Cahatol Adoption

Janny Cahatol San Jose, California

Jennard and Janny brought Samuel home in April of 2018. Since then we have been seeking God’s leading to adopt again.

First of all, thank you to all of you who have journeyed with us in bringing Samuel home and for being the village that is raising him. It has been a privilege and a gift to become parents via adoption. We want to share with you some blessings:

1. We understood our own adoption into God’s family through Jesus. Hearing and using the word “adopt” has a deeper meaning after adopting our child. Then we read a verse like John 14:18 (“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.”) that Jesus said walking towards the cross. He had a plan to pay the cost to not leave us as orphans. And we fall in love with Jesus deeper.

2. We experienced the cost of adoption. Samuel’s adoption costed about 45K which is about the cost of our second adoption. Even while both of us were working full time, this amount of money is not easy to save. But we did it with so much joy. We gladly gave up shopping for clothes or eating out because even the thought of getting to hold Samuel in our arms brought us so much joy. (And now that he is home, it’s better than what we imagined.) God let us share in His cost (even to a fraction of a fraction of a degree) and His joy through our own experience of adoption.

3. Adoption was not and is not plan B. Janny often wondered what sin she must have committed that we would be barren. Then reading Romans 8:28 (And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose) and Jeremiah 1:5 (“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations). After surveying our hearts, we come to be reassured that God will use all things for His good plan. God used our barrenness to lead us to Samuel. The more we get to know his personality, temperament and interests, God proves to us that He had made Samuel to be our son… just like He proves to us that we are His children and loved us before we were even conceived.

Because the blessings outweighs the cost we embarked on the journey to adopt our second child. For our first adoption, we chose to not fundraise because we were both working full time. With a little help from a few friends and family, God provided for all things. This time, we had saved enough funds then we had unforeseen expenses (Jennard’s car broke down and we had flooding in our home.) At first, we were distraught because we had put this fund aside for our child #2. But now we have peace that God wants us to fundraise to share this joy of adoption with more people. Please do not feel obligated to give. We thank you for even reading so far.


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 “Cahatol 09000”, 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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My Story

Jennard and Janny brought Samuel home in April of 2018. Since then we have been seeking God’s leading to adopt again.

First of all, thank you to all of you who have journeyed with us in bringing Samuel home and for being the village that is raising him. It has been a privilege and a gift to become parents via adoption. We want to share with you some blessings:

1. We understood our own adoption into God’s family through Jesus. Hearing and using the word “adopt” has a deeper meaning after adopting our child. Then we read a verse like John 14:18 (“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.”) that Jesus said walking towards the cross. He had a plan to pay the cost to not leave us as orphans. And we fall in love with Jesus deeper.

2. We experienced the cost of adoption. Samuel’s adoption costed about 45K which is about the cost of our second adoption. Even while both of us were working full time, this amount of money is not easy to save. But we did it with so much joy. We gladly gave up shopping for clothes or eating out because even the thought of getting to hold Samuel in our arms brought us so much joy. (And now that he is home, it’s better than what we imagined.) God let us share in His cost (even to a fraction of a fraction of a degree) and His joy through our own experience of adoption.

3. Adoption was not and is not plan B. Janny often wondered what sin she must have committed that we would be barren. Then reading Romans 8:28 (And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose) and Jeremiah 1:5 (“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations). After surveying our hearts, we come to be reassured that God will use all things for His good plan. God used our barrenness to lead us to Samuel. The more we get to know his personality, temperament and interests, God proves to us that He had made Samuel to be our son… just like He proves to us that we are His children and loved us before we were even conceived.

Because the blessings outweighs the cost we embarked on the journey to adopt our second child. For our first adoption, we chose to not fundraise because we were both working full time. With a little help from a few friends and family, God provided for all things. This time, we had saved enough funds then we had unforeseen expenses (Jennard’s car broke down and we had flooding in our home.) At first, we were distraught because we had put this fund aside for our child #2. But now we have peace that God wants us to fundraise to share this joy of adoption with more people. Please do not feel obligated to give. We thank you for even reading so far.


