Adopting Baby Vance

Meg Vance
Meg Vance Indianapolis, Indiana

Hello dear ones!

Thank you for your interest in our adoption story!  We are so excited to announce that we have been awarded a $3,000 matching adoption grant from a church in our area, The Creek, in partnership with Lifesong for Orphans.  This means your donations up to $3,000 will be matched while we try to reach our fundraising goal of $10,000.

Our journey to adoption:

Even before we were married, we had adoption on our hearts.  We have always hoped it would be a part of our family’s story and we are excited to see a dream fulfilled!

While we are thrilled about this adoption, our journey has not always been an easy one.  We have ridden the emotional rollercoaster called infertility for over three years now and on Easter 2017 we experienced the loss of our beloved child, Oliver “Ollie” Enoch Vance, to miscarriage.  While we hope that someday God may choose to bless us with additional biological children, we have personally chosen not to pursue any fertility treatments.  We believe it is His will for us to adopt and we are excited to grow our family in this way!

To us, adoption is a beautiful picture of the Gospel.  Just as Jesus is the bridge for us to be welcomed into the family of God, adoption is a way to bring a child into a forever family.  While not every individual or family is called to adopt, we can all be used by God to help set the lonely into families (Psalm 68:6).

Where we are in the process:

In January we started working with Bethany Christian Services to pursue a domestic infant adoption.  We have finished our home study and our 30 education credits.  We’re setting up our nursery and creating a profile book that will be shown to expectant parents once we “go live.”  We have also been saving for the cost of the adoption which is around $30,000.

The process of adoption requires that we step out in faith and be stretched in ways that are outside of our comfort zone.  We are so thankful that we have the means to provide for a child’s daily needs, but the reality is that there is a substantial amount of money needed to bring this child home.

We are so grateful for the support we have already received from so many.  From baby items and financial gifts to big hugs and congratulations—your prayers, encouragement, emotional support, and tangible help have meant the world to us.  Thank you for investing in our family and for considering being a part of this special opportunity.  Please continue to keep us, our baby, and the birth family in your prayers.

With love and thanks,

Will & Meg J


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 “Vance 7829”, 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.
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Raised to date by 47 people
 of  $10,000
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My Story

Hello dear ones!

Thank you for your interest in our adoption story!  We are so excited to announce that we have been awarded a $3,000 matching adoption grant from a church in our area, The Creek, in partnership with Lifesong for Orphans.  This means your donations up to $3,000 will be matched while we try to reach our fundraising goal of $10,000.

Our journey to adoption:

Even before we were married, we had adoption on our hearts.  We have always hoped it would be a part of our family’s story and we are excited to see a dream fulfilled!

While we are thrilled about this adoption, our journey has not always been an easy one.  We have ridden the emotional rollercoaster called infertility for over three years now and on Easter 2017 we experienced the loss of our beloved child, Oliver “Ollie” Enoch Vance, to miscarriage.  While we hope that someday God may choose to bless us with additional biological children, we have personally chosen not to pursue any fertility treatments.  We believe it is His will for us to adopt and we are excited to grow our family in this way!

To us, adoption is a beautiful picture of the Gospel.  Just as Jesus is the bridge for us to be welcomed into the family of God, adoption is a way to bring a child into a forever family.  While not every individual or family is called to adopt, we can all be used by God to help set the lonely into families (Psalm 68:6).

Where we are in the process:

In January we started working with Bethany Christian Services to pursue a domestic infant adoption.  We have finished our home study and our 30 education credits.  We’re setting up our nursery and creating a profile book that will be shown to expectant parents once we “go live.”  We have also been saving for the cost of the adoption which is around $30,000.

The process of adoption requires that we step out in faith and be stretched in ways that are outside of our comfort zone.  We are so thankful that we have the means to provide for a child’s daily needs, but the reality is that there is a substantial amount of money needed to bring this child home.

