Hello! We’re the Weakley family and we have a passion for bringing the gospel of Christ to bear in the life of our family through adoption. Christ not only wanted the little children to come to Him, but also set the picture of what adoption is by redeeming us when we were lost and outcast and making us joint heirs with Him. Further, we are commissioned explicitly to care for the orphan as an extension of the care He has for them. Lifesong for Orphans has awarded us a $3,000 matching grant, so even though our goal is $15,000, the first $3,000 will be matched! We are so thankful for God’s provision in this.
Our journey of adoption started in the winter of 2016, where Amanda and I (Matt) agreed that we wanted to adopt for the reasons already stated. We wanted to adopt internationally, which is where we started. However, in the summer of 2017, we found out we were pregnant with our second child, more or less forcing us to switch to domestic adoption. Amanda found Family Adoption Consultants and we’ve really appreciated working with them to get everything squared away. Due to the switch, we had to get a good deal of our documentation updated, and are just waiting for our home study to be updated before our profile goes “active.” Then we have the potential to be matched anywhere from a couple weeks to a year, so we’d appreciate your prayers and support as we endeavor to do God’s will in orphan care.
-Matt and Amanda
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 “Weakley 7611”, 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.
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