Archer’s Adoption Adventures

Archer
Archer Lexington, South Carolina

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.
  • 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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My Story

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.
  • 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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We’ve been chosen!

June 28, 2019

     We were told early last week that an expectant mother in AZ had chosen us to be the parents of her unborn baby.  She is due November 11th, which is close to Anthony’s birthday! We are so honored that she chose us and looking forward to helping her and all the upcoming peperations.  Praise the Lord, we will be able to stay with my sister and her husband when the time comes to fly out there, and we’ll have to stay for a couple weeks for all the paperwork to be completed in both states.  Please continue to pray for the expectant’s mother’s health, her mind and heart as she carries this child, and that she feels at peace and confident.  Also pray for our minds and hearts to love and honor her as the child’s mother, and for God’s continued provision of the funds, which have increased by about $10,000 to cover attorney fees, court cost and travel.

Thank you for all your support and love!

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The Lord Provides

May 7, 2019

We would like to thank everyone for their donations!  A very generous donation was for given above and beyond our expectations towards our adoption! Praise the Lord! We are forever grateful and blessed!  This should cover most if not all of our upcoming adoption expenses!  It means so much to us to have this burden lifted, so that we can say “yes” when an expectant mother is presented.  

We are now on the “active” list with Quiver Full Adoptions, which means they are working with us to set up our profile and present us to expectant mothers.  We are also presented with every case that comes available, and can choose if we want our profile presented to her.  Please pray we can get our profile book and website finished soon, for the expectant mother to make the best decision for her child, and for us to be patient while we wait to be choosen.

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Wait List

March 9, 2019

We found out on March 1st that we are 8th on the “wait list” with Quiver Full Adoptions.  This means there are 7 hopeful adoptive families a head of us to go on the “active list” and where they begin the process to finding expectant mothers who are choosing adoption and helping to match families.  We had no idea how many people were on the list or where we were at since we were approved back in July of 2018.  This news gives us hope that things are happening and we could be moving quicker then we thought! However, it is also intimidating knowing that we do not have the funds raised yet, nor have we had the time to prepare the baby’s room, and other thought’s “am I really ready for a baby?”  Yet, it could also take another year or two from now?  There’s no way to predict the probability of matches and successful adoptions, as a mother could always change her mind and decide to parent or choose another family.  However, I know this is God’s plan for us, no matter the wait or trials that come, He is holding us and guiding us.  Please pray for us to continue trusting and resting in Him!

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Funding Update from July 2018 to January 2019

January 10, 2019

Orginally we started a GoFundMe page in July of 2018 once we were accepted by Quiver Full Adoptions.  However, when we were given the opportunity in November to have a crowd funding page with Life Song for Orphans, we decided it was a better option for our family and friends to have their donations be tax-deductable, and their purpose and mission is more in line with our values and mission.  Many of our family and friends have also donated to us in person, and we are keeping those funds set aside and saved for adoption expenses. Right now, a total $4,500 has been donated and is greatly appreciated! As many of you have asked, there has been no updates in the waiting process, but once we come off the wait list, we will owe our agency $7,500 within 24 hours.  If anyone would like to help us create more fund raising opportunities, please contact us.  Thank you!

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Comments

$500

Jade

Oct 23, 2019

$2,500

Hidden

Oct 17, 2019

“Congrats on meeting your match”

$50

Suzy and Jason

Oct 16, 2019

“For baby Archer... who could not ask for more loving parents!”

$25

Megan & Ainsley

Oct 15, 2019

“Prayers for you!”

$105

Grace and Patrick

Oct 14, 2019

“Excited for you all!”

$30

Lynn & Derrill

Oct 13, 2019

“Prayers for you and your sweet family”

$20

Amber

Oct 10, 2019

$40

Angie

Oct 5, 2019

“Love from the Duprees!!”

$50

Claudia

Sep 28, 2019

“Love to put a little bit for such a beautiful cause!”

$50

Fawn

Sep 21, 2019

“Love you guys! ❤️Megan, Jeff, Melanie, and Owen Parker”

$40

Aubrey and Seth

Sep 13, 2019

$20

Patterson

Sep 11, 2019

“Congratulations!”

$20

shannon

Sep 10, 2019

“God's blessings to you and your family!”

