Our Reasons for Adopting
Words cannot express how eager we are to bring a sweet child into our home. Adoption is such a beautiful picture of God’s love for us as His adopted children. We have always wanted to adopt so we can love and care for a child who needs a home by making them fully part of ours.
Adoption has always been part of the idea for our family, but we planned to have a biological baby as well. Sadly, our precious daughter Rosemary was born with a fatal genetic condition, so we only got to love on her for a short time. We eagerly await the chance to devote the same kind of love to our next child, too.
Our Adoption Situation
We are working with Christian Adoption Consultants (CAC) to apply with multiple adoption agencies and are already in the waiting pool for about 6 agencies. Right now, we would appreciate prayers as we go through the waiting process. In terms of preparing for the cost of adoption, we have a lot of support from family and plan on paying a good portion of fees ourselves. Still, we are fundraising to diminish our total cost a bit and to give our family and friends a chance to take part in this experience and love on us in this way. Another blessing is that we have been awarded a $3,000 matching grant from Northside Christian Church Adoption Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans.
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 “Wood 09187”, 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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