Bringing Lilly home!

Chris and Susan Allen
Chris and Susan Allen Eaton Rapids, Michigan

Over the past several years we have prayed about fostering or adopting children because our children are grown and we are not ready for an empty nest. We have always enjoyed working with children, most recently teaching the children of our church about Jesus.

Our youth pastor and his wife have adopted several children from China and we are blessed as we teach them every Sunday at church.  They advocate for orphan children, posting many on Facebook. This is where we first saw Lilly back in January 2017 and where our journey began…

Of all the children they post, Lilly really stuck out to us.  We prayed a great deal about her and God made it abundantly clear that He wanted us to pursue adoption of her.  This was definitely a leap of faith as we had no idea how we would fund this adoption.  We completed the paperwork and were granted a pre-approval from China.

So far, through the grace of God, we have miraculously been able to pay all of the government, education, agency, and homestudy fees....thank you Jesus for your provisions!!  It is the travel expenses (2 weeks in China) and in country fees where we could use your prayers and support.

Our fundraiser for Lilly will create a puzzle for her bedroom.  Each donation will purchase a puzzle piece and your name will be written on your piece, denoting your support in bringing her home.  If you would prayerfully consider making a donation we would be very grateful!


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 “Allen 7330”, 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 54 people
 of  $15,000
11 days left

My Story

Over the past several years we have prayed about fostering or adopting children because our children are grown and we are not ready for an empty nest. We have always enjoyed working with children, most recently teaching the children of our church about Jesus.

Our youth pastor and his wife have adopted several children from China and we are blessed as we teach them every Sunday at church.  They advocate for orphan children, posting many on Facebook. This is where we first saw Lilly back in January 2017 and where our journey began…

Of all the children they post, Lilly really stuck out to us.  We prayed a great deal about her and God made it abundantly clear that He wanted us to pursue adoption of her.  This was definitely a leap of faith as we had no idea how we would fund this adoption.  We completed the paperwork and were granted a pre-approval from China.

So far, through the grace of God, we have miraculously been able to pay all of the government, education, agency, and homestudy fees....thank you Jesus for your provisions!!  It is the travel expenses (2 weeks in China) and in country fees where we could use your prayers and support.

Our fundraiser for Lilly will create a puzzle for her bedroom.  Each donation will purchase a puzzle piece and your name will be written on your piece, denoting your support in bringing her home.  If you would prayerfully consider making a donation we would be very grateful!


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 “Allen 7330”, 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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$20

Bobby and Kayla and Memphis

Apr 17, 2018

“Can't wait to meet you beautiful girl!”

$1,347

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Apr 15, 2018

$25

Michelle

Apr 14, 2018

“Welcome home!!”

$100

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Apr 14, 2018

$30

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Apr 12, 2018

$100

Kimberly

Apr 9, 2018

“You guys are so amazing. She’s one lucky little girl!!”

$50

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Apr 9, 2018

$50

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Apr 8, 2018

$50

Fran

Apr 7, 2018

“We are so excited for all of you and can’t wait to meet Lilly!!”

$4,000

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Apr 6, 2018

$4,000

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Apr 5, 2018

$50

Laurie

Mar 24, 2018

“Can't wait to meet Lily!! Cousins Laurie & Mark”

$40

The Scott Family

Mar 23, 2018

$120

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Mar 22, 2018

$200

Christine

Mar 20, 2018

“This is an amazing act of love you are doing..you are not just blessing her but she will be blessing your family as well!! God will be there right by your side during this entire journey! Keep faith! I cannot wait to see this beautiful girl home with your family!”

$300

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Mar 20, 2018

$100

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Mar 19, 2018

$100

Matthew

Mar 18, 2018

“We are excited for Lilly to come home! You all are in our prayers!”

$100

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Mar 13, 2018

$500

Cameron

Mar 1, 2018

“I know how much this means to you both. Go get her!”

$50

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Feb 27, 2018

$100

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Feb 25, 2018

$100

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Feb 23, 2018

$10

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Feb 21, 2018

$100

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Feb 16, 2018

$30

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Feb 15, 2018

$150

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Feb 8, 2018

$50

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Feb 8, 2018

$100

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Feb 2, 2018

$250

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Feb 1, 2018

$50

Michelle

Jan 27, 2018

“Welcome Home Lily! Tim, Michelle, Olivia & Logan Voss”

$25

Kathryn

Jan 26, 2018

“This is for Chris and Susan Allen #7330”

$40

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Jan 26, 2018

$200

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Jan 26, 2018

$50

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Jan 25, 2018

$100

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Jan 19, 2018

$100

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Jan 16, 2018

$100

Patricia

Jan 12, 2018

“I’m so looking forward to meeting Lilly when she gets home She is Blessed to have parents like you waiting for her to come home I love you both and hope you can meet your goal.”

$100

William

Jan 12, 2018

$50

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Jan 12, 2018

$60

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Jan 12, 2018

$120

Dalton

Jan 10, 2018

“I am very excited to help bring Lilly home. She will be an awesome fit to your family. I can not wait to meet her.”

$20

Hidden

Jan 9, 2018

$50

Mary

Jan 9, 2018

$100

Rebecca

Jan 8, 2018

“We are so excited to have a cousin who is the same age as our kids! Can't wait to meet Miss Lilly!!! With love, Uncle Mark, Aunt Becky, Julia, Luke & Elena”

$100

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Jan 8, 2018

$25

Rikki

Jan 6, 2018

“Sending my prayers and love! Can’t wait to meet her. ❤️”

$20

Jenny

Jan 5, 2018

“Best wishes!!!”

$100

Hidden

Jan 4, 2018

“So excited!! Can't wait to meet her.”

$75

Hidden

Jan 2, 2018

“So happy to take part in your journey.”

$25

Melissa

Jan 2, 2018

“Susan good luck! I am happy to help!”

$25

Jeanne

Jan 2, 2018

$100

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Jan 1, 2018

$150

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Jan 1, 2018