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.