The Barkley Adoption Story

Josh Barkley
Josh Barkley Lexington, South Carolina
Hi! We are Josh, Brandy, and Amelia Jane, and we are adopting a baby. We have been led to adoption throughout our marriage and we are walking through the process daily. We have been matched with our sweet, brave birth mother and look forward to meeting our new child in July! 
 
 
One of the essential parts of the journey is covering the adoption expenses. The total cost of our adoption is $45,500. We have paid $35,500 already and need to raise the remaining $10,000. 
 
 
We’re working hard to cover as many of these expenses ourselves.  
 
 
-PRAYERS: This is the most effective way you can support us! We know so many people are praying for us, for our birth momma, and for our baby. It means the world to us to be supported in this way.
 
Please consider donating. On average we have $5000 due at the end of April, and May. These funds go to cover legal fees, the birth mom’s expenses, and the agency guiding her through the process. 

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 “Barkley 09982”, 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 48 people
 of  $21,000
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My Story

Hi! We are Josh, Brandy, and Amelia Jane, and we are adopting a baby. We have been led to adoption throughout our marriage and we are walking through the process daily. We have been matched with our sweet, brave birth mother and look forward to meeting our new child in July! 
 
 
One of the essential parts of the journey is covering the adoption expenses. The total cost of our adoption is $45,500. We have paid $35,500 already and need to raise the remaining $10,000. 
 
 
We’re working hard to cover as many of these expenses ourselves.  
 
 
-PRAYERS: This is the most effective way you can support us! We know so many people are praying for us, for our birth momma, and for our baby. It means the world to us to be supported in this way.
 
Please consider donating. On average we have $5000 due at the end of April, and May. These funds go to cover legal fees, the birth mom’s expenses, and the agency guiding her through the process. 

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 “Barkley 09982”, 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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October Update!

October 27, 2023

Dear Friends,

Whoa, it feels like the last 7 months have just flown by in a flurry of change and activity. We are in South Carolina now, Josh has a new job, and our family is plugged into a solid local church. In March, Josh started a job working on improving business processes at a company in West Columbia, SC. This meant moving away from our incredible friends and church community, starting over on the home study due to the agency not being accredited in SC, and working on building a new support structure to help us with the adoption. Our South Carolina home study is finally complete and we are once again approved to adopt! We wanted to provide this update to assure everyone we are still pursuing this calling to adopt and we are once again humbled by all the Lord has provided through your generous gifts. Lifesong is still matching the donations and we have around $40,000 raised across multiple platforms. We are getting connected with several very passionate adoption attorneys and some large churches in the area and continuing to pray for the Lord’s provision. Amelia Jane is getting in on it as well. She recently asked us, “When will I have a baby brother/sister?” We were able to share with her the Lord is the giver of all good gifts, He provides in his perfect timing, and He commands in scripture that we bring all our requests to Him in prayer. She walked away and we heard her say the sweetest, most encouraging prayer. “Dear God, will you please give me a baby brother or sister?” We’re reminded to pay close attention to God’s word, have faith like a child, and pray with belief in our good good Father. 

Thank you again for your generosity and for making the financial barrier one less thing to consider as we pursue adoption. 

Soli Deo Gloria (To God alone be all glory)!

Josh and Brandy Barkley

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$3,000

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May 2, 2024

$250

Tim

May 1, 2024

$250

Jim

Apr 8, 2024

“May God Bless You!!!”

$500

Sarah

Apr 2, 2024

“Thank you for allowing us to be a small part of your journey! We commit to pray as well! We are excited to meet baby Barkley!”

$500

Mark & Janora

Mar 29, 2024

“Thank you for being willing to share your love with one of God’s children…”

$100

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Mar 27, 2024

“We love you Barkleys! Thank you for so faithfully answering this call!”

$3,000

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Mar 21, 2024

$100

Doris

Mar 15, 2024

“Praying for y’all! Love, Collin and Doris”

$175

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Mar 12, 2024

$30

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Mar 11, 2024

$2,100

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Mar 8, 2024

$100

Kristen

Feb 1, 2023

“Praying over your adoption journey!”

$1,200

Hidden

Dec 31, 2022

“Praying for you all and this exciting journey.”

$13

Jordan

Oct 24, 2022

“For Judah and Levi's puzzle pieces”

$250

Hidden

Sep 28, 2022

$152

Katie

Sep 13, 2022

“Continuing to pray for God's provision! Thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus through adoption!”

$100

Johannes

Sep 11, 2022

$42

Gilbert

Aug 28, 2022

“Love you guys! So excited to see your family grow in this way. Praying for you all!”

$151

Tim & Michelle

Aug 28, 2022

$40

Aaron & Becky

Aug 28, 2022

$197

Kate

Aug 28, 2022

“What an honor to help bring a little one home! I’m so grateful to be a part of your community & a piece of the puzzle.”

$20

Azaleah

Aug 27, 2022

$198

Jordan and Taylor

Aug 26, 2022

“Puzzle piece 198 - love y’all!”

$50

Suzanne

Aug 24, 2022

“I am praying for you and your family.”

$25

Autumn

Aug 24, 2022

“Puzzle piece #25! We love y’all”

$100

Mary

Aug 24, 2022

“May the Lord put all the pieces together, for His great glory and the complete JOY of His children!”

$198

Hidden

Aug 21, 2022

“Praying for you and yours to come; love you! Jim (Caralee)”

$20

Ryan &Destiny

Aug 20, 2022

“Puzzle piece # 20 Praying for y’all & excited to see what God has in store! 💛”

$27

Wendy

Aug 20, 2022

“Please label piece 27 from the Russell family!”

$55

Katherine and Samir

Aug 19, 2022

“Praying for your sweet family!!”

$83

Tiffany

Aug 19, 2022

“From The Millers 💛”

$150

Sunil

Aug 18, 2022

“God Bless you all”

$45

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Aug 18, 2022

$50

Robin

Aug 18, 2022

“So excited for your sweet family! We will be praying for you all!”

$200

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Aug 18, 2022

$60

Ben & Zayna

Aug 18, 2022

$23

Hidden

Aug 18, 2022

“#23! We love you guys and are praying Ps. 23 over your family and your little one(s). Praying you feel the nearness of our Good Shepherd as He leads you in this journey. We love you guys so much!”

$400

Hidden

Aug 17, 2022

“Lord bless your family ❤️”

$30

Kristen

Aug 17, 2022

“#30 in honor of my 30th birthday next month, Josh who just turned 30, and of course your sweet baby and birth mama! Love, Kristen Terhune”

$50

Rick & Connie

Aug 17, 2022

$75

Gabriella

Aug 17, 2022

“#75. Praying for your journey & that you’ll be meeting your sweet baby soon ❤️”

$100

Glenn & Bette

Aug 17, 2022

“Happy birthday”

$250

Hidden

Aug 10, 2022

“We <3 the Barkley family! Continuing to cover you 3, birth mama, and baby in prayer.”

$500

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Aug 9, 2022

“So excited for you guys!”

$250

Grace & Mark

Aug 2, 2022

“Josh & Brandy - we love you guys and are so thankful to have you in our church family! We are so excited about this new journey of adoption! -Grace & Mark Dodd”

$50

Brittany

Jul 30, 2022

“Praying for you guys!”

$20

Aldrich

Jul 27, 2022

“Praise the Lord for y’all opening your homes to a precious soul! #GraceBonifayFam”

$10

Hidden

Jul 27, 2022