James & Samantha Ellison are adopting a child from the United States

California

adopting from
United States
fundraising goal
$15,000
adoption status
Child Identified
adoption agency
Everlasting Adoptions
Our Story
Donors (48)
When we decided to start a family, we had no idea how difficult it would be for us. Five years and varying forms of infertility treatment later, we concluded that trying to medically force a pregnancy was not for us. Its been difficult over the years to watch many of our friends and family start their own little families, but we've found peace in our choice to pursue adoption which has allowed us to more easily celebrate with them. We've found a bonus here, too: because of the special people in our lives having already started their families, Baby will have so many friends waiting here for her!

We were excited to be matched recently with a very sweet and kindhearted birth mother. The financial undertaking has been much more significant than we had planned and now we need your help! Our incurred costs and future legal costs in order to adopt have exceeded our budget. From the agency and home study fees to the attorney and social work to complete state required paperwork - the amounts have put a strain on us during this process. We need to provide for our birth mother and baby so she has a stable environment during her pregnancy. This includes traveling to take her to doctor appointments and other support groups. We also want to give her an opportunity - a hand up, not hand out, so she can achieve her dreams and reach her full potential. We are asking for your support to make this possible.

We are extremely lucky to have a supportive group of family and friends - we hope that we can extend this love and support to our birth mother and baby. This is our chance to make a difference. Thank you!
Jason, Catie and Kids gave $300
"Merry Christmas Ellison family. We can't wait to meet Ruby."
December 24, 2015
Bobryla gave $200
December 21, 2015
Ken Prock gave $150
December 21, 2015
Lynsay
"Merry Christmas! I'm sure next year's will be even more special celebrating with Ruby! Congratulations!"
December 20, 2015
Bob & Monica Dean
"We are so excited for you and for the baby to have you as parents! "
December 19, 2015
Debra Kooistra gave $100
December 17, 2015
Bryan and Marie gave $100
"Congrats! We can't wait to meet the new addition to your family!"
December 17, 2015
Uncle Steve & Grandpa gave $200
"Wishing you guys the best with welcoming Ruby into your family."
December 14, 2015
Mona Smolenak
"Congrats! We can't wait to meet the new addition. Much love, Mona & Josh"
December 7, 2015
MacLeod gave $200
December 1, 2015
Secured Retail gave $2,000
"It is an honor to help be a part of this. We value the friendship, and are looking forward to being part of the village! From all of us at SRN"
November 15, 2015
Lisa Mansour gave $50
November 8, 2015
amanda badgett gave $500
November 7, 2015
Silent Auction gave $210
"Congrats to you both! Ruby is one lucky lady :) Xoxo, Brian and Caitlin Buchanan (Lisl and John's Neighbors)"
November 7, 2015
Chris and Paula Webb gave $50
November 7, 2015
Jarrod & Kaitlyn gave $200
"Love you guys !!"
November 7, 2015
James Ellison gave $200
November 7, 2015
Debby Blumenthal
"Congratulations, Ellison family! I'm so excited for your growing family as you start this next adventure. You'll do great. Have fun tonight! "
November 7, 2015
Mary Drummond gave $100
"So many wonderful exciting times coming your way!"
November 7, 2015
George and Liset
"We could not be happier for you guys! I know we've all been praying for years that a baby come into your lives and now that it's upon us, we are even more excited to have our baby Aurelie grow up with your sweet baby girl Ellison."
November 4, 2015
Ana Fantini gave $20
"Wishing you the best, smile :)"
October 24, 2015
danielle carden gave $100
October 23, 2015
Eric & Jessie
"We love you and Congratulations!! Can't wait to meet Baby Ellison!"
October 23, 2015
MacLeod gave $400
October 17, 2015
Hannah
"Happy Birthday, Sam!"
October 8, 2015
William Millspaugh gave $50
October 7, 2015
ChrisO
"Wish you guys the best!"
October 6, 2015
Tom & Cocoa gave $129
"We are so very excited for the both of you!!!"
October 2, 2015
Anonymous gave $150
"You don't know me, but found this to be such a wonderful cause. So excited for the two of you to be doing such a wonderful thing. Celebrate life!"
September 25, 2015
Lauren Collister gave $19
September 22, 2015
Mary and Ron Dobis gave $200
"We are so excited for you both. We know that you will be wonderful parents. We look forward to watching your little one play with Jaden and Brooklyn in the years to come."
September 21, 2015
Stephanie Miller gave $98
September 19, 2015
Kristen Berg gave $40
"I wish you both the best! You will be awesome parents!"
September 19, 2015
The Kosch Family
""The only people who truly know your story are the ones who help you write it." All our love and support, Joey, Abby and Freddy Kosch"
September 18, 2015
Paul and Tammy Wright gave $50
September 18, 2015
John & Leslie Terry gave $200
"We are so excited to hear your news! You guys will be fantastic parents and we can't wait to meet "Baby Ellison". Congratulations!"
September 17, 2015
Shannon & Brian Ngsee gave $100
"God bless you guys!"
September 17, 2015
Megan and Chris Bebek
September 16, 2015
DNA VanVolkinburg gave $117
"Congratulations!! We wish you the very best. ~Dan and Amanda"
September 16, 2015
Shane Mccullough gave $49
September 16, 2015
Gramma and Grampa E gave $1,000
"We have been praying for this "little miracle" for years! We are thrilled for you both and already so much in love with this baby."
September 16, 2015
The Rothman Family
"Sam and Jamie, we are so happy for your dreams to finally be realized. Enjoy your beautiful little girl. With much love, Kristan, Andrew, and Dash."
September 16, 2015
Gramma and Grampa Al gave $1,000
"Yep...shit's gettin' real!! My heart is so full of love for this little girl."
September 16, 2015
Hau Bui gave $293
September 15, 2015
Amy & Fred Obhof gave $400
"You guys are going to be great parents! We can't wait to meet her! Love you both!!"
September 15, 2015
Erin
"I'm assuming this is a "I get to meet the baby first", deposit."
September 15, 2015
Misty, Wesley and Rorie gave $100
"We are always here for you guys! We're so excited to see you guys become the most amazing parents. This little one is going to be so lucky! And Rorie is really excited for another future BFF too!! ;0)"
September 15, 2015
Hannah
September 15, 2015

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Recent Donations

Jason, Catie and Kids gave $300
"Merry Christmas Ellison family. We can't wait to meet Ruby."
December 24, 2015
Bobryla gave $200
December 21, 2015
Ken Prock gave $150
December 21, 2015
Lynsay
"Merry Christmas! I'm sure next year's will be even more special celebrating with Ruby! Congratulations!"
December 20, 2015
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