Awaiting Baby Crais – Matthew and Danielle’s Adoption

Danielle Crais
Danielle Crais Lexington, South Carolina

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
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Raised to date by 39 people
 of  $60,000
124 days left

My Story

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
Read more

Comments

$100

Betty

Apr 5, 2022

$840

Offline Donation

Mar 28, 2022

$150

Lucy and Buz

Mar 25, 2022

“Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with both of you during this journey of adoption. Love, Lucy and Buz Johnson”

$200

Tim

Mar 15, 2022

“From Tim and Joyce Ryan”

$85

Offline Donation

Mar 11, 2022

$500

Offline Donation

Mar 7, 2022

$50

Chandra

Mar 3, 2022

“Hopefully you don't have to wait much longer 🙏 Love yall!! 💕”

$500

Offline Donation

Feb 21, 2022

$600

Offline Donation

Feb 21, 2022

$1,200

Offline Donation

Feb 21, 2022

$86

Offline Donation

Feb 21, 2022

$15

Hidden

Feb 11, 2022

$300

Ashleigh

Feb 9, 2022

“Praying for you two and the journey ahead. I know you will be amazing parents!!! Love you!!!”

$100

Mary Jane

Feb 5, 2022

“God’s speed and may His will be done in your lives.”

$25

Karen

Feb 4, 2022

“Sending you luck and prayers!”

$15

Hidden

Feb 4, 2022

$50

Shelly

Feb 4, 2022

“Best wishes!”

$3,000

Offline Donation

Jan 27, 2022

$5,000

Offline Donation

Jan 27, 2022

$3,000

Offline Donation

Jan 27, 2022

$600

Chelsie

Jan 23, 2022

“Sending love to you guys and prayers for your adoption! We can’t wait to welcome Baby Crais to the family! 💗”

$1,200

Hidden

Jan 23, 2022

“Danielle and Matthew, We love you both very very much and we are so happy to help bring Baby Crais into your lives. God Bless. Gran and Pop”

$500

Offline Donation

Jan 21, 2022

$2,000

Aubrie

Jan 15, 2022

“We love you guys so much and are praying for you! We can’t wait to meet your new son or daughter 💙💗”

$100

Hidden

Jan 14, 2022

$200

hannah

Jan 14, 2022

“so, so excited for you guys! praying for this process!!”

$125

Todd & Kim

Jan 12, 2022

$500

Ed

Jan 9, 2022

“Wishing you all the best on this journey and praying that God sends you the perfect addition for your family! Love, Jill & Ed Pacelli”

$25

Gabe

Jan 7, 2022

$150

Cat

Jan 6, 2022

“Praying for y’all as you embark on such a remarkable journey!”

$25

Christine

Jan 6, 2022

$50

Mary

Jan 2, 2022

$50

Stephanie

Jan 1, 2022

“What a joyful time! I hope and pray time goes by quickly as you wait to meet the child God has chosen for you. God bless all 3 of you! 👶🏻❤🙏”

$15

Piper

Jan 1, 2022

“I’m really excited you guys are adopting! Can’t wait to meet my new cousin 💗💙”

$20

Hidden

Jan 1, 2022

$25

Danielle

Jan 1, 2022

“God bless you and your family on this journey!”

$50

Patrick

Jan 1, 2022

“So cool. I pray God finds you your new child. He places the solitary in families. Psalm 68:6 He can do this! Blessings Crais peeps!”

$1,000

Ailsa & Kerry

Dec 31, 2021

“You will be amazing parents!!”

$100

Hidden

Dec 31, 2021