Bringing Home the MacTwinns

Celeste Charlotte, North Carolina

Hi ya'll! Welcome to our site and thank you for your prayers and consideration to support us in our adoption journey. We are Bill & Celeste and have 2 children at home now.  We are hoping and praying to double that number this October - TWINS!!

It is by God's sovereignty that we came to adoption. Ephesians 1:5-6 says, "In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved."  In realizing our own adoption through Christ in Scripture, we felt God put it on our heart to share in the beauty of adopting a child needing a home.  During that time, God has specifically spoken to us in very unique ways that twins are what He had in mind for us.  One of the ways, is when our 2 older kiddos learned that we were interested in adoption, they were asked if they wanted a brother or a sister.  They both separately yelled, "BOTH".  Then when brought back together, we told them and they said, "wouldn't it be great if they were twins?".

There are so many other ways that we have seen God's hand at work through this journey... And I'm sure if we've talked to you about it, we've given you an ear-full ;).

If you feel led to support us financially, we would greatly appreciate it. More importantly, we ask for prayers throughout this journey for us, for mama/dad and for the babies.  We know that prayers have been what have sustained us thus far and that the Lord answers in miraculous ways!

Praise God, we have received a matching grant from the Josiah's Adoption Fund and Lifesong!  This means that every dollar up to $5,500 will be matched!

Thank you so much!


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 “MacMinn 10561”, 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.
  • *3.5% fee for donations given with an American Express card
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My Story

Hi ya'll! Welcome to our site and thank you for your prayers and consideration to support us in our adoption journey. We are Bill & Celeste and have 2 children at home now.  We are hoping and praying to double that number this October - TWINS!!

It is by God's sovereignty that we came to adoption. Ephesians 1:5-6 says, "In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved."  In realizing our own adoption through Christ in Scripture, we felt God put it on our heart to share in the beauty of adopting a child needing a home.  During that time, God has specifically spoken to us in very unique ways that twins are what He had in mind for us.  One of the ways, is when our 2 older kiddos learned that we were interested in adoption, they were asked if they wanted a brother or a sister.  They both separately yelled, "BOTH".  Then when brought back together, we told them and they said, "wouldn't it be great if they were twins?".

There are so many other ways that we have seen God's hand at work through this journey... And I'm sure if we've talked to you about it, we've given you an ear-full ;).

If you feel led to support us financially, we would greatly appreciate it. More importantly, we ask for prayers throughout this journey for us, for mama/dad and for the babies.  We know that prayers have been what have sustained us thus far and that the Lord answers in miraculous ways!

Praise God, we have received a matching grant from the Josiah's Adoption Fund and Lifesong!  This means that every dollar up to $5,500 will be matched!

Thank you so much!


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 “MacMinn 10561”, 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.
  • *3.5% fee for donations given with an American Express card
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October Update

November 2, 2023

Hey ya’ll,

Thank you so much for your prayers and your financial assistance!  Throughout this journey we have frequently referenced Psalm 106:1, “Praise the LORD! Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever!” and we continue to do so now. 

It is with heavy hearts, for our family, that we share that this mama has changed her mind and has chosen to parent these babes.  We praise God that she chose life, that He allowed us to pray with her and share God’s love with her.  We pray that she will do the same with her babes as they grow.  While we don’t understand, what feels like a detour on our journey, we can trust in God to guide us, remembering that His steadfast love endures forever.

Please join us in praying for her and these babes. 

Please continue to pray for us.  For navigating next steps, discernment of God’s will for our journey and for comfort, especially for our sweet kiddos.

Glory to God!

Bill & Celeste

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Meeting Expectant Mama

August 7, 2023

Hi all!

Thank you so much for your support! We so appreciate it and it has blessed us immensly! 

We wanted to update you and ask for additional prayers as we go and meet this precious expectant mama this weekend.  Please pray that God would be present in our meeting and that He would bless this first encounter in ways that only He can, that it would be a beautiful start to a lifelong relationship. Please pray for her and the challenges that she faces, the health of the babies and for us to walk faithfully with Him.

Thank you again!!

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Comments

$50

Bethany

Aug 9, 2023

$500

Cheryl

Jul 14, 2023

“We are so excited for your family and continue to pray for you all! Blessings, Cheryl”

$100

Denise

Jul 11, 2023

$200

Charlotte

Jul 3, 2023

“We love you & your great big hearts!”

$100

Becca and Jason

Jul 1, 2023

“We’re so happy for you and excited to see God work in your lives!”

$75

Hallie

Jun 30, 2023

“So happy for you and your family, Celeste.”

$1,000

Hidden

Jun 29, 2023

$100

Catherine

Jun 29, 2023