Less than a year ago God laid it on our hearts to open our home to an orphan with Down Syndrome. Our 8 year old son has Down Syndrome and we read about the Bamboo Project started about 3 years ago to find homes for the "unadoptable" orphans in China with Down Syndrome. The number of obstacles to adoption, especially the financial made it seem impossible that we could ever adopt! We learned it would cost close to $35,000 but decided to move forward and trust God to provide.
After an amazing amount of paperwork, approvals, fundraisers and grant applications, we are thrilled to say that by the end of January we brought home the sweetest, most precious little girl from China. She lights up our already very busy home! God has provided over and abundantly what we ever could have imagined, Our hearts are forever grateful for Gift of Adoption and all of you who gave so generously to help us completely cover the expenses of the adoption. Thank you for caring enough for the precious children so they can be part of a family. It is such a joy to watch our daughter's great excitement as she experiences things she has never done before such as playing out in the snow today and going for a sled ride. Watching these orphans transform in so many ways once they are in the loving care of a family is absolutely beautiful. Thank you Gift of Adoption!
Our family is so thankful to Gift of Adoption as they helped us to be able to fully pay for our adoption. Already a family of four it was tough to continue to save money on two teachers salaries while knowing the calling that was also placed on our family. We dove in last Spring and started raising money and were chosen to be a special, sweet little girls family. At the very end Gift of Adoption was there and blessed us with the exact amount we needed to make it all work out. They were excited with us and very timely!! We are so thankful for our family of five.
Gift of Adoption Fund awarded us a grant of $5,000, and without that gift, I don't know how we would have paid for the expenses of the adoption of our two children (ages 2 and 6) from an orphanage in Haiti. We are so thankful for Gift of Adoption Fund, and for the way they have helped to make this possible.
-Nathan & Sandy Musgrave
We are so grateful for the grant from Gift of Adoption! They gave us just the encouragement and help we need to persevere in the completion of our adoption of our second son from Ethiopia. Thank you!!!
We are forever grateful to GOAF. Everything happened so quickly we were short funds. It was nice to have an email address where we could notify them our adoption got kicked into high gear and with their help we were able to start our family and keep a 2 year old boy with the most infectious laugh out of foster care. GOAF's application process was outlined very nicely. They kept us informed throughout the review process. Thank you GOAF! You made a life changing difference in our life and we look forward to helping others some day and paying it forward!
We were very blessed to receive a grant with Gift of Adoption! They are wonderful, and they do so much to help adoption around the world. We truly appreciate all they are doing for adoption.
We were very blessed by our experience with Gift of Adoption! The application was easy to complete, and the wait was not long at all compared to most other adoption grants. We especially appreciated the option to send a personal e-mail with more details about our story right before our application was reviewed - it made us feel like they cared very much about our family's needs and how they could help. We were awarded a generous grant that completed the funding of our adoption agency fees!
Gift of adoption was a tremendous blessing for my husband and me. The grant we were awarded will assist us in beginning our family. We are truly thankful for the kindness and generosity of Gift of Adoption. Thank you.