Adopted by You 5K
Adopted by You 5K and Fun Run is back for a 6th year. Whether your motivation is to get in shape or support our mission of bringing children home to loving families, join us!
We are so thankful to all the runners, walkers, “cheerleaders”, and sponsors who support our mission of bringing children home to loving families. Gift of Adoption’s mission is to fill the void that separates child from family through adoption assistance grants that give vulnerable children a permanent home and the chance to thrive. 100% of proceeds from this family 5K and Fun Run event will go toward completing adoptions for families in Georgia.
Doug Munster and Kecia Tomlin developed the Adopted By You 5K & Fun Run in 2017 and chose to partner with Gift of Adoption based on the amazing success GOA has with providing grants to so many deserving children and families over the past 25 years. Doug and his husband Brent are no strangers to adoption. They now have two beautiful boys – 6-year old Sawyer and 3-year old Shepherd who they adopted through the open adoption process. During this process, Doug and Brent saw firsthand how expensive it is to adopt and how upfront costs of adoption can often delay or prevent adoptions from happening. They realized how fortunate they were to have the means to afford adoption, but their hearts ached for the children waiting and qualified parents yearning to bring them home. Doug and Brent wanted to find a way to give back and help adoptive families with the last bit of financial support they need to bring their waiting child home. Doug discussed his idea with his close friend Kecia, and she immediately jumped on board. On June 10, 2017, Doug and Kecia hosted the inaugural Adopted By You 5K & Fun Run (in partnership with GOA) to support the many children in need of a forever family.
The Adopted By You 5K & Fun Run team has been able to raise over $103K since the inaugural race with the help of all the amazing sponsors, race participants and volunteers. Corporate and private sponsorships represent about $45K of the total funds raised. Funds from the Adopted By You 2017 thru 2021 race events have helped 34 children join their families in Georgia. These include both domestic and international adoptions.