Our little expanding family…

Paige Bailey
Paige Bailey Greensboro, North Carolina

We are the Bailey’s. We started dating in 2006 when I was in college. We have always had a heart for adoption. It was our first choice for growing our family. When we first checked into adoption, we didn’t see how it was possible. We checked into foster to adopt but didn’t feel like our hearts we’re ready for that just yet.

We then moved on to starting our family the natural way. How God creates a child and lets them grow inside their mother’s womb is wonderful. We were amazed by God the whole pregnancy. When we were trying to deliver our baby girl there were complications. Paige was bleeding uncontrollably. They had to proceed to do an emergency hysterectomy to save Paige’s life. Afterwards, we were both so grateful that both Sienna and Paige were alive and healthy. This experience brought us back to our passion of adoption. In 2016, we started our adoption journey to adopt a newborn baby from the U.S. They call it a journey because there is so many aspects to it. We have gone from the home study, to the adoption portfolio, and then fundraising constantly since starting the adoption journey in 2016. It often feels like a fulI time job. In the end, we know that our efforts will be rewarding when we are a family of four! We also know to accomplish our goal of adopting a baby it is going to require help! It is our hope with your help and many others that we can all give a child another chance at the life they deserve. We have been so blessed thus far. Each and everyone of you that have dedicated your time, money and prayers for us is greatly appreciated!

Currently, our church Mercy Hill is helping us with a $500.00 matching grant. That means that anything up to $500.00 that you give will automatically be doubled. Adoption has been hard. We would have probably given up by now if our desire to make a difference in a child’s life wasn’t so great! We believe that God has designed us to care for orphans. With endurance and a lot of dedication, we will not quit until we are able to change a baby’s life.

Please join us to make one less child an orphan without a permanent home. Every little bit truly helps! Also all donations are tax deductible! Thank you so much for taking your time to read our story and share in our mission!

 


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 “Bailey 7280”, 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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Raised to date by 20 people
 of  $28,000
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My Story

We are the Bailey’s. We started dating in 2006 when I was in college. We have always had a heart for adoption. It was our first choice for growing our family. When we first checked into adoption, we didn’t see how it was possible. We checked into foster to adopt but didn’t feel like our hearts we’re ready for that just yet.

We then moved on to starting our family the natural way. How God creates a child and lets them grow inside their mother’s womb is wonderful. We were amazed by God the whole pregnancy. When we were trying to deliver our baby girl there were complications. Paige was bleeding uncontrollably. They had to proceed to do an emergency hysterectomy to save Paige’s life. Afterwards, we were both so grateful that both Sienna and Paige were alive and healthy. This experience brought us back to our passion of adoption. In 2016, we started our adoption journey to adopt a newborn baby from the U.S. They call it a journey because there is so many aspects to it. We have gone from the home study, to the adoption portfolio, and then fundraising constantly since starting the adoption journey in 2016. It often feels like a fulI time job. In the end, we know that our efforts will be rewarding when we are a family of four! We also know to accomplish our goal of adopting a baby it is going to require help! It is our hope with your help and many others that we can all give a child another chance at the life they deserve. We have been so blessed thus far. Each and everyone of you that have dedicated your time, money and prayers for us is greatly appreciated!

Currently, our church Mercy Hill is helping us with a $500.00 matching grant. That means that anything up to $500.00 that you give will automatically be doubled. Adoption has been hard. We would have probably given up by now if our desire to make a difference in a child’s life wasn’t so great! We believe that God has designed us to care for orphans. With endurance and a lot of dedication, we will not quit until we are able to change a baby’s life.

Please join us to make one less child an orphan without a permanent home. Every little bit truly helps! Also all donations are tax deductible! Thank you so much for taking your time to read our story and share in our mission!

 


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 “Bailey 7280”, 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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Raffle!

February 14, 2019

FUNDRAISER RAFFLE

 

I wanted to do something fun to say thank you for helping us give baby Lucas a home. Each dollar donated will be one ticket entry for a raffle for this gorgeous mug. For example, gift amount of 5 gets five entries, or gift amount of 10 gets ten entries.

 

DETAILS:

 

The Amos’ at Bernhardt Watch Company (https://www.facebook.com/bwcwatchcompany/) have donated this high quality gorgeous white Binnacle Diver watch valued over $250.00. (Must donate $75 to enter for watch raffle.)

