Welcome to My Giving Page (Bhavana Bartholf)

Meet Joy Elizabeth


Joy is an outgoing, kind and generous 3 ½ year-old child who will soon be scooped up from the foster home where she currently resides in China by her adoptive parents (ss and ss) of ( town, city).

Joy’s journey home began more than a year ago when x and x felt their faith prompting them to expand their existing family of four through adoption. They yearned to adopt a child who might otherwise not have a family. Because it is unusual in China for orphaned children born with Down syndrome to be permitted to be adopted, when the family learned about Joy and saw her beauty, they felt the match was made in Heaven. They are honored to soon be her parents.

Her adoptive mom shares, “At four –months-of-age, Joy was taken to an orphanage, where, over time she began having trouble developing and thriving.

The caretakers lovingly found a way for Joy to be moved to an orphanage that was equipped to provide the physical therapy and care Joy needed to learn to walk, feed herself and begin to talk!

With these developmental milestones under her belt, Joy is now residing with a foster family until she meets her soon-to-be parents and travels home.

Knowing about adoption assistance grants strongly influenced her parent’s decision to pursue adoption without hesitation or delay. They have used their savings and held several fund raisers with the support of their friends, family and church community and a grant awarded from Gift of Adoption is what’s providing the final funds needed to bring Joy home.

Thank you for participating in Bhavana’s birthday giving circle to give this soon to be four year old … the best upcoming birthday of her life!

The gift of Joy Elizabeth lighting up the lives of others – that’s the Gift of Adoption.

My goal is to raise $3,500 to fund one adoption grant.

Give the Gift of Adoption to Celebrate Bhavana’s Birthday

$2,740.00 of $3,500.00 raised
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Let’s Change Children’s Lives Together!!!

As far as I’m concerned, nothing is more important than family. This is why I serve on the Gift of Adoption National Board of Governors to raise funds to help vulnerable children become adopted into loving families.

By making a donation here, you are about to make a very real, direct and permanent impact on the life a child. 

Gift of Adoption supports children by providing grants to help get them out of foster care or an orphanage and into the loving arms of a strictly screened, qualified parent – their forever family. Anything you donate on this page will be used to help the children who need it most..

A few of the facts about this cause:

  • 140 million children worldwide are orphans – that’s equal to half of the US population. They are all under the age of 18.
  • 500,000 children in the U.S. foster care system await adoption
  • 10% of those children have been waiting to be adopted for over 3 years.
  • For every month in an orphanage, a child can lose as much as 3 months of normal developmental advancement.


Gift of Adoption is working to see that children are raised by families. And they pay special attention to assisting adoptions for the kids who need it most. Last year, about 15% of Gift of Adoption grants helped keep biological siblings together in one caring and loving home. 36% of Gift of Adoption grants went to children with critical medical conditions, giving them a chance to be adopted and receive the care they need.

Your donation is tax-deductible and 100% of your donation will be applied directly to adoption grants.