God is calling us to change a life!
Season’s Greetings! My son and I are on another great adventure! We have partnered with the Morgan Hill Children’s Foundation (MOHIC) in Lagos, Nigeria to adopt a little girl. Already, we’ve sacrificed a lot to pay over $10,000.00 out of pocket to cover the initial fees.
The plight of orphans is heartbreaking. Many issues stem from lacking basic resources that come from a loving home. Without a family to provide and protect them, these children are forced to live at the lowest levels in society just to survive. Crime and poverty become a way of life. Violence and human trafficking is common and because they are orphaned, education is abandoned which further prevents them from finding a way out of poverty into healthy homes.
For most orphans there is little hope unless they are rescued and adopted. Once they are taken in by orphanages, children no longer have to focus on meeting their basic needs. Instead they can learn to follow simple social rules. Still, due to the number of children in each facility, orphanages around the world are limited in their ability to nurture each child. This means although the basic needs are met orphaned children still suffer from many developmental delays.
On the contrary,children adopted into loving families have been shown to lead very productive lives. Adopted kids experience rapid growth and development in all areas because they receive personal attention. Generally within the first few years of placement, adopted children "catch up" to their peers in many ways and have even been shown to excel in their fields of interest. Maya Angelou, Steve Jobs, and Nat King Cole are just a few people who have gone on to do extraordinary things with their lives after they were adopted. In addition, because of the rigorous process involved in adoption, adoptive parents are overjoyed to welcome their new child into their lives and the entire family, including biological children, experience a wealth of joy and satisfaction.
We are now about 8 months into our journey. Remi and I are both Nigerian-American dual citizens so we are uniquely qualified to help a child from Nigeria transition to life in Atlanta, Georgia. We have no trouble replicating the comforts from Nigeria because they are our favorites as well! We have partnered with MOHICs to rescue a child and give her a forever family! MOHIC is the leading authority in inter-country adoption between the US and Nigeria and they have been instrumental in advocating for the rights of children and the advancement of the adoption program in Nigeria. Please partner with us to raise the last $15,000.00 to bring our girl home. These fees will cover foreign agency procedures as well as the immigration processes necessary to bring her back home to Atlanta, Georgia. Any donation is greatly appreciated. Remi and I can't wait to share this journey with you!
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 “Guerrero 7432”, 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.