Always Win!

Tara Echols
Tara Echols Lithonia, Georgia

I have always wanted to be a mother. However, God has not sent the husband he has for me and after a significant health battle I am physically incapable of conceiving. It took some time for me to come to grips with the enormous gap between the strong desire or what I call God-given dreams I have, and the direction in which God has taken my life. I believe the plans God have for me might differ from the plans I have for myself but they are good, and will give me the future I hoped for. I think adoption is God’s way of aligning the lives of those who long to be a parent but various life circumstances prevent them from doing so, with those who love their child unselfishly and want them to be raised by someone who can provide the life they cannot.

A combination of therapy and a bible study series my Pastor has been teaching about Faith in Crisis led me to reconnect with a Christian-based adoption consulting company. I originally contacted Faithful Adoption Consulting (FAC) in 2018, but shortly thereafter I was faced with a health crisis and could not begin my adoption journey. When I reconnected with FAC I got the same feeling of love and support for God’s plan for my life as I did in my original contact 2 years prior.

Throughout this journey I have been encouraged by a scripture that God gave to me many years ago and has been relative to so many aspects of my life. Hebrews 10:36 says ‘For you have need of patience, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised’. Psalms 37:23 confirms my feeling that my path and the path of the birth parents are ordered by the Lord. Finally, Proverbs 3:5-6 has encouraged me not only in my adoption journey, but in my acceptance of my infertility, and throughout my health battle. I have learned like never before to trust in the Lord with all my heart and lean not to my own understanding. To acknowledge Him in all my ways knowing that He will direct my path.

I ask that you prayerfully consider being a part of my family through prayer, encouragement, and by making a generous contribution to alleviate the financial burden of adopting and transforming an orphan into a son raised to be a mighty man of God. My intention is to raise him in the way promised by Hannah in her prayer: to be dedicated back to the Lord all the days of his life.


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 “Echols 09394”, 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  $15,000
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My Story

I have always wanted to be a mother. However, God has not sent the husband he has for me and after a significant health battle I am physically incapable of conceiving. It took some time for me to come to grips with the enormous gap between the strong desire or what I call God-given dreams I have, and the direction in which God has taken my life. I believe the plans God have for me might differ from the plans I have for myself but they are good, and will give me the future I hoped for. I think adoption is God’s way of aligning the lives of those who long to be a parent but various life circumstances prevent them from doing so, with those who love their child unselfishly and want them to be raised by someone who can provide the life they cannot.

A combination of therapy and a bible study series my Pastor has been teaching about Faith in Crisis led me to reconnect with a Christian-based adoption consulting company. I originally contacted Faithful Adoption Consulting (FAC) in 2018, but shortly thereafter I was faced with a health crisis and could not begin my adoption journey. When I reconnected with FAC I got the same feeling of love and support for God’s plan for my life as I did in my original contact 2 years prior.

Throughout this journey I have been encouraged by a scripture that God gave to me many years ago and has been relative to so many aspects of my life. Hebrews 10:36 says ‘For you have need of patience, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised’. Psalms 37:23 confirms my feeling that my path and the path of the birth parents are ordered by the Lord. Finally, Proverbs 3:5-6 has encouraged me not only in my adoption journey, but in my acceptance of my infertility, and throughout my health battle. I have learned like never before to trust in the Lord with all my heart and lean not to my own understanding. To acknowledge Him in all my ways knowing that He will direct my path.

I ask that you prayerfully consider being a part of my family through prayer, encouragement, and by making a generous contribution to alleviate the financial burden of adopting and transforming an orphan into a son raised to be a mighty man of God. My intention is to raise him in the way promised by Hannah in her prayer: to be dedicated back to the Lord all the days of his life.


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 “Echols 09394”, 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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Comments

$25

Katie

Mar 20, 2021

$57

Nakia

Mar 6, 2021

$150

Sade

Mar 5, 2021

“Praying for your you and your baby boy. Congrats!! ❤️❤️❤️”

$100

LaPortia

Feb 26, 2021

$988

DaShe’

Feb 26, 2021

“Love and support from FB village!”

$275

Kimalon

Feb 26, 2021

“Love and support from your FB Village”

$200

Kimalon

Feb 25, 2021

“Love your FB Village”

$405

Kimalon

Feb 24, 2021

“Sent with love and support from your Village!”

$200

Ayanna

Feb 23, 2021

“Tara, it was so great talking to you and I am so excited for you!! Anything I can do to help you on your journey, I am here. Your baby boy is on the way!! Keep trusting God, especially during the waiting period. Adoption isn't 2nd prize but 1st place, and I can't wait for God to blow your mind!! -Ayanna”

$100

Kimalon

Feb 19, 2021

“Cash donation from Lavone’s friend”

$150

Nichele

Feb 16, 2021

“Tara Nicole, May God continue to bless you as you prepare for Motherhood. You are going to be an amazing mom. Continue to trust the process and journey. God Bless”

$20

Courtney

Feb 16, 2021

$100

Kimalon

Feb 13, 2021

“Walking and talking in faith with you....and Ephraim!”

$100

Kimalon

Jan 15, 2021

“Love & blessings, Sis!”

$100

LaToya

Dec 23, 2020

“You are over over qualified for this job and I’m praying with you that your transition is seamless. I will continue to stand with you to help bring Ephraim home.”

$100

Hidden

Dec 19, 2020

“I'm praying that you will exceed your goal!”

$55

Laeh

Dec 14, 2020

“Lord, I'm believing with my sister for our new little blessing, Ephraim Matthew. With you ALL things are possible and You know the desires of our hearts. I thank You in advance!”