About Gregory’s Gift

The Wert Family

In 2009 the Wert family adopted their son, Alek, from the far northeast corner of Kazakhstan – a family dream realized only through a generous financial gift given to them by a dear family friend – “Mr. Gregory” (as referred to by the Wert children).

In 2012, Gregory’s Gift was created as a way to “pay forward” that financial gift-giving to other adoptive families – a way to help other families overcome the financial obstacles associated with adoption and realize their own adoption dream.

What is Gregory's Gift?

Gregory’s Gift in an organization started by a dedicated team of families whose hearts’ desire is to help bring waiting orphans into the homes of loving families. Our mission is to increase the feasibility of adoption for willing families through the development of financial partnerships which will assist in overcoming the financial hurdles encountered during adoption. Financial assistance to adoptive families occurs through the provision of interest-free loans and matching grants, managed by one of the nation’s premier adoption advocates, Lifesong for Orphans (501c3). It is also our hope that through outreach efforts, every individual realizes their capacity to make a difference in the life of an orphan… we all can help bring ONE CHILD, using ONE GIFT, into ONE FAMILY!

What Impact Has Gregory's Gift Had?

In total, our fundraising efforts over the past two events have raised over $60,000, which has allowed our organization to: 1) successfully assist 13 family’s in funding (Matching Grants) portions of their domestic and international adoptions (14 children), and 2) provide financial assistance to international partners in the Ukraine to build safe housing units for older teens who have aged out of the adoption process.

Our Mission

Our mission is to increase the feasibility of adoption through the development of financial partnerships which assist families in overcoming the financial hurdles encountered during adoption.

To accomplish this mission, we aim to:

Inform:

Inform others of the global and local plight of orphans, and share the real need for adoptive families, by being “the voice of orphans” in “our” community.

Engage:

Engage local businesses, organizations, and the greater Pittsburgh community in service and fundraising opportunities that directly contribute to the funding of adoptive families. Through our engagement efforts, we hope to share the message that one person’s gift, whatever it may be, has the power to make a tremendous impact on the life of an orphan.

Partner:

Partner with adoptive families in an effort to help them meet the financial requirements associated with adoption. This will be achieved through the provision of Interest Free Loans and Matching Grants offered through our Adoption Fund.

It is our hope that through the efforts of Gregory’s Gift, we will all realize a single individual’s capacity to make a difference, to help…bring ONE CHILD, using ONE GIFT, into ONE FAMILY!

Applying for Adoption Assistance @ Gregory's Gift

if your interested in applying for funding through Gregory's Gift, or know someone who would be, please download and complete our Adoption Assistance application.  Once completed, send the completed application and supporting materials to the address provided by Lifesong for Orphans (found on the application).

Please contact us by email should you have any questions pertaining to the application or subsequent processes.