 

Caitlin at Old North Designs (https://m.facebook.com/oldnorthdesignnc/) has made a custom travel mug just for this raffle. 

 

Chana from Llama Chana Designs has made five custom designed wine glasses just for this raffle! Sayings include: Because Work!, Drinks Well With Others, Can Today’s Mystery Mousekatool Be Wine?, Classy B. Drinks Wine, Mom’s Just Want To Have Wine!

(https://m.facebook.com/llamachana/)

 

 

https://mystory.lifesongfororphans.org/stories/baileyfamily/

 

Raffle will end Thursday, February 28th

 

Not everyday is hard and not everyday is easy. Every day is worth it though. We have been actively trying to adopt for a long time. Each day had its own battles of trust, insecurities, and “are you listening God?” questions. As a christian, we base all our decisions on is God leading us this way. God chose to bless us with the gift of adoption. He chose to grow our hearts for those that need a protector. Just as we were chosen to help this little boy

 I believe you were chosen for a purpose. He has destined you to do great things. Love is an opportunity everyday. How should we love others: By being like minded with Christ. Remain in me and I’ll remind in you. Counting your blessing will insure you will see how blessed you are and how many people you can help. It is a life long journey to love. 

 

“I will praise the Lord, and may everyone on earth bless his holy name forever and ever.”

Psalms 145:21 

 

Our baby boy is due NEXT month! We have a need for 16,800. I love seeing how God uses little amounts and ordinary people to gather together to make an adoption happen.

 

Another verse I have been loving: “Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is.”

 

Ephesians 3:17-18

 

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Home study update

January 19, 2019

“Longing for a child to love,

I’d wish upon the stars above.

In my heart I always knew,

A part of me was meant for you.

I think how happy we will be,

Once I adopt you, and you adopt me.

I dream of all the joy you’ll bring,

Imagining even the littlest things.

The way it will feel to hold you tight,

And tuck you in every night.

The drawings on the refrigerator door,

And childhood toys across the floor”  Teri Harrison

 

 

With our home study update visit completed today I can’t help but want to pack a bag for baby Lucas. I’m holding a few things that my mom picked up just for him and it’s so special to me. In less than 60 days he is expected to be born. His due date has changed a few times. One things for sure whether night or day, rain or shine, I’ll drop everything else for him.

 

 

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A Christmas Present

January 6, 2019

If I am being honest it is very hard for me to let others help me. No, matter how great the need I never want to be a burden on anyone despite the fact that I want to be the first to step up to help others. On Christmas day 2018 I was presented with a present. I knew something was up because in my large family we draw names. Being very tight on money with our adoption of our son in March we opted to not do any presents this year. To receive a gift meant something was going on besides the normal. I looked at my sister, Taylor when she handed it to me and she said, it is for baby Lucas. My eyes started welling up. In a family with 16 nieces and nephews I’ve wondered how our adopted son would fit in. I put off opening the present because my sister gave me that look that I knew I was going to cry. I didn’t want to cry in front of everyone. I should also mention that I have been on crutches this holiday season and was trapped with boxes and wrapping paper a over the floor. After I put it off as long as I could I opened the present. I cried. There was a Christmas ornament inside. On the glass ornament was wrote, Lucas Michael Bailey 2018. The large glass ornament had many twenty dollar bills, and many fifty dollar bills, all wrapped up tight and tied to a string. The burden that I felt for their huge sacrifices hit me. I had mascara running down my face from the tears I was crying. I didn’t want them to have to give up all the things that they would in order to bless us. I knew the things in their heart that they were giving up for us. I felt defeated again. Satan wanted to win. Then it really hit me how great our God is… He will lavish those blessing us tenfold for their desire to help us. God’s heart is for the orphan and widow. We are doing the work of God. That is amazing. To God be the glory. If I am being honest it is very hard for me to let others help me. No, matter how great the need I never want to be a burden on anyone despite the fact that I want to be the first to step up to help others. On Christmas day 2018 I was presented with a present. I knew something was up because in my large family we draw names. Being very tight on money with our adoption of our son in March we opted to not do any presents this year. To receive a gift meant something was going on besides the normal. I looked at my sister, Taylor when she handed it to me and she said, it is for baby Lucas. My eyes started welling up. In a family with 16 nieces and nephews I’ve wondered how our adopted son would fit in. I put off opening the present because my sister gave me that look that I knew I was going to cry. I didn’t want to cry in front of everyone. I should also mention that I have been on crutches this holiday season and was trapped with boxes and wrapping paper a over the floor. After I put it off as long as I could I opened the present. I cried. There was a Christmas ornament inside. On the glass ornament was wrote, Lucas Michael Bailey 2018. The large glass ornament had many twenty dollar bills, and many fifty dollar bills, all wrapped up tight and tied to a string. The burden that I felt for their huge sacrifices hit me. I had mascara running down my face from the tears I was crying. I didn’t want them to have to give up all the things that they would in order to bless us. I knew the things in their heart that they were giving up for us. I felt defeated again. Satan wanted to win. Then it really hit me how great our God is… He will lavish them tenfold for their desire to help us. God’s heart is for the orphan and widow. We are doing the work of God. That is amazing. To God be the glory.

