Byington Family Adoption

Natalie Byington Athens, Georgia

We’re adopting!

We started daydreaming about having a family back when we were still engaged. As we began to share our hearts with one another, we were both incredibly encouraged to realize that the other person had already felt a personal call to adopt. Realizing this about one another was confirmation that this was a calling we would one day step into together.

We currently feel like we are at a place where we are ready to start a family. We didn’t know initially if that would mean biological or adoption. We knew that the adoption process would require patience & could be something that we always talk about, but never actually pursue. The more we talked & prayed about it, the more we realized that we wanted to start our family via adoption. We pray that our firstborn knows that they are deeply wanted & deeply loved. We see adoption as a beautiful picture of the love that Christ has for us, His children.

We have chosen to partner with Lifeline Children’s Services, whose mission is “to equip the Body of Christ to manifest the gospel to vulnerable children.” Lifeline’s Domestic Adoption is a birth mother ministry, working to point children & their birth families to Christ and His gospel of hope. For more on Lifeline’s ministry, please visit:

Domestic Adoption

Our campaign goal of $25,000 will be put directly towards our total agency fees of $28,300 + additional state paperwork, attorney’s fees, court costs, etc. We have already been encouraged by the Lord’s provision as we’ve been awarded an $8,000 matching grant from Potter Homes + Lifesong for Orphans Adoption Fund. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for considering to support us financially!

We’re really excited to welcome you on this journey with us! We would love for you to partner with us in prayer, as we prepare to grow our family. 

In Christ,

Blake & Natalie


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 “Byington 09860”, 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 28 people
 of  $25,000
32 days left

My Story

We’re adopting!

We started daydreaming about having a family back when we were still engaged. As we began to share our hearts with one another, we were both incredibly encouraged to realize that the other person had already felt a personal call to adopt. Realizing this about one another was confirmation that this was a calling we would one day step into together.

We currently feel like we are at a place where we are ready to start a family. We didn’t know initially if that would mean biological or adoption. We knew that the adoption process would require patience & could be something that we always talk about, but never actually pursue. The more we talked & prayed about it, the more we realized that we wanted to start our family via adoption. We pray that our firstborn knows that they are deeply wanted & deeply loved. We see adoption as a beautiful picture of the love that Christ has for us, His children.

We have chosen to partner with Lifeline Children’s Services, whose mission is “to equip the Body of Christ to manifest the gospel to vulnerable children.” Lifeline’s Domestic Adoption is a birth mother ministry, working to point children & their birth families to Christ and His gospel of hope. For more on Lifeline’s ministry, please visit:

Domestic Adoption

Our campaign goal of $25,000 will be put directly towards our total agency fees of $28,300 + additional state paperwork, attorney’s fees, court costs, etc. We have already been encouraged by the Lord’s provision as we’ve been awarded an $8,000 matching grant from Potter Homes + Lifesong for Orphans Adoption Fund. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for considering to support us financially!

We’re really excited to welcome you on this journey with us! We would love for you to partner with us in prayer, as we prepare to grow our family. 

In Christ,

Blake & Natalie


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 “Byington 09860”, 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
Read more

Comments

$50

Brad and Clare

Jun 17, 2022

“So excited for y’all! Both of our nieces are adopted, and we love them dearly!”

$500

Rhonda Williams

Jun 6, 2022

“So proud of you. Prayers and hugs. Rhonda, Gary and Jess”

$200

Katie

Apr 9, 2022

$100

Matt

Mar 30, 2022

$100

Will & Kristy

Mar 24, 2022

“Wishing you the best on your new journey!”

$100

Cheryl

Mar 13, 2022

“May God bless you and send you a baby soon!”

$50

Hidden

Mar 9, 2022

“Congrats! We are excited and praying for y'all! - Liv and Grant Lancaster”

$1,000

Meredith

Mar 9, 2022

“CONGRATS!! Can’t wait to welcome this babe into the family!! She’s one lucky girl!! Love, Meredith (your Aunt Myrtle)”

$75

Natasha

Mar 7, 2022

$100

Christian

Mar 5, 2022

“Congrats guys, love y’all!”

$100

Samantha

Mar 5, 2022

$50

Hidden

Mar 3, 2022

$200

Elizabeth

Mar 3, 2022

“For the future 5 star ❤️”

$200

Hidden

Feb 16, 2022

“So proud of both of you. Praying that the Lord moves in mighty ways for you! Leigh :)”

$200

Ryan and Mallory

Feb 7, 2022

“So excited for you guys!! Congratulations ♥️”

$200

Karen and Matt

Feb 6, 2022

$1,000

Hidden

Feb 5, 2022

“We are so proud of the two of you! Your pursuit of Jesus & your desire to live lives to glorify Him is so beautiful to us! We are praying over this adoption…we are blessed & honored to be a part of your journey and we are watching expectantly as God orchestrates your future family!!”

$100

Chris & Lorri

Feb 3, 2022

“We are so excited for you both! We are looking forward to a new addition to our family❤️”

$500

Hidden

Feb 2, 2022

“We’re in awe of your courage and compassion. Best of luck! -Joe and Leigh”

$500

Mike & Kim

Jan 25, 2022

“We love you both very much. Blessed to join you on this journey.”

$200

Hidden

Jan 25, 2022

“We are excited for y’all and love knowing your story.”

$100

NANCY

Jan 22, 2022

“Excited to see the Lord grow your little family!”

$100

Hidden

Jan 22, 2022

$100

Zachary

Jan 21, 2022

“Praying for y'all . Love you guys so much.”

$100

Hidden

Jan 20, 2022

“Michael and I are praying for you guys as you start this process!!!!”

$250

Hidden

Jan 18, 2022

“I love this so much! What an amazing adventure to which you’re being called. We can’t wait to see how this unfolds and celebrate with you! Sending you so much love! The Downings (x 5)”

$100

Kasey

Jan 16, 2022

“Children are a blessing, and we are excited for this next chapter of your lives. Cheering y’all on in the Lord!”

$100

Mike and Linda

Jan 15, 2022

“As an adopted individual myself- I love this! Mike and I are so happy to support you two in this journey! How cool that God has already prepared a child (or more!) to entrust to your care. I am forever grateful for the parents God gave me. They showed me Jesus! — Linda Isaiah 43:1”