Welcome to our family page!
We’re so glad that you have partnered with us on this journey. Adoption is an awesome privilege that can’t be embarked upon alone. You are very much part of this process, very much a part of helping us grow our family, and very much a part of loving this child.
Why are we adopting? The journey actually began a long time ago for us for, above all other reasons, we know we have been adopted into the family of God (Gal. 4:4-7). It is the realization that we were once orphans, but have been become children of God solely because of the work of Christ. God is in the business of rescuing the least of these from every tribe, race, tongue and nation for His great glory. And we firmly believe that our family can be a picture and microcosm of this awesome reality. We are adopting, first and foremost, because of the gospel.
This was a desire and drive the Lord had given both of us, even before we met. Yet along the way, we have been privileged to know and love many families with adopted children who are as family to us (and some who truly are!). Words cannot describe the immense joy it is to be a part of their lives. Truly, family is not defined by blood.
Adoption is a long and difficult process. Just like marriage, there are unique challenges. Yet the challenges are not only eclipsed by the joys, the challenges work toward joy (James 1:2-3). Joy for us, joy for our family, joy for you, and joy for one loved child.
We have graciously been awarded a matching grant from Wellspring Baptist Fellowship Adoption Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans which has been a huge blessing to our family. Our goal is to raise $12,000 in addition to the grant which will allow us to be almost fully funded! We greatly appreciate you considering supporting us prayfully and financially to help us bring home our baby!
Thank you for your support!
Willis & Mallory
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 “Covington 8196”, 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.