Raise the Dough Families

Sponsored Family:

Spencer and Ashton Draper

Status: Actively Raising Funds

We have been considering adoption for some time, but after prayerfully considering our situation we have decided to step out in faith and depend on God to show up throughout this process so that our home and church can be a place that an “outcast of society” can encounter Jesus! We are specifically looking at […]

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Adam and Kiira Churchill

Status: Actively Raising Funds

Hello Friends & Family! We are the Churchills, and we live in Warsaw, IN! Our journey takes us to West Africa for a sibling set that have been waiting for their forever family. We hope that by inviting you into this process, you will see yourself as part of the community we hope to build […]

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Quincy and Ireka Smith

Status: Actively Raising Funds

Ireka and I both grew up in Christian families. We were very active in church and various ministries therein. We are both musically inclined and have travelled the world singing. We both believe that being raised in the church with a strong emphasis on giving and service has shaped us into the people we are […]

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Charles and Ally Currie

Status: Actively Raising Funds

Hello! We are Charles and Ally Currie and we live in Freetown, Sierra Leone. We are both originally from Tennessee and have been married for four years! We both have a passion for all kids to have the opportunity to thrive in family and we are currently serving in as house parents to six teenagers […]

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Joel and Morgan Trainer

Status: Actively Raising Funds

We are Joel and Morgan Trainer, and live in Gahanna, Ohio with our daughter Cooper (age 3) and son Judah (age 1). Morgan was raised in the Columbus area, and Joel spent time as a missionary kid in Africa, as well as time spent in Ohio and Colorado. We met at a Christian summer camp […]

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Dan and Grace Casey

Status: Child Adopted!

Hey! We are Dan & Grace Casey from Raleigh, NC. We have been married for just over four years. Dan is a Chaplain at a school in Raleigh and he also coaches the football team. Grace owns her own business as a freelance Graphic Designer. Grace was diagnosed with a brain tumor when she was […]

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Barnabas and Marissa Brown

Status: Actively Raising Funds

Hi, we are Barnabas & Marissa from Northern, IN and we are excited to have you walk along side us in our adoption journey.  We met each other around 3rd grade but it wasn’t until after high school that we started dating.  It is hard to believe that we have now been married for 6 […]

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Sponsored Family:

Zach and Amie Nelson

Status: Actively Raising Funds

Hi everyone! We are the Nelson family. I am Amie and my husband is Zach, we are high school sweethearts (I love saying that) and have been married for 14 years. We have 2 biological boys, Reed & Grady and one daughter Darline (pronounced Dah-leen) who we adopted from Haiti…she has been home almost 2 […]

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Sponsored Family:

Matt and Christy Ferguson

Status: Child Adopted!

Hello! We are Matt and Christy from Florida and we are so very thankful for Raise the Dough and their blessing us with an adoption fundraising partnership. We have been married for almost three years and began trying to grow our family a year and a half ago. After miscarrying our first child, we have […]

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Sponsored Family:

Liz Baker

Status: Child Adopted!

Hi everyone! My name is Liz Baker, and I am currently adopting an 8 year old girl from the Philippines! Here is my story. I am a Georgia native, but attended Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana, from 2006-2010. While in college, I was recruited to go teach at the International Schools of China after […]

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Sponsored Family:

Darin and Nelda Edgecomb

Status: Actively Raising Funds

Hello! We are Darin, Nelda, Malachi, and Mia Edgecomb, from North Manchester, Indiana. Darin and Nelda met through church and were married in 2007. We were blessed with the birth of Malachi in 2010 and then Mia in 2012. We have always discussed having a tag along eventually and the time has never felt right. […]

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Sponsored Family:

Sam and Amanda Hann

Status: Actively Raising Funds

Hello everyone!, We are so excited to announce that we are adopting! We are planning to adopt an infant from here in the United States (domestic adoption). We are currently in the middle of our adoption journey and have recently been matched with a birth mom in Mississippi. We want to bring you in on […]

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Sponsored Family:

Matt and Ashley Winter

Status: Child Adopted!

Hey friends! We are Matt and Ashley Winter and we live in the beautiful state of Colorado with our adorable puppy Vader! We have been together for twelve years–married for almost eight. We met our senior year of high school at youth group in Southern California and quickly became good friends. We started dating the […]

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Sponsored Family:

Cody and Autumn Cook

Status: Child Adopted!

Autumn and I met at Pensacola Christian College in 2011, and were married in March of 2015. We enjoyed working with kids while we served at Camp CoBeAc in Michigan, then moved to Pennsylvania to become school teachers. During these years Autumn had been in pain most of the time. Doctors could not find the […]

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Brent and Melissa Mitchell

Status: Child Adopted December 2018!

We are Brent and Melissa Mitchell. We have been married for almost 3 years. We love children. Brent was the children’s director for his father’s church in Kalamazoo for several years. Melissa has been an elementary teacher in Goshen for the past 14 years. We knew early on in our relationship we wanted to have […]

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Sponsored Family:

Brandon and Laura Bohnke

Status: Child Adopted!

We have fallen in love with the country of Sierra Leone and are pursuing adoption on a child we learned about in March of 2017! We sat on a waiting list to begin our process for 9 months and were able to officially begin paperwork in December of 2017. We have since been matched with […]

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Sponsored Family:

Seth & Autumn Schneider

Status: Child Adopted October 2018!

