We are so excited to announce we are adopting!
For those that do not know our story, we have been married for 9 years. Shortly after becoming engaged, Danielle was diagnosed with breast cancer. Among the many hardships this brought, one was knowing we may face fertility issues in the future. Although we did everything possible to preserve our fertility options prior to chemotherapy, it turned out to be unsuccessful years later. After several years of infertility and failed IVF, we felt God was opening our hearts to joy of adoption in the midst of the heartache. We are anxiously walking into this journey and praying expectantly for the little boy or girl God has for our family!
We are trusting Him as he continues to provide for our needs that at times seem overwhelming and even insurmountable. The biggest challenge for us is not opening our hearts and home to a baby but finding the finances to make this happen. We estimate our total cost for adoption will be up to $60,000 and possibly exceeding. We knew adoption was costly but were not prepared for how much. Honestly it is very humbling to make our needs known to the body of Christ around us, but we also know it is Biblical to do so. We appreciate your support so much. Would you join us in pursuing our future son or daughter through prayer or giving?
We are raising funds through Lifesong for Orphans and have been blessed with two matching grants. For every donation we receive up to $8,000, the Tim Tebow Foundation (up to $5,000) and Lifesong for Orphans (up to $3,000) will match dollar for dollar and all donations are 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 “Crais 09827”, 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.
- *3.5% fee for donations given with an American Express card