Bringing Baby Gray Home

Robbie and Erica
Robbie and Erica Port St. Lucie, Florida

After Robbie and I were married, we were excited to begin our family. But with every passing month, it became clear that our desires were not going to be met in the time or necessarily the manner in which we thought. But wasn’t out desire for parenthood a biblical one? 

In our search for answers, we also started searching for alternatives. Because of personal convictions, we decided to not pursue extensive fertility testing and treatments. I believe it was God’s grace and divine work as we took our time beginning the adoption process. The Lord had a purpose for us in this time; we needed to learn something.

Adoption is not plan B. As part of our decision-making process, we read the book “Adopted for Life” by Russell Moore, which really helped us reorient our thinking about adoption. Our own adoption as sons and daughters in God’s family was never plan B.  During the months of waiting, God was doing a work in both of our hearts and teaching us His heart for adoption. We chose to adopt internationally because we wanted to be part of reaching the nations with the gospel. We chose America World Adoption Agency because they are a faith-based organization. I don’t feel like we really chose India – everything else seemed to bring us to it. Our story isn’t just about us. Our story is going to weave in with the story of a little boy in India who needs rescuing. And we cannot wait to see how it all unfolds.

We have received a $3500 matching grant funded by First Baptist Orlando administered by Lifesong for Orphans. We are so grateful for this gift!


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 “Gray 09133”, 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 22 people
 of  $10,000
28 days left

My Story

After Robbie and I were married, we were excited to begin our family. But with every passing month, it became clear that our desires were not going to be met in the time or necessarily the manner in which we thought. But wasn’t out desire for parenthood a biblical one? 

In our search for answers, we also started searching for alternatives. Because of personal convictions, we decided to not pursue extensive fertility testing and treatments. I believe it was God’s grace and divine work as we took our time beginning the adoption process. The Lord had a purpose for us in this time; we needed to learn something.

Adoption is not plan B. As part of our decision-making process, we read the book “Adopted for Life” by Russell Moore, which really helped us reorient our thinking about adoption. Our own adoption as sons and daughters in God’s family was never plan B.  During the months of waiting, God was doing a work in both of our hearts and teaching us His heart for adoption. We chose to adopt internationally because we wanted to be part of reaching the nations with the gospel. We chose America World Adoption Agency because they are a faith-based organization. I don’t feel like we really chose India – everything else seemed to bring us to it. Our story isn’t just about us. Our story is going to weave in with the story of a little boy in India who needs rescuing. And we cannot wait to see how it all unfolds.

We have received a $3500 matching grant funded by First Baptist Orlando administered by Lifesong for Orphans. We are so grateful for this gift!


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 “Gray 09133”, 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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CARA Approval

July 7, 2020

Now that we have been approved, our agency can begin looking for a match for our family! This could take anywhere from 0-6 months.

Pray with us as we wait for a match. Especially pray for our little one in India. Pray for safety and health and pray that he would be surrounded by kind and compassionate care takers.

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Comments

$500

Arjen and Denise

Oct 21, 2020

“Excited for you guys! You will be great parents! Arjen and Denise”

$25

Eric and Samantha

Oct 21, 2020

“We’re excited for you as you display the gospel through adoption! Praying for a smooth process for both you and your son.”

$25

Natalie

Oct 18, 2020

“So Happy for you, prayers for you and the little one.”

$219

Offline Donation

Sep 15, 2020

$50

Offline Donation

Sep 4, 2020

$500

Offline Donation

Sep 4, 2020

$100

Offline Donation

Sep 4, 2020

$500

Offline Donation

Sep 3, 2020

$100

Conney

Aug 29, 2020

$100

Michael

Aug 25, 2020

$100

Denise + Chris

Aug 24, 2020

$100

Offline Donation

Aug 24, 2020

$100

Paul

Aug 18, 2020

$100

Hidden

Aug 18, 2020

$125

Offline Donation

Aug 17, 2020

$100

Matt

Aug 16, 2020

$100

Caleb

Aug 15, 2020

“We’re excited to meet lil gray.”

$1,100

Offline Donation

Aug 14, 2020

$50

Hidden

Aug 12, 2020

“We continue to pray for you and your special gift from God!”

$100

Hidden

Aug 11, 2020

“We are excited for you all as you are traveling on the journey of adoption and are praying for peace through the process. Love, James and Megan Martin”

$100

Marc

Aug 10, 2020

“We are excited for you both as the time draws closer.”

$1,100

Offline Donation

Aug 10, 2020