Colin and Driselle’s Adoption Story

Driselle Sullivan
Driselle Sullivan Palmetto Bay, Florida

Colin and I met while attending a Young Adults Group in our Catholic Church. I had seen him a few times before we were officially introduced and I thought it was funny that he would only talk to me in a group setting. He later admitted that he was very shy and needed the help of our mutual friend to introduce us. We quickly bonded over our faith and shared love of music. After a few months of friendship, we began to date. 

One of my most cherished memories was one day early on, wanting to speak to Colin by phone, he simply told me, “I’d rather go over and talk to you in person.” And he did just that… needless to say, we were inseparable ever since.

When we started to prepare for marriage, I shared with Colin how at 12 years old I visited a children’s home with school and fell in love with the idea of adoption. I felt God had written it in my heart to adopt and it was important he was open to adoption as well. Colin, wanting a big family, and knowing friends/family members who were adopted, was also open to adoption!

As many of our friends and family know, we began our journey to parenthood trying to conceive naturally and as time went by with no pregnancy, we decided to seek some answers. After many doctors appointments, some helpful, some not, we realized God was granting us the opportunity to begin our adoption journey sooner than we had ever anticipated. We didn’t believe we would be financially able to adopt so early on in our marriage, but once we decided yet again, to trust in God, he led the way and here we are! Because so many things have to be prepared ahead of time, we decided in lieu of a baby shower, we would create a fundraiser for our child(ren)’s needs.

Thank you for the love, support, and prayers throughout our journey to becoming parents!


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 “Sullivan 09415”, 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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Raised to date by 23 people
 of  $10,000
Campaign Ended

My Story

Colin and I met while attending a Young Adults Group in our Catholic Church. I had seen him a few times before we were officially introduced and I thought it was funny that he would only talk to me in a group setting. He later admitted that he was very shy and needed the help of our mutual friend to introduce us. We quickly bonded over our faith and shared love of music. After a few months of friendship, we began to date. 

One of my most cherished memories was one day early on, wanting to speak to Colin by phone, he simply told me, “I’d rather go over and talk to you in person.” And he did just that… needless to say, we were inseparable ever since.

When we started to prepare for marriage, I shared with Colin how at 12 years old I visited a children’s home with school and fell in love with the idea of adoption. I felt God had written it in my heart to adopt and it was important he was open to adoption as well. Colin, wanting a big family, and knowing friends/family members who were adopted, was also open to adoption!

As many of our friends and family know, we began our journey to parenthood trying to conceive naturally and as time went by with no pregnancy, we decided to seek some answers. After many doctors appointments, some helpful, some not, we realized God was granting us the opportunity to begin our adoption journey sooner than we had ever anticipated. We didn’t believe we would be financially able to adopt so early on in our marriage, but once we decided yet again, to trust in God, he led the way and here we are! Because so many things have to be prepared ahead of time, we decided in lieu of a baby shower, we would create a fundraiser for our child(ren)’s needs.

Thank you for the love, support, and prayers throughout our journey to becoming parents!


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 “Sullivan 09415”, 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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One Year Update

September 6, 2021

In August 2020 we were blessed to find Cradled in Grace Adoption Consultants which helped us understand this process better and shortly thereafter complete our home study which took 2.5 months to complete… not too bad considering we were both working!! 

After a year of working with them and seeing only cases that were not based in FL, we made the choice to change consultants once our contract was up this year.

We are very happy to announce we have signed up with Evermore Adoption Consultants here in Florida and are very hopeful that they will help us bring Baby Sullivan home! We ask for your continued prayers at this time as this also means more paperwork and updating of our home study as the 1 year mark approaches since we were first approved. 

Prayerfully,

Driselle & Colin 

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$500

Offline Donation

Aug 29, 2021

$100

Sogand

Jun 21, 2021

$100

Tyler & Brittany

Jun 20, 2021

“We love y’all! Praying for your sweet little family to grow very very soon! Love, Tyler, Brittany, & Caroline Sullivan”

$200

Jessica

Jun 20, 2021

“It takes a village and God to make things possible. We are here to be part of this beautiful story you will always remember. We love you and can’t wait to meet our baby Sullivan 💕💙 love always especially your favorites Ellamarie and Elijah”

$30

Karol

Jun 20, 2021

“Praying for baby Sullivan’s arrival.”

$50

Daniela

Jun 20, 2021

“Wishing you so much luck in this beautiful journey ❤️”

$105

Dominick and Samantha

Jun 20, 2021

“Congratulations! We are excited for you and your growing family! ❤️”

$100

Isis and Eddie

Jun 19, 2021

“we love you guys! can’t wait to meet baby sullivan!”

$50

Hidden

Jun 19, 2021

“We wish you all the best in this journey and hope all your wishes come true!!! Love, Nena and Chris”

$75

Mary

Jun 19, 2021

“Love you Colin and Driselle MARY STEVE KIRKLAND AND FAMILY”

$50

Lissette

Jun 19, 2021

“Praying for you guys and we can't wait to see you be the best parents!! Love you! 😘❤️”

$200

Offline Donation

Jun 19, 2021

$100

Hidden

Jun 17, 2021

“Prayers and blessings for Baby Sullivan”

$50

Terrence

Jun 17, 2021

“Miss and love y’all. Love tj,tiffany ,Skyler”

$60

Offline Donation

Jun 17, 2021

$1,000

Offline Donation

Jun 16, 2021

$50

Offline Donation

Jun 16, 2021

$50

Aileen

Jun 14, 2021

“I wish I could leave more money but I’m not getting paid right now! I’ve been praying for you and your hubby since you first mentioned your hope of being parents. May God bless you with a beautiful baby soon. You will make amazing parents!!”

$20

Adriana

Jun 14, 2021

$30

Hidden

Jun 14, 2021

$30

Ryan

Jun 14, 2021

“<3”

$20

Tara

Jun 14, 2021

$50

Offline Donation

Jun 14, 2021