Brett & Vianna Adopt

Brett Varner
Brett Varner Columbia, South Carolina

Hi! We're Brett & Vianna Varner, and we have been matched with a baby due to be born in April. Thank you for taking the time to read our story.

When we were discussing engagement & marriage, adoption was part of that discussion, because even in our youth, we began to value adoption as God's way of including us in his family. So adoption has always been Plan A for us, and we have seen God's hand in bringing this into reality.

Back at the end of November 2020, we were notified by our adoption agency of a situation that came to them indirectly through a local adoption lawyer who was seeking a family for a situation involving a newborn. We had less than a weekend to learn all we could about the situation and inform the lawyer if we wanted to pursue it. Initially, after having slept on it one night, we decided that since it was double the amount of money we had already raised for our adoption, we would pass on it and continue to wait for a situation through our agency. However, the morning that we were to talk with the lawyer, some friends of ours, who were unaware of this particular situation, contacted us and asked if we were actively pursuing adoption. Long story short, they contributed a sizable donation to our agency, which served for us a nudge from God to pursue this situation.

So now we are expecting to bring home a baby boy due to be born at the end of April. We have created this page as a tool to allow our support network of family, friends, acquaintances and even strangers to help us cross the finish line.

As we mentioned above, we know that God has adopted us through joining us to his Son, so that we have all the privileges and responsibilities of being his children. It is both a privilege and joyful responsibility to grow our family through adoption.

We cannot do this alone. Thank you for considering helping us grow our family and provide a family and home for this baby boy.


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 “Varner 09443”, 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.
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Raised to date by 44 people
 of  $24,000
Campaign Ended

My Story

Hi! We're Brett & Vianna Varner, and we have been matched with a baby due to be born in April. Thank you for taking the time to read our story.

When we were discussing engagement & marriage, adoption was part of that discussion, because even in our youth, we began to value adoption as God's way of including us in his family. So adoption has always been Plan A for us, and we have seen God's hand in bringing this into reality.

Back at the end of November 2020, we were notified by our adoption agency of a situation that came to them indirectly through a local adoption lawyer who was seeking a family for a situation involving a newborn. We had less than a weekend to learn all we could about the situation and inform the lawyer if we wanted to pursue it. Initially, after having slept on it one night, we decided that since it was double the amount of money we had already raised for our adoption, we would pass on it and continue to wait for a situation through our agency. However, the morning that we were to talk with the lawyer, some friends of ours, who were unaware of this particular situation, contacted us and asked if we were actively pursuing adoption. Long story short, they contributed a sizable donation to our agency, which served for us a nudge from God to pursue this situation.

So now we are expecting to bring home a baby boy due to be born at the end of April. We have created this page as a tool to allow our support network of family, friends, acquaintances and even strangers to help us cross the finish line.

As we mentioned above, we know that God has adopted us through joining us to his Son, so that we have all the privileges and responsibilities of being his children. It is both a privilege and joyful responsibility to grow our family through adoption.

We cannot do this alone. Thank you for considering helping us grow our family and provide a family and home for this baby boy.


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 “Varner 09443”, 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.
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$1,000

Maud-Kathrin

Apr 24, 2021

“We love you! Your Aunt Kathrin & Uncle Jack”

$100

Cynthia

Apr 17, 2021

“We’re so excited for you! God has given lavishly, and you two have lavished love on me and many around you. May your love abound and overflow in and through this adoption process, too! ~ Cindy for “Grandma Pat””

$1,000

Hidden

Apr 16, 2021

“Congrats, we can't wait to meet Josiah Alejandro!!”

$105

Kevin

Apr 14, 2021

$500

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Apr 12, 2021

“I am so excited for y’all and praying for all the details of the adoption. Praying the Lord will continue to bless your family as you bring this sweet baby home!!”

$100

Andrea

Apr 11, 2021

“I love you guys so much. I know you will be fantastic parents! Love, Andie”

$200

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Apr 9, 2021

$100

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Apr 8, 2021

$500

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Apr 5, 2021

“Because I've been blessed, I want to pass a blessing onto you!!”

$500

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Apr 5, 2021

$100

David

Mar 30, 2021

“God bless you both in this wonderful journey!!”

$100

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Mar 28, 2021

“With all our love. So excited for you!”

$100

Matt

Mar 28, 2021

“Congratulations!”

$300

Julie

Mar 27, 2021

“Vianna and Brett, we are so excited for you in this adventure! Love you, Joe and Julie”

$1,000

Cindy

Mar 27, 2021

$100

Kelli

Mar 27, 2021

“From Ben and Kelli. We love you guys!”

$200

Rene and Brooke

Mar 27, 2021

“May God multiply and show Himself faithful!”

$200

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Mar 27, 2021

$100

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Mar 27, 2021

$500

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Mar 27, 2021

$100

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Mar 26, 2021

$100

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Mar 26, 2021

$150

Sharon

Mar 25, 2021

“Cheering you on!”

$50

Tracey

Mar 25, 2021

“I wish I could give more but pray this small amount will be multiplied to overflowing. Thinking of you both as you travel this exciting road to parenthood x”

$50

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Mar 25, 2021

$50

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Mar 25, 2021

$50

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Mar 25, 2021

$150

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Mar 25, 2021

$50

Jonathan and Lee

Mar 24, 2021

$50

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Mar 24, 2021

$50

Nesha

Mar 23, 2021

$50

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Mar 23, 2021

$1,000

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Mar 22, 2021

““BABY!!”—Aaron”

$350

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Mar 22, 2021

“Praying for your little one and this process. Much love and....so so excited for you guys.”

$50

Cortnie & Dom

Mar 22, 2021

“Brett & Vianna, We are so excited for you both and this next season of life as your family grows ! We are so grateful to play even a small part in the way the Lord is moving in your lives ! Praying for you all and all the final logistics of your adoption. With Love, Dom and Cortnie Francis”

$350

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Mar 22, 2021

$50

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Mar 22, 2021

$1,000

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Mar 22, 2021

$50

Dave & Tammye

Mar 18, 2021

“This will be exciting!!!!”

$50

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Mar 18, 2021

$300

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Mar 8, 2021

$5,000

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Mar 8, 2021

$500

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Mar 8, 2021

$300

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Mar 8, 2021