Ball Family Adoption!

Ball
Ball Irving, Texas

We are adopting from Korea!

Yep, that’s right. And we are very excited.

Even before we were married, we both knew individually that we had a heart and desire to adopt from Asia. In fact, that was one of our goals in getting married. Whether we would be able to have biological children or not we have always wanted to do so. It’s our belief as followers of Jesus that we’re commanded to care for widows and orphans, and this is our step of obedience in that context. We love the Korean nation and love the Korean people!

Fast forward almost 5 years into marriage and one super fun son later, we feel that God is leading us to this time and this place. We are expecting the process to be anywhere from 12 to 15 months, but we know that it will be here before we know it.

During this process, we are praying for:

  • a smooth transition from application to placement
  • our future child that we know God has already determined and prepared for our family
  • complete provision of the funds we need to raise (approx. $40,000)
  • our adoption story to highlight God’s love and grace for the nations

Thank you for reading our story! It is our hope that this will encourage you and inform you as we walk in obedience, step by step, in God’s great plan for our family!

Love,

Arianne, Anthony, & Corbin


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 “Ball 08470”, 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 40 people
 of  $20,000
7 days left

My Story

We are adopting from Korea!

Yep, that’s right. And we are very excited.

Even before we were married, we both knew individually that we had a heart and desire to adopt from Asia. In fact, that was one of our goals in getting married. Whether we would be able to have biological children or not we have always wanted to do so. It’s our belief as followers of Jesus that we’re commanded to care for widows and orphans, and this is our step of obedience in that context. We love the Korean nation and love the Korean people!

Fast forward almost 5 years into marriage and one super fun son later, we feel that God is leading us to this time and this place. We are expecting the process to be anywhere from 12 to 15 months, but we know that it will be here before we know it.

During this process, we are praying for:

  • a smooth transition from application to placement
  • our future child that we know God has already determined and prepared for our family
  • complete provision of the funds we need to raise (approx. $40,000)
  • our adoption story to highlight God’s love and grace for the nations

Thank you for reading our story! It is our hope that this will encourage you and inform you as we walk in obedience, step by step, in God’s great plan for our family!

Love,

Arianne, Anthony, & Corbin


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 “Ball 08470”, 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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IT’S A BOY!!!!

October 7, 2019

WE HAVE BIG NEWS!!!!

 

We are so excited to announce that we have been matched with a little BOY!!! Our family is growing by another little man and we are so pumped. Remember that little life who you have been praying and giving towards?! We know him by name and face now!!! 

 

So the question that everyone has been asking… when can you go get him?! A few bullet points below… 

 

  • We plan to travel mid-spring if all goes well! Will you pray with us for a quick and expedited process? Our little man’s foster family is taking amazing care of him but we just can’t wait to have him HOME! If we are honest it is so hard to have a son on the other side of the world that we can’t hold yet but we know he rests in God’s hands until we can go get him!

 

  • We are right about $2900 short of our TOTAL GOAL! Would you consider buying a square from our fundraising chart to help us reach this goal? This is a tiny bit more than we announced before, we were a bit off on our math 😉 

 

  • Unfortunately we are not able to share his photos or personal information for legal reasons, thank you for understanding! We can’t wait until he is HOME and we can finally share him with you all!!! 

 

 

  • We cannot thank all of you enough. To say we have been humbled throughout this process is an understatement. You have prayed and given sacrificially and we could never thank you enough. Just please know we are truly grateful from the bottom of our hearts. 
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August 2019 Update!

August 14, 2019

Hello everyone! 

 

We are so excited to share our new fundraising platform with you! On this page you will be able to keep up to date with both fundraising and blog updates in the same place. Please now refer to this page with Lifesong for ALL updates!

 

We wanted to give you a few updates: 

 

Where are we in the process? 

-We have received immigration approval on the US side! 

-We are still waiting to be matched! As we have shared before, we are anticipating being matched with a child in August or September. This is SO SOON if you think about it! We are pumped. 

 

How does giving work on our new platform? 

You are able to give online or by check! It is super easy and straight forward [– in fact, this works similarly to sites like GoFundMe] All donations are tax deductible! 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. Please let us know if you have any questions :). 

