Bringing Home Baby Barber

Nash and Emily Barber
Nash and Emily Barber Ridgeland, Mississippi

I always knew that adoption would be part of my journey one day.  Nash had honestly never really had it on his radar.  Shortly after we got married in 2014, we began praying for a family.  It became evident to us after over a year of praying and wanting a baby, that God's timing for our family was different than ours.  We knew that a family was in our future and just chose to trust His timing.

In 2016, God answered our prayer for children in a way we had not planned.  He called us to live in an orphanage in Haiti for two years with fourteen children ages 4-12.  It was during our time in Haiti that God really taught us what loving children meant. We spent two years loving those children as if they were biologically ours. It was during this time that God revealed His call of adoption to Nash.  I clearly remember the days and weeks that I watched a change take place in His heart as God revealed to him what His plan for our family was.  At the end of our commitment in Haiti, we knew what we were being called to do.  We knew that while we could not adopt the children He had allowed us to love in Haiti, that He was calling us to adopt a baby in the United States.  We are so thankful for our time in Haiti and the lessons we learned about each other, parenting, and love while there.  We keep in touch with the kids there and lovingly refer to them as our "First 14". Even though they will never live in our home with us, they are absolutely part of our family and will be this child's biggest fans.  The kids in Haiti always tell us that when we have a child of our own, they will be our #15, and we are excited about expanding our family and welcoming that #15 home.

We don't yet know what this adoption process will hold, but we are thankful for the call to adopt and excited about one day finally Bringing Baby Barber Home.


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 “Barber 08601”, 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 73 people
 of  $47,500
217 days left

My Story

I always knew that adoption would be part of my journey one day.  Nash had honestly never really had it on his radar.  Shortly after we got married in 2014, we began praying for a family.  It became evident to us after over a year of praying and wanting a baby, that God's timing for our family was different than ours.  We knew that a family was in our future and just chose to trust His timing.

In 2016, God answered our prayer for children in a way we had not planned.  He called us to live in an orphanage in Haiti for two years with fourteen children ages 4-12.  It was during our time in Haiti that God really taught us what loving children meant. We spent two years loving those children as if they were biologically ours. It was during this time that God revealed His call of adoption to Nash.  I clearly remember the days and weeks that I watched a change take place in His heart as God revealed to him what His plan for our family was.  At the end of our commitment in Haiti, we knew what we were being called to do.  We knew that while we could not adopt the children He had allowed us to love in Haiti, that He was calling us to adopt a baby in the United States.  We are so thankful for our time in Haiti and the lessons we learned about each other, parenting, and love while there.  We keep in touch with the kids there and lovingly refer to them as our "First 14". Even though they will never live in our home with us, they are absolutely part of our family and will be this child's biggest fans.  The kids in Haiti always tell us that when we have a child of our own, they will be our #15, and we are excited about expanding our family and welcoming that #15 home.

We don't yet know what this adoption process will hold, but we are thankful for the call to adopt and excited about one day finally Bringing Baby Barber Home.


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 “Barber 08601”, 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

$50

Ann

Dec 29, 2019

$100

Vicki

Dec 20, 2019

“You know I love adoption and I love you two! God blessed me with adoption and I want to be a part of your adoption. It's the best thing I ever did! Much love!”

$250

Jesse

Dec 10, 2019

$375

Lauren and Brian

Dec 3, 2019

“Race fundraising 😬”

$100

Tracy

Nov 29, 2019

“Happy Thanksgiving!”

$50

Jimmy and Ivery

Nov 1, 2019

“Cannot wait to see you guys with your little one❤️”

$100

Abbye and Alan

Oct 30, 2019

“Best wishes!!”

$55

Ole Miss Tri Delta

Oct 24, 2019

$5

maggie

Oct 22, 2019

$10

Rebecca

Oct 21, 2019

$10

Caroline

Oct 21, 2019

$10

Nichole

Oct 21, 2019

$5

Addie

Oct 20, 2019

$10

Allie

Oct 16, 2019

$80

Julie

Oct 16, 2019

$30

Ole Miss Tri Delta

Oct 15, 2019

$50

George

Sep 23, 2019

“God Bless!!!”

