Brian & Christine Sutherland

are adopting a child from United States of America

We have BIG news!

After much prayer and discernment, we have started the application process to adopt a child through Catholic Charities of Dallas' Infant Adoption program. We are excited to welcome a beautiful new life into our home!

As part of our adoption process, we have started this crowdfunding campaign to help fundraise for our adoption. We are estimating that our adoption-related costs will total around $35,000. This is why we have set a goal of $27,500 to help ease the financial burden that comes with adopting a child. (One of the things we like about Catholic Charities is that they also have programs to help mothers in crisis pregnancies. They support the mothers to try to help them keep their child, but also have the adoption program if they still feel that adoption is the best option. The money we will pay to Catholic Charities for the adoption goes to support all of these programs. We pay a flat rate for the adoption that is not tied to a particular mother and child.)

We hope that by inviting you into this process, you will see yourself as part of the community we hope to build around our child as he/she grows up.

Most importantly, please keep our family and all mothers in crisis pregnancies and their children in your prayers!

Adoption Status

Waiting To Be Matched

Adoption Agency

Catholic Charities of Dallas


  • Update 1

    Boxes checked!

    July 31, 2022

    First of all, we recently were humbled to receive an extremely generous donation directly (not through this site). So, we have lowered the goal we set for this site to reflect that gift.

    Also, this week, we completed our required CPR/First Aid class (which had been rescheduled twice - once by the Red Cross and once because of my emergency appendectomy!) We are checking the boxes one by one! As part of the application, we were given a 2 page list of things that we need to complete/send in/accomplish in order to officially complete the application process. This includes things like fingerprinting/background check, physicals with TB testing for all 3 of us, CPR/First Aid, copies of birth certification/marriage certificate/social security cards, copies of the last 2 years of taxes, work/income verification, reference letters from our pastor and 3 other people, a floor plan of our house with dimension, photos of the family/house/yard/play areas/pets, lots of paperwork to sign, etc. We are three check boxes away from having it completed! Brian and I are hoping to have the final boxes checked on our application list by the end of this month.

    The next steps are that we have to attend a 16hr state-mandated training seminar and then have our home study completed. We had actually planned to attend the training seminar in Dallas in mid-July, but it was cancelled due to some of the staff members at Catholic Charities having COVID. So, we're currently waiting to hear when that will be rescheduled. But...all in God's timing!

    We'll try to post another update soon with a little bit more of our story of how God led us to walk down this path!

$25,700 raised of $25,000 goal
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  • Webbula is matching $10,000

Donations 30

  • Anonymous gave an undisclosed amount
    We are looking forward to being a part of your exciting adventure.

    Matched by Webbula

  • Mariel McDonald gave an undisclosed amount
    Praying for you on this journey! In love you dearly!

    Matched by Webbula

  • Emily Dufour gave $100

    Matched by Webbula

  • Anna Walsh gave an undisclosed amount
    We love you guys! So happy to be able to support you in this.
  • Anonymous gave an undisclosed amount
    It’s an honor to know your family story and be a part of it in a small way. Thank you for sharing. Your friendship is truly providential in my own life. Your trust and love encourage me greatly. I am grateful for you all!
  • Josh and Molly gave an undisclosed amount
  • Vitale family gave $100
    So excited for you!
  • Anonymous gave an undisclosed amount
    Praying for you along this journey! Thank you for including me!
  • The Bertoli Family gave an undisclosed amount
    Praying for your family during this adoption journey - a journey so close to our hearts! May God bless you!
  • Anonymous gave an undisclosed amount
    We love you all!