Being Christ’s Hands and Feet

Elijah Shoesmith San Ramon, California

"Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me" (Matthew 18:5).

"Defend the poor and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and needy" (Psalm 82:3).

When God confirms something in both of your hearts as right and honoring to Him, it will come to fruition.  In that confidence, my wife and I have stepped out in faith to adopt.

We both love kids and have compassion on single mothers trying to do the right thing.  Especially those choosing to give their child up for adoption verses the "easier" route of abortion.

With Roe v. Wade being overturned this year, we're thrilled with the timing to provide a loving and Christ-centered home to this child.

The costs are very real, but we know He owns the "cattle on a thousand hills" and will help us with the practical side of the process.

Should you decide to partner with us to bring this beautiful little baby boy or girl into our home, you will all be their "God-parents" and store up treasures in heaven.

We look forward to eventually holding them in our arms and dedicating them to Him from those first moments!

All our love,

Elijah and Regina


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 “Shoesmith 10350”, 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 11 people
 of  $50,000
Campaign Ended

My Story

"Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me" (Matthew 18:5).

"Defend the poor and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and needy" (Psalm 82:3).

When God confirms something in both of your hearts as right and honoring to Him, it will come to fruition.  In that confidence, my wife and I have stepped out in faith to adopt.

We both love kids and have compassion on single mothers trying to do the right thing.  Especially those choosing to give their child up for adoption verses the "easier" route of abortion.

With Roe v. Wade being overturned this year, we're thrilled with the timing to provide a loving and Christ-centered home to this child.

The costs are very real, but we know He owns the "cattle on a thousand hills" and will help us with the practical side of the process.

Should you decide to partner with us to bring this beautiful little baby boy or girl into our home, you will all be their "God-parents" and store up treasures in heaven.

We look forward to eventually holding them in our arms and dedicating them to Him from those first moments!

All our love,

Elijah and Regina


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 “Shoesmith 10350”, 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

She’s coming home!

January 26, 2024

After two weeks spent halfway across the country, we finally received clearance to fly home with our daughter! You all played a major part both financially and spiritually. We’re extremely grateful that you honored God through generous giving and countless prayers. Thank you just doesn’t cut it, but it’s all we have to give. May our Heavenly Father rain down His blessings upon you for partnering with us during this faith walk! 

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Grant received

January 3, 2024

On New Years Day, we received word that our grant request through Gift of Adoption was approved.  We are thrilled about this extra confirmation from God that His hand is over the adoption.  Thanks for the prayers!

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Gender reveal

December 25, 2023

We announced to friends and family that we’re having a girl!  She will (Lord willing) be born on 1/31/24.  It’s out of state so we’re making the necessary preparations.  More excitement to come I’m sure!

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Praise Report

November 20, 2023

Our status remains “potential adoptive parents,” but I wanted to share a praise report with ya’ll. We’re officially matched with an expectant mother! Thank you for your prayers and material support up to this point. We’ll share more as the process hits milestones. Lord willing we’ll be welcoming our child home in 2024. God bless!

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God is good

February 25, 2023

We’re humbled by the outpouring of support from so many.  And those necessary prayers are lifting us up in the waiting!  We’re so thrilled to be 15% of the way towards fully funding our adoption.  Thank you for the role you’re playing in our story!

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Comments

$6,750

Offline Donation

Jan 1, 2024

$500

Roger & Linda

Dec 14, 2023

“EJ & Regina, This precious child will be born into an amazing family with an awesome Mom & Dad. May God be with you on this journey as you bring you sweet baby home. Much Love. The Delph’s”

$50

Hidden

May 31, 2023

$500

David

Feb 17, 2023

“Love you two. We are happy for you. Enjoy the experience of lifetime! Praise Jesus for the opportunity.”

$890

Offline Donation

Feb 12, 2023

$1,000

Hidden

Feb 5, 2023

$100

Jacob & Catherine

Jan 30, 2023

“Blessings! 🙏🏼❤️”

$100

Allen and Colleen

Jan 14, 2023

“Prayers continue as you move forward in faith on this journey!”

$3,000

Offline Donation

Jan 13, 2023

$1,000

Calvary

Jan 6, 2023

“We love, support and are praying for you!”

$500

Hidden

Jan 5, 2023

“We pray that God will bless you with a beautiful baby and we know that you will make great parents. Steve & Tammi”