Our decision to adopt came after Julie was diagnosed with ovarian failure at age 33. We struggled with the up’s and down’s of infertility for about three or four months. Julie received injections, medications, and IUI treatments, all to no avail.
Adoption is not a “Plan B” for us. Even before the birth of our five-year-old daughter, we had considered adoption as our primary way to expand our family. And though we decided to have a biological child first, and though we pursued infertility treatments for a short time, adoption was the clear choice for us. There are so many precious children who need a loving home, and we will welcome any child into our home with open arms! Adoption is the way to fill a longing in our hearts for the completion of our family and to welcome a sibling for our amazing, sweet Gracie. So we readily accept the reality of our infertility and embrace the decision to welcome another child to love through adoption.
We have been approved by LifeSong for a $3,000 matching grant! Which means, if we reach (or exceed) $3,000 in donations here, we will receive an additional $3K to help with our expenses. Did you know that our adoption will cost $30-50K? That is why we THANK YOU for your gift. Thank you for your consideration and for joining us on our journey! We are forever grateful from the bottom of our hearts for your generosity. And we will most certainly pay it forward to others in need. God has amazed us by His goodness!
*Be sure to note that our account number is 7496. If you write a check, see the instructions below.*
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 “Collins 7496”, 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.