and are both teachers. We have both known we wanted to add to our family through adoption since we were young. After having our third son, God was really pulling on our hearts to start the process to adopt from South Korea. We spent a lot of time praying and talking it through as a family, and knew it was time for us to start the process to bring our 4th child home.

We started our journey to adopt from South Korea about 1 year ago. It has been a long journey so far with a lot of ups and downs. Our biggest obstacle to overcome was when our first home study agency closed, when we were almost finished with our home study, and we had to start again. Despite the bumps in the road, we are thrilled to say we have been matched with the sweetest baby in South Korea and cannot wait to get them home. We truly believe that all of the obstacles we have had to overcome in this process was God’s way of preparing us for this sweet baby He already had for us. We have turned to God through this whole process, and we know He is guiding us and watching over our baby until we get to have them here with us.

We have had so many people ask us how they can help, and the first thing we always say is, please pray! Please pray for our baby in South Korea, their birth parents, and our whole family through this process. Second, we have been awarded a $2,500 matching grant through Pure Gift of God to help cover the high costs of adopting. Once we meet our $2,500 fundraising goal, Pure Gift of God will match those funds. If you feel lead to give, it would help us to pay our final fees and cover  travel costs to bring our sweet baby home!

Thank You!

The Stoykovich Family

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Michael and Jessica’s Adoption Matching Grant

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us! We have previously grown our family through adoption and know how special it is. Adoption has brought our family so much joy and we are excited to add another child to our family through adoption. There are several steps involved in adoption, making it very expensive. Adoption involves background checks, completing a home study, case workers, counselors, attorneys, agency workers, etc. We are asking that you consider donating to help us cover some of these cost.

We are so excited  that we have been chosen to receive a $3,000 matching grant from Pure Gift of God!  We hope that you join us in our journey by helping us reach our goal! Your gifts will be matched up to $3,000!

Thank you so much for your support!

*Please note: All donations over the $3,000 goal will not go to us, but will go towards Pure Gift of God’s general adoption fund to help other families adopt.*

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Bringing Home Baby Gildner

We are Caleb and Allison Gildner, and we’re adopting!

Our adoption journey began in 2013 with an application to the Ethiopia program through America World Adoption Association. We started “the wait” in November 2014 when we submitted our dossier. We waited, and waited, and waited for a call that never came. Finally in January 2018, Ethiopia closed international adoptions. We were forced to start over. Fortunately we were able to switch fairly seamlessly to the India program through America World. We have been at peace with the switch; it was the right decision for us. Since then our adoption has taken a very different turn! Pieces have been coming together quickly.

We were matched with a 5-month old baby girl on March 15, 2019. We’re on track to bring her home in just a few months! With each step closer to finalizing the adoption, more costs and fees are due. As we enter the final push to finish this long process and finally become a family, we welcome your support through prayers and donations. Pure Gift of God has graciously extended this resource as a way to bring in funding for those final fees. They have agreed to match $2,500 in donations, for a total of $5,000! That means any donation made to this campaign will be doubled! We are grateful for this support and excited to finally become a family of three!

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Abraham and Lindsey Vivas

Abraham and Lindsey are in the process of adoption, and have been chosen by an expectant mother. Support the Vivas family.

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Century Bike Rider: Jason MIller

A big part of this for me is that Josh, Jesse, and I ran an Ironman 70.3 last summer. After finishing this I knew that I wanted to challenge myself by doing something that I thought I might not be able to do. I’ve played basketball my whole life, therefore it’s comfortable for me. I wanted to push myself by doing something outside of my comfort zone. This race also allows me to really train hard for something again.
My other reason for running this race was to be able to help raise funds and awareness for Pure Gift. I loved raising money and sharing Pure Gift’s story when I was preparing to run the Columbus half marathon and I am really excited to do that again!
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Century Bike Rider: Josh McFarland

For as long as I can remember, I’ve enjoyed challenging myself. Last year, I had the opportunity to join Jesse Mullet for a week and a half of his Pedal for Orphans’ ride as he raised awareness and funds for adoption through Pure Gift of God by biking across the entire United States, from coast to coast.

This year I’ve decided the next challenge I’m going to tackle an Ironman on behalf of Pure Gift of God.

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Bringing Home Drew

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.

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