We are Adam and Jennifer Ragan. We have been blessed with two beautiful girls, Maddy and Gracie.
We have felt God calling us to share our hearts and home with a little one with special needs from China. Currently, we are in the process of adopting a boy or girl under the age of 3. We are stepping out in faith and following where He leads as we begin this journey to bring our child home.
We are beyond excited and are doing everything we can to be prepared to welcome a beautiful new life into our home. As part of our adoption process, we have started a crowdfunding campaign. It may surprise you to hear that adoption related costs can easily total up to $35,000 or more. This is why we have set a goal of $18,5000 to help ease the financial burden that often overwhelms adoptive parents.
WHERE WE ARE IN THE JOURNEY:
*Dossier To China
Our documents required by China have been authenticated and sent to China for approval.
*WE HAVE A MATCHING GRANT!! We have been blessed with a $3,000 matching grant from Josiah’s Adoption Fund that is being administered by Lifesong for Orphans. What does this mean? Our first $3,000 of donations will be DOUBLED, allowing us $6,000 of support! God is so good and we are thankful for so many adoption-loving, generous souls out there!
*Log-in Date and Matching We will receive our LID, Log-In Date, when China enters all of our information into their system. Once we are logged in, we can finally MATCH with a child and know who we are bringing home!
WHERE DO THE FUNDS GO?:
There are many fees involved with any adoption. We have paid nearly $20,000 to date, but there are still roughly $18,500 more in expenses before we leave to get our sweet child. Some things that we still will need to pay are:
-1 more agency fee
–Dossier submission fee
–Travel expenses -In-country expenses
WHAT CAN YOU DO?:
Somewhere in China as we type this, there is a child who does not know the love of a family, a child who does not always get held when they cry, a child who has never heard the name of Jesus whispered in their ear. While we do not yet know who this child is or what this child looks like, God knows. God in His infinite goodness has already begun to knit our hearts and lives together. He has a plan in place to allow this child to, one day soon, no longer be an orphan but a treasured son or daughter.
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/she grows up.
By lifting us up in prayer, partnering with us financially, and/or sharing our campaign you are answering the call to minister to orphans. YOU are integral in bringing this child home. You are a vital part of God’s plan for this child and for our family. We cannot thank you enough for being obedient to the call and supporting us through this journey!
We cherish your prayers and support as we work to be the hands and feet of God to fulfill a John 14:18 promise to a child and make ONE LESS orphan and ONE MORE Ragan!
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 “Ragan 8131”, 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.