Adopting From China (The Wests going East)

Josh West
Josh West Goose Creek, South Carolina

While adoption has been on our hearts for a long while, given its nearness to the very heart of God, it was 6 years ago, while pregnant with our youngest, that we watched a Netflix documentary on orphans in China. While all children are precious in His sight, it was through watching that film that God gave us a heart specifically for the children of China. Though we knew it wasn't yet the time, God certainly used the film as further fuel on the fire of our adoption desires.

Though many factors have kept us in waiting for a season, in December, we began sensing that the timing was right for our family through much prayer and conversation. After some enlightening conversations with several individuals, we obeyed God's voice by stepping out of the boat and beginning the process of international adoption. As we've said before, we are aware of how costly this journey can be (well beyond simply the financial aspects), but we believe this little girl we hope to adopt is, like all children, made in the image of God and precious. And though the way is arduous and steep, we know that He is with us. We move forward trusting in His ability to redeem and make something beautiful out of hardships and messiness. We’ve seen him do that in our lives, and our prayer is that He uses us as He does that in the life of our adopted children.


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 “West 08903”, 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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My Story

While adoption has been on our hearts for a long while, given its nearness to the very heart of God, it was 6 years ago, while pregnant with our youngest, that we watched a Netflix documentary on orphans in China. While all children are precious in His sight, it was through watching that film that God gave us a heart specifically for the children of China. Though we knew it wasn't yet the time, God certainly used the film as further fuel on the fire of our adoption desires.

Though many factors have kept us in waiting for a season, in December, we began sensing that the timing was right for our family through much prayer and conversation. After some enlightening conversations with several individuals, we obeyed God's voice by stepping out of the boat and beginning the process of international adoption. As we've said before, we are aware of how costly this journey can be (well beyond simply the financial aspects), but we believe this little girl we hope to adopt is, like all children, made in the image of God and precious. And though the way is arduous and steep, we know that He is with us. We move forward trusting in His ability to redeem and make something beautiful out of hardships and messiness. We’ve seen him do that in our lives, and our prayer is that He uses us as He does that in the life of our adopted children.


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 “West 08903”, 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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$498

Kelsey

Mar 20, 2021

“Love you guys!”

$1,000

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Jan 24, 2021

“Jesus is so generous with us, so we can be too!”

$500

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Dec 31, 2020

“We are excited to see Christ reflected in your family through adoption. Chris & Stephanie”

$500

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Dec 1, 2020

$410

Kelsey

Nov 8, 2020

“Love ya'll :) Always!”

$50

Shawn

Sep 19, 2020

“Love Y’all!”

$250

Michael

Sep 5, 2020

“Love you guys!”

$413

Kelsey

Aug 4, 2020

“Love you guys!”

$50

Laurie

Jul 7, 2020

$198

Kelsey

Jul 5, 2020

“Love ya'll, as always :)”

$30

Robert

Jun 22, 2020

“Donating in honor of my daughter, Grace Leona Worcester, on her 30th birthday, who made your need made known to me.”

$10

Hidden

Jun 22, 2020

$15

Amanda

Jun 22, 2020

“Many blessings on this precious venture for your family!”

$25

Harrison

Jun 21, 2020

“This is Leona Worcester's brother, donating for her birthday. We have two adopted sisters and they are so special to me. Good luck!”

$1,000

Jim & Sharon

Jun 18, 2020

“Sharing some Stimulus $$$ we don't need, but God blessed us with to invest in your future adopted child!”

$200

Firdu

Jun 11, 2020

$2,000

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Jun 10, 2020

“We love y'all and are excited to support yall in this! May God bless you as you seek Him!”

$245

Kelsey

Jun 7, 2020

“Love ya'll!!!”

$50

The

May 22, 2020

$25

Sarah

May 22, 2020

$25

Milly

May 21, 2020

“Praying for God’s leading and meeting if your needs!”

$25

Lauren

May 20, 2020

$25

Rebecca

May 20, 2020

$100

Anna

May 20, 2020

“Praying for your family as you guys walk through this whole process! So exciting to see what the Lord will do for your sweet family!”

$50

Rhonda

May 20, 2020

$155

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May 19, 2020

$100

Jessica

May 19, 2020

“Best of luck to your family!!! Sending prayers and love!!!! The Lindsey Family :)”

$25

Stephanie

May 19, 2020

$30

Mary

May 19, 2020

“Brownies”

$30

Andrew & Kayla

May 19, 2020

“Thankful that you are proclaiming the Gospel through the beauty of adoption! Prayers sent your way!”

$30

Christina

May 19, 2020

“We are so excited and happy for you! God is so good! You have such a beautiful family. Love, Christina Smith”

$25

Susann

May 19, 2020

$250

Michael

May 18, 2020

“love you guys!!!”

$75

Michael

May 16, 2020

“Thanks for the awesome brownies! God bless you, your family and your adoption experience!”

$35

Kelsey

May 16, 2020

“Woohoo :)”

$25

Cortney

May 15, 2020

“We are excited for you guys! Praying for everything to work out perfectly with this adoption.”

$25

Lindsay

May 13, 2020

“Thanks for the brownies, they are very, very good!”

$50

Judy

May 13, 2020

“Brownies are the best!!”

$25

Katie

May 13, 2020

$25

Victoria

May 13, 2020

$50

Hidden

May 13, 2020

$50

Brett and Hope

May 13, 2020

“Praying for your adoption!!”

$25

Becky

May 13, 2020

“Congratulations on this journey!”

$30

Holli

May 13, 2020

$25

Vincent

May 13, 2020

$25

Dustin

May 13, 2020

$25

Nick

May 13, 2020

$50

Richie

May 13, 2020

“I will pray that the Lord''s will be done in this and the adoption process to go successfully well.”

$50

Elliot

May 13, 2020

$100

Sarah

May 12, 2020

$70

Ryan and Sami

May 12, 2020

“We love you guys and are praying for y’all and your precious girl!!”

$25

Beth

May 11, 2020

“Praying!”

$130

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May 6, 2020

“Love ya'll :)”

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Chris

Apr 24, 2020

“Good luck on your adventure with your future child. Bless you for adopting!”

$55

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Apr 21, 2020

“gift from walkers :)”

$145

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Apr 16, 2020

“Love ya'll :)”

$500

Michael

Apr 16, 2020

“Love you guys! We hope to give more in the coming months too!”

$750

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Apr 15, 2020

“Excited for you all!”

$50

Kimberly

Apr 10, 2020

$620

Kelsey

Mar 30, 2020

$150

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Mar 29, 2020

$375

James

Mar 19, 2020

$800

Kim

Mar 19, 2020

$125

Kelsey

Mar 7, 2020

$300

Hidden

Mar 3, 2020

$50

Carolee

Mar 3, 2020

“Hope you get your little girl soon-- For the glory of God's kingdom.”

$100

Offline Donation

Mar 1, 2020

$100

Jeremy

Feb 27, 2020