Meet Nicole and Theo
Amanda is a beautiful three-year-old Estonian orphan with Downs Syndrome. Unfortunately, many children in international orphanages who have Downs Syndrome are transferred to mental institutions at the age of four. The odds of them being adopted after that are extremely low. Knowing this, Thomas and Kris decided to act.
In 2007, Tom and Kris welcomed Kara into their family when they adopted her from the Ukraine. Kara and their youngest daughter, Meghan, also have Downs Syndrome. Knowing there are so many more children like Kara who are in need of the love and security of a family, Tom and Kris soon began a second adoption journey. Financing a second adoption so closely on the heels of the first proved to be difficult. Because time was of the essence, they turned to Gift of Adoption for assistance. A grant from Gift of Adoption provided the last bit of funding needed to give Amanda a forever family and allow her to be all she is meant to be.
Your donations will enable a child to experience the love and sense of belonging that comes only from being part of a family.
Our goal is to raise $7,500.
Lilly and David’s Giving Page
Let’s Change Children’s Lives Together!!!
As far as we’re concerned, nothing is more important than family. By making a donation here, you are about to make a very real, direct and permanent impact on the life a child, bringing them to their forever family. Go you! You’re about to do something tremendous to aid vulnerable children.
Gift of Adoption supports children by providing small bridge funding grants to help get them out of foster care and **permanently** into the loving arms of a strictly screened, qualified parent – their forever family. 100% of your donation will go toward adoption grants.
A few of the facts to know:
- 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.
THE GOOD NEWS:
Gift of Adoption is working around the clock to see that children are raised by wonderful families. They also prioritize the most sensitive cases: critical medical conditions, keeping biological siblings together, or kids who would age out of foster care. If you want a happy cry, go watch some of their stories!
We feel so strongly about this cause that Lilly is Co-president of the WA Chapter and sits on the national Grant Selection committee. We’ve personally watched their work in action, which has only inspired us more.
Your donation is tax-deductible and – again – 100% of your donation will be applied directly to adoption grants, just in case that makes you feel like being even more generous
THANK YOU for your big hearts!!!!
Lilly & David
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