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Baby boys birthmom

December 17, 2018

Can I just say how wonderful our sons birthmom is.. 

Here is one of the beginning messages I sent our sons birthmom. She continues to amaze me. God is so good guys…

“I can’t express the level of gratitude I have for you. I have been in shock all day with such disbelief. To be given this wonderful beautiful gift brings me to my knees. I can’t wait to meet you and him. Thank you! I don’t know exactly what else to say but those words don’t feel like enough. I’ve read a lot of expectant mothers profiles as we have waited for the right one. Not a single one has felt perfect for us like reading yours.

You already feel like family. I will continue to pray for you.

 

Today, I did a happy dance with Sienna. She just turned three years old last month.

 

This baby boy will be beyond loved and adored by so many. We have waited a long time for this. I’m embarrassed to say there was many days I didn’t believe it would happen after dreaming about this day for so long. However, here I am looking at the origin of names trying to find a name that will represent how loved and courageous I know he will be. You are so strong. I just know this wonderful little boy you are growing will be too!”

 

sent Our son’s birthmom is loving, caring and open. She loved this baby so much she has planned this adoption for him. We have discussed things such as baby’s boys arrival and wanting him to never be alone. His nursery, his name, how good and great God is… What we both long for this boy to know.. The list goes on but everything is without selfish desire and all about love. 

I want to thank everyone of you for your support and prayers.

God has been working out our adoption long before we ever knew. He is evident all every detail.

 

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We are Match for a expecting momma!

November 19, 2018
The wait guys was long..We didn’t know if this day would happen. But it has.. A wonderful expectant mom has chosen us to love her baby as our own. He is due in March. We couldn’t be any happier! At the same time she will be grieving her loss. Please pray for her peace.
 
We need thousands of dollars to make this adoption happen. And we have no idea how we are going to get there. We serve a risen God. He has a plan and we just need to trust Him. PLEASE help us give this baby boy the best start to a life. We are so grateful for very single dollar!
 
 
“Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon. Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:4-9‬ ‭
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Comments

$500

Courtney

4 hours ago

“So excited for you guys and baby boy!! Praying for you all through this amazing life change.”

$20

John

4 hours ago

$50

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5 hours ago

$25

Stephanie

9 hours ago

“Thankful that Jesus not only gave y’all the desire to adopt but that you are following through your calling. Prayers for your family that you will be abundantly blessed. 💕”

$500

Hidden

Feb 20, 2019

“Praying for you and your family!”

$50

Sydney

Feb 20, 2019

“I know it’s not a lot, Carson and I just want to help in any way we can! We will be praying for you guys through this journey!”

$200

Hidden

Feb 20, 2019

$30

Emina

Feb 20, 2019

“Wish you all the best!!! God bless you!!!”

$25

Tiphani

Feb 20, 2019

“So excited for your expanding family💖”

$500

William and Renee

Feb 19, 2019

“We will pray! Bill and Ren”

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Paige

Feb 14, 2019

$1,000

Deb

Jan 30, 2019

$50

Courtney

Jan 20, 2019

$500

Ryan

Jan 10, 2019

“Love y’all”

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Linda

Jan 1, 2019

“Happy New Year!”

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Paralee

Dec 27, 2018

“I love you!!”

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Erika

Dec 17, 2018

$25

Andrew & Kaitlyn

Dec 15, 2018

$30

Phillip & Taylor

Nov 20, 2018

“God could not have chosen a better family for this sweet baby. Congratulations Paige, Nick, And Sienna!”

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Catherine

Nov 20, 2018

“We love you Paige and Nick!!! Soooo excited! 💙”