Jon & Jenn Adopt #3

Jennifer Sato
Jennifer Sato Glendora, California

Hi! We are Jon & Jenn and many of you have been along for the ride these past nearly 6 years of our adoption journey. Adoption is a long road that would have been impossible to walk without your love, encouragement, and support, and we are grateful!

When our second daughter Charlotte was just about 4 months old and we were still having social worker visits, I jokingly mentioned that I could do this again, you know, have another newborn right now! Jon said,”I’ve actually been thinking the same thing.” WHAT?

During our next social worker’s visit, we asked how long we have to wait until we began a third adoption process, so here we are now. We are currently pursuing our THIRD open domestic infant adoption through Bethany Christian Services.

We are incredibly blessed to have been awarded a matching grant of $4,000 from Lifesong for Orphans Adoption Fund! That means that when you so generously give to our adoption fund, it will be matched up to $4,000. As you know, adoption is expensive and is a tremendous financial burden. Your donation will go toward post placement visits from our social worker, supportive counseling for birth parents, services at the hospital, helping us navigate open relationships with birth parents, and preparing for finalization of adoption and court hearings.

We can’t wait to add another little one to our family, to tell them the story of how YOU helped to bring him or her home. You are a part of our story, our journey, and we are so thrilled to have you along for the ride.


STRIPE charges an online processing fee (2.2% +.30 USD per transaction). Your donations will be decreased by this amount. You may also send a check payable to “Lifesong for Orphans”. In the memo line please write “Sato 08942”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, Gridley, IL 61744.

Lifesong has been blessed with partners who underwrite all U.S. administrative and fundraising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners). That means 100% of your donation will go directly to the adoption.

  • In following IRS guidelines, your donation is to Lifesong for Orphans. This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor’s suggested use.
  • Lifesong is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Individual donations of $50 or more and yearly donations totaling $250 or more will receive a tax-deductible receipt. Receipts for donations under $50 will gladly be sent upon request.
Read more
Raised to date by 20 people
 of  $20,000
520 days left

My Story

Hi! We are Jon & Jenn and many of you have been along for the ride these past nearly 6 years of our adoption journey. Adoption is a long road that would have been impossible to walk without your love, encouragement, and support, and we are grateful!

When our second daughter Charlotte was just about 4 months old and we were still having social worker visits, I jokingly mentioned that I could do this again, you know, have another newborn right now! Jon said,”I’ve actually been thinking the same thing.” WHAT?

During our next social worker’s visit, we asked how long we have to wait until we began a third adoption process, so here we are now. We are currently pursuing our THIRD open domestic infant adoption through Bethany Christian Services.

We are incredibly blessed to have been awarded a matching grant of $4,000 from Lifesong for Orphans Adoption Fund! That means that when you so generously give to our adoption fund, it will be matched up to $4,000. As you know, adoption is expensive and is a tremendous financial burden. Your donation will go toward post placement visits from our social worker, supportive counseling for birth parents, services at the hospital, helping us navigate open relationships with birth parents, and preparing for finalization of adoption and court hearings.

We can’t wait to add another little one to our family, to tell them the story of how YOU helped to bring him or her home. You are a part of our story, our journey, and we are so thrilled to have you along for the ride.


STRIPE charges an online processing fee (2.2% +.30 USD per transaction). Your donations will be decreased by this amount. You may also send a check payable to “Lifesong for Orphans”. In the memo line please write “Sato 08942”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, Gridley, IL 61744.

Lifesong has been blessed with partners who underwrite all U.S. administrative and fundraising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners). That means 100% of your donation will go directly to the adoption.

  • In following IRS guidelines, your donation is to Lifesong for Orphans. This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor’s suggested use.
  • Lifesong is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Individual donations of $50 or more and yearly donations totaling $250 or more will receive a tax-deductible receipt. Receipts for donations under $50 will gladly be sent upon request.
Read more

WE’RE FULLY FUNDED!!!

July 17, 2020

Yes, you read that right! We’re fully funded! We’ve officially hit our goal of $30,450 through your generous donations to our fund and grants provided by these amazing organizations: Lifesong for Orphans, Show Hope, Pure Gift of God, and Katelyn’s Fund! We can’t believe it- it still doesn’t feel real. We have been waiting less than 6 months and are DONE fundraising! Thank you will never do justice. It has been incredible seeing our friends and family come together during the midst of a global pandemic to help us build our family through adoption. We are forever grateful and I tear up just thinking about it. God has opened doors continually thoughout our third adoption journey that we never could have dreamed up. We can’t wait to tell our next little one of how they were brought into our family through each one of you! THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS.

-Jon, Jenn, Adeline & Charlotte

Read More

Waiting to adopt during a pandemic

June 10, 2020

I wrote an update over on our blog https://jsadopts.com/ but wanted to give a brief update here too.

We have now been actively waiting for nearly 6 months and our profile has been shown 5 times. Some days have been hard, it’s easy to question the timing of it all with everything going on in the world. However, each time I begin to question and feel doubt, something encouraging happens that keeps us going.

One day, I was having a rough afternoon when a letter arrived at our door announcing we are the recipients of a $6000 grant from Show Hope! Big and small encouragements are what keeps us going during these long days that turn into months.

So thank you, to those who have donated to our fund, sent words of encouragement, filled out countless reference forms for all the grants we applied for, and reminded us of God’s presence in this. Thank you for keeping us going. We truly could not do this without you and we are so grateful. 

Read More

Comments

$100

Everly joy

Jul 10, 2020

“We love y’all and your hearts. Can’t wait to meet the next future friend of Everly’s.”

$100

Kate & Leif

Jul 10, 2020

“We love you all!”

$1,492

Offline Donation

Jul 10, 2020

$100

Erin

Jul 9, 2020

“So excited for you!!”

$1,001

Chris

Jul 6, 2020

“We can't wait for baby #3! We love you guys! You are amazing! =)”

$200

Emilie

Jul 2, 2020

“Jon and Jen, I have followed your story with each of your girls and have shared it with my husband as well. We believe adoption is good battle and that nothing but good can come of it. We are praying for you as you journey to baby #3!”

$500

Cagan

Jun 28, 2020

“We love your family so much and we love seeing your adoption journey unfold. Praying constantly for this new sweet babe who will join your lives. We wish we could give more right now, but know we’re here supporting you all the way. Baby number 3 is so lucky to get you as parents!”

$800

Hidden

Jun 26, 2020

$150

Holly

Jun 24, 2020

$500

Gail and Jon

Jun 23, 2020

“We are so excited to see how God grows your precious family!”

$250

Connie and Mike

Jun 23, 2020

“My your third blessing come soon!!!”

$100

Lindsay

Jun 18, 2020

“Congratulations! Can’t wait to see baby number three!”

$200

Kristen

Jun 18, 2020

“We love you guys and looking forward to your family growing! Thank you for demonstrating the hands and feet of Jesus to us and those around you.”

$100

Jaime

Jun 17, 2020

“We are so excited for baby Sato #3!!!”

$500

Hidden

Jun 16, 2020

“We are so exciting for your growing family!! We’re cheering for you guys! Also, please come to Refresh with us next year :) love, Angie, Collin and Luke”

$8,468

Offline Donation

Jun 6, 2020

$4,902

Offline Donation

Jun 6, 2020

$100

Jeff & Serena

May 28, 2020

“We are so excited to be able to follow your Forever Family journey. Much love & prayers!!”

$750

Shannon

May 9, 2020

“We love you guys so much and cannot wait to see what little one God will bring to your family!”

$50

Robin

Apr 30, 2020

“So excited for you all!! You’re in my prayers!”