We are praying, hoping and waiting to adopt a child! This last year of life has been a series of highs and lows for us. Last summer, we received the news from doctors that we would never be able to have biological children. While our infertility diagnosis was unexpected, we have more confidence than ever that adoption has always been God’s perfect plan for us. We are so excited to see how it all unfolds!
We have spent the last twelve months learning about the complexities of adoption, and have recently completed our home study and become active with adoption agencies. We are so humbled and thankful that God has put us on this path.
We are DOUBLY blessed to have received $7,000 in matching grants from Hope that Binds and Lifesong for Orphans, so that this can be possible. Domestic infant adoption is costly (averaging $40-$55k), but we are trusting God to provide for our needs.
Because of God’s grace and the generosity of these two organizations, every dollar you donate will be MATCHED through these grants, up to $7000 (i.e. if you give $100, these orgs will also give $100, totaling $200!). Your gifts allow us to say “yes!” when we are matched, and welcome a newborn into our home. 100% of your donations will go directly to our adoption program expenses.
We do not know yet when a little one will join our family, as we are waiting for an expectant mom to choose us. But, we are trusting God’s timing, and anxiously anticipating the day we get to become parents! Thanks for being a part of our story.
Ben & Michelle
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 “Foster 10073”, 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