Hi! My name is Ryan Bomberger. I'm an adoptee (from a family of 15...10 of us were adopted) and I personally know what it means to be chosen and cherished. My wife, Bethany, and I created the Radiance Foundation
to illuminate that every human life--planned or unplanned--has purpose. As adoptive parents, we have helped other families become forever families for a child waiting to be adopted and loved
! And we want to do this for this amazing couple and our friends, Tanner and Angela Cross
You may have heard of Tanner because he boldly and lovingly expressed in a public school board meeting that he loves his students too
much to lie to them by calling a boy a girl or vice versa. He couldn't have imagined that his compassionate words would lead him into the national spotlight and result in his unjust removal from his job by the Loudoun County Public School System. A judge reinstated his job and the Virginia Supreme Court affirmed his First Amendment Rights.
More than this victory, the Crosses want an even more important win--to become parents. They LOVE kids. Tanner's been a teacher and a coach for 15 years. Angela was an elementary school teacher for 10 years. The last 6 years she has run an in-home Christian Pre-K and Kindergarten program.
"We can't think of a better way to serve God than to give ourselves as parents to a child in need," Angela says as she describes the heartbreak of not being able to have their own biological children. They've had painful experiences trying to adopt without going through an agency when an adoption resulted in a last-second change of heart. Another hopeful placement was denied because they weren't the right "racial match"! Human race matches with human race! Can I get an Amen!
So, we're going to do all we can do to help Tanner and Angela be the parents God meant for them to be through adoption. They are working through an adoption consulting organization that connects them with adoption agencies across the country. This private route of adoption is NOT cheap but not impossible with God and His people. Every cent raised goes directly to Tanner and Angela for their adoption journey. Our organization has already granted thousands in the application and initial fees. Can we help these two amazing people who love the Lord and want to love the child(ren) He planned for their hearts?
We need the funds by October 1st for them to be eligible for the adoption program for which they've applied. Also, if you want to give a large tax-deductible gift to The Radiance Foundation (a 501c3 nonprofit), EVERY PENNY of it will go toward their adoption. You can give here
. (Just put CROSS in the notes so we can direct the donation to them!)
Thank you for helping us help these courageous and compassionate mom-and-dad-to-be!