China Adoption Journey

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jjjdsouza@gmail.com Bastrop, Texas

 

Thanks so much for stopping by! It is our great joy to tell you about our adoption story! In March of 2019, after years of serving as  foster parents with the intent to adopt, we stepped out in faith to begin the process of an international adoption from China.

At that time, and even now in the midst of the many uncertainties with the pandemic, we know the kind and wise hand of our Heavenly Father has guided us each step of the way. In January of 2020 we began pursuing a little girl we saw on an advocacy page identified as #CallieAtBethel.

Despite her many physical challenges as well as the emotional struggles that come with being moved many times, she is often described as  happy, helpful, and very  playful. We so look forward to having her in our home when the Lord allows us to travel to get her!

We are so grateful to have been awarded a $3500 matching grant from Legacy685 Adoption Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans. Legacy 685 is a ministry of Houston’s First Baptist Church. Legacy 685 was established in 2008 to provide connection, community, and funding to families compelled to move toward the miracle of adoption in compassion for the orphan. Because of their generous support, all donations we receive up to $3500 are matched!

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 “D’Souza 08733”, 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.
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My Story

 

Thanks so much for stopping by! It is our great joy to tell you about our adoption story! In March of 2019, after years of serving as  foster parents with the intent to adopt, we stepped out in faith to begin the process of an international adoption from China.

At that time, and even now in the midst of the many uncertainties with the pandemic, we know the kind and wise hand of our Heavenly Father has guided us each step of the way. In January of 2020 we began pursuing a little girl we saw on an advocacy page identified as #CallieAtBethel.

Despite her many physical challenges as well as the emotional struggles that come with being moved many times, she is often described as  happy, helpful, and very  playful. We so look forward to having her in our home when the Lord allows us to travel to get her!

We are so grateful to have been awarded a $3500 matching grant from Legacy685 Adoption Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans. Legacy 685 is a ministry of Houston’s First Baptist Church. Legacy 685 was established in 2008 to provide connection, community, and funding to families compelled to move toward the miracle of adoption in compassion for the orphan. Because of their generous support, all donations we receive up to $3500 are matched!

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 “D’Souza 08733”, 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.
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T-Shirts!

September 3, 2020

We are selling T-Shirts!! Our T-shirt design comes from Ephesians 2:1-10 which reminds us that we were children of wrath and dead in our sins, but God (Pero Dios) who is rich in mercy and because of His great love made us alive together in Christ! The good news of salvation in Christ is the message that we love to share! We hope this shirt can serve as a fun conversation starter! T-shirts $18 each and come in sizes 2T-5XL. *Other colors available! Please email Jara by September 14th to place an order: jjjdsouza@gmail.com

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Coffee!

September 3, 2020

We also have coffee and hot chocolate for sale! 12oz bags are $12 each and come in whole bean or ground. Just let us know what flavor you would like. Please send an email to Jara by September 14th to place an order: jjjdsouza@gmail.com

Thank you, friends! And enjoy your coffee!

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Orphan Mud Love Run

September 3, 2020

We are so blessed to be recipients of the Orphan Mud Love Run grant this year! The race is coming up on September 18-19 and I am having so much fun training for it! The race will look a different this year due to the circumstances and they are allowing virtual participants! If you would like to register, please mention the “D’Souza Family” on your registration form.

Register at www.itsachildslife.org

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Comments

$250

Mark

Sep 11, 2020

“We are excited for you guys and this love story that God has placed on your hearts. We are praying the adoption process runs smoothly. Love, Mark, Kristen, Soren, Lydia, and Crete Tyson”

$160

Offline Donation

Sep 11, 2020

$60

Offline Donation

Sep 9, 2020

$75

Offline Donation

Sep 9, 2020

$125

Offline Donation

Sep 8, 2020

$50

Stacy

Sep 4, 2020

$30

Mike-Patricia

Sep 3, 2020

“We are praying for you guys. Mike & Patricia”

$50

Offline Donation

Sep 3, 2020

$125

merry

Sep 2, 2020

$305

Offline Donation

Sep 1, 2020

$200

Cindy and Kelly

Aug 31, 2020

$1,025

Hidden

Aug 31, 2020

“We are so happy and excited to welcome this precious little girl. Blessings as your family grows.”

$1,048

Offline Donation

Aug 21, 2020