$100

Hidden

Sep 22, 2019

“Nash's Challenge #keepit”

$50

Jennifer

Sep 22, 2019

“Shave it!!! For Mary McLean😂”

$100

Lindsey

Sep 22, 2019

“SHAVE THAT BEARD!!!!!!!!!!!!”

$185

Clark and Whitley

Sep 22, 2019

“Beard... we vote....... NOT to shave.”

$50

Allison/clay

Sep 22, 2019

“#shaveit”

$200

Sheryl

Sep 22, 2019

“Nash’s challenge #Shaveit”

$50

Jack

Sep 22, 2019

“Jack says #shaveit”

$300

Hidden

Sep 22, 2019

“#keepit”

$50

Dustin

Sep 22, 2019

“Shave it!”

$25

Hidden

Sep 22, 2019

“Shave it!”

$25

SHANNON

Sep 22, 2019

“SHAVE IT”

$20

Sharon

Sep 22, 2019

“May God bless you both!”

$50

Wendy & Matt

Sep 22, 2019

“#TeamShaveIt”

$50

Gia

Sep 22, 2019

“Nash’s challenge #keepit”

$50

Ivery and Jimmy

Sep 20, 2019

“❤️ this child already!”

$20

April

Sep 20, 2019

“Keep it! But I still wanna go in the drawing to shave it!!”

$20

Jimmy

Sep 20, 2019

“Shave Nash’ beard!”

$50

Beth

Sep 19, 2019

“Team “Shave it””

$100

Bonnie and Michael

Sep 19, 2019

“Nash’s Challenge”

$5

Mary McLean

Sep 19, 2019

“just needed to top off my donation for the beard removal”

$50

Lindsey

Sep 19, 2019

“Shave that beard!”

$100

Bill

Sep 19, 2019

$30

Luke

Sep 19, 2019

$50

Wally

Sep 19, 2019

“Much love. What a blessed child it will be to have you two as parents! Wally”

$25

Abby

Sep 19, 2019

“SEE YA BEARD.”

$50

Andrew

Sep 19, 2019

“Nash Challange Let me see that baby face!”

$100

Roseann (& Lawrence)

Sep 19, 2019

“Bringing home Baby Barber 💗💙! Love you guys!”

$250

Hidden

Sep 19, 2019

“Nash's challenge- Keep the beard!!”

$35

Ole Miss

Sep 19, 2019

$10

Anna Catherine

Sep 18, 2019

$5

Lucy

Sep 17, 2019

$5

Savannah

Sep 17, 2019

$5

Callie

Sep 17, 2019

$10

Maggie

Sep 17, 2019

$45

Ole Miss

Sep 17, 2019

$10

Miriam

Sep 16, 2019

$30

Ole Miss

Sep 16, 2019

$10

Caroline

Sep 16, 2019

$20

Mary

Sep 16, 2019

$35

Ole Miss

Sep 16, 2019

$10

Hidden

Sep 15, 2019

$10

Hidden

Sep 14, 2019

$5

Hidden

Sep 14, 2019

$10

Tinsley

Sep 12, 2019

$10

Mollie

Sep 12, 2019

$10

Leah

Sep 10, 2019

$45

Ole Miss

Sep 10, 2019

$10

Kennedy

Sep 9, 2019

$5

Katie

Sep 9, 2019

$70

Ole Miss

Sep 9, 2019

$10

Hidden

Sep 9, 2019

$5

Emily

Sep 9, 2019

$200

Paul and Fair

Sep 8, 2019

“Thank y’all for loving my Mary Stewart! Adoption plans sound exciting :)”

$200

Abby

Sep 6, 2019

“They are gonna be rockstars!”

$150

Philip

Sep 5, 2019

“So happy for you and the blessings that God has in store for you two. Praying for the future of Barbers!!”

$150

Mysti

Sep 5, 2019

“Prayers and so much love. Thankful to have seen this plan unfold and know God will be faithful to complete it.”