From China to Home: the Journey of Calvin Caudle

Natalie & Clinton Caudle
Natalie & Clinton Caudle Visalia, California

If the wind goes where you send it, so will I. Here am I. Send me. 

We had one daughter and one son, life was relatively easy, simple and sweet.  But, God called us to something different, something harder, a place where relentless love would no longer be an abstract concept but would be felt through the pursuit of a little boy named Deklan.  We learned that trauma isn’t swept away like tears and fighting for your child can be seen in paperwork and at doctor appointments, kneeling at their bedside or sitting in an IEP meeting. And despite the hard, we felt the beautiful; the first words, the tender hugs, the security built only by a family.  We learned that with His strength we can do hard things and so we stepped out again knowing this, too, will be hard and different and full of unknowns. Calvin captured our hearts with his giggles and we felt God nudging us towards a new step in our adventure, a new son to welcome into our family. We’ve been greeted with open arms into the world of Down syndrome and excitedly await the journey Calvin will bring. Our adoption paperwork is complete; we hope to travel to China mid April to bring home Calvin and show him that he, too, is worthy of being loved fiercely. Thank you for joining with us on this journey, your support is appreciated more than you can know.


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 “Caudle 7663”, 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 52 people
 of  $5,000
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My Story

If the wind goes where you send it, so will I. Here am I. Send me. 

We had one daughter and one son, life was relatively easy, simple and sweet.  But, God called us to something different, something harder, a place where relentless love would no longer be an abstract concept but would be felt through the pursuit of a little boy named Deklan.  We learned that trauma isn’t swept away like tears and fighting for your child can be seen in paperwork and at doctor appointments, kneeling at their bedside or sitting in an IEP meeting. And despite the hard, we felt the beautiful; the first words, the tender hugs, the security built only by a family.  We learned that with His strength we can do hard things and so we stepped out again knowing this, too, will be hard and different and full of unknowns. Calvin captured our hearts with his giggles and we felt God nudging us towards a new step in our adventure, a new son to welcome into our family. We’ve been greeted with open arms into the world of Down syndrome and excitedly await the journey Calvin will bring. Our adoption paperwork is complete; we hope to travel to China mid April to bring home Calvin and show him that he, too, is worthy of being loved fiercely. Thank you for joining with us on this journey, your support is appreciated more than you can know.


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 “Caudle 7663”, 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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Travel Dates

April 4, 2018

We leave in 10 days!!! 

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Comments

$1,000

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Apr 9, 2018

$1,000

Chris

Apr 3, 2018

“Congrats, you guys! We’re excited for you to bring home your new addition.”

$75

Natalie

Apr 1, 2018

$1,000

Amy & Ryan

Mar 31, 2018

“We love you guys!”

$100

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Mar 31, 2018

“Wishing you many blessings!”

$50

Ellen

Mar 31, 2018

$45

Brandon and Phoebe

Mar 29, 2018

“Love and prayers .. we love you”

$57

Alleen

Mar 29, 2018

“So excited for you to welcome Calvin into your lives, your home, and your faith in Jesus.”

$100

Hidden

Mar 29, 2018

“❤️”

$50

Lora

Mar 29, 2018

“Can't wait to see that precious boy home with you!!”

$52

Jane

Mar 29, 2018

“God bless!!!”

$250

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Mar 28, 2018

$27

Anne

Mar 28, 2018

“Praying you to China and back. Praising Him for this precious son, and His great plans for the Caudle family. Love, The Calhoun’s”

$40

Tina

Mar 28, 2018

“So excited for you!”

$95

Kim

Mar 28, 2018

“Happy adoption!”

$16

Julie

Mar 28, 2018

“Love you guys!!!”

$50

Kayla

Mar 28, 2018

“Can’t wait for Teegan to have a new friend. So happy for your family!”

$300

Shannon

Mar 28, 2018

“We love you! Cheers!”

$77

Cathleen

Mar 28, 2018

$39

Jayne

Mar 28, 2018

“Our 39th anniversary is this year.”

$20

Tanya

Mar 28, 2018

$10

Holly

Mar 28, 2018

“Congratulations!”

$81

Jared

Mar 28, 2018

$200

Teresa

Mar 28, 2018

“Can't wait to get Calvin home! We love him already! Grammy n Papa”

$52

Mary

Mar 28, 2018

“I always pick #19 and #33 as that was my sons HOCKEY numbers for years. It gives Dakota and I great joy to share in this adventure. GOD BLESS”

$700

Hidden

Mar 28, 2018

“Let’s bring him home!”

$25

Michelle

Mar 28, 2018

“Safe travels as you bring him home!”

$300

Scott

Mar 27, 2018

“Love you guys!”

$30

Stephanie

Mar 27, 2018

“💗”

$80

Melissa

Mar 27, 2018

$200

Kathy

Mar 27, 2018

“Safe travels”

$50

Elli

Mar 27, 2018

“We love you all! God bless!!!”

$118

Ed and Janis

Mar 27, 2018

$108

Julie

Mar 27, 2018

“So excited to see your sweet boy come home!”

$100

Hidden

Mar 27, 2018

“2 Corinthians 9:9 ““He scattered abroad, he gave to the poor, His righteousness endures forever."”

$100

Jessica

Mar 27, 2018

“We 💜 you!!!”

$50

Vicki

Mar 27, 2018

$100

Megan

Mar 27, 2018

“We can’t wait to meet this sweet boy!”

$25

Sarah Safi Nixi

Mar 27, 2018

“Look forward to meeting you, Sir Calvin! You couldn’t have found yourself a more loving, dedicated family. You are all so blessed!💖✨✨✨”

$20

Deanna

Mar 27, 2018

“Praying for your family right now!”

$10

Rose

Mar 27, 2018

“Blessings”

$25

Allison

Mar 27, 2018

$371

Hidden

Mar 27, 2018

$250

Susie

Mar 27, 2018

“May God bless your family for helping this precious child.”

$100

Cynthia

Mar 27, 2018

“Whoohoo! 🙏 safe travels. Love you guys. 😘”

$50

Crissy and Carl

Mar 27, 2018

$100

Vanessa

Mar 27, 2018

“❤”

$100

Debbie

Mar 27, 2018

“We are inspired by your commitment to God's nudging, to go where few are willing to. Calvin will be so blessed to be part of your family! Love you all!”

$200

Randy

Mar 27, 2018

$100

Hidden

Mar 27, 2018

$100

Melinda

Mar 27, 2018

“Looking forward to loving on Calvin! :)”

$100

Chris

Mar 27, 2018