We are ecstatic! We have BIG news! We are adopting a child!
We are beyond excited and are doing everything we can to be prepared to welcome a beautiful new life into our home.
God has placed it in our hearts to grow our family just a little more. This journey has been going on for almost 6 years. Our major struggle has been trying to imagine how we could afford an adoption. We were trying to do it all by ourselves. We came to a peace and understanding that this isn't about our will, but about His will. We have been working hard, saving a lot, and tightening our budget, but we need help funding this adoption. We continue to give this financial burden to God, because we simply don’t have all the money.
We have come to the conclusion that asking for help is hard. We have been anxious, yet humbled at the larger amount of money that is quickly becoming due. We have completed our home-study, and have entered an agreement with a consultant group who will help us to identify our missing piece to our tribe. As part of our adoption process, we have started a crowdfunding campaign. It may surprise you to hear that adoption related costs can easily total up to $45,000 or more. This is why we are reaching out for help ease the financial burden that often overwhelms adoptive parents. Yes, adopting is expensive; there are a lot of fees to pay a lot of different people. We ask that you pray and support us through this process, we need family and friends to walk with us.
This page will serve as a means to help us fund-raise, all donations are a tax deduction for you, and go directly towards our adoption expenses. We won’t take your support for granted. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts in advance.
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 “Watts 08610”, 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.