We want to thank you for reading our story. We are so excited to be answering God’s call in our lives. Adoption has always been in our hearts and now because of His amazing grace, we have the opportunity to change the world for a child with your help. It has been a journey to get to this point in our lives, but we know and understand that God knows the plans for us and provides us with what we need in His time, not ours. It has been awesome to see God working and shaping us for this addition in our lives. We know that adoption is God’s plan for us and we are trusting in Him throughout the entire process.
We have always had the desire to adopt in order to provide a loving, Christian home for our children. After five years of marriage we decided it was time to adopt, but God had other plans for us. We went through the approval process to adopt and shortly after found out we were expecting. God blessed us with our son Carson who is now five years old. We have spent countless hours in prayer seeking God’s guidance, and He has answered with leading us to adopt within the United States. We have seen numerous doors open throughout this process including a matching grant of up to $3,000 from Colonial Heights. Our adoption, like most others, will cost anywhere from $20,000 to $30,000. This cost includes paperwork, legal fees, and other mandatory fees, and this matching grant is an incredible help toward the total cost.
Although we know that we cannot help all orphans on our own, we do know with certainty that God has called us to be a forever family to a child. We are excited to see how God’s plans to grow our family and mold us as His children unfolds through this adventure! As part of our efforts to fundraise, we want to live out what James describes in chapter 1:27, “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." We are excited for you to be a part of this process by providing prayers and support.
Please Pray God will
- Give courage and comfort to the birth family
Provide peace and patients for our family while we wait for God's plan to unfold
Provide the remaining financial support needed
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 “Hathcock 6412”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, 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.