Martha Loughridge & Piet van Lier

Martha Loughridge & Piet van Lier's Fundraiser

Help provide post adoption support to transracially adopted children and their families image

Help provide post adoption support to transracially adopted children and their families

Join me and help make a difference, please give today.


$200 towards $5,000

Join us in supporting real change. As a friend of our family, you probably know how important Transracial Journeys is to us. This February we are asking to you to support Transracial Journeys' transformational work with transracially adopted children and young adults and their families.

On February 8, 2013, we received a call from the adoption agency that a birth mother wanted us to be her newborn son's family. On Valentine's Day, we met him and brought him home. Having one child already, we thought we were all set for the adoption parenting journey.

We have been attending Transracial Journeys' 4-day summer family camp since 2015. Camp opened our eyes to what we didn't know when we adopted Nico. Transracial Journeys has shaped our understanding of transracial adoption and the work that we have to do to ensure that Nico has what he needs to be emotionally healthy and whole. Martha has been on the board of directors since 2018 and spends countless hours to help the organization grow and provide services to families in 12 states and counting.

Your help will pave the way for Black and Brown transracially adopted children and young adults to be unapologetically themselves and experience safe spaces to grow and find their places in the world. Your support will equip adoptive parents with the knowledge, confidence, and language to actively commit to the deep work needed to support their children and disrupt racism in a unique way.

A donation of any amount will go a long way to helping us meet our goal for Transracial Journeys and transform Transracial Journeys from a predominantly volunteer-driven effort into a more sustainable organization. And, we will match donations up to a total of $5,000 so your donation will go twice as far!

Please donate today!

Thank you and much love,

Martha & Piet