Chad and Stephanie James

are adopting a child from South Africa

Family and friends,

We have exciting news to share with you! Stephanie and I have partnered with All God's Children International to adopt a child from South Africa. Adoption has been on our hearts since before we met in 2009 and we can't believe the time has finally come. God has been so good!

We have started the adoption process and much like our childbirths, we don't know if we will bring home another momma's boy or daddy's princess. Many have heard that adoption-related expenses can be pretty hefty; from agency fees and travel, to the home study and educational requirements. We are hoping to raise $35,000 to help bring this child to Colorado. Part of the South African program is traveling to the country for 6-14 weeks to bring our child home. This alone will be a leap of faith financially and logistically.

Our prayer is that this platform will encourage you be a part of our tribe and be a part of this child's life before God shows us His miracle. More than fundraising efforts, we ask for your prayers for this child that will become a part of our family. We will need courage, endurance, wise counsel, favor throughout the process, and boldness. Please include our three children in your prayers as well as this will shift our entire family dynamic and our children will need to rise up in ways we didn't even know were necessary.

There is a bible verse from Jeremiah on Presley's wall that says, "Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, and before you were born I set you apart." We do not yet know the age of the child we will bring home, but we pray that the James family was God's plan for this child before He formed this child in the womb.

Psalm 82 says, "Defend the weak and the fatherless, uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed."

We are thankful to walk this journey with you behind us; praying, encouraging, and uplifting the entire way.

  • The James Crew

Adoption Status

Waiting To Be Matched

Adoption Agency

All God's Children International


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$19,219 raised of $35,000 goal
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Matching Donors

  • Chuck and Anne Fortener matched $1,000
  • Fortener Family ! matched $500
  • Bill & Rita James matched $500
  • Chip and Nikki matched $500

Donations 29

  • Maria Giraldo gave $100
    I’m so excited for you!!
  • One Cause Online Fundraiser gave $6,154
    Auction proceeds from One Cause
  • Anonymous gave $500
    This is an extra donation as a thank you to Rita for organizing my panty.
  • Anonymous gave $130
    This donation is actually from Shan Kilian. Please send the thank-you note to me, though, Rita James.
  • Anonymous gave an undisclosed amount
    Wish your family the best!
  • Jeffrey & Shannon Callahan gave $100
  • Anonymous gave an undisclosed amount
    You guys personify God’s Love and I couldn’t be more proud of you all for taking on this amazing endeavor! I can’t wait to meet your baby and watch your dreams come true at the same time!
  • Anonymous gave an undisclosed amount
    So excited to see how God moves in this process.
  • Daniel Bucklew gave $100
  • Mike Holweger gave $100
    Hi Chad and Stephanie- Best of luck with this process! Keep crushing life--you guys are awesome. The Holwegers