Dave Miyamasu

is adopting a child from United States of America

Hello Friends and Family! This fundraiser is for myself (Dave), Cheryl, Kairos, Esther, Belle, Asha and our future adoptive child.

We are approved and ready to roll with our adoption! Want to partner with us on this adventure? We'd love to have you!


Q: When will you be placed with your child?

A: Our adoption agency says each case is different and depends upon many factors, such as number of birth parents and number of adoptive parent applicants. It could happen as early as this year or up to a few years.

Q: What agency are you using?

A: We are adoption through a highly recommended agency based in Cleveland, Ohio called Bellefaire JCB. Learn more about them here.

Q: Are you adopting domestically or internationally? What ages?

A: We are adopting domestically from Ohio and are planning to adopt an infant.

Q: Why does adoption cost so much money?

A: Great question! The government (Federal and State of Ohio) have regulated this process, and therefore it requires lots of highly qualified professionals to get involved (e.g. Lawyers, Licensed Social Workers, Police, FBI et. al.). Adoption will cost us about $25k total.

Q: Is my contribution tax deductible?

A: Yes! Adopt Together is a 501c3 organization. Your contribution will is eligible for tax deduction when you file your taxes. Keep your receipt for the IRS.

Adoption Status

Completing Paperwork


  • Update 1

    Expanding our search outside Ohio

    June 15, 2022

    Hello, friends and family!

    I am encouraged to see all your names on the list of our supporters. Thank you so much for being a part of our family's adoption story!

    We have been active with our Ohio-based adoption agency since 2020 and have not yet been selected for placement. Our agency (and other adoption agencies) have noted a drastic drop in adoptive mothers who are seeking to place their children in adoptive families. The timing seems to correlate with COVID starting in 2020, right when we became active.

    To increase our access to potential placements, we have chosen to pursue adoption agencies outside of Ohio. We've spoken with other families who have done this and are working with a well reputed "adoption consultant" who will help us navigate the process to apply for adoption in multiple states.

    This choice is exciting, but also requires more paperwork and an additional ~$40,000 in fees. We ask that you keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we take the next step on our adoption journey. If you feel compelled, we also invite you to share our adoption journey with friends and family who may want to support us to help close the gap on our additional adoption fees.

$5,000 raised of $40,000 goal
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Donations 24

  • David Schuchter gave $30
  • Anonymous gave $1,000
  • Ryan Donnelly gave an undisclosed amount
    Hope all is well Dave!
  • Anonymous gave an undisclosed amount
  • Baylee Waterman gave $50
  • Original Donations gave $20
    Donations from original AT website
  • CURRAN MEDIA CO LLC gave $25
    Donation by check
  • Danny, Julie, Eliana, Norah, Beckett, Ashton Kwon gave $300
  • Laurel Brunk gave $1,000
  • Dave & Kelly gave $500