Adventure is on the Horizon (adoption adventure #2)

Ben & Kristi Graves
Ben & Kristi Graves Buford, Georgia

We have BIG news!  The Graves are adopting again!

We have been married for 14 years and have had many adventures together. We have lived in other countries and traveled all over the world. We have walked the path of infertility for the last 10 years and welcomed our amazing son Horizon in our family 3 years ago, and have clearly felt God guide and direct us to begin our next adventure. Growing our family through another adoption! 🙂

Ephesians 1:5 says "In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will."

We are so excited to see how God is going to continue to stretch and grow us as we walk this path He has set out for us. Our story doesn't look like we thought it would, but we are so thankful that He works together for our good and to bring Him glory.

We are pursuing another domestic infant adoption and have finished our application. We are in the Home Study process with our agency, Lifeline Children's Services.

We ask that you please partner with us by PRAYING for us throughout this entire adventure. Specifically that you would pray for us as a family, for our future child and for the expectant mother who will be making this decision to place with us.

Second, we ask that you consider partnering with us financially as we step forward in obedience to pursue growing our family through adoption. The cost of a domestic infant adoption is around $28,000. We have been working and saving towards this, we also hope to partner with many of you and can't wait to see how God works through this process.

We are so thrilled to have a received a matching grant from Lifesong! For every dollar we raise, Lifesong will match up to $5,000! We would be thrilled to match this entire amount and feel so humbled at the opportunity to do so.

If you have any questions or want to know more about our story, please don't hesitate to ask. You can also check out our website:  www.adventureisonthehorizon.com or find us on Instagram @babygravesadventure

We thank each of you for your role in our journey and in the next Baby Graves adventure!

Much love,

Ben & Kristi & Horizon


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 “Graves 09585”, 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 17 people
 of  $20,000
32 days left

My Story

We have BIG news!  The Graves are adopting again!

We have been married for 14 years and have had many adventures together. We have lived in other countries and traveled all over the world. We have walked the path of infertility for the last 10 years and welcomed our amazing son Horizon in our family 3 years ago, and have clearly felt God guide and direct us to begin our next adventure. Growing our family through another adoption! 🙂

Ephesians 1:5 says "In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will."

We are so excited to see how God is going to continue to stretch and grow us as we walk this path He has set out for us. Our story doesn't look like we thought it would, but we are so thankful that He works together for our good and to bring Him glory.

We are pursuing another domestic infant adoption and have finished our application. We are in the Home Study process with our agency, Lifeline Children's Services.

We ask that you please partner with us by PRAYING for us throughout this entire adventure. Specifically that you would pray for us as a family, for our future child and for the expectant mother who will be making this decision to place with us.

Second, we ask that you consider partnering with us financially as we step forward in obedience to pursue growing our family through adoption. The cost of a domestic infant adoption is around $28,000. We have been working and saving towards this, we also hope to partner with many of you and can't wait to see how God works through this process.

We are so thrilled to have a received a matching grant from Lifesong! For every dollar we raise, Lifesong will match up to $5,000! We would be thrilled to match this entire amount and feel so humbled at the opportunity to do so.

If you have any questions or want to know more about our story, please don't hesitate to ask. You can also check out our website:  www.adventureisonthehorizon.com or find us on Instagram @babygravesadventure

We thank each of you for your role in our journey and in the next Baby Graves adventure!

Much love,

Ben & Kristi & Horizon


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 “Graves 09585”, 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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Active Waiting Family!

August 13, 2021

We have completed all the steps in our home study, profile book and adoption conference education and are officially an active waiting family with our agency! This means we can begin being shown to prospective parents for a potential match! We would love your prayers as we head into this next phase of the adventure 🙂 Thank you so much friends!!

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Home Study Approved!!

July 23, 2021

We have completed all our interviews and paperwork and have been home study approved! 🙂 We are now in the process of completing our profile book which will be shown to expectant parents when we go active! The last piece we have is to finish our education at an adoption conference at the end of July! Thank you SO much for your prayers and support! We are so humbled and grateful and encouraged by each of you!

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Comments

$500

ACHELLE

Sep 28, 2021

“So excited for you guys! Praying for you. Thankful to be able to be part of your next adoption. Thank you for always being a blessing to me! :)”

$500

Julie

Jul 22, 2021

“Praying for you as you wait for Horizon’s little brother or sister! Love you!”

$40

Ashlee

Jul 15, 2021

“Love you all!”

$200

Hidden

Jul 4, 2021

“So excited to share this journey for a second time with you guys!”

$200

Jessica

Jul 2, 2021

“We love y’all and are so excited for baby #2! Horizon is going to be a great big bro, and y’all will be great parents again!”

$5,155

Hidden

Jun 12, 2021

“Love you guys! Looking forward to seeing Horizon as a big brother!”

$150

Offline Donation

Jun 4, 2021

$175

Kelly

Jun 2, 2021

“We love you guys and are so excited to have a front row seat to see how God grows your family!”

$5,000

Offline Donation

Jun 1, 2021

$1,000

robert

May 31, 2021

$1,000

Grant

May 31, 2021

$2,000

Hidden

May 31, 2021

“We are so excited for you all! Can’t wait to see who God blessed by adding to your family!”

$1,000

Megan

May 24, 2021

“We're so excited for you to grow your family!!”

$20

Nathan

May 18, 2021

“Love you guys! -Fresh”

$500

Lauren

May 17, 2021

“We are praying everyday for your family and this adoption! I cant wait to see how this journey unfolds ❤”

$1,500

Hidden

May 15, 2021

$50

Jadah

May 12, 2021

“We love you and can’t wait for this next adventure! More playmates, yay! -Jadah + Scotty”