As we have traveled over the past 17 years (and 12 years of actually living abroad), we have seen so many children who do not have the blessing of a family to love and nurture them. In the developing world there are needs all around us. Needs are endless, but we have learned that if we can focus on the people God has placed in our lives, we can make a significant impact on those few people. We know that we cannot meet the needs of everyone in Asia, but we know God values each and every life and that we can offer a loving, nurturing, and empowering environment for a little one to grow into the human God created him or her to be.
Before we were married, we had discussed the idea of adoption as something we wanted to pursue at some point. As we began to add biological children to our family, we continually looked at adoption as another way of adding to our family and spoke with others who had adopted. We have waited for a long time, but we are now at the point in our lives where we a ready and able to add to our family through adoption.
We hope that by inviting you into this process, you will see yourself as part of the community we hope to build around our child as he or she grows up.
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 “Berryman #7000”, 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.