We are David and Laurel West and we are following God's call for our family to grow through adoption.
Adoption has been on our heart to one degree or another for a few years now. It's something we talked and prayed about quite a bit. We always came back to saying that we didn't know if we were supposed to adopt, but were glad to support our friends in that endeavor, whether it was praying for them, giving financially, or even just being "there" for them and supporting that they had chosen to pursue adoption. Deep down, we know that God was stirring our hearts and leading us to this point.
This past summer, we again started talking about it and praying for direction - this time boldly asking God yes/no questions - "Father, are WE supposed to adopt?". The answer was a resounding yes and we saw Him confirm that through so many different means.
We completed our home study in November and just became an "active" (chooseable, if you will) family this week in an infant domestic adoption program. We are actively waiting and praying as God brings us to our birth mom/birth parents.
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 “West 8162”, 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.
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