The Puryears are Adopting!

David Puryear
David Puryear Raleigh, North Carolina

The Puryears are adopting from Colombia! Join us on this journey!

We – David, Anna, Eli, and Joy – are so very exited to welcome a little one (or siblings!) to our family from Colombia, South America. Going back nearly 15 years, God has impressed on both of our hearts, Anna and David, a desire to adopt. Right before we started dating, we attended an adoption fundraiser together and as both of our eyes filled with tears, we looked at each other. We KNEW just as God has adopted us as children, we hoped to one day give even one ounce of this same love to a child or a set of young siblings.

We have planned and prepared for years to adopt and God has now opened that door for our family. This will be about a 2 year journey pre-adoption and a lifelong journey after we bring our little one home. We need lots of help along the way! We need…

1. Your Prayers – We need the prayers of our friends and family. In the coming months and years all of the following is coming our way –  paperwork, home study, interviews, fundraising, international travel, training, legal documentation, and more. Pray that God would have his hand in every step of the process – He already has!

2. Your Help and Support – From the adoptive parents we know, the question is always the same – “Do you have a strong support system around you?” Thankfully, we do! We have family, friends, and an incredible church that are right beside us every step of the way. We ask that along this journey you help us, be present with us, and eventually join us in loving and caring for our new child.

3. Your Financial Support – Not only is this journey long, it is expensive. In total, the cost of international adoption from Columbia is ~$45,000. We hope to raise $30,000 to make this adoption possible. Amazingly, we have already been awarded a matching grant of $8,000 from Josiah’s Adoption Fund and Lifesong for Orphans – the first $8,000 gifted will be matched dollar-for-dollar by these two incredible organizations! If you are able, any of financial support you can provide to help us reach our goal is greatly appreciated! Your support goes not just to the many itemized costs of this process, but ultimately to give a child a forever 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 “Puryear 10120”, 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 31 people
 of  $30,000
120 days left

My Story

The Puryears are adopting from Colombia! Join us on this journey!

We – David, Anna, Eli, and Joy – are so very exited to welcome a little one (or siblings!) to our family from Colombia, South America. Going back nearly 15 years, God has impressed on both of our hearts, Anna and David, a desire to adopt. Right before we started dating, we attended an adoption fundraiser together and as both of our eyes filled with tears, we looked at each other. We KNEW just as God has adopted us as children, we hoped to one day give even one ounce of this same love to a child or a set of young siblings.

We have planned and prepared for years to adopt and God has now opened that door for our family. This will be about a 2 year journey pre-adoption and a lifelong journey after we bring our little one home. We need lots of help along the way! We need…

1. Your Prayers – We need the prayers of our friends and family. In the coming months and years all of the following is coming our way –  paperwork, home study, interviews, fundraising, international travel, training, legal documentation, and more. Pray that God would have his hand in every step of the process – He already has!

2. Your Help and Support – From the adoptive parents we know, the question is always the same – “Do you have a strong support system around you?” Thankfully, we do! We have family, friends, and an incredible church that are right beside us every step of the way. We ask that along this journey you help us, be present with us, and eventually join us in loving and caring for our new child.

3. Your Financial Support – Not only is this journey long, it is expensive. In total, the cost of international adoption from Columbia is ~$45,000. We hope to raise $30,000 to make this adoption possible. Amazingly, we have already been awarded a matching grant of $8,000 from Josiah’s Adoption Fund and Lifesong for Orphans – the first $8,000 gifted will be matched dollar-for-dollar by these two incredible organizations! If you are able, any of financial support you can provide to help us reach our goal is greatly appreciated! Your support goes not just to the many itemized costs of this process, but ultimately to give a child a forever 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 “Puryear 10120”, 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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Comments

$500

David

Oct 16, 2022

$8,000

Offline Donation

Sep 11, 2022

$100

Heather

Sep 10, 2022

“We are so very proud of you guys and just wish you all of God’s richest blessings as you accept his calling for adoption. Let us know anything you may need. Love ya!”

$50

Kristin

Sep 10, 2022

“Praying that the Lord will provide.”

$1,000

Dave and Dee

Sep 10, 2022

“Love your sweet family! So excited for you!”

$250

Michele

Sep 10, 2022

$275

Laura

Sep 10, 2022

“Can't wait to meeting my new niece/nephew!”

$20

Tiffany

Sep 9, 2022

$189

Offline Donation

Sep 6, 2022

$30

Elizabeth

Aug 31, 2022

$1,500

Sharon

Aug 30, 2022

“So excited and blessed to welcome a new grandbaby or two!❤️❤️”

$500

Offline Donation

Aug 30, 2022

$500

Offline Donation

Aug 30, 2022

$100

Dianne & George

Aug 20, 2022

“We love everything we know about you two and know that any child you raise is blessed💕. We feel happy to be a small part of of making this happen. Thank you for being lights in a very dark world.”

$1,500

Tahlia & Daniel

Aug 17, 2022

“We're so excited for you and will be praying for your family throughout the adoption process!”

$100

Daniel & Michelle

Aug 15, 2022

“We love you guys and are so excited to walk this road with y’all! Can’t wait to meet the new member(s) of the Puryear family!”

$520

Tyler

Aug 15, 2022

“We love you and are so stoked for you!”

$100

William

Aug 1, 2022

“Love to see you guys being God’s hands and feet, reaching out to the orphaned. Here in prayer and support.”

$250

Daniel

Aug 1, 2022

“Puryear Family, We’re super excited about this journey God has you guys on. We look forward to hearing more about your adoption process and we’ll be praying for God to shed his grace on this entire process for you all. Love, Dan and Holly”

$100

Hidden

Aug 1, 2022

“I am so happy for all of you. You will be blessed with this child (or children) and this child will be blessed being in your family.”

$250

Wing

Aug 1, 2022

$25

Jessica

Jul 31, 2022

“Praying for you guys! 💜”

$50

Amanda

Jul 31, 2022

$20

Heather

Jul 23, 2022

$200

Elizabeth

Jul 10, 2022

“It gives me great joy knowing this money will give a child (or children) a great home with a wonderful family!”

$50

Emily

Jul 8, 2022

$50

Susan

Jul 5, 2022

“That kiddo is one lucky kiddo. I love you guys.”

$30

Hidden

Jul 3, 2022

$100

Hidden

Jul 2, 2022

$50

Ben and Dani

Jul 2, 2022

“Congrats!! We are so excited for you guys ♥️”

$100

Pam

Jul 2, 2022

“What a wonderful family you will have!”