James & Sarah Kinnard are adopting a child from the United States

Illinois

adopting from
United States
fundraising goal
$26,000
adoption status
HomeStudy Complete
adoption agency
ECFA
Our Story
Donors (26)
For years we've been dreaming about adopting one of the millions of kids without a family.

Why? We have at least a three motivations:

(1) Love for children: We love kids. There isn't anything better we can give our time, energy, and resources to than loving and raising children.

(2) Concern for children who need families: Estimates indicate there are as many as 200 million orphans worldwide. And this huge number doesn't include children who have living birthparents who aren't able to care for them. Through adoption, we can bring at least one of these precious kids into a loving family.

(3) Inspired by the gospel: Adoption into God's family is one of the greatest benefits of the gospel. Through Christ, God brings us into his family, a family that transcends all racial, ethnic, and biological differences. As John Piper put it, "the bloodline of Jesus Christ is deeper than the bloodlines of race." Motivated by the gospel, then, we're eager to adopt and love a new son or daughter forever.

We're saving as much as possible but could use your help because, wow, adoption is expensive.

Thanks for considering!
James Shogren
"James & Sarah--Our son, James, read your Christmas letter and really wanted to give money to someone who was adopting, so he chose your family. We are so happy that your family has been able to grow through adoption this past year! Love, the Shogrens"
January 2, 2015
Anonymous gave $1,000
June 29, 2014
Anonymous gave $1,000
June 15, 2014
Anonymous gave $1,000
June 15, 2014
Anonymous gave $100
"Brother Timothy David Kinnard's 3/22/2014 birthday request. Dad"
April 6, 2014
Anonymous gave $50
"Congratulations!"
April 2, 2014
David & Shiloah Ohrvall
"Congratuations! We are so happy for all of the Kinnards!! With love from the Ohrvalls"
April 2, 2014
Sarah Trimble
April 2, 2014
Ben & Angie K. gave $300
"We love you James and Sarah!"
March 15, 2014
Jason & April
"Miss you guys!"
March 14, 2014
James Michael gave $978
March 8, 2014
Eric Pronovost gave $150
March 8, 2014
Star and Sarah Evins gave $500
"Dear James and Sarah, Here's a little bit from the Evins to help you reach your goal. With much love, Sarah and Star, Tanner and Cody"
February 3, 2014
The Tullys gave $50
January 28, 2014
Mike & Anna Lastfogel gave $100
"Excited for you guys! What a great journey you're on and what blessed children you have/will have :)"
January 6, 2014
Jordan & Tali Kauflin gave $100
December 31, 2013
The Tebbes
"We're excited for you guys and pray that God will give you a deep sense of peace and joy as you wait to welcome a new member to your family. With love, The Tebbes"
December 31, 2013
Eric & Kari Johnson gave $250
"Excited for you guys!"
December 28, 2013
Fenskas gave $375
"Love you guys and praying for God to bring this little one soon!"
December 28, 2013
Dan Woosley gave $250
December 27, 2013
Anonymous gave $1,000
December 22, 2013
Anonymous gave $1,000
December 9, 2013
Sarah Trimble
December 7, 2013
Josh & Kate Etter
November 6, 2013
Anonymous gave $2,000
November 6, 2013
The Deckards
October 17, 2013

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$13,298 out of $26,000 goal
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Recent Donations

James Shogren
"James & Sarah--Our son, James, read your Christmas letter and really wanted to give money to someone who was adopting, so he chose your family. We are so happy that your family has been able to grow through adoption this past year! Love, the Shogrens"
January 2, 2015
Anonymous gave $1,000
June 29, 2014
Anonymous gave $1,000
June 15, 2014
Anonymous gave $1,000
June 15, 2014
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