John & Tanisia Hoye are adopting a child from the United States


adopting from
United States
fundraising goal
adoption status
Home at Last
adoption agency
A.I.M. (Houston)
Our Story
Donors (115)
We are John & Tanisia Hoye. We have been married for 14 years and are educators looking to adopt from the U.S. Our original plans to start our family were derailed four times, proving you cannot predict where life will take you. Despite various setbacks, we did not allow misfortune to consume us. Through infertility battles and triumphs, both public and private, we persevered and gradually began to listen to the voice that was probably speaking to us all along.

Being a product of adoption (along with 3 siblings) I know first-hand the amazing privilege of family. It allows the opportunity to learn from one another, to love one another, and to grow together. It makes us wonder where our families would be without adoption and where our families could be WITH adoption.

Now that you know a bit more about us, we need your help. Our agency fees are between $25,000 and $30,000. Family, friends, college acquaintances, high school teammates, pen pals, your grandma's neighbor in Michigan...well, you get the idea. You can be part of this adventure with your financial gift or simply by keeping us in your daily prayers. Should you choose to make a financial contribution it will be 100% tax deductible.

Please consider sharing our story with others (family members/co-workers/Facebook/Twitter/Instagram, etc.) so that we can finally open our home to a child who needs us. Your generosity will be appreciated in many ways and your investment will continue to pay dividends for many years to come. We plan to update our page regularly so that you will be aware of where we are in the adoption process and how things are going with us.