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 “Cahatol 09000”, 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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$300

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Apr 5, 2021

“We pray for the Lord's providence and provision to shine and lead you to your second child at the perfect time. Love your family!”

$100

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Jan 2, 2021

“Praying for a smooth process! Happy New Year!”

$1,000

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Aug 31, 2020

“God bless you both during this challenging, but wonderful journey of parenthood”

$8,305

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Aug 21, 2020

$892

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Aug 14, 2020

$1,000

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Aug 3, 2020

$200

Han

Jul 15, 2020

“We are excited for you! Praise, the Lord!”

$350

Steven

Jul 1, 2020

“Blessings to you guys!”

$100

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Jun 10, 2020

“May God bless your heart for another adoption and the journey of the adoption with Kid #2! ^^”

$100

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Jun 9, 2020

$500

Leslie

Jun 8, 2020

“Thank you for sharing this update! We are so excited to see Samuel become a big brother. We love you all ❤️”

$500

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Jun 5, 2020

$100

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Jun 4, 2020

$50

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May 31, 2020

“Congratulations and best wishes on your adoption process!”

$50

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May 30, 2020

“Congratulations to you both! May God continue to bless your family.”

$50

Frances

May 30, 2020

“Wishing you and your family more blessings. We can’t wait until it’s safe enough to reunite and hope we will be able to also meet your new addition to come. We love you and are thinking of you always.”

$500

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May 29, 2020

$300

Hong

May 28, 2020

“Congratulations Janny & Jennard! Wishing you all the best in this exciting new stage of your life with your second adoption baby. “The world may not change if you adopt a child, but for that child their world will change” - -Unknown Hong & Xuyen”

$500

Grace

May 26, 2020

“So excited for your 2nd adoption journey. I am almost brought to tears every time I think about your journey into parenthood through adoption. Thank you both for having such a heart for God and His children.”

$200

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May 26, 2020

“Praying for your family & happy to go through this journey together. God bless! Love, Dannielle & Brian”

$150

Chanel

May 25, 2020

“Congrats and may God bless you. - Phillip, Chanel, Emma and Aubrey Ko”

$30

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May 23, 2020

$510

Sojeong

May 22, 2020

“Best wishes from the Stoutamore family”

$200

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May 20, 2020

$150

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May 19, 2020

“Praying for child #2! Thank you for sharing your story so we can support and pray alongside you!”

$200

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May 17, 2020

“Praying for the whole process. God bless your family and the new addition. 😃”

$100

Grace

May 16, 2020

“Dear Janny and Jennard, Congratulations on your 2nd child from God. Samuel is blessed he has brother or sister! May God bless you! Grace”

$500

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May 16, 2020

“May God bless your family!”

$150

Joshua

May 16, 2020

“Thank you for allowing us to be part of your adoption process. Your family is in our prayer!”

$100

Molly

May 16, 2020

“Congratulations and best wishes to you all! We are so happy and excited for baby Cahatol 2! Samuel is a joy and we are praying for you all and your wonderful family!”

$150

Lia

May 15, 2020

“God bless you on this journey. So honored to be a part of it.”

$30

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May 15, 2020

$100

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May 15, 2020

$50

Agnes

May 15, 2020

“Hi Pastor Jennard and Janny, thanks for sharing your story! I’m encouraged by your faith and your walk with God. Thank you for supporting me and praying for me during the time I was in Pathway. I want to support you and pray for you as well. Thank you for what you have done in helping and encouraging many others on this journey to walk with God. I hope to see you guys soon! - Agnes”

$100

Daniel

May 15, 2020

“Praying for samuel and the second one! -Ting’s”

$50

Mellisa

May 11, 2020

“Hi Janny, Hope this helps. How long is this site going to be open? We could probably as Han's works resumes post COVID :) From Mitzi and Hans”

$100

DIANA

May 1, 2020

“We love you, and nothing makes us happier than to see your family grow”

$10,000

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Apr 22, 2020