$30

Rachel

Sep 10, 2019

$10

Kim

Sep 6, 2019

“Congratulations!”

$50

Marti

Sep 4, 2019

“Billy and I are so happy for you!!”

$10

Nicki

Sep 3, 2019

$100

Joe

Sep 3, 2019

“Our prayers are with you!”

$30

Larry

Aug 27, 2019

“Puzzle pieces from Larry and Carol Tyler”

$500

Carolyn

Aug 26, 2019

“We love you and your baby-to-be!”

$50

Karen

Aug 23, 2019

“Congratulations on your upcoming adoption! Anthony, Karen, Kaelyn and Kennedy Buzzetti.”

$20

Emma

Aug 23, 2019

“Praying for God to help you reach your goal on this exciting journey!”

$50

Aris

Aug 22, 2019

“We love you guys! You’re going to great parents. Congratulations from Al, Aris, Amari, Arion, and Aaren Sutton”

$30

Stephanie

Aug 22, 2019

“I am so happy to be watching your adoption process and send you & the baby many prayers of love.”

$100

Christie

Aug 21, 2019

“Bob and I would like to buy 10 puzzle pieces!”

$50

Patty

Aug 21, 2019

“Love, Patty, Bob, Sandra and Anna Marmaduke ❤️️”

$20

Kayla

Aug 21, 2019

“Congratulations Tony and Amy! I'm so happy for you guys! I'd like this to go towards the puzzle fundraiser, great idea! I look forward to meeting the little one some day soon! God Bless, Kayla”

$50

Tabitha

Aug 18, 2019

“Congrats! We are so happy for yall!”

$20

Meghann

Aug 15, 2019

$10

Joye

Aug 15, 2019

“Congratulations!”

$10

Emmey

Aug 14, 2019

“Best wishes!”

$100

Bruce

Aug 14, 2019

“Congratulations and best of luck.”

$100

Dan and Tammi

Aug 7, 2019

“From The Armstrong's God bless your new family!”

$26

Hidden

Aug 2, 2019

“Congratulations!!!”

$50

Ruth & David

Aug 1, 2019

“We love you and we’re so happy for your little bundle of joy”

$100

Carolyn

Jul 31, 2019

“Love you guys!”

$100

Kelly

Jul 30, 2019

“Praying for you and Anthony and your future family 😊”

$50

Dawson

Jul 25, 2019

“It’s from Kasey and Evie too! We love y’all!”

$40

Mandi

Jul 24, 2019

“Love, Wes, Mandi, Reese & Price”

$100

Marcella

Jul 20, 2019

“We are beyond excited & blessed to welcome baby Archer into our family. >>--->”

$100

Kathy

Jul 16, 2019

“So excited for the two of you and the promise to give this precious baby boy a loving home. You have all our very best wishes as you continue on through your journey. Sending our love. Aunt Kathy and the Keller Clan”

$10

Anna

Jul 14, 2019

$250

Amanda

Jul 10, 2019

“We can't wait for you to bring your baby home! So happy for all three of you!”

$10

Alison

Jul 7, 2019

“Congratulations!! So happy for you!”

$100

Sarah

Jul 7, 2019

“God Bless!!”

$200

Eubanks

May 25, 2019

“We hope and will pray all of your dreams come true!”

$155

Russ & Shannon

Apr 11, 2019

“82+69=151 burpees!! Way to go!! :) $1/Burpee +2.2%+.30 (I can't imagine doing 82 burpees, Amy! Love your motivation!)”

$120

Amber

Apr 2, 2019

$200

Glenn

Mar 30, 2019

$200

Marlene

Mar 26, 2019

“We are So honored to be a part of your journey. May God Bless you along this new adventure! All our love! Aunt Marlene & Uncle Roger”

$50

Hidden

Mar 25, 2019

“Praying”

$30,000

Offline Donation

Feb 11, 2019

$350

Marcella

Jan 30, 2019

“This is just the beginning of great things to come. First round collected for the T-shirt fund raiser for baby Archer. God is faithful.”

$200

Hidden

Dec 31, 2018

$100

Hidden

Nov 28, 2018

“Thank you for allowing us this opportunity to sow into your new family. Psalm 24:5-6 They will receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God their Savior. Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, God of Jacob.”