Hey friends and family! As most of you know, Luke and I started the process to adopt in June of 2016 and it has been a long and eventful process that has stretched us and helped us grow as individuals and as a couple. Although we talked about adoption for years before we ever applied, it was the months leading up to starting the process when we really felt it heavy on our hearts and felt undeniable confirmation that it was the right time to adopt. We began to learn more about the need for adoption all over the world and our hearts began to open to the idea of international adoption. We are so thankful to be matched and in the final steps to bring Vivi home from China. With the cost of International Adoption coming close to $40,000 we made the decision to apply for a few grants to help cover some of the cost. We are beyond grateful that we received a matching grant through Lifesong for Orphans! What this means is that if any family or friends decide they would like to make a donation to our adoption cost, the donation will be tax deductable, Lifesong will match the grant (up to $2500), and 100% of the money will go straight to the adoption costs. We are eternally grateful for the love and support of our families and friends during this journey to bring our daughter 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 “Whittington 7386”, 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.