We are so grateful for the support we have already received from so many.  From baby items and financial gifts to big hugs and congratulations—your prayers, encouragement, emotional support, and tangible help have meant the world to us.  Thank you for investing in our family and for considering being a part of this special opportunity.  Please continue to keep us, our baby, and the birth family in your prayers.

With love and thanks,

Will & Meg J


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 “Vance 7829”, 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.
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$500

Offline Donation

Nov 2, 2018

$50

Offline Donation

Nov 2, 2018

$100

sharon

Oct 31, 2018

$100

Hidden

Oct 12, 2018

“Dear Will and Meg, we're sorry this comes late, but we still wanted to donate to show our love and support. Dave and I think you will make wonderful parents, and a real blessing from God to a woman in distress and a child who needs a loving home. With love in Christ, Dave and Michele”

$265

Lansen

Sep 25, 2018

“Love you guys!”

$280

David

Sep 24, 2018

$60

Phil

Sep 20, 2018

“Congratulation!”

$100

Offline Donation

Sep 19, 2018

$150

Bonnie

Sep 17, 2018

“Can't wait to meet baby Vance! Blessings on your family.”

$20

Offline Donation

Sep 17, 2018

$200

Eric and Anna

Sep 16, 2018

$100

Shaun

Sep 15, 2018

“May God bless your new family Love the Gannons”

$100

David and Amanda

Sep 14, 2018

$100

Angelique

Sep 13, 2018

“Wishing you all the best!”

$100

Jake and Kyle

Sep 13, 2018

$10

David

Sep 13, 2018

$20

Rob

Sep 13, 2018

“Congrats and best of luck!!!”

$30

Hannah

Sep 12, 2018

“Congratulations, Meg and Will! You two and your eventual child are in my prayers!”

$100

Dennis & Liz

Sep 12, 2018

$200

Hidden

Sep 12, 2018

“So excited for you two and the baby who will be your's! Love you both!”

$100

Derek

Sep 11, 2018

“Love you guys!”

$50

Aimee

Sep 10, 2018

$100

Scott

Sep 7, 2018

“We are so happy for you! Sincerely, Scott & Shana Berge”

$200

Katherine

Sep 7, 2018

“You guys are going to be great parents! We know firsthand the pain that loss brings but our God is a God of restoration. He makes beauty out of ashes! This is such great news wishing you guys all the best on this journey!”

$150

Katie

Sep 6, 2018

$100

Shari

Sep 6, 2018

“God Bless You both as you become some of this worlds BEST parents. SO excited for you. Love, Ric and Shari”

$30

Erik

Sep 6, 2018

“Congrats to you both and good luck with the rest of the process! The world needs more people like you!”

$500

JoEllen

Sep 6, 2018

$100

Patrick

Sep 6, 2018

$20

Robert

Sep 5, 2018

$255

david

Sep 5, 2018

“Stacey and I wish you all the best!!”

$50

Colleen

Sep 5, 2018

“Wishing you the joy of parenthood!”

$150

Sarah

Sep 5, 2018

$50

Emily

Sep 5, 2018

“Best wishes! Being a parent is the most rewarding job!”

$75

Hidden

Sep 5, 2018

“God bless your family!”

$100

Hidden

Sep 5, 2018

$3,000

Offline Donation

Sep 5, 2018

$100

Kara

Sep 4, 2018

“So happy for you guys! This child will be so blessed to have you for parents! We miss you and we will be praying for you all!”

$100

Sam

Sep 4, 2018

“This is so awesome! Best of luck to you both!”

$1,000

Edward

Sep 4, 2018

“Abundant Blessings, Always!”

$20

Robin

Sep 4, 2018

“Congratulations!!!”

$200

Rachel

Sep 4, 2018

“Love you guys! So excited! God is good and faithful!!!”

$100

Hidden

Sep 4, 2018

“So excited for your family as you wait to meet its newest member!”

$50

Justin

Sep 4, 2018

“So exciting! Love you guys!”

$750

Offline Donation

Aug 29, 2018

$80

Offline Donation

Aug 10, 2018

$1,000

Offline Donation

Aug 10, 2018