Growing the Geiters

Schae Geiter Grundy Center, Iowa

In September of 2020, we put into motion the pull we’ve been feeling for years now to add to our family through adoption. We researched, prayed, and eventually took a leap of faith and started the domestic infant adoption process.

For us, our story goes back almost a decade now. We considered adopting for a few reasons, but the biggest one is that when we became followers of Jesus in college, we recognized in a whole new light what if meant to be people who were once separated from our Father, but have now been adopted into the family of Christ (Ephesians 1). And now, years later, as we look back on how God brought us into His family, we want to reflect that in growing our own earthly family. We can’t talk about our heart for adoption without talking about Jesus. It’s so clear to us that God has a heart of adoption, and as people who love Him, we want to pursue the things He loves!

As we get closer and closer to being matched, the costs keep adding up! When everything is said and done, it’ll be about $45-50K worth of clearances, legal fees, agency costs, travel, birth parent assistance, and more. Between the fundraiser we hosted on November 12th, grants, and our own savings, we’ve secured about half of the funds needed so far. God has been so gracious in providing every step of the way and we’d love your help in reaching the finish line! We’ve been graciously awarded a $6,000 matching grant by Lifesong for Orphans that you can help us add to by giving! 

Aside from finances, please pray with us for the birthparents who are making some of the most challenges choices of their lives as they consider adoption for their babies. We appreciate your prayers so much and would love for you to cover them in prayer with us too! 

We LOVE talking about the adoption process and would be overjoyed to tell you more! Please don’t hesitate to call or text us with questions. We appreciate your consideration in partnering with us!

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Raised to date by 12 people
 of  $20,000
42 days left

My Story

In September of 2020, we put into motion the pull we’ve been feeling for years now to add to our family through adoption. We researched, prayed, and eventually took a leap of faith and started the domestic infant adoption process.

For us, our story goes back almost a decade now. We considered adopting for a few reasons, but the biggest one is that when we became followers of Jesus in college, we recognized in a whole new light what if meant to be people who were once separated from our Father, but have now been adopted into the family of Christ (Ephesians 1). And now, years later, as we look back on how God brought us into His family, we want to reflect that in growing our own earthly family. We can’t talk about our heart for adoption without talking about Jesus. It’s so clear to us that God has a heart of adoption, and as people who love Him, we want to pursue the things He loves!

As we get closer and closer to being matched, the costs keep adding up! When everything is said and done, it’ll be about $45-50K worth of clearances, legal fees, agency costs, travel, birth parent assistance, and more. Between the fundraiser we hosted on November 12th, grants, and our own savings, we’ve secured about half of the funds needed so far. God has been so gracious in providing every step of the way and we’d love your help in reaching the finish line! We’ve been graciously awarded a $6,000 matching grant by Lifesong for Orphans that you can help us add to by giving! 

Aside from finances, please pray with us for the birthparents who are making some of the most challenges choices of their lives as they consider adoption for their babies. We appreciate your prayers so much and would love for you to cover them in prayer with us too! 

We LOVE talking about the adoption process and would be overjoyed to tell you more! Please don’t hesitate to call or text us with questions. We appreciate your consideration in partnering with us!

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Comments

$250

Randy & Angie

Jan 5, 2022

“We've been seeking God's leading on where to give back this year, and He put you guys on our hearts. He is preparing someone very special for you two. You will be great parents.”

$1,500

Connor

Dec 29, 2021

“We love you guys!!!!!”

$1,000

D.J. & Lacey

Dec 20, 2021

$200

Jase

Dec 20, 2021

“We love you guys and are praying for your adoption process!”

$20

Katrina

Dec 1, 2021

“I want to adopt too one day! I'm happy to see yall doing it!”

$50

Amanda

Dec 1, 2021

“Cannot wait to meet this little one!”

$30

Jacqueline

Nov 30, 2021

“Praying and hoping for the sweetest baby to join your loving home!”

$30

Alexis

Nov 30, 2021

“Love you guys! Praying for the sweet baby the Lord has in store for you.”

$50

McKenna and Joe

Nov 30, 2021

$3,500

Katie

Nov 30, 2021

“Love your hearts and praying for your process. Thankful for you!”

$1,000

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Nov 28, 2021

$2,500

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Nov 24, 2021

“We are so incredibly excited for you both and can't wait to see the blessings God has in store for your growing family! Love Amber and George”