 

Where are we at on fundraising? 

On our last update we shared with you that our next goal is $19,500. Yep, that’s right. We have the largest chunk of money due after we are matched. We are still lacking about $7,000 toward that specific goal, and $18,700 total left to raise. God is able, we put our trust in Him! We are anticipating needing to make our next payment by the end of September or beginning of October, so if you feel led to give we’d really appreciate it! 

 

How much longer to go? 

We are anticipating around another 8 months or so until baby comes home! We can anticipate the spring sometime :). Once we are matched we are essentially waiting on court dates in Korea. We are added to the waiting list along with many other families and just wait our turn until we receive court dates and approval for travel! 

 

THANK YOU for supporting us both financially and prayerfully throughout this entire process. We have seen God be faithful time and time again in paving the way to bring out newest family member home. It’s a joy to share this journey with you. We could never say thank you enough for all of the support!

 

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Comments

$1,743

Jay

Sep 17, 2020

“We love you guys! So excited for you!”

$500

Carol

May 28, 2020

$20

Hidden

May 15, 2020

“Praying for y’all in the last leg of this beautiful journey.”

$50

Kim

May 5, 2020

$50

Alicia

May 1, 2020

“We are excited for you ❤️”

$50

Anna

Apr 12, 2020

$100

Hidden

Nov 18, 2019

$500

Nicole

Oct 31, 2019

“Love you guys! Excited to partner with you in this journey! Nicole, Jay, Corbin, Levi”

$57

Katherine

Oct 12, 2019

“Love y’all! Praying that God is glorified all the more through the adoption of your sweet boy ♥️ ~Katie”

$27

Kurt and Kate

Oct 11, 2019

“Love you guys! Can’t wait to meet your new SON!!”

$500

Daniel

Sep 23, 2019

“Hope all continues to go well. We would like the 24th day to thank God for our children born on the 24th day of their birth months. In His grace alone, Dan and Carol Hylden”

$6,000

Offline Donation

Sep 22, 2019

$3,000

Offline Donation

Sep 22, 2019

$3,000

Offline Donation

Sep 22, 2019

$1,500

Offline Donation

Sep 22, 2019

$251

Lynn and Lyndee

Sep 17, 2019

“69+73+92+17=251”

$500

Ruby

Sep 17, 2019

“God bless you all, love Grandma!”

$15

Ryan

Sep 16, 2019

“Praying for y’all as y’all prepare for this new little one to come into your lives!”

$55

Deborah

Sep 15, 2019

“Can’t wait to hear about your match.”

$500

Don and Lori

Sep 15, 2019

$99

Hidden

Sep 8, 2019

$18

Sindy

Sep 7, 2019

“Go adoption 😀”

$50

Carol

Sep 7, 2019

$50

Dennis & Toni

Sep 7, 2019

“Praying for you to meet your goal!”

$50

Rhonda

Sep 6, 2019

“it's not as much as I wish I could give, but I am so excited to think that there is going to be another cute little boy in the neighborhood. The Robison's”

$60

Hidden

Sep 2, 2019

$3

Kelsey

Sep 1, 2019

“Adoption rocks!!”

$23

Hidden

Sep 1, 2019

$5

Lucy

Sep 1, 2019

“Praying for The Ball Family!”

$25

Mandi

Sep 1, 2019

“We are so excited for you guys!”

$50

Jacob and Bri

Sep 1, 2019

$95

Offline Donation

Aug 31, 2019

$100

Donna

Aug 30, 2019

“Love you guys!”

$200

Offline Donation

Aug 30, 2019

$50

Offline Donation

Aug 30, 2019

$300

Offline Donation

Aug 29, 2019

$30

Eric and Samantha

Aug 27, 2019

“Praying for God’s continued care and provision over your adoption journey! Excited to see how he will provide, especially through this grant!”

$250

Erika

Aug 26, 2019

“So excited for you all!! Praying for the little boy or girl God has for you.”

$24

Offline Donation

Aug 23, 2019

$100

David & Brenda

Aug 21, 2019

“Seeding the site! Now watch it grow! ...God bless! We love you all!”