Creasman Crew Adoption

Jonathan Creasman
Jonathan Creasman Apex, North Carolina

Hello, friends and family!

We are Jonathan and Brittany Creasman, a loving couple from North Carolina, embarking on a heartfelt journey to grow our family through adoption. This is our story, a narrative of faith, love, and the unwavering belief that every child deserves a nurturing home.

Our Story Begins with Faith

Our lives have always been rooted in our faith. It's our compass, guiding us through life's twists and turns. We've found joy and purpose in serving others, particularly children, through either our church's kid's ministry or by dressing up as super heroes for the local children's hospital (which is actually how we first met). These experiences, we believe, were God's way of planting the seed of adoption in our hearts.

A Shared Dream Unfolds

Early in our relationship, we discovered our shared dream of adopting a child. For Brittany, this dream has been a lifelong calling. When we faced the challenge of Brittany's PCOS diagnosis, our dream of having biological children seemed to fade. Yet, in this trial, we found a deeper conviction. We now see our path towards adoption as a divine redirection, an opportunity to extend our love and provide a child with a safe and loving home. Our vision is to welcome a child, regardless of their background, into our warm and nurturing home.

Why We Need Your Help

Adoption is a beautiful but costly journey. We are looking to raise $50,000 to help cover the various expenses associated with the adoption process. Your contribution, no matter the size, is a significant step towards making our dream a reality. It's not just about helping us grow our family; it's about giving a child a chance for a loving, secure, and happy life. Every donation brings us closer to welcoming our first child into our home and hearts.

Matching Grants

We have great news that we’ve been gifted generous matching grants! The Summit Church has gifted us $2,500 and Lifesong has given us $3,000 in matching grants. This means the first $5,500 we raise through this fund will be doubled! All gifts are tax deductible and 100% of gifts are given toward our adoption.

With Gratitude and Hope

We are filled with gratitude and hope as we embark on this journey. We promise to share updates and milestones along the way, and we look forward to the day we can introduce our child to the loving community that helped bring them into our family.

Thank you for being a part of our story. Your support, prayers, and encouragement mean the world to us. Together, we can make a difference in a child's life.

With love and appreciation,

Jonathan and Brittany Creasman

 

- 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.


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 “Creasman 10829”, 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 44 people
 of  $50,000
224 days left

My Story

Hello, friends and family!

We are Jonathan and Brittany Creasman, a loving couple from North Carolina, embarking on a heartfelt journey to grow our family through adoption. This is our story, a narrative of faith, love, and the unwavering belief that every child deserves a nurturing home.

Our Story Begins with Faith

Our lives have always been rooted in our faith. It's our compass, guiding us through life's twists and turns. We've found joy and purpose in serving others, particularly children, through either our church's kid's ministry or by dressing up as super heroes for the local children's hospital (which is actually how we first met). These experiences, we believe, were God's way of planting the seed of adoption in our hearts.

A Shared Dream Unfolds

Early in our relationship, we discovered our shared dream of adopting a child. For Brittany, this dream has been a lifelong calling. When we faced the challenge of Brittany's PCOS diagnosis, our dream of having biological children seemed to fade. Yet, in this trial, we found a deeper conviction. We now see our path towards adoption as a divine redirection, an opportunity to extend our love and provide a child with a safe and loving home. Our vision is to welcome a child, regardless of their background, into our warm and nurturing home.

Why We Need Your Help

Adoption is a beautiful but costly journey. We are looking to raise $50,000 to help cover the various expenses associated with the adoption process. Your contribution, no matter the size, is a significant step towards making our dream a reality. It's not just about helping us grow our family; it's about giving a child a chance for a loving, secure, and happy life. Every donation brings us closer to welcoming our first child into our home and hearts.

Matching Grants

We have great news that we’ve been gifted generous matching grants! The Summit Church has gifted us $2,500 and Lifesong has given us $3,000 in matching grants. This means the first $5,500 we raise through this fund will be doubled! All gifts are tax deductible and 100% of gifts are given toward our adoption.

With Gratitude and Hope

We are filled with gratitude and hope as we embark on this journey. We promise to share updates and milestones along the way, and we look forward to the day we can introduce our child to the loving community that helped bring them into our family.

Thank you for being a part of our story. Your support, prayers, and encouragement mean the world to us. Together, we can make a difference in a child's life.

With love and appreciation,

Jonathan and Brittany Creasman

 

- 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.


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 “Creasman 10829”, 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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Adoption Q&A

February 4, 2024

Hello friends!

First off, Brittany and I want to give our heartfelt thanks to everyone who have reached out to support, pray, and check in on us as we begin the process of raising the needed funds for our adoption. We could not do this without you!

Some of you have asked a lot of good questions about the adoption process and we want to do our best to answer them here!

Question #1 – What does the money we’re raising go to?
This is a great question! First off, none of the money we’re raising goes towards your typical baby items you might get at a baby shower. No crib, diapers, clothes, or other baby items are purchased with this money. It’s strictly for adoption-related costs only, which include agency, lawyer, government, and hospital fees needed to approve a domestic adoption in the States.