Thank you!
John & Tanisia
Cuban Eagle Inc. gave $486
"Good Luck and God Bless!"
October 6, 2016
Rajeev Sigamoney gave $140
September 29, 2016
Anonymous gave $100
September 19, 2016
Rajeev Sigamoney gave $150
September 15, 2016
Sarah McKee gave $1,000
"God Bless your family! Thank you for helping a child who needs a loving home!"
September 5, 2016
Anonymous gave $160
September 2, 2016
Rajeev Sigamoney gave $145
August 19, 2016
August 7, 2016
July 18, 2016
July 14, 2016
Jamie & Dan Kelly
"Congrats on the newest addition to your family!"
March 13, 2015
Donna Williams gave $100
"Wishing you all of God's blessings on your bundle of joy... Both of you will be awesome parents...."
March 6, 2015
Shelli Hardemion
"So happy for the two of you. Praying daily for a healthy and happy baby."
March 6, 2015
Lauren Adams
"So incredibly happy for you both! What a blessed child coming into this world to have you both as parents. Sending you all my love, support and well wishes!"
March 6, 2015
Linda Perales gave $50
"John & Tanish, I know we only met for a day, but I really fell in love with y'all. I see how much y'all care for each other and I know the new bundle of joy is going to be loved very much. I'm hoping on meeting this little one, one day :) Congrats and lots of love "
March 6, 2015
Rebecca Johnson
"John and Tanisia, I am so very happy for you both. John, as you know, I am the mother of a son who did not grow under my heart but in it. It has been the most wonderful experience to watch him grow from that small bundle to the man he is today. I wish you both joy in this process. Enjoy each second. Much love to you both, Becky Johnson"
February 21, 2015
K. Michelle Easto gave $300
"I'm so very happy for both of you!"
February 20, 2015
Jane Kelley gave $200
"SOOOOO excited for you two! Keep breathing...! ALL the Kelley's are pulling for you!"
February 16, 2015
Paula & Suzette gave $100
"We know you will be fabulous parents!"
February 13, 2015
Amy Pierce
February 11, 2015
Ayedan gave $20
"Hi Nis and John, I can't wait to play with my little cousin. He can play with my yellow car."
February 6, 2015
Austin and Sydney arcenea
"We are so happy for you. Good luck on this wonderful journey. All our love."
February 3, 2015
Lisa and Charlie Meacham gave $300
"You will be wonderful parents! We can't wait to meet the new baby. What a wonderful blessing, for all of you."
February 3, 2015
Tabitha Ji
February 2, 2015
Michael & Natashia gave $500
February 2, 2015
Derrick & Jennifer Ingle gave $750
"Thank you for sharing your inspiring and touching story. We know that being parents has been one of your greatest hopes, dreams, and prayers for many months. We are happy that we get to see your dream come true, your prayer answered, and your hope fulfilled. You both are going to be such amazing parents. With Love, Derrick and Jennifer"
January 17, 2015
Jackie Cayton gave $100
"I know you guys are going to make the best parents."
January 9, 2015
Aniq Ahmad gave $100
"good luck with your fund raising goal!! - Aniq Ahmad"
December 31, 2014
Debra & Toby gave $1,000
"Wishing you joy and happiness in 2015. You will be amazing parents !!!! Blessings to the John, Tanisia and Baby Hoye."
December 29, 2014
Bob Jacobs & Lillian Vega gave $525
"We are so excited and proud of you both! Best wishes for a heartwarming process and to a wonderful addition to your family! Love, Bob, Lillian, Bella & Bobby"
December 28, 2014
Corinne gave $25
December 15, 2014
Sati & Laura gave $300
"We know you will make great parents!!!"
December 13, 2014
Bryan J. Williams gave $100
"John and Tanisia, you will make excellent parents!"
December 11, 2014
Bryan J. Williams gave $100
"John and Tanisia, you will make excellent parents!"
December 11, 2014
Maya Weatherton
"Inspired by you both..."
December 11, 2014
Anthony Gipson gave $40
December 11, 2014
Kristin Harris gave $50
"Love you both! To infinity and beyond."
December 11, 2014
Omari Dawson gave $250
December 11, 2014
Akilah Willery
"Many blessings to you both!"
December 11, 2014
Beverly Harris gave $150
December 11, 2014
The Hohmans gave $200
"Another Hoye will be a great blessing to the world!"
December 11, 2014
Hintz Family gave $50
"Good Luck!"
December 11, 2014
Shannon Kelley-Poulos gave $100
"Your child will be so lucky to have you as parents. Sending you much love during this process..."
December 11, 2014
Alana Morris gave $40
December 11, 2014
Anonymous gave $250
"To future play dates! Continuously believing for you!"
December 11, 2014
Matthew Merkt
"I'm so excited and happy for both of you! Lots of love :)"
December 11, 2014
Lorrine Lin gave $100
"Good luck to both of you! God Bless."
December 10, 2014
Colin & Courtney Russ gave $250
"You are going to make great parents!"
December 10, 2014
Kate Russ gave $500
December 10, 2014
Jeanette Garza
"Good luck on your journey."
December 5, 2014
Melinda and Tony Scott
"You're future child is so lucky to have you two as their parents! We are so happy to contribute in any way to your journey."
December 5, 2014
Chris & Emily Wentworth
"God blessed me with a holiday bonus this year and I couldn't think of a better place for it to go. We couldn't be more excited for you two as you embark on this awesome journey. John and Tanisia will be ROCKSTAR parents! Love the weekly updates -- I hope they keep coming after this baby becomes yours!"
December 5, 2014
John and Melissa Williams gave $300
"We wish you all the best in your journey and know the Lord will bless you with the perfect little bundle of joy to add to your family and ours :)"
December 4, 2014
Connie Scott gave $50
December 1, 2014
Pamela Buss gave $50
""To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world." -Dr. Seuss"
November 25, 2014
Christopher Chesley gave $25
November 24, 2014
Roger and Betty Buss gave $200
"Could not be for a nicer family!! Congratulations!"
November 22, 2014
Meredith Kea gave $25
November 21, 2014
Jennifer Cerbins-Thomsen gave $100
"I am excited for both of you! May your little blessing bring you much love and happiness."
November 20, 2014
Keia Howell gave $250
"Praying for you both and your future blessing!! This child will be blessed with 2 of the best parents on the planet!! Love u guys!"
November 20, 2014
Ruby & Mary gave $500
"John & Tanise, the journey to becoming parents is a wonderful journey that you will only understand when God gives you your bundle of joy. God's Grace upon you both, your journey and your child to come. We love you both. Ruby and Mary."
November 20, 2014
Regiance gave $50
November 18, 2014
Jada Crawford
"You are going to be the most fantastic parents. Keeping you in our prayers."
November 17, 2014
The Van Dorn Family gave $50
"We know a little something about adoption as well. :) Best of luck with everything!"
November 15, 2014
Jazz gave $100
"You should name him/her Jasmine!! I love you, I am praying for you, and I know God is up to something!! See you soon! WE ARE ALMOST THERE!!"
