Bringing Home Baby Bull- Adoption Journey

Stacey Bull
Stacey Bull Alabaster, Alabama

Who We Are

We are John and Stacey Bull.  We have been married for 5.5 years!  We have 2 dogs.  We have always wanted children and can’t wait to become parents.

Why We Are Adopting

As most married couples do, we began trying to grow our family after two years of marriage.  After a year of trying to conceive we began seeking further help and were frustrated and confused. We both continued to seek God and what His plan was for the growth of our family.  In January 2020, Stacey felt the Lord impress upon her heart that He was going to remember us like He remembered Hannah in 1 Samuel.  At this time we felt like this meant we should continue to try and seek out more testing. After many tests and doctor’s appointments, we found out we are unable to have children.  We were told that IVF was our only option and even that might not be possible. We were both devastated.  We didn’t understand why God had made it clear to us that He was going to remember us like He remembered Hannah yet we were told our chances of conception were slim.  We continued to seek the Lord and His plan for us.  We felt like the Lord was pointing us towards adoption.  We both had instant peace when we made the decision to pursue adoption and not fertility treatments.  A year to the date of Stacey feeling the Lord stirring and telling her that He was going to remember us is when we made the decision to pursue adoption.  We know that wasn’t by coincidence but that adoption is truly God’s plan for the growth of our family.

What Type Of Adoption

We are pursuing a newborn, domestic adoption.  We are working with Faithful Adoption Consultants. We also are believing that the Lord will enable us to adopt DEBT-FREE!

Where We Are In Our Journey

We are currently active.  Active means we are set expectant mom cases and we decide if we would like for our profile, a book about us, to be presented to her.  We review cases weekly and we said yes or no.  Each case gives us information about the expectant mom and baby.  It also tells us how much the total adoption will cost.

We began actively fundraising at the end of January 2021.  Throughout our journey, we have trusted the Lord to provide for our adoption and He has proven Himself faithful over and over.  We have raised over half of our funds thus far and we are believing that the Lord will provide every cent that we need to cover our adoption costs 100%.

 Matching Grants

We have received matching grants of $5,900 from Westwood Baptist Church + Lifesong Adoption Funds.  This means every donation is matched equally up to $5,900.  This is incredible!  We are so blessed that we have been awared these matching grants!  $5,900 is a lot and helps us get so much closer to our goal but $11,800 (the amount it will be once it is matched) helps us to almost close the gap on the remaining amount that we still need to fully fund our adoption.  We know that only GOD can enable these grants to be fully matched.  We are continuing to stand firm on the promise that He will remember us and that He will provide.

Why Does Adoption Cost So Much

We get this question a lot!  Here’s what some of the funds cover:  living expenses and doctor expenses for the expectant mom, agency fees- including placement fees and matching fees, social work fees, application fees, and legal fees just to name a few.


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 “Bull 09833”, 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 26 people
 of  $15,000
32 days left

My Story

Who We Are

We are John and Stacey Bull.  We have been married for 5.5 years!  We have 2 dogs.  We have always wanted children and can’t wait to become parents.

Why We Are Adopting

As most married couples do, we began trying to grow our family after two years of marriage.  After a year of trying to conceive we began seeking further help and were frustrated and confused. We both continued to seek God and what His plan was for the growth of our family.  In January 2020, Stacey felt the Lord impress upon her heart that He was going to remember us like He remembered Hannah in 1 Samuel.  At this time we felt like this meant we should continue to try and seek out more testing. After many tests and doctor’s appointments, we found out we are unable to have children.  We were told that IVF was our only option and even that might not be possible. We were both devastated.  We didn’t understand why God had made it clear to us that He was going to remember us like He remembered Hannah yet we were told our chances of conception were slim.  We continued to seek the Lord and His plan for us.  We felt like the Lord was pointing us towards adoption.  We both had instant peace when we made the decision to pursue adoption and not fertility treatments.  A year to the date of Stacey feeling the Lord stirring and telling her that He was going to remember us is when we made the decision to pursue adoption.  We know that wasn’t by coincidence but that adoption is truly God’s plan for the growth of our family.

