Bekken Adoption Journey

Kaitlin Bekken
Kaitlin Bekken Louisville, Kentucky

We attended the same church as children and have known each other since we were 11 years old. We began dating our senior year of high school and continued dating throughout college. We got married right after graduating from college.

Through these many years, we have almost reached the milestone of living more of our lives together than apart. During our time together we have both changed and grown closer. We are supportive of each other, and our love has become more mature and intentional. We are so blessed that we are still each other’s best friends, we are committed to serving each other, and that we push each other to grow more like Christ.

We began talking about adopting a child before we were married. From a young age, we have both worked with children in many capacities and know we can love any child unconditionally. We have often said, “Why wouldn’t we adopt?” Adoption is a beautiful way to love our neighbors and display how the Lord adopts us into His own family.

We have two sons who are such a gift to our family. L is curious and creative; he loves reading, drawing, and running. E is goofy and affectionate; he loves cars, stuffed animals, and going outside. Our boys love to play together and they are so excited to add another member to their kid crew.

 


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 “Bekken 9995”, 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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We attended the same church as children and have known each other since we were 11 years old. We began dating our senior year of high school and continued dating throughout college. We got married right after graduating from college.

Through these many years, we have almost reached the milestone of living more of our lives together than apart. During our time together we have both changed and grown closer. We are supportive of each other, and our love has become more mature and intentional. We are so blessed that we are still each other’s best friends, we are committed to serving each other, and that we push each other to grow more like Christ.

We began talking about adopting a child before we were married. From a young age, we have both worked with children in many capacities and know we can love any child unconditionally. We have often said, “Why wouldn’t we adopt?” Adoption is a beautiful way to love our neighbors and display how the Lord adopts us into His own family.

We have two sons who are such a gift to our family. L is curious and creative; he loves reading, drawing, and running. E is goofy and affectionate; he loves cars, stuffed animals, and going outside. Our boys love to play together and they are so excited to add another member to their kid crew.

 


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 “Bekken 9995”, 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
Read more

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