Brown Family Adoption Journey

Carter Brown
Carter Brown Cedar Falls, Iowa

One of the earliest things we talked about in our relationship was our desire to pursue adoption at some point in the future. We love that adoption is a living illustration of the entire message of the Bible! The reality of our salvation is described in Scripture as being adopted into God’s family (Rom 8:12-17). We hope that in this small way, our family can be a living and breathing picture of the Gospel!

In the years since we began dating and first talked about adoption together, our desire to adopt has only grown, and we believe God is now leading us to pursue that! We have loved becoming parents and growing our family! Our lifestyle has changed quite a bit as we fill our days with our two young children, and we wouldn’t change it for the world! But we have more love left to give! And we would be thrilled to welcome another child into our home through adoption and share our world with them!

We’ve been preparing for this for a long time and saving money in hopes that we could pay for half of the adoption expenses ourselves. God has graciously allowed us to do that! But with the many expenses related to adoption (agency costs, legal fees, travel, birth parent assistance, and more) we still need about $20,000. Lifesong for Orphans has generously given us an $8,000 matching grant so your donations will help us receive all of that!

More than financial help, we would love it if you’d join us in praying for this adoption. Pray for the little baby that God has already chosen for our family. Pray for their birth mom as she faces many decisions. Pray for patience for us as we wait to be matched and for wisdom as we have to make important decisions along the way.

We’re so grateful for so many who have already come along side us in this process! We’d love if you join us too! We love talking about our adoption journey so if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Thank you so much for taking time to read our story!

Love,

The Browns


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 “Brown 09952”, 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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Raised to date by 20 people
 of  $20,000
19 days left

My Story

One of the earliest things we talked about in our relationship was our desire to pursue adoption at some point in the future. We love that adoption is a living illustration of the entire message of the Bible! The reality of our salvation is described in Scripture as being adopted into God’s family (Rom 8:12-17). We hope that in this small way, our family can be a living and breathing picture of the Gospel!

In the years since we began dating and first talked about adoption together, our desire to adopt has only grown, and we believe God is now leading us to pursue that! We have loved becoming parents and growing our family! Our lifestyle has changed quite a bit as we fill our days with our two young children, and we wouldn’t change it for the world! But we have more love left to give! And we would be thrilled to welcome another child into our home through adoption and share our world with them!

We’ve been preparing for this for a long time and saving money in hopes that we could pay for half of the adoption expenses ourselves. God has graciously allowed us to do that! But with the many expenses related to adoption (agency costs, legal fees, travel, birth parent assistance, and more) we still need about $20,000. Lifesong for Orphans has generously given us an $8,000 matching grant so your donations will help us receive all of that!

More than financial help, we would love it if you’d join us in praying for this adoption. Pray for the little baby that God has already chosen for our family. Pray for their birth mom as she faces many decisions. Pray for patience for us as we wait to be matched and for wisdom as we have to make important decisions along the way.

We’re so grateful for so many who have already come along side us in this process! We’d love if you join us too! We love talking about our adoption journey so if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Thank you so much for taking time to read our story!

Love,

The Browns


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 “Brown 09952”, 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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We’re So Grateful!

May 3, 2022

We haven’t been matched yet. However…

We have officially raised the entire amount of our $8,000 matching grant, which means we’ve now raised over $16,000 for our adoption!! We have been blown away by the generous support of so many people! We are so grateful and humbled.

We still need to raise between $10,000 and $15,000 in order to fully cover the cost of the adoption. God has provided so much through generous donors already and we are trusting that he will provide the rest as well! 

Would you consider being a part of our adoption story in this way? 

Thank you so much for following along with our journey! We look forward to updating you again  as things progress! 

Love,
The Browns

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$1,000

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Jun 14, 2022

$500

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May 19, 2022

$1,750

Cedar Heights

May 4, 2022

$100

Kyle and Ashley

May 4, 2022

$200

Offline Donation

Apr 28, 2022

$1,000

Offline Donation

Apr 22, 2022

$500

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Apr 19, 2022

“We look forward to the blessing this baby is to you, and the blessing you are to this baby!”

$500

Offline Donation

Apr 14, 2022

$500

Offline Donation

Apr 14, 2022

$500

Hidden

Apr 6, 2022

$750

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Mar 26, 2022

“He/she will hit the parent lottery!”

$1,275

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Mar 13, 2022

“We are excited for you all! Thank you for allowing us to be a tiny part of watching your family directly fulfill God's call to take care of the orphan and the widow.”

$100

Offline Donation

Mar 9, 2022

$2,000

Offline Donation

Mar 7, 2022

$200

Brian and Elizabeth

Mar 5, 2022

“We are praying for your new little one, whoever he or she is that God has chosen for your family. We are delighted to support you and look forward to the day when God answers all our prayers for the adoption. He is faithful and we will remain so as well. Much, much love to all of you!”

$50

Jeff and Peggy

Mar 4, 2022

“We love you and are so excited to meet your new, dearly loved child!”

$500

John

Feb 28, 2022

$800

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Feb 27, 2022

“So excited and praying for the whole Brown family--including the one on the way! May God be glorified in this journey and in this display of His heart!”

$1,000

Hidden

Feb 27, 2022

“Love you guys!”

$400

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Feb 27, 2022