What Type Of Adoption

We are pursuing a newborn, domestic adoption.  We are working with Faithful Adoption Consultants. We also are believing that the Lord will enable us to adopt DEBT-FREE!

Where We Are In Our Journey

We are currently active.  Active means we are set expectant mom cases and we decide if we would like for our profile, a book about us, to be presented to her.  We review cases weekly and we said yes or no.  Each case gives us information about the expectant mom and baby.  It also tells us how much the total adoption will cost.

We began actively fundraising at the end of January 2021.  Throughout our journey, we have trusted the Lord to provide for our adoption and He has proven Himself faithful over and over.  We have raised over half of our funds thus far and we are believing that the Lord will provide every cent that we need to cover our adoption costs 100%.

 Matching Grants

We have received matching grants of $5,900 from Westwood Baptist Church + Lifesong Adoption Funds.  This means every donation is matched equally up to $5,900.  This is incredible!  We are so blessed that we have been awared these matching grants!  $5,900 is a lot and helps us get so much closer to our goal but $11,800 (the amount it will be once it is matched) helps us to almost close the gap on the remaining amount that we still need to fully fund our adoption.  We know that only GOD can enable these grants to be fully matched.  We are continuing to stand firm on the promise that He will remember us and that He will provide.

Why Does Adoption Cost So Much

We get this question a lot!  Here’s what some of the funds cover:  living expenses and doctor expenses for the expectant mom, agency fees- including placement fees and matching fees, social work fees, application fees, and legal fees just to name a few.


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 “Bull 09833”, 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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$100

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Jan 23, 2022

$50

Samantha

Jan 20, 2022

“Praying. You will be great parents.”

$312

Offline Donation

Jan 15, 2022

$50

Melissa

Jan 1, 2022

“I pray your heart's desire comes to fruition in 2022! As Eli said to Hannah: "...may the God of Israel grant you what you have asked of him."”

$25

Hidden

Dec 31, 2021

$400

Offline Donation

Dec 31, 2021

$100

CJ

Dec 30, 2021

$20

Laura

Dec 30, 2021

“I was adopted and I wish y’all the best of luck on this journey.”

$20

Darlene

Dec 30, 2021

“I am so happy for you two. Continuing to pray as you prepare to bring home Baby Bull.”

$25

Jenny

Dec 30, 2021

“2022-the year the Bulls become parents ❤”

$10

Tatum

Dec 29, 2021

“Praying for peace and patience as you wait for your baby!”

$50

Amie

Dec 28, 2021

$30

Melanie

Dec 27, 2021

“Prayers from Melanie and Reed Howard. You dont know us, but Rebekah used to babysit for us when we were in the foster-to-adopt process with our boys. Ed used to be our Sunday School teacher about 10 years ago. Adoption is near and dear to our hearts.”

$100

Kathryn and Jay

Dec 14, 2021

$50

Phylis

Dec 8, 2021

“So excited for y'all. I know God will bless you in His perfect time.”

$100

Heather

Dec 2, 2021

“Praying for y'all!”

$100

Trisha

Nov 28, 2021

$100

Sarah

Nov 26, 2021

“We miss you guys! Praying for y’all as you continue to lean on the Lord through your adoption journey!”

$25

Darlene

Nov 25, 2021

“I am so happy for you two! Some child will be blessed to call you mom and dad.”

$512

Donnalee and Brandon

Nov 25, 2021

“We are praying for blessings beyond what we can imagine.”

$30

Amanda

Nov 23, 2021

$10

Hidden

Nov 23, 2021

$700

Mark & Janice

Nov 20, 2021

$10

Gloria

Nov 18, 2021

“Please share your progress🙏❣️”

$25

Elicia

Nov 16, 2021

“I am still praying and believing with you guys for your baby!”

$50

Adam

Nov 15, 2021