Hi friends, We’re the Schneider family, and we have BIG news! (It was news to us, too!) Let me back up for a second. If you don’t know our adoption story thus-far, here it is in a nutshell: My husband and I are high school sweethearts, though I actually had a crush on him in […]

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Sponsored Family:

Scott & Stephanie Sterk

Status: Child Adopted May 2018!

Hi, we’re the Sterk family! We started talking about international adoption before we were even married. We always thought we would have biological children and then adopt. As we worked through some fertility issues, including failed in vitro, we began to look into adopting. When we accepted the referral for our oldest son, Eli, we […]

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Sponsored Family:

Brian and Cara Warren

Status: Child Adopted!

Brian and Cara have been married for 14 years. They each were born and raised in Northern Indiana and continue to reside there now. Brian has worked as an Agronomist (crop consultant) for the past 13 years. Cara stays home with their son, Spencer, and is involved in their church’s moms group. They love spending […]

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Sponsored Family:

Mike and Beth Bessinger

Status: Child Adopted!

We are Mike and Beth Bessinger. We met on Match.com 6 years ago and have been married since June of 2015. Mike is an architect with Maust Architectural Services in Goshen and Beth is a social worker for Real Services. We are very involved in our local church and have a passion for adoption and […]

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Sponsored Family:

Jacob and Michelle Alles

Status: Child Adopted November 2018!

Hello Friends! We are Jacob, Michelle, Clare, Henry and sweet baby Margaret Alles. We are from right here in Indiana. We began our application process with Raise the Dough last summer. However, our process got expedited when we got a phone call from an agency in Sarasota, FL on Sunday October 14th. At the time […]

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Sponsored Family:

Lee & Becca Snider

Status: Child Adopted August 2018!

Lee and Becca have been married for a little over 11 years now. They spent the beginning years of their marriage focused on their united calling of helping children by working in public education as a teacher/principal (Lee) and a mental health counselor (Becca). While they continue to be very passionate about serving children in […]

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Sponsored Family:

Eric and Tammy Lane

Status: Child Adopted September 2018!

Well, I am still in awe as I write this bio of our family. We are Eric and Tammy Lane. We have been married 20 years and have three children…Brooke, Brayden, and now we are a blessed family with a baby girl, Lily, who we adopted in September. A year ago, we would have never […]

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Sponsored Family:

Daniel & Jessica Manduka

Status: Actively Raising Funds

Even before they met, Daniel and Jessica both had a desire to adopt a child. With a younger child already at home, they recognize that bringing an infant home would be too costly for them at this time. While they did not reach out for assistance, we recognized that there was a good opportunity for […]

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Sponsored Family:

Kyle and Emily Brenneman

Status: Child Adopted March 2018!

Even before we got married, we both had a desire to adopt children. We initially began pursuing adoption in 2011. We had to put that pursuit on hold for a bit, though, as first Asher (now 4) and then Eden (2) came into our lives. But our hearts haven’t wavered in our desire to welcome […]

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Sponsored Family:

Shelbi and Jordan Gillette

Status: Child Adopted August 2018!

Shelbi and Jordan have been married for 4 years. Jordan is a Youth Pastor at Grace Community Church in Goshen and Shelbi is the Client Service Director at Heartline Pregnancy Center. Shelbi grew up in a missionary family in Mexico and Jordan was raised in the mountains of Virginia. Even though they were raised in […]

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Sponsored Family:

Andrew and Stephanie

Status: Child Adopted September 2017!

We met in college and soon learned we had a mutual desire to adopt. We got married in 2006, and currently live in northern Indiana. Within 2 months of moving here, we brought home our oldest son Jadon from Ethiopia. He was 2 years old. He is one of the most joyful people we have […]

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Sponsored Family:

Chase and Hayley Hand

Status: Child Adopted March 2017!

Hello! We’re the Hand family. Chase and Hayley are native residents to Northern Indiana. After serving in the USMC for 6 years, Chase and Hayley returned to the area to raise their three biological children, Slater, Sidney, and Sawyer. As a family, we enjoy the great outdoors, camping, hiking, gardening, and just being together. In […]

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Sponsored Family:

Matt and Laura Green

Status: Child Adopted May 2017!

We are Matt & Laura Green. We are currently in the process of adopting the newest addition to our family, Evelyn, from China. Our adoption story actually starts in 2010. After being diagnosed with infertility, we quickly decided that God was going to add to our family in a less conventional way. In 2010 we […]

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Sponsored Family:

Joel and Becky Roman

Status: Child Adopted February 2017!

Hi! We are the Roman family! God blessed us with three beautiful daughters before calling us to adopt. Five years ago we adopted a baby boy with MPS 2, and then last year God entrusted us with another baby boy with Schizencephaly and Down Syndrome. We thought we were done! But in March this year, […]

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Sponsored Family:

Timothy and Carrie Clothier

Status: Child Adopted June 2016!

Timothy and Carrie met and began dating nearly 14 years ago at Grace College. Now residing in Waynesboro PA the Clothier’s spend their their time enjoying the three children God has blessed them with and preparing to welcome #4 to the family. Timothy works the Grace Church in Waynesboro and is privileged to serve as […]

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Sponsored Family:

Kelly & Heidi Morrow

Status: Child Adopted October 2015!

The Morrows began their adoption journey a few years ago. They did not request assistance, but through prayer and relational context with this couple, we became aware of the need to help them begin raising some dough. While the adoption journey is a long one, the Morrows have recently been paired with a birth mother, […]

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