Adopting Zoe

Robert & Indi Clark
Robert & Indi Clark

My husband Bob and I have been blessed with seven beautiful children, three homemade and four adopted.  We are still in awe of how God has grown our family; and he’s not done yet!  Bob and I never planned on having a large family but after serving on a few medical mission trips in developing countries, we knew we wanted to be the forever family of a child that didn’t have one. We worked in orphanages and experienced firsthand the overwhelming need of children who lacked the basic essentials, yet, wanted nothing more than our love and affection. Our lives were forever changed. Our first adoption experience was a little girl from China. Grace is compassionate and loves Jesus with all her heart. A year later, we adopted a little girl from Ethiopia. Ali is gentle and tenderhearted and likewise dearly loves Jesus. When we considered adopting again, we felt God was calling us to children with special needs. The Lord guided us to a little girl named Maecie and a little boy named Oliver, both of whom were born in China. Maecie has spina bifida and is now thriving. Oliver has albinism, is legally blind and is on the autism spectrum. This year Oliver has reached milestones that the doctor’s thought were not even possible.

With seven children, Bob and I certainly thought our family was complete, but God had different plans. We were recently led to a precious nine-year-old little girl in Taiwan who is severely to profoundly hard of hearing and has epilepsy. We have named her Zoe and are in the process of making her our forever daughter. 

Without the generous love, support and giving of our family, friends, co-workers, anonymous givers, and kind strangers, these adoptions would have never been possible. We are so grateful for the love, encouragement, and support we have been given through each of these journeys. As with each adoption, with the cost being close to $40,000 we are again trusting that God will provide through the generosity of others. We have been blessed with an amazing matching grant from the Tim Tebow Foundation, through Lifesong for Orphans. We would love for you to join us on this great adventure to help bring Zoe home to her forever family. Any financial gifts will be matched dollar for dollar up to $4,000 and are completely tax deductible. 100% of your donation will go directly towards bringing our daughter home. Would you please consider making an eternal investment with us to bring Zoe home? With grateful humility and love,

The Clark Family

 


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 “Clark 8436”, 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  $35,000
106 days left

My Story

My husband Bob and I have been blessed with seven beautiful children, three homemade and four adopted.  We are still in awe of how God has grown our family; and he’s not done yet!  Bob and I never planned on having a large family but after serving on a few medical mission trips in developing countries, we knew we wanted to be the forever family of a child that didn’t have one. We worked in orphanages and experienced firsthand the overwhelming need of children who lacked the basic essentials, yet, wanted nothing more than our love and affection. Our lives were forever changed. Our first adoption experience was a little girl from China. Grace is compassionate and loves Jesus with all her heart. A year later, we adopted a little girl from Ethiopia. Ali is gentle and tenderhearted and likewise dearly loves Jesus. When we considered adopting again, we felt God was calling us to children with special needs. The Lord guided us to a little girl named Maecie and a little boy named Oliver, both of whom were born in China. Maecie has spina bifida and is now thriving. Oliver has albinism, is legally blind and is on the autism spectrum. This year Oliver has reached milestones that the doctor’s thought were not even possible.

With seven children, Bob and I certainly thought our family was complete, but God had different plans. We were recently led to a precious nine-year-old little girl in Taiwan who is severely to profoundly hard of hearing and has epilepsy. We have named her Zoe and are in the process of making her our forever daughter. 

Without the generous love, support and giving of our family, friends, co-workers, anonymous givers, and kind strangers, these adoptions would have never been possible. We are so grateful for the love, encouragement, and support we have been given through each of these journeys. As with each adoption, with the cost being close to $40,000 we are again trusting that God will provide through the generosity of others. We have been blessed with an amazing matching grant from the Tim Tebow Foundation, through Lifesong for Orphans. We would love for you to join us on this great adventure to help bring Zoe home to her forever family. Any financial gifts will be matched dollar for dollar up to $4,000 and are completely tax deductible. 100% of your donation will go directly towards bringing our daughter home. Would you please consider making an eternal investment with us to bring Zoe home? With grateful humility and love,

The Clark Family

 


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 “Clark 8436”, 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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$100

Dawn

7 hours ago

$100

Tamara

18 hours ago

$100

Janice

Sep 13, 2019

$200

Roberta

Sep 13, 2019

“Praying that Zoe will be home with you all soon!”

