Hello! We're the Crawford Family: Joshua, Jess and Gabby Faith. We're excited about adoption and thankful for the opportunity to share our story with you! This year we will celebrate 10 years of marriage and we have so much to be grateful for. Our parenting journey began in 2016 when we became foster parents in the state of Kentucky and met Gabby for the first time. God brought her as a daughter into our family by adoption in 2018 and she has been one of our greatest earthly blessings. We have fostered eight other children during the past five years and have grown to know the Lord in a deeper and more meaningful way throughout each placement. While we are continuing to foster, we are now pursuing adoption in order to grow our family in a more permanent way. The truth of our salvation in the gospel of Christ is a daily reminder that we were once orphans in need of a loving Father. We praise God that He rescued us into His forever family and we seek to continue that work here on earth through adoption. We have completed our home study and approval process and are now waiting to be matched with a birth family. While we are eager to continue moving forward, we know that there are significant costs involved. The average cost of a domestic private adoption is currently between $40,000 and $50,000. We are actively saving and working toward raising the funds required to complete an adoption. Specifically, any and all money that we raise will go directly towards adoption related expenses such as birth family health care and means of living, attorney's fees, agency fees, and travel expenses. If you would like to help by supporting us financially you can use this page to securely give a tax deductible gift that goes directly towards our family's adoption. Please know that we are grateful for your love, support and your prayers with us as we wait to meet the children that God has for our family. We know that you will share in our joy when we bring them home and that God's name will be glorified as we celebrate together. "I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds." Psalm 9:11
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 “Crawford 09475”, 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.
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