WE HAVE BIG NEWS! WE ARE ADOPTING A CHILD!
WE KNOW WITH EVERY FIBER OF OUR BEING THAT THIS IS HOW WE ARE MEANT TO START OUR FAMILY AND THE BEST DAY OF OUR LIVES IS JUST AHEAD.
WE ARE ADOPTING THROUGH DOMESTIC ADOPTION, ARE HOME STUDY APPROVED, AND NOW WE ARE PATIENTLY AWAITING TO BE MATCHED WITH OUR SON OR DAUGHTER. THIS DECISION TOOK A WHOLE LOT OF TIME AND A WHOLE LOT OF JESUS, BUT WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT AFTER INFERTILITY STRUGGLES, GOD IS CALLING US TO ADOPT. WE ARE HOPEFUL AND EXCITED TO SEE GOD'S STORY OF REDEMPTION UNFOLD AS WE EMBARK ON THIS JOURNEY TO BRING BABY AIKEN HOME!
WE ARE BEYOND EXCITED AND ARE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO BE PREPARED TO WELCOME A BEAUTIFUL NEW LIFE INTO OUR HOME. AS PART OF OUR ADOPTION PROCESS, WE HAVE STARTED A CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN. IT MAY SURPRISE YOU TO HEAR THAT ADOPTION RELATED COSTS CAN EASILY TOTAL UP TO $50,000 OR MORE. THIS IS WHY WE HAVE SET A GOAL OF $48,000 TO HELP EASE THE FINANCIAL BURDEN THAT OFTEN OVERWHELMS ADOPTIVE PARENTS. ADOPTION COSTS COVER THINGS SUCH AS CONSULTANT/AGENCY FEES, HOME STUDY EXPENSES, AND LEGAL FEES. WE HAVE FAITH THAT THIS IS WHAT WE WERE CALLED TO DO AND THAT GOD WILL PROVIDE.
WE HOPE THAT BY INVITING YOU INTO THIS PROCESS, YOU WILL SEE YOURSELF AS PART OF THE COMMUNITY WE HOPE TO BUILD AROUND OUR CHILD AS HE/SHE GROWS UP. WE WOULD MOST IMPORTANTLY ASK THAT YOU PRAY FOR US. PRAY THAT GOD WILL GIVE US STRENGTH FOR WHATEVER COMES OUR WAY WHILE WE WAIT TO BE UNITED WITH OUR CHILD. PLEASE PRAY THAT THE NECESSARY FUNDS WOULD BE PROVIDED. PRAY THAT GOD'S GOODNESS AND FAITHFULNESS WOULD BE REVEALED THROUGH EACH STEP OF THE PROCESS.
LOVE IS WHAT MAKES A FAMILY AND WE CANNOT WAIT TO LOVE ON THIS BABY!
LOVE, THE AIKENS
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 “Aiken 09608”, 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.
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