2.5 years and over 30 children the Beery Family has said yes to – completely committed and willing to adopt these children as family forever. While its hard for this family to hear “no – you were not chosen this time” they have rejoiced in knowing that these children who needed families now had them.
The “no’s” that are the hardest are the situations where they have had to say no. No because they simply didn’t have enough adoption funds to commit to an adoption situation.
The average cost of adoption is $40k. When The Beery’s began their journey three years ago their agency suggested they be prepared for $20k in adoption fees and expenses.
Several years into their adoption journey and still waiting to get matched they want to be able to say YES more often and not be restricted due to funds. The $20k goal will cover some of the situations with their local adoption agency, but not all.
Lifesong for Orphans will match dollar for dollar every donation (up to $7k) to the Beery’s adoption fund to bridge the gap between the originally recommended $20k and the $40k average adoption cost that is more often the scenario. Having additional funds available will also allow them to open up their availability to additional adoption agencies.
Any extra funds donated through Lifesong for Orphans will be used to bless another family on their adoption journey.
The Beery family deeply thanks everyone who has already financially supported them during their original fundraising in 2018. They believe that the Lord resources what He calls. They are excited to see how God continues to write their adoption story and are greatful that you are apart of their story!
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 “Beery 09044”, 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.