$200

NATASHA

Sep 12, 2019

“Thank you for reminding all of us how powerful human kindness can be. With love, Natasha, Marc and Teddy”

$150

Offline Donation

Sep 9, 2019

$100

Offline Donation

Sep 6, 2019

$100

Offline Donation

Sep 6, 2019

$500

Doug & Lynda

Sep 5, 2019

“We are happy to be included in bringing Zoe home to you :-)”

$5,000

Amy

Sep 4, 2019

“Dear Bob and Indie, I just wish to thank you so much for inviting me to participate in adopting wonderful Zoe!! I’m so happy to think that she would find a forever home with you- you have a lot of love to give her!! Thank you so much!!”

$300

Bob

Aug 31, 2019

$100

Offline Donation

Aug 30, 2019

$60

Barber

Aug 23, 2019

$125

Chad & Katie

Aug 11, 2019

“We can't wait to meet Zoe!!!! Let's get her home!!”

$20

Hidden

Aug 11, 2019

$45

Rachel

Aug 8, 2019

$200

Hidden

Aug 4, 2019

“Congratulations! So happy for you! I love you!”

$50

Susie

Jul 26, 2019

$472

Offline Donation

Jul 22, 2019

$1,000

Corey

Jul 16, 2019

“Dear Clark Family Your kindness and grace touch more lives than you'll ever know. Thank you for being an inspiration in our world.”

$100

Anna

Jul 15, 2019

“This is awesome !!”

$100

Maren

Jul 15, 2019

“Praying for you and your beautiful family ❤️”

$500

Arron

Jul 13, 2019

$50

Patty

Jul 13, 2019

$100

Ingrid

Jul 12, 2019

“We Love You Clark Family and can't wait to meet Zoe!”

$100

Katarzyna

Jul 9, 2019

“God bless Zoe and her new family.Indi you are wonderful mother.Good luck with adoption process.We are praying for your family.❤”

$500

Pak Wai Bobby

Jul 8, 2019

“Our Mighty God, there is nothing YOU cannot do. Please help Indi and Bob adopt Zoe into their loving family through your abundant blessings. PTL~”

$500

Offline Donation

Jul 8, 2019

$100

Catherine

Jul 4, 2019

“So honored to be on this journey with you and Zoe!!! <3”

$200

Kathleen

Jul 4, 2019

“God bless your new one”

$300

Stephanie

Jul 3, 2019

“Praying for you!”

$200

LEE

Jul 2, 2019

“Indi hope everything going we!! Love & hugs from Paul’s family !! God bless you all 💜💜💜”

$100

Hidden

Jul 2, 2019

“"To Him Who is able to do more than all we ask or imagine!"”

$300

Dena

Jul 2, 2019

“May God bless your journey and bring her home to your family quickly and safely May she bring joy and love ❤️ through Christ name we pray Love you all”

$1,000

Offline Donation

Jun 27, 2019

$2,600

Offline Donation

Jun 26, 2019

$1,400

Offline Donation

Jun 24, 2019

$150

Sara

Jun 22, 2019

“❤️”

$4,000

Offline Donation

Jun 22, 2019

$100

Miheret

Jun 7, 2019

“Your love and care to others is so profound. I see Jesus you!”

$750

Mark

Jun 3, 2019

“Indi, we are so thankful to do life with you and Bob, even if it is from far away. Thank you for striving forward in life, even when it feels like God F***ed up! (I will never forget that) We love you guys!”

$100

Katrina

May 29, 2019

“Woo hoo! More cousins!!”

$100

Hidden

May 27, 2019

“May God continue blessing you as you continue blessing those who need a loving family!”

$100

Dave & Karen

May 24, 2019

“Zoe is a special little girl to be a part of the Clark family.”

$50

Jenny

May 24, 2019

“God bless you on your journey to your little Zoe!”

$50

Janice

May 24, 2019

“Congratulations ahead of time. I know you will succeed.”

$100

Offline Donation

Jan 1, 1970