Hello friends! As many of you know, we have been on an adoption journey for a number of months now. We are so thankful for the support of our friends and family that have been walking alongside us during this time.
We wanted to take a moment to share a little bit of our story and allow you the opportunity to pray with us and give financially, if you feel led to do so. Adoption has always been part of our family plan, but we were unsure of the timing and to be honest, we were completely overwhelmed by the cost and complexity of the process. Last Fall, after many conversations and prayers, we said “Yes” to starting the adoption process now! We are hoping to adopt an infant and we are so excited to bring a child into our family. We believe that adoption is a beautiful picture of the Gospel and our adoption into the family of God.
We are working with Faithful Adoption Consultants out of Atlanta. At this point, we have completed our Home Study and are working to complete the remainder of the necessary paperwork.
Besides paperwork, our last big hurdle is fundraising. As of today, we still need to raise $30,000 to cover remaining adoption costs. These fees cover a number of services including birth family counseling and resources, agency fees, and legal fees.
We are so grateful that you have taken the time to hear our story and we hope that you will join us in prayer as we continue this journey! If you would like to contribute financially, you can mail a check to Lifesong using the instructions listed below or you can make a donation through this platform using the “Donate Now" button.
We are so humbled and thankful for your support and cannot wait to bring Baby Beaton home!
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.
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 “Beaton 7827”, 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.
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