Avery Ward

is adopting a child from United States of America

Hey, y'all! We have some crazy, BIG news!

We are adopting a baby!

Through lots of prayer and time processing over the past few months, God has opened the door for us to pursue adoption. Adoption was always a topic of conversation for us throughout our marriage, but after we walked through pregnancy loss this year, the Lord used our sorrow and ongoing grief to bring the topic of adoption back to the table. Most of all, we desire to adopt because we know that through the Gospel, we have our own adoption story and have the greatest example of adoption in all of history. “In love, he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will . . . " Ephesians 1:5. We are so thankful to God and His Son's sacrifice on our behalf as sinners. Through faith in His work alone, we are washed clean, redeemed, and adopted into His family as His children. We pray and hope that through our adoption and our children’s lives, that the Gospel be shared and illuminated so the glory of God made be seen and known.

We are beyond excited and are doing everything we can to be prepared to welcome a beautiful new life into our home. As part of our adoption process, we have started a crowdfunding campaign. It may surprise you to hear that adoption-related costs can easily total up to $35,000 or more. This is why we have set a goal of $45,000 to help ease the financial burden that often overwhelms adoptive parents.

We believe that adoption is very special to God's heart and He calls us to support adoptions in some way, whether that's by adopting ourselves, financially supporting adoptions, or partnering in prayer with adoptive families and birth mothers. We hope that by inviting you into this process, you will see yourself as part of the community we hope to build around our child as he/she grows up. Ultimately, we know our God will provide how He sees fit and we have full faith that He will do that in His timing.

If you are unable to donate financially, we would be so grateful if y'all would partner with us in prayer, praying that God's name would be lifted up in this process, that our child's birth mother would feel loved and comforted by God in this incredibly tough decision, and that we would trust His loving faithfulness and He would prepare us for what is coming. We hope you feel our gratitude and thankfulness for every prayer, donation, and encouraging word. God has used our sweet family, friends, community, and even strangers to be a means for His provision, and we are overwhelmed with thankfulness. Thank you for your time and for reading, praying, donating and sharing! Such a gift to us.

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  • Jaime winfield gave $50
    I’ve been praying for you guys and your sweet babies. I’ve heard so much about you from Emily and it’s always been such a testimony to hear your story. I’ve met Avery once and you radiate such Joy your babies are going to be so blessed
  • Patman and Cici Ward gave $1,000
    We love you and are praising God for His steadfast love which endures forever! He will equip you to be awesome parents. Proverbs 22:6....love, dad and mom
  • Anonymous gave an undisclosed amount
    Love y'all ❤️
  • Anonymous gave an undisclosed amount
    WANTED TO DONATE BEFORE THE OPPORTUNITY WAS GONE! So incredibly BLOWN AWAY by God’s provision! He is SO FAITHFUL and I am in awe! Cannot wait to snuggle and be best friends with the newest Ward member! ♥️♥️♥️♥️ Until then, little peanut!
  • Ralph & Emily Corser gave an undisclosed amount
  • Ralph & Emily Corser gave $522
  • Yohan & Jyothsna gave $150
    This donation is from Yohan & Jyothsna. They send their prayers and blessings to you in your adoption process!
  • Sue & Tony Sandy gave $100
    Avery & Jack - We are praying for you both during this exciting time! Love, Sue & Tony
  • Amelia Wolfe Shafer gave $300
    Avery- I am so excited for you and your husband as you begin this adoption journey. My husband and I are really passionate about adoption and we are both excited to even watch from afar on social media to see how the Lord works through you guys in this time and how He teaches you more about His goodness and love. I'll be praying for you in this journey!
  • Lele gave $100
    Love you both so much. Praying over you two, your family, and this whole process.