Our adoption journey began in 2013, when our eyes were opened to the global orphan crisis. We had Jacob and James at the time and thought our family was “perfect”. God had a different plan. We started to question what we were doing with all we had been blessed with. This led us to China’s special needs adoption program. Ten months after starting the process, we brought Josie home from China. Growing our family through adoption has been an incredible experience. We have become even more passionate about caring for orphans over the past 6 years.
In 2019, we participated in an orphan hosting program. This was a wonderful experience, and we have a sweet relationship with our host daughter in Latvia. We realized through this process that we still have room in our home and hearts for another child. We found T on an orphan hosting site and when we learned more about her, we knew that she was meant to be in our family. We pray she will be home in early 2021!
We have been awarded a $5,000 matching grant from Tim Tebow Foundation Adoption Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans. This means your donation will have double the impact! We are extremely grateful for the support of our family and friends! It takes a village to adopt a child. Thank you for being our village!!
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 “Garity 09293”, 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.