Daniels Adoption

Jenae Daniels Puyallup, Washington

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by! We are Ben and Jenae Daniels, and we are currently in the process of adopting a four-year-old boy from Liberia. Since 2013, we've lived in Jakarta, Indonesia, and worked as teachers at an international Christian school. Adoption has always been our first choice to grow our family, and as teachers, we have seen the need all children have for a loving and stable home. Additionally, living and traveling overseas has given us a heart for international adoption.

In 2017, we started pursuing the possibility of adopting from Indonesia. After a year of dead ends and closed doors, the process was officially over when the only US adoption agency in Indonesia was closed down. With broken hearts, we assumed our time in Indonesia was over. In a last-ditch effort, Ben started googling "expat adoptions" and found Small World Adoption, which specializes in helping US citizens overseas to adopt. Within a week, we had met with the director, were accepted into the Liberia program, and had signed the contract! The door had been flung wide open, and adoption was a go!

During the process of paperwork and the routine of waiting, Jenae felt led to pray for a son by her 30th birthday in the summer of 2020. As that day came and passed with no word of a referral, there was a twinge of disappointment but a renewed trust that God was working for our good and His glory. Finally, on February 9, 2021, we received a referral for our little blessing! As we looked over his paperwork, we realized with utter amazement that he had been brought to the orphanage on July 10, 2020 - Jenae's exact birthday. God hears and answers prayer!

We are now in the final waiting period as the Liberian government reviews and processes our paperwork. If all goes well, we hope to pick up our son within the next few months. It's been a rocky journey (as all adoptive families can relate to), but God has led us each step of the way. We know His timing is perfect, and we are continually learning how to trust Him more.

We are grateful to have been gifted a $4,000 matching grant by We Care for Orphans. If you would like to partner with us financially, please see the information below to donate. Thank you for your continual prayers and support!


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 “Daniels 09625”, 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 31 people
 of  $10,000
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My Story

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by! We are Ben and Jenae Daniels, and we are currently in the process of adopting a four-year-old boy from Liberia. Since 2013, we've lived in Jakarta, Indonesia, and worked as teachers at an international Christian school. Adoption has always been our first choice to grow our family, and as teachers, we have seen the need all children have for a loving and stable home. Additionally, living and traveling overseas has given us a heart for international adoption.

In 2017, we started pursuing the possibility of adopting from Indonesia. After a year of dead ends and closed doors, the process was officially over when the only US adoption agency in Indonesia was closed down. With broken hearts, we assumed our time in Indonesia was over. In a last-ditch effort, Ben started googling "expat adoptions" and found Small World Adoption, which specializes in helping US citizens overseas to adopt. Within a week, we had met with the director, were accepted into the Liberia program, and had signed the contract! The door had been flung wide open, and adoption was a go!

During the process of paperwork and the routine of waiting, Jenae felt led to pray for a son by her 30th birthday in the summer of 2020. As that day came and passed with no word of a referral, there was a twinge of disappointment but a renewed trust that God was working for our good and His glory. Finally, on February 9, 2021, we received a referral for our little blessing! As we looked over his paperwork, we realized with utter amazement that he had been brought to the orphanage on July 10, 2020 - Jenae's exact birthday. God hears and answers prayer!

We are now in the final waiting period as the Liberian government reviews and processes our paperwork. If all goes well, we hope to pick up our son within the next few months. It's been a rocky journey (as all adoptive families can relate to), but God has led us each step of the way. We know His timing is perfect, and we are continually learning how to trust Him more.

We are grateful to have been gifted a $4,000 matching grant by We Care for Orphans. If you would like to partner with us financially, please see the information below to donate. Thank you for your continual prayers and support!


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 “Daniels 09625”, 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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Comments

$100

Linda

Aug 29, 2021

“Blessings and Joy!”

$200

Karen

Aug 28, 2021

“Congratulations Ben & Jenae! This little boy is going to be so loved!! Blessings to you all!”

$1,000

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Aug 16, 2021

“We love you and will continue to surround your family in prayer!”

$100

Maureen

Jul 24, 2021

$150

Dana

Jul 18, 2021

“So thrilled for you both ❤️”

$100

Hidden

Jul 17, 2021

$550

Neil

Jul 8, 2021

$500

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Jun 30, 2021

“Good luck you guys!!”

$50

Megan

Jun 30, 2021

“May God bless you both as you continue this process, and your little boy as he awaits your uniting ❤️”

$200

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Jun 30, 2021

“Daniels 09625”

$100

Kristine

Jun 30, 2021

“Hi Jenae and Ben! I am soooo excited for you guys to be able to adopt your little guy. Love how adoption is such a beautiful picture of the gospel and God's incredible love for us. Wishing you the best and praying for you during this process. Love you, Kristie”

$100

Hidden

Jun 30, 2021

$300

Jonathan

Jun 29, 2021

“Congratulations! ❤️”

$200

Cruz

Jun 29, 2021

“God bless you!”

$200

Hidden

Jun 29, 2021

$300

Krista

Jun 29, 2021

“Praying for your adoption! I've always wanted to adopt since I was a little girl (who knows why!) I don't know if I ever will, but I'm glad to be able to share these financial blessings to support your adoption! - Krista Byers (Pappenfuss)”

$500

Joel and Mandy

Jun 27, 2021

“♥️”

$150

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Jun 26, 2021

$100

Carrie

Jun 25, 2021

$25

Bren

Jun 24, 2021

“Praying for you and Blessing!”

$250

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Jun 23, 2021

$500

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Jun 23, 2021

$100

Patty

Jun 23, 2021

“We are excited for you and hope one day to meet your little one!”

$150

Hidden

Jun 22, 2021

“Praying for you guys, love your story of God's faithfulness, so excited for you!”

$700

Kelvin

Jun 18, 2021

“Love your SPH Family”

$50

Hidden

Jun 17, 2021

“Some little guy just hit jackpot in getting you for parents, so excited for you guys!”

$100

Hidden

Jun 17, 2021

“Jenae and Ben - We are so excited for your growing family and couldn't be happier for you! Best, Charlotte and Paul”

$50

Sara

Jun 16, 2021

“I am beyond excited for you all! ❤️”

$25

Laura

Jun 16, 2021

“Much love!”

$100

Kristy

Jun 16, 2021

“May God's provision continue to be evident in your lives. Blessings to you!”

$50

Twyla

Jun 15, 2021

“Praying for you guys as you begin this journey. I pray that God blesses you abundantly!”