November 14, 2014
Stephanie Paine gave $100
"Can't wait to show that babe whales and redwood trees!"
November 11, 2014
The Strong Family gave $50
"Wish you all the best on your journey. Look forward to meeting you one day. Your fellow Heights neighbors, Nazareth and Phil"
November 7, 2014
Phyllis Russell
"I am a friend and co-worker of Tanisia's mother. It is with great pleasure that I make this contribution. To God be the Glory. I know you are going to be wonderful parents. Enjoy Parenthood!"
November 6, 2014
Anonymous gave $200
"Amen & all glory to God for the progress made thus far & the miracles yet to come!"
November 2, 2014
The Clevelands gave $50
"So happy for you and excited for your journey!!!"
October 31, 2014
Gary Anderson gave $1,000
October 27, 2014
Q and Jamila Mensah gave $100
"We love you guys and can't think of any two people more deserving of becoming parents. That kid's going to be so lucky to have you!! :-)"
October 24, 2014
Hopeton & Asale Smith
"We are so proud of you two! We love you and we will be making another contribution! Hope and Sal!"
October 23, 2014
Casey & Chad Kimmel gave $50
"Hey John and Tanisia: I have a vivid memory of John in high school telling me that he planned on naming his son "Chip A. Hoye". I was in middle school at the time and I thought it was the funniest thing in the world. Stuck with me all these years! Your dream of raising a child goes way, way back. Thanks for including all of us on this journey. Best of luck!"
October 21, 2014
Anonymous gave $300
"We love you and know you will be wonderful and loving parents."
October 20, 2014
BigDaddy & duchess gave $200
October 19, 2014
Anonymous gave $35
October 18, 2014
Barbara and Gary Anderson
"Hello Tanisia and John, Barb and I wish you the best in the process of creating your family. You will never regret doing this great thing for a young child with no family. In fact, we think you should keep up with Jill and Gary and adopt twins. Our prayers are with you. Barb and Gary"
October 17, 2014
Reema and Chris gave $25
"Wishing you guys lots of luck and love. We know you will make great parents."
October 17, 2014
Reema Kasavich gave $25
October 17, 2014
K O'Malley & T. Giles gave $1,000
"You will be great parents! Best of luck to you."
October 17, 2014
Ronald and Regina gave $200
"Congratulations in advance!"
October 16, 2014
Maya Weatherton gave $75
"You all have an amazing testimony! I can't wait to hear about your new addition!"
October 14, 2014
Pam Esquivel gave $15
October 12, 2014
Dr. MARTHA Andrews
"I'm so happy for you guys and will help any way I can Baye"
October 8, 2014
Kathryn Slyman gave $107
October 7, 2014
Sean and Alison Slyman gave $500
"The two of you are truly special and we are blessed to be part of your family."
October 7, 2014
Bill & Meghan Steinmeyer gave $100
"We are glad that we can help support you on this journey. You will both make wonderful parents. We look forward to meeting your new little one."
October 7, 2014
Colleen gave $50
"Lot's of love to John, Tanisia, and Anne!"
October 6, 2014
Thomas Hoye gave $2,500
"God has blessed us with four beautiful children; Tim, John, Sarah and Anne. "Adoption, a special kind of love: not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone, but still miraculously my own. Never forget for a single minute, you didn't grow under my heart, but in it." Tom & Letitia Hoye"
October 6, 2014
The Prince Family gave $1,000
"With Love!"
October 4, 2014
Alana Morris gave $100
October 3, 2014
Brody and Jess gave $500
"J / T superpower - you guys are the best, and can't wait to meet the new addition!"
October 2, 2014
Anonymous gave $595
"The Lord gave us children that we would raise believers who fear Him, honor Him, love Him, and live to do His work here for the world around us. You are both beautiful Christ serving people who will no doubt give this baby that the Lord gives to you, back to Him for His glory and will! We are grateful for your truly selfless example & testimony; this journey has not been in vain! We love you!"
October 2, 2014
Cara Gargano gave $25
"You guys deserve to be parents!!! Much love!"
October 2, 2014
Portia and Barney
"May God bless your plans to grow your family! You two will be the coolest, most loving and giving parents ever. Adoption Rocks!"
October 2, 2014
Anonymous gave $20
"wishing you all the best in your journey"
October 1, 2014
Anonymous gave $1,000
"We can't predict where life will take us, because sometimes God has greater plans that we could ever imagine. I pray for so many blessings upon you and your future family!"
October 1, 2014
Jamie and Britt Martin gave $25
"Best of luck reaching your goal!"
October 1, 2014
Sam Lopez gave $40
October 1, 2014
Arnaud De Buyl gave $200
"I know you guys will make wonderful parents! Good luck, I know every little bit helps. Arnaud and Andrea"
October 1, 2014
Sylvia Lanz gave $9
September 30, 2014
selena stanford gave $10
September 30, 2014
Patrick Markey gave $100
"Best of luck to both of you!"
September 30, 2014
Ben and Dana gave $300
"I believe you guys are going to make a huge difference in the life of a deserving child. in my opinion, people who adopt are handpicked by a higher calling to make a difference. You guys will be perfect for that."
September 30, 2014
Heather Haas gave $50
"Cheers to adoption! When we were adopting we had the support of family, friends & strangers. The prayers, encouragement & donations were all fuel for the journey and helped sustain us. Best wishes on your journey. Take care John and Tanisia. This is going to be beautiful!"
September 30, 2014
Aimee Jorjani gave $49
September 29, 2014
Danielle Hale gave $50
"Best of luck John and Tanis. I will keep you guys in prayer."
September 29, 2014
Jane Kelley gave $100
"Hi John and Tanisia! I am impressed and inspired by your attitude in the midst of your long journey. I support you in finding your son or daughter. S/he is out there and waiting... Best of luck to you both!! Jane Kelley"
September 29, 2014
Shayla & Mark LaLonde gave $500
"I can't think of two people who deserve to be parents more than you and Tanisia."
September 29, 2014
Mike & Kelly Kelley gave $100
"My man! Best of luck. Teach that kid to shoot the three.. :)"
September 29, 2014
Katie Schneider gave $100
September 29, 2014
Kelly Gould gave $200
"I think you two will make awesome parents! I'm so glad you are moving forward with adoption!"
September 29, 2014
CIndi & Stephanie gave $100
"We wish you peace light and happiness in your new life journey. We cant wait to be Gaunties again!"
September 29, 2014
Elizabeth B.
"I love y'all."
September 29, 2014

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Cuban Eagle Inc. gave $486
"Good Luck and God Bless!"
October 6, 2016
Rajeev Sigamoney gave $140
September 29, 2016
Anonymous gave $100
September 19, 2016
Rajeev Sigamoney gave $150
September 15, 2016
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