Todd & Mary Therese Tranausky

are adopting a child from United States of America

We are adopting!

Life has been a bit nuts lately. Katarina is now 2.5 years old and is begging for a baby sibling. However, secondary infertility is making that much harder than we had hoped. We always hoped and prayed for a large family. So, adoption seems to be the path that God is asking us to take to grow our family.

The adoption process is expensive (an understatement!!) - we are estimating $45,000 at least for agency fees, birthmother expenses, and lawyer fees. We had our home study in early August, were approved a week later, and since then have been waiting to be matched with an expectant mom. We will likely be matched with an expectant mom in the Houston area, although the placement could be out of state. We are eager to take the next steps as we continue to save to come up with the remaining costs, especially after dealing with some medical expenses lately.

If you would like to donate to help us bring a baby into our family, we would be so very grateful. We are trying to raise $25,000. Donations on this site are tax deductible and eligible for most corporate matching programs. Thank you so much for your consideration and your generosity!

Katarina is always asking Jesus for "new baby to get baptized!" She is so ready to be a big sister, and we can't wait to watch her love on the new little one. Thank you for helping us bring Baby Tranausky home!

Adoption Status

Waiting To Be Matched


  • Update 2

    Thank you!

    November 8, 2023

    This grin on Katarina's face pretty much sums up how we feel about our adoption fundraising weekend at Our Lady of Walsingham. THANK YOU to everyone who supported us - those who baked for us, who helped us organize, who helped us set up, clean up, and man tables, who bought raffle tickets and bake sale items, who donated online to our fundraising page, and who continue to support us with your prayers! We raised just over $16,000 out of our $25,000 goal! What a weekend! Thank you so very, very much. Please keep us in your prayers as we wait to be matched with an expectant mom.

  • Update 1

    Bake Sale and Raffle!

    October 15, 2023

    Come see us after all Masses at Our Lady of Walsingham on Nov. 4th and 5th! Delicious bake sale treats and raffle items from small Catholic shops await! We would love for you to stop by and say hello.

$11,270 raised of $25,000 goal
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  • John Owens gave an undisclosed amount
  • Sarah Macarthur gave $30
  • David and Veronica Smither gave $20
  • Thomas and Mary Osborne gave $20
  • The Houston Benefit Consulting gave $20
  • Oscar Rivas gave $20
  • Charles and Amanda Craig gave $5