Adoption story

Tirzah Mayhew
Tirzah Mayhew Rincon, Georgia

We feel that God has called us to start our family through adoption. He has blessed us on so many ways and has led us to the decision of adoption. We needed stretching and the adoption process has definitely helped us grow and learn to rely more on God. We decided that God was calling us to financially invest in an eternal future for a child rather than something material that will only last a few years. 

As we have started into the adoption process we have been able to see so many amazing ways that adoption shows Christ. He adopted us into His family, He chose us and loved us even when we were broken. Adoption is expensive, there are so many little things that come up that we never thought we would have to pay for. But when we look at the price that God paid to adopt us, no expense in the world can come close to the price He paid for our adoption into His family! We want God to be glorified through our family adoption story. 

We absolutely can’t do this alone! We need a community to support us and encourage us! 

We have been awarded a $5000 matching grant from Potter Homes Adoption Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans. We are so thankful to Potter Homes and Lifesong for this generous gift! 

 


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 “Mayhew 09519”, 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 6 people
 of  $5,000
60 days left

My Story

We feel that God has called us to start our family through adoption. He has blessed us on so many ways and has led us to the decision of adoption. We needed stretching and the adoption process has definitely helped us grow and learn to rely more on God. We decided that God was calling us to financially invest in an eternal future for a child rather than something material that will only last a few years. 

As we have started into the adoption process we have been able to see so many amazing ways that adoption shows Christ. He adopted us into His family, He chose us and loved us even when we were broken. Adoption is expensive, there are so many little things that come up that we never thought we would have to pay for. But when we look at the price that God paid to adopt us, no expense in the world can come close to the price He paid for our adoption into His family! We want God to be glorified through our family adoption story. 

We absolutely can’t do this alone! We need a community to support us and encourage us! 

We have been awarded a $5000 matching grant from Potter Homes Adoption Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans. We are so thankful to Potter Homes and Lifesong for this generous gift! 

 


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 “Mayhew 09519”, 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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A season of waiting

April 18, 2021

In this season of waiting, It’s easy to feel like we’ve hit a dead end. After all the hurry and push of getting every form submitted, signing paperwork, the stillness of waiting is difficult. It’s as if we turned the page of a wonderful story and this page is blank. We don’t know what’s going to happen and we aren’t sure if the story has a happy ending. All we can see is the blank page in front of us.

We are thankful for this time of waiting. God is teaching us to trust in His timing and in His plan. We are praying for the child (or children) God has already picked for our family. We are continuing to learn about adoption from those who have walked this path before us.

This is also a good time to save money for when we do get matched. We are applying to grants, no interest loans, and are still receiving 50% of the profits from our GoBena coffee page! (Click the link to order some coffee before our page comes down! https://my.gobena.org/stories/mayhew-adoption-fundraiser/?id=627)

We would love to talk to you about adoption and answer any questions you may have for us. If you are interested in reading more about adoption two great resources are in the links below.

Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches (Updated and Expanded Edition) https://www.amazon.com/dp/1433549212/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_PBKMEXA3KC0XG1A4ZJM5

In On It: What Adoptive Parents Would Like You To Know About Adoption. A Guide for Relatives and Friends. (Mom’s Choice Award Winner) https://www.amazon.com/dp/0982876505/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_C6YDJ8617J3CG680R5DB

 
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Virtual 5k!

April 18, 2021

Join us for our VIRTUAL 5K that will take place the week of May 17th-23rd!

All profit will go towards funding our adoption! This is a virtual event and you can complete it at your favorite location on your own time during race week.

For more information and to sign up, visit our race website:

https://runsignup.com/Race/GA/Rincon/MayhewRunforAdoption

We hope that you can run with us!

 

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Comments

$5,000

Daniel

Jul 17, 2021

“Your City Church is praying and believing with you! We are so excited to see what God is about to do. We love you guys! NOTE: This form required my name, but the donations are from City Church Pooler.”

$56

Joanna

Jun 29, 2021

$1,000

Hannah

May 6, 2021

“We love you Mayhew’s!”

$150

Hidden

Apr 29, 2021

$100

John

Apr 19, 2021

$100

Samantha

Apr 12, 2021

“We are so excited for the two of you as you start this journey. I know God has the perfect little one picked out just for you. And you will be wonderful parents!”