Acky & Anna’s Adoption Journey

Acky & Anna
Acky & Anna Bartlesville, Oklahoma

During Anna’s bridal shower, friends and family drew pictures of what they thought our future life may look like, and most predicted we would have a large family. However, both natural means and medical interventions to have a family have not been successful. We have wrestled with our desire to have a family for many years facing unknowns, disappointments, confusion, and fighting for hope.

Adoption is something our family embraces and celebrates as five of our nieces and nephews were adopted. We have talked about adoption for a while but had to work through immigration and the pandemic. We were ecstatic in May when we were finally removed from the agency waiting list and were accepted officially as a waiting family with a local domestic adoption agency.  We have reached a point where we need help so are inviting you to join us on this journey.

The adoption cost for our agency is $21-24,000 on average. One way God has provided is through a matching grant of $8,000 with Hephzibah62.4 and Lifesong. This means for every dollar donated will be doubled and applied to our adoption! We have had an local organization forward and express willingness to cover adoption costs beyond the the matching grant! PTL!

We are humbled by these gift, but are asking with assistance ot raise the the $8,000 portion of the matching grant. Please prayerfully consider. Any little bit helps. MyStory charges no administration fees, so the entire amount (minus credit card fees) will come to us. Checks may be sent to Lifesong for Orphans, PO BOX 9, Gridley, IL 61744.  Note Family#10147 Mangimela must be written on the memo line for us to receive your donation. Donations are tax-deductible. Receipts will be mailed to you for any gift over $50 but can be requested for smaller amounts.

Thank you for your prayerful consideration, support, and love.

Acky & Anna


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 Mangimela 10147”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 9, 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.
  • *3.5% fee for donations given with an American Express card
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During Anna’s bridal shower, friends and family drew pictures of what they thought our future life may look like, and most predicted we would have a large family. However, both natural means and medical interventions to have a family have not been successful. We have wrestled with our desire to have a family for many years facing unknowns, disappointments, confusion, and fighting for hope.

Adoption is something our family embraces and celebrates as five of our nieces and nephews were adopted. We have talked about adoption for a while but had to work through immigration and the pandemic. We were ecstatic in May when we were finally removed from the agency waiting list and were accepted officially as a waiting family with a local domestic adoption agency.  We have reached a point where we need help so are inviting you to join us on this journey.

The adoption cost for our agency is $21-24,000 on average. One way God has provided is through a matching grant of $8,000 with Hephzibah62.4 and Lifesong. This means for every dollar donated will be doubled and applied to our adoption! We have had an local organization forward and express willingness to cover adoption costs beyond the the matching grant! PTL!

We are humbled by these gift, but are asking with assistance ot raise the the $8,000 portion of the matching grant. Please prayerfully consider. Any little bit helps. MyStory charges no administration fees, so the entire amount (minus credit card fees) will come to us. Checks may be sent to Lifesong for Orphans, PO BOX 9, Gridley, IL 61744.  Note Family#10147 Mangimela must be written on the memo line for us to receive your donation. Donations are tax-deductible. Receipts will be mailed to you for any gift over $50 but can be requested for smaller amounts.

Thank you for your prayerful consideration, support, and love.

Acky & Anna


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 Mangimela 10147”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 9, 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.
  • *3.5% fee for donations given with an American Express card
Read more

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