Bring Home Maeze!

Micah Forni Fort Drum, New York

We both have similar stories and were feeling led to adopt long before we had met.  We were both teenagers when we first considered adoption. We had heard the stories of orphans in China and thought that, if we could never have kids, we would adopt. After getting married and attending First Baptist Church in Richmond Hill, GA, that changed. First Baptist had an Orphan Sunday and we felt led by God to seek out information about adoption. We realized there is an orphan crisis in the world and that we were being called by God to show love and bring a family to one of these orphans.  We decided it didn’t matter if we had kids or if we adopted first. We started pursuing adoption at this time and we learned that we had to wait until we were both 30 before we could adopt from China.  We had to be patient and wait.

When Micah finally turned 30, we had our daughter.  Shortly after, we had our son.  After he was born we spent some time adjusting to our larger family, moving, and getting settled into a new area.  Once we were settled, we started to feel God leading and nudging us to grow our family, this time through adoption.  While we have been working through the adoption process, God’s presence has been felt in many different ways.  For instance, when Micah went to do her physical, the doctor didn’t have any appointments available for nearly a month.  We scheduled that appointment and then 5 minutes later the doctor’s office called us back and had a cancellation for the next day!  Praise the Lord! 

As we have been walking through the adoption process, we have been led to adopt a little girl from China between 1-4 years old.  We will be bringing home our little Maeze at the end of May. 


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 “Forni 7671”, 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.
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Raised to date by 22 people
 of  $5,000
Campaign Ended

My Story

We both have similar stories and were feeling led to adopt long before we had met.  We were both teenagers when we first considered adoption. We had heard the stories of orphans in China and thought that, if we could never have kids, we would adopt. After getting married and attending First Baptist Church in Richmond Hill, GA, that changed. First Baptist had an Orphan Sunday and we felt led by God to seek out information about adoption. We realized there is an orphan crisis in the world and that we were being called by God to show love and bring a family to one of these orphans.  We decided it didn’t matter if we had kids or if we adopted first. We started pursuing adoption at this time and we learned that we had to wait until we were both 30 before we could adopt from China.  We had to be patient and wait.

When Micah finally turned 30, we had our daughter.  Shortly after, we had our son.  After he was born we spent some time adjusting to our larger family, moving, and getting settled into a new area.  Once we were settled, we started to feel God leading and nudging us to grow our family, this time through adoption.  While we have been working through the adoption process, God’s presence has been felt in many different ways.  For instance, when Micah went to do her physical, the doctor didn’t have any appointments available for nearly a month.  We scheduled that appointment and then 5 minutes later the doctor’s office called us back and had a cancellation for the next day!  Praise the Lord! 

As we have been walking through the adoption process, we have been led to adopt a little girl from China between 1-4 years old.  We will be bringing home our little Maeze at the end of May. 


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 “Forni 7671”, 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.
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Comments

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May 18, 2018

“Praying for you all.”

$300

Tess

May 17, 2018

“We love you guys!”

$500

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May 17, 2018

“So excited for your family!”

$110

James

May 17, 2018

$15

Heather

May 17, 2018

$300

Tamala

May 16, 2018

“Praying for you all..❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️”

$100

Miriah

May 16, 2018

$250

Yingling

May 15, 2018

$50

Rhonda

May 14, 2018

“Can't wait until we get to meet her!! God bless!!!”

$50

Jennifer

May 14, 2018

$50

Dianne

May 14, 2018

$100

Maureen

May 12, 2018

“We are excited to welcome Maeze to America and to Life Church! We love her already!”

$15

Johanna

May 10, 2018

$25

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May 10, 2018

$100

Britney

May 8, 2018

“Thank you so much for inviting all of us to join you on your family’s journey to adoption. I cant wait to hear that sweet Maeze is in your arms!”

$35

Sherril

May 7, 2018

“Welcome home, Maeze!”

$5

Christian

May 5, 2018

“So excited for you to get your little girl home”

$100

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May 5, 2018

“God bless you all! We love you and we’re praying 🙏for you and precious Maeze!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️”

$50

Sarah/ Matt

May 5, 2018

$30

Melissa

May 5, 2018

$60

Shelli

May 3, 2018

$20

Beandi

May 3, 2018

“Love you guys and praying”