Question #2 – Are we only raising money from friends and family?
Not quite. While our friends and family play a vital part, Brittany and I are also working hard to save on our end as well as applying for adoption grants and seeking out fundraising opportunities with local businesses like Chick-fil-A and Orangetheory (more information on that in the coming months). Through a combination of all these efforts, we’re confident we can raise the needed amount to bring a newborn into a loving home.

Question #3 – Is adoption really that expensive?
Unfortunately, yes. The costs associated with a newborn domestic adoption in the US can range from 40k to 50k depending on a variety of factors. Most of that variability isn’t ironed out until near the end of the process but the majority of the money is paid out in three stages; during admittance into the agency’s program, upon being matched with a birth mother, and after the birth of the baby.

Question #4 – What’s next in the process?
Currently, we’re putting the finishing touches to our Family Profile Book. This book, along with other families’ books, is what is shown to a potential birth mother to help her decide which family she wishes to place her baby with. Think of it as a resume mixed with a scrapbook. This should be completed in the next week and at that point, we’ll be in the mix of families that could be picked. Because priority is given to families who have been waiting the longest, our agency has informed us to expect to wait about a year before we could get placed.

Question #5 – How can I help?
Besides helping out financially, we’re asking for you to keep us in your prayers as we continue to navigate and jump through all the hoops needed for a successful adoption. For those of you who are local, though, you can also help us as we partner with various businesses over the year to fundraise. The first of these opportunities is February 13th at Chick-fil-A in Stonecreek Village (see our Facebook/Instagram posts for more info)!

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$185

Offline Donation

9 hours ago

$1,000

Hidden

May 19, 2024

“We wanted to gift y'all a portion of the tax break we got from having Oliver. We consider it his gift toward his future cousin. We love y'all and our praying for you always <3”

$1,000

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May 19, 2024

$400

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May 15, 2024

$200

Heidi and Matt

May 9, 2024

“Can’t wait to hear some good news!!!”

$300

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May 5, 2024

$250

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May 5, 2024

$1,534

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May 4, 2024

$500

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Apr 30, 2024

$100

Michelle

Apr 7, 2024

$100

Mark

Apr 6, 2024

$500

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Apr 3, 2024

$100

Hannah

Mar 28, 2024

“Best of luck with your journey!”

$55

Kimberly

Mar 22, 2024

“Dear Jonathan & Brittany, So excited for you and the very lucky little soul who will be blessed to call you, mom and dad! Love and blessings! With love - Kimberly & Jose”

$100

Hidden

Mar 15, 2024

“From Zay and family. We love you guys and are so excited for your adoption journey!”

$50

Lura

Mar 4, 2024

$150

Offline Donation

Feb 25, 2024

$200

Noah & Madison

Feb 19, 2024

“We’re excited for y’all and are eagerly waiting for the announcement that you’ve been paired!”

$25

Donna

Feb 16, 2024

“Cheering for you and praying for your adoption journey. (from Donna, the neighbor with the loud dogs)”

$25

John

Feb 16, 2024

$150

Offline Donation

Feb 16, 2024

$500

Hidden

Feb 15, 2024

“Excited and praying for you both!”

$100

RJ

Feb 14, 2024

“We are so excited for you all and will be praying!!!”

$125

Baden & Crystal

Feb 13, 2024

“God is good! Love Y'all!”

$20

Ammar

Feb 13, 2024

$2,000

Hidden

Feb 12, 2024

“Love you! Mom and Dad.”

$50

Stephanie

Feb 12, 2024

“Praying for your dreams to come to pass!”

$5,500

Offline Donation

Feb 12, 2024

$50

Will

Feb 11, 2024

“I can’t wait to meet him or her and I am so excited for your both!”

$100

Offline Donation

Feb 3, 2024

$500

Hidden

Jan 27, 2024

$250

Victoria

Jan 26, 2024

“Wishing you all the best on this journey <3”

$2,000

Hidden

Jan 24, 2024

“Praying for all.”

$100

Abbey

Jan 22, 2024

“Praying for you both through this journey.”

$100

Nathan

Jan 14, 2024

$15

Kyle

Jan 8, 2024

$25

Cole

Jan 7, 2024

$1,000

Hidden

Jan 6, 2024

“Praying for and excited for you! We love y'all”

$10

Alicia

Jan 5, 2024

$100

Christin

Jan 4, 2024

$100

Stephen

Jan 4, 2024

“Congrats guys!! We wish you both the best! Proud of you both!”

$25

Nikki

Jan 4, 2024

“Travis, Jolene and I adore the ground you walk on! I hope the best for you all in everything you do! Love you all always!”

$45

Jessica

Jan 4, 2024

“You guys are going to make amazing parents! I can't wait to see your story unfold.”

$50

Stephanie

Jan 4, 2024

“Mimi and Granddad are so excited!!”