Leon’s sister | Baby Gravino #2

Emily Gravino Atlanta, Georgia

After adopting our first son Leon in July of 2022, we knew that adoption would be in our story again. Unsure as to how or when, it was made obvious in October of this year. We received a call from our adoption agency that Leon’s birthmother was pregnant and wanted to know if we would be open to adopting. We had an immediate yes in our hearts, with many unknowns.

We have had a tremendous amount of change this year. Nick quit his job in June (with a prompting for the Lord) and Emily started a new job in August. This time off for Nick allowed him to dream about what was next, which has just now been realized. He has just started his own sales consulting company called Grow Culture! Along with job transitions, we both have felt an awakening in our spirit to radically pursue holiness and freedom that comes with following Jesus and to help others do the same. God has called us into a new type of prayer ministry and we have never seen Him moving in us and through us like this before.

With all of this transition and change, we did not see adoption coming, but know it is supposed to be in our story. We would be honored for you to partner with us in prayer and by financial support as adoption is an incredible financial undertaking, especially in this season for us. Be part of helping us support this new little Gravino’s life while doing our best to keep an open adoption with his biological family. 


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 “Gravino 10772”, 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.

  • In following IRS guidelines, your donation is to Lifesong for Orphans. This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor’s suggested use.
  • Lifesong is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Individual donations of $50 or more and yearly donations totaling $250 or more will receive a tax-deductible receipt. Receipts for donations under $50 will gladly be sent upon request.
  • *3.5% fee for donations given with an American Express card
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Raised to date by 25 people
 of  $40,000
10 days left

My Story

After adopting our first son Leon in July of 2022, we knew that adoption would be in our story again. Unsure as to how or when, it was made obvious in October of this year. We received a call from our adoption agency that Leon’s birthmother was pregnant and wanted to know if we would be open to adopting. We had an immediate yes in our hearts, with many unknowns.

We have had a tremendous amount of change this year. Nick quit his job in June (with a prompting for the Lord) and Emily started a new job in August. This time off for Nick allowed him to dream about what was next, which has just now been realized. He has just started his own sales consulting company called Grow Culture! Along with job transitions, we both have felt an awakening in our spirit to radically pursue holiness and freedom that comes with following Jesus and to help others do the same. God has called us into a new type of prayer ministry and we have never seen Him moving in us and through us like this before.

With all of this transition and change, we did not see adoption coming, but know it is supposed to be in our story. We would be honored for you to partner with us in prayer and by financial support as adoption is an incredible financial undertaking, especially in this season for us. Be part of helping us support this new little Gravino’s life while doing our best to keep an open adoption with his biological family. 


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 “Gravino 10772”, 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.

  • In following IRS guidelines, your donation is to Lifesong for Orphans. This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor’s suggested use.
  • Lifesong is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Individual donations of $50 or more and yearly donations totaling $250 or more will receive a tax-deductible receipt. Receipts for donations under $50 will gladly be sent upon request.
  • *3.5% fee for donations given with an American Express card
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WE JUST HIT OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL!!!!!!

January 30, 2024

GREAT AND INCREDIBLE NEWS!!!!! WHAT GOD HAS DONE FOR US!!!!!!!!!!

We’ve just hit our fundraising goal by meeting our $7,000 match and officially received our final grant through Brees Gift, who will be paying the remainder of our adoption costs!!!!!!!!

I normally don’t type with so many exclamation points, but it’s the appropriate time!!!! We thank everyone who donated from the bottom of our hear, our matching grant through Lifesong ( who created this wonderful experience online), to Forever Home Foundation, Omnah Foundation, and finally Brees gift!

We’re going to make an update video here soon to share our excitment verbally as well!!!!

We love you all. Thank you so so os much! 

— Nick, Emily, and Leon

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New grants and a thank you to everyone who donated!

January 27, 2024

We are very greateful for everyone who’s donated so far! Thank you for investing in life, investing in Leon’s biological sister, and for your prayers for her as we get closer and closer to the mid May due date. 

At this point in time we’ve raised slightly over $5,000 (including cash we’ve received but haven’t deposited here) in donations from friends and family! With the matching grant of $7,000 that means we have over $10,000 in donations plus $15,000 in grants with two more grants pending approval now. 

The love and support we feel can’t be conveyed in words honestly. Thank you for everything. Thank you for your prayers. Thank you for your investment in our family. We couldn’t do it without the Lord’s provision through you.

We love you all.

Nick, Emily, and Leon

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Grant Updates!

December 21, 2023

Hi Everyone,

We’re really excited to announce an update on grants.

Lifesong for Orphans, the company behind this giving page, has given us a matching grant of $7,000! So any dollar given up to $7,000 will be matched one for one, giving us the total value of $14,000 if we raise $7,000! We’re so grateful for those who have partnered with us already and believe God for the rest to come in. 

This morning were also awarded a $10,000 grant through Forever Home Foundation! This grant is released the first day of placement when baby Gravino is born! We are so thankful to Mike, the board, and all of the donors of Forever Home Foundation—we praise God for your generosity! 

We’d love your continued prayers as we feel God’s grace and love in this adoption story. We know this baby is being placed in our family that will bring glory to God. We are expectant and excited for the testimony of this adoption journey.

Sincerely, 

Nick, Emily, & Leon

PS You can see in the picture Leon is most excited about this update. 😉 

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Comments

$643

Lisa

Jan 30, 2024

“Yay!”

$1,000

Lisa

Jan 30, 2024

“Love you so Much!”

$100

Andre

Jan 28, 2024

$200

Nick

Jan 28, 2024

$100

Judy

Jan 27, 2024

$100

Judy

Jan 27, 2024

$300

Elise

Jan 23, 2024

“Congratulations!!! Praying!!”

$1,000

Allison & Doug

Jan 20, 2024

“Prayers and Blessings on a smooth journey.”

$250

Hidden

Jan 3, 2024

“Praying!”

$500

Hidden

Dec 31, 2023

“Praise the Lord!”

$50

Cara

Dec 28, 2023

“Very excited for you guys! Praying for your sweet family.”

$100

Mark and Teresa

Dec 28, 2023

$400

Jade

Dec 27, 2023

$600

Kim

Dec 27, 2023

“Excited and praying for y’all!”

$100

Julia

Dec 27, 2023

“Love you Gravino's so much, and so stoked your family is growing. Thank you Jesus!!!”

$300

Jenn

Dec 27, 2023

“So excited for your fam!! Love, Dev and Jenn”

$307

Tommy

Dec 27, 2023

$300

Jose

Dec 22, 2023

“So proud of you both. God blessed you with Leon and continues to bless you with His sister!! Talk about destiny, God is Great! M Love to your growing Familia!”

$100

Hidden

Dec 22, 2023

“God Bless you on your journey! Praying that the Lord will continue to lead and guide you as you parent these two precious little ones.”

$5,000

Offline Donation

Dec 22, 2023

$100

Hidden

Dec 21, 2023

“Praise Yahweh!”

$100

Katrina

Dec 21, 2023

“Keeping you in our prayers!”

$10,000

Offline Donation

Dec 21, 2023

$100

Amy

Dec 13, 2023

$250

Olivia

Dec 12, 2023

“Love y’all and your growing family!”