One Child. One Gift. One Family.

About Gregory's Gift

In 2009, David and Lisa Wert adopted their son, Alek, from the far northeast corner of Kazakhstan – a family dream realized only through a generous financial gift given to them by a dear family friend – “Mr. Gregory” (as referred to by the Wert children).

In 2012, Gregory’s Gift was created as a way to “pay forward” that financial gift-giving to other adoptive families – a way to help other families overcome the financial obstacles associated with adoption and realize their own adoption dream.

Our mission is to increase the feasibility of adoption through the development of financial partnerships which assist families in overcoming the financial hurdles encountered during adoption. 

To accomplish this mission, we aim to:

Inform others of the global and local plight of orphans, and share the real need for adoptive families, by being “the voice of orphans” in “our” community.

Engage local businesses, organizations, and the greater Pittsburgh community in service and fundraising opportunities that directly contribute to the funding of adoptive families. Through our engagement efforts, we hope to share the message that one person’s gift, whatever it may be, has the power to make a tremendous impact on the life of an orphan.

Partner with adoptive families in an effort to help them meet the financial requirements associated with adoption. This will be achieved through the provision of Interest Free Loans and Matching Grants offered through our Adoption Fund.

It is our hope that through the efforts of Gregory’s Gift, we will all realize a single individual’s capacity to make a difference, to help…bring ONE CHILD, using ONE GIFT, into ONE FAMILY!


Board Members

Gregory's Gift is run by a group of dedicated individuals whose hearts' desire is to help bring waiting orphans into the homes of loving families.  Our entire board is volunteer based, collecting no form of an income or reimbursement, and they invest out of their own pockets to cover operational costs of our organization ensuring every dollar donated goes straight to our fund to support adopting families.  Our board brings a range of skills and experiences that has ranked Gregory's Gift one of Western Pennsylvania's leading adoption fund for their national partner, Lifesong for Orphans.