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About The Mariner-Jacobs Family
Hiram & Claire
We are Claire Jacobs and Hiram Mariner. We met while in elementary school and were ‘friends for life,’ but didn’t fall in romantic love until 36 years later. We got married in 2017 and had our sweet daughter, Zoey, in 2021. As a family, we enjoy paddle-boating around our lake, going on hikes, swimming, and barbecuing with friends and family. It is entirely because of the stability, love, and fun we share that we are so excited to open our home to a child in need of a family. We have been matched with a three-year-old South African girl diagnosed with cerebral palsy. We are so excited to give her the love and care she deserves and to empower her to live a happy, full life.
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What is a Brittany's Hope Adoption Grant?
Brittany’s Hope believes in the fundamental right of all children to have the security and love of a family. There are an estimated 153 million orphans living around the world (UNICEF – 02/2011). These staggering statistics are heartbreaking considering a large number of these children are special needs, who have little or no value in the eyes of their own country. They are left to languish in institutions, where they receive minimal care and live hopeless, helpless lives.
The cost of international adoption can be overwhelming and is only further compounded by the medical and accessibility costs a child with special needs presents. Our Adoption Grant Program provides grant monies while giving families the opportunity to assist Brittany’s Hope in raising funds so the next child may also be united with their forever family. The phrase “It takes a village to raise a child,” takes on new meaning as the “seeds” of the adoptive family’s friends, family and neighbors take root and help provide future families with adoption grants. With a gift to Brittany’s Hope, a donor’s monetary support of the Adoption Grant Program means double for the adoptive family.