Chelsea and Parker Day Family Adoption

Chelsea Day
Chelsea Day Altoona, Iowa

Hello friends and family!

As most of you know, we are pursuing adoption through Iowa Lutheran Family Services. This process is so new to us and even though we are just getting started we have already learned so much! I thought we’d share a little bit about how we came to the decision to adopt.

Adoption has always been something on our radar and is something we discussed even while we were dating. I think in our minds we always assumed that foster care is the route we would take- for so many reasons. When we started exploring options for some reason we just never had a peace about being foster parents at this point in our lives. We definitely felt this was something we would just pursue when the girls were older. So we thought that was the answer- later. However for some reason the issue of adoption just kept coming up and we couldn’t seem to go a day without discussing it. It wasn’t that we hadn’t considered private adoption or that it was something we didn’t want to do. For so many reasons it just didn’t seem feasible. The time, resources, and finances just seemed like impossible obstacles. Yet somehow I found myself on the internet every night googling adoption agencies. Somehow we were still longing for the child that wasn’t yet ours but we felt in our hearts already. So we started praying and making phone calls and asking questions. For reasons we still don’t understand this is something we feel strongly that The Lord wants us to pursue. And while it still seems impossible and honestly often times discouraging we know that if The Lord wills it then there is no obstacle too big. We know God has a heart for adoption and we are so humbled and blessed that He has chosen us to be a vessel in this way!

We covet your prayers as we continue on this journey! We know it may be long and there may be heartbreak involved at times but we also know that we have a faithful and loving father who will go with us and that if we seek to do His will it will all work out according to His glory!

Love,

The Day family


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 “Day 7270”, 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 9 people
 of  $7,823
Campaign Ended

My Story

Hello friends and family!

As most of you know, we are pursuing adoption through Iowa Lutheran Family Services. This process is so new to us and even though we are just getting started we have already learned so much! I thought we’d share a little bit about how we came to the decision to adopt.

Adoption has always been something on our radar and is something we discussed even while we were dating. I think in our minds we always assumed that foster care is the route we would take- for so many reasons. When we started exploring options for some reason we just never had a peace about being foster parents at this point in our lives. We definitely felt this was something we would just pursue when the girls were older. So we thought that was the answer- later. However for some reason the issue of adoption just kept coming up and we couldn’t seem to go a day without discussing it. It wasn’t that we hadn’t considered private adoption or that it was something we didn’t want to do. For so many reasons it just didn’t seem feasible. The time, resources, and finances just seemed like impossible obstacles. Yet somehow I found myself on the internet every night googling adoption agencies. Somehow we were still longing for the child that wasn’t yet ours but we felt in our hearts already. So we started praying and making phone calls and asking questions. For reasons we still don’t understand this is something we feel strongly that The Lord wants us to pursue. And while it still seems impossible and honestly often times discouraging we know that if The Lord wills it then there is no obstacle too big. We know God has a heart for adoption and we are so humbled and blessed that He has chosen us to be a vessel in this way!

We covet your prayers as we continue on this journey! We know it may be long and there may be heartbreak involved at times but we also know that we have a faithful and loving father who will go with us and that if we seek to do His will it will all work out according to His glory!

Love,

The Day family


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 “Day 7270”, 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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Actively Waiting

November 29, 2017

Hello everyone!

 We have been so blown away by all the prayers and support we have received over the past several months! So first off- THANK YOU!

We wanted to give everyone a little update. So, where are we now? The homestudy is complete, the grant applications have been sent in. We are literally just waiting ( and brainstorming a few fundraisers on the side). Which just means we are eligible to be matched with a birth mom/parents at any time. The most common question we get ( and the first one we asked ourselves ) is, “how long typically does a match take?”. The only answer we can give is, ” there’s no way to really tell”. Our case worker was very optimistic in that we are very “open”. Meaning when they gave us a stack of papers asking what scenarios we could work with as far as a match goes there were very few things we marked on our list. And yes you can be VERY specific about what kind of baby you want apparently!

So the easy answer is that we are just waiting. If we are being brutally honest it has been harder than we expected. I don’t think we expected to feel the discouragement and defeat; or to question what we were even thinking when we decided this was a good idea. It is exhausting mentally and emmotionally. However we have been brought to our knees more frequently, we have prayed harder, and we have grown. Isn’t it so typical of The Gospel? Not only can His plan find a way for christians to adopt and show God’s glory through grace but at the same time He can use the process of adoption to sanctify His children. He has been so good to us and we are learning to trust and find peace in the waiting a little more each day. 

Thank you all so much for your prayers! We love you all dearly.

-The Day Family

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Comments

$200

Gail

Apr 3, 2018

$50

Tammy

Apr 1, 2018

“Such a beautiful blessed family:) Love ya!”

$100

Cory

Mar 31, 2018

$75

Cole

Dec 31, 2017

$100

Kenton

Dec 10, 2017

“Thanks for letting us be a part of this. Blessings to you both.”

$300

Julie

Dec 3, 2017

“Excited to meet the one God is going to place in your family, praying for your journey and waiting.”

$25

Ryan

Nov 28, 2017

“You guys rock!!!”

$200

Austin and Lauren

Nov 28, 2017

“We love you so much and can't wait for you to meet and bring home your son or daughter. Praying expectantly!”

$25

Paul

Nov 23, 2017

“Excited for your family! Hope everything goes smoothly!”