Adopting two sisters from Liberia (Rhoda and Olivia)

Kevin Grasso Conyers, Georgia

Our family (Kevin, Rachel, and 1 year old Emmett) moved back from Israel early to adopt two beautiful sisters from Liberia after waiting years to be matched! Rhoda and Olivia, ages 4 and 2, are the two children God has chosen for our family and we could not be more humbled and thankful. At the moment, we are waiting on the Liberian government to finalize some of the legal issues that need to happen before the adoption can take place, but we are hoping to be flying to Liberia sometime in August to pick up our daughters. We, Emmett included, will then spend 4-6 weeks there finalizing the adoption before bringing Rhoda and Olivia back to our new home in Conyers, GA (just outside of Atlanta).

Both of us dreamed of adopting before we were married. God brought us together, and now He has made that dream a reality in Rhoda and Olivia. Ultimately, we are adopting because we feel like God has called us to. We believe that as humans we are all called to show the world what God is like, and the clearest reflection of that is in the self-sacrificial love of our King, Jesus, who laid his life down for others who did not deserve it. This kind of love is also compared to adoption in the Bible (Ephesians 1:5), and we believe that true happiness is only found when we love this way. So we are excited both for the joy of getting to love these precious girls and for the joy we know they will bring to our family!

So far, we have paid just over $25,000 in adoption costs, and we have about $24,000 remaining. To help us finish up our costs, we received an amazing matching grant from the Race for Orphans for $10,000! This means that if we can raise $10,000 for our adoption, they will match that to give us $20,000 total, and we will be almost fully funded. THAT WOULD BE INCREDIBLE.

We are thrilled to have been given the opportunity to play a small part in what God is doing in the world, and we hope you will partner with us in prayer and/or financial support!

(If you would rather not donate online, please contact us for alternative ways to give)


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 “Grasso 09552”, 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.
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Raised to date by 28 people
 of  $14,000
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My Story

Our family (Kevin, Rachel, and 1 year old Emmett) moved back from Israel early to adopt two beautiful sisters from Liberia after waiting years to be matched! Rhoda and Olivia, ages 4 and 2, are the two children God has chosen for our family and we could not be more humbled and thankful. At the moment, we are waiting on the Liberian government to finalize some of the legal issues that need to happen before the adoption can take place, but we are hoping to be flying to Liberia sometime in August to pick up our daughters. We, Emmett included, will then spend 4-6 weeks there finalizing the adoption before bringing Rhoda and Olivia back to our new home in Conyers, GA (just outside of Atlanta).

Both of us dreamed of adopting before we were married. God brought us together, and now He has made that dream a reality in Rhoda and Olivia. Ultimately, we are adopting because we feel like God has called us to. We believe that as humans we are all called to show the world what God is like, and the clearest reflection of that is in the self-sacrificial love of our King, Jesus, who laid his life down for others who did not deserve it. This kind of love is also compared to adoption in the Bible (Ephesians 1:5), and we believe that true happiness is only found when we love this way. So we are excited both for the joy of getting to love these precious girls and for the joy we know they will bring to our family!

So far, we have paid just over $25,000 in adoption costs, and we have about $24,000 remaining. To help us finish up our costs, we received an amazing matching grant from the Race for Orphans for $10,000! This means that if we can raise $10,000 for our adoption, they will match that to give us $20,000 total, and we will be almost fully funded. THAT WOULD BE INCREDIBLE.

We are thrilled to have been given the opportunity to play a small part in what God is doing in the world, and we hope you will partner with us in prayer and/or financial support!

(If you would rather not donate online, please contact us for alternative ways to give)


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 “Grasso 09552”, 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.
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$50

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12 hours ago

$1,000

Erin

Jun 19, 2021

$100

Laura

Jun 19, 2021

$300

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Jun 18, 2021

“May God bless you and yours. May He be with you in every step of this way.”

$70

Richard

Jun 17, 2021

“Praying for you every Thursday morning in a prayer group located in Lufkin, Texas!”

$250

Alan

Jun 17, 2021

$2,000

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Jun 17, 2021

$100

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Jun 16, 2021

“God bless”

$100

Linda& Mike

Jun 15, 2021

“So very happy for the both of you we love you”

$1,000

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Jun 14, 2021

$1,000

Offline Donation

Jun 14, 2021

$100

Ansley

Jun 13, 2021

“So excited for you guys! Praying for Olivia, Rhoda and your whole family! Love y’all!”

$300

Alex

Jun 12, 2021

$40

Nicole

Jun 11, 2021

$100

Emily

Jun 10, 2021

“Jessica shared your journey. We work together at Capital One. Keeping you all in my prayers! What a wonderful blessing!”

$500

Lucas

Jun 10, 2021

$500

Jim & Barbara

Jun 10, 2021

“We are friends of David and LaNelle Vansau. They have told us so much about you. We are praying for you as you travel to get your daughters. We are delighted to help you make this happen.”

$300

Megan

Jun 9, 2021

“Kevin and Rachel, what a privilege to get to partner with you in what God is doing in your family! I'm thankful for your faithfulness and the way you live with integrity. I love watching from afar and seeing how God works in your lives!”

$300

Sarah

Jun 9, 2021

“So happy for you all!! Praying for all your families travel and transitions.”

$100

Hidden

Jun 9, 2021

“Adoption is a beautiful thing! Go get yo girls”

$100

Lauren

Jun 9, 2021

“From Ellie and Eden!”

$450

Walker

Jun 9, 2021

“Hope this helps toward bringing those little girls to you. Can’t wait to see all of you.”

$1,500

Hidden

Jun 9, 2021

“Super proud of you guys. World needs more people like you!”

$25

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Jun 9, 2021

$100

Lauren

Jun 9, 2021

$200

Elizabeth

Jun 9, 2021

“Praying it goes through!”

$100

Gemma

Jun 9, 2021

“Trying again through an Israeli card!!! Sorry this is not more but comes with love”

$1,000

Jake

Jun 8, 2021

“Love you guys and so excited to meet the girls!”