Our adventure began 15 years ago, when we were first married. We knew God had brought us together to accomplish His purposes, but we were both distracted going to school full-time and working as much as possible to make ends meet. The first 7-8 years, we were not in a place to begin a family due to a lack of time, finances, and our hearts. God had to transform us as individuals and as a couple.
As we were in the process of building our home 8 years ago, I asked God how He wanted to use the extra bedrooms? As I was spending my quiet time with Him, He showed me that just as we are adopted as His children through Jesus Christ (Galatians 4:4-7), that we are to adopt a child into our home as our own. Through the unconditional love and acceptance He as shown me, so are we to raise a child and love it as our own.
Since God has brought healing and restoration to our marriage, we have been praying, researching and patiently waiting for God’s timing to pursue the adoption process. In early 2018, God led us to step out in faith, even though we are working multiple jobs To help pay off student and car loans because, we know that God wants Amy stay home with the child once we become parents.
We know that God’s plans are always better than what we can imagine, and we felt that it was time to start this adoption adventure and trust Him to provide what would be needed. Having completed our 1st home study in June 2018, being accepted and the on the wait list with Quiver Full Adoptions agency in Greenville, SC. In April 2019, we became “active”, renewed our Home Study in May, and in June “chosen” by expectant parents! She is due in November and we are hopeful that her health continues to be strong and that our relationship can grow in trust, support and love.
You can join us in our Adventures by praying for our hearts and minds as we wait, the expectant parents hearts and minds, and the child. There are also many expenses for adoption including the agency fee, medical fees, attorney fees, travel expenses, which are estimated to be at least $47,000. We need to raise about $10,000 by November to complete the adoption. Pleaee about what amount you can donate towards our fund. It is greatly appreciated and we pray that you are blessed in return for your gift! We are so grateful for Lifesong for providing this crowdfunding site to make your donations tax deductible.
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 “Archer 7963”, 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.
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