Hello! We are Daniel and Claire Gongwer! We reside in Georgia with our furry friend Ellie. We have been married for five years and met in 2013! We are best friends and have been walking through infertility. Though this has been a very hard season, God continues to show us his faithfulness and goodness. During this season, we began to prayerfully discuss adoption. Through our church, we were connected to other couples who have walked the road of adoption. After meeting, talking, and praying with them, we both shared the conviction that the Lord is calling us to take a leap of faith and embark on our adoption journey.
Adoption ultimately is a picture of the Gospel and how through Jesus, we are adopted into His family. We recognize that many misconceptions exist surrounding adoption and we are grateful to be working with Lifeline Children's Services that has provided us with education from the perspective of adoptees and birth moms. Please be praying for our future baby and birth mom as we continue through this process. Please also be praying for our marriage, spiritual and emotional health as we journey through this grueling process.
We, Daniel and Claire, are committed to making financial sacrifices in order to reach our goal. To fully fund our adoption, our goal is to save $38,000. We have been approved for a matching grant through Lifesong for Orphans working with Legacy 68:5 at Houston's First Baptist Church, for up to $8,000. If you feel led, please consider donating and helping us reach this goal. We believe and know that God is the Creator of families and trust that He will provide in His timing. Thank you for partnering with us in our adoption journey. To God be the Glory!
Daniel, Claire, and Ellie Gongwer
STRIPE charges an online processing fee (2.2% +.30 USD per transaction)*. Your donations will be decreased by this amount. You may also send a check payable to “Lifesong for Orphans”. In the memo line please write “Gongwer 10322”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 9, Gridley, IL 61744.
Lifesong has been blessed with partners who underwrite all U.S. administrative and fundraising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners). That means 100% of your donation will go directly to the adoption.
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