Thank you for your interest in The Gayle Wayland Memorial Adoption Fund. The mission of this fund is to glorify Jesus Christ by providing financial assistance and encouragement to adopting families who live in the Stanwood-Camano area.
Gayle Wayland was passionate about adoption. She came alongside many adopting families and encouraged them through prayer, baby showers, financial gifts, and excitement for and support of their adoption. She was a vital part of the adoption of several of her grandchildren, and firmly believed that every child has a right to a family and to learn of God's great love for them. Her love of children and family was legendary. This fund seeks to honor her memory and to continue to spread her message of love for and commitment to every child as a "good and perfect gift" from above.
James 1:27 states, "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress." Adoption of a child mirrors the love God has for us as His adopted children through Jesus Christ. Whether you are adopting out of a desire to provide a home for a child, as a result of infertility, or for the joy of expanding your family, you are doing God's work ... and we are excited for you!