Ben & Michelle’s Adoption Journey!

Ben & Michelle
Ben & Michelle Lorton, Virginia

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.

With love,

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

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Raised to date by 15 people
 of  $20,000
185 days left

My Story

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.

With love,

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

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Comments

$300

Beth

Jun 27, 2022

“We love you guys!”

$200

Hidden

Jun 24, 2022

$1,000

Offline Donation

Jun 17, 2022

$2,000

Offline Donation

Jun 17, 2022

$200

Troy & Megan

Jun 14, 2022

“We love you both and we’re thankful to be apart of this journey. ❤️”

$103

Lynne

Jun 11, 2022

“Wishing you the best on your journey!”

$25

Allison

Jun 9, 2022

$500

Sarah

Jun 9, 2022

“Could not possibly love this more!!!!! So excited for y’all. Praying.”

$97

Lucy

Jun 9, 2022

“Michelle, I remember you way back from our time at IJM as being kind, warm and inclusive. You will be a wonderful mother. Blessings on you and Ben as you start this journey- what a gift to give a baby such a wonderful family.”

$90

Andrew

Jun 8, 2022

“You’re going to make great parents and going to make some lucky kid(s) life infinitely better. Love that you’re doing this 👑”

$100

Rachel

Jun 8, 2022

“Praying for you all”

$50

Amanda

Jun 8, 2022

“WOW so exciting to think that God already knows and loves your child. Praying for you on this journey! Y'all are going to be fantastic parents.”

$20

Hidden

Jun 8, 2022

$100

Abby + Khalid

Jun 8, 2022

“We love you guys so much!”

$50

Heather

Jun 8, 2022

“We love you guys!! Can’t wait for you to receive your little 😍”