To be honest, I’ve always been a little bit scared of the adoption process. Growing up in the church, I knew it was a good thing, something that reflected the gospel. But in the deep parts of my heart, I always hoped it was something that others were called to do, not necessarily myself. It seemed hard. It seemed full of so many unknowns. It is both of those things. However, throughout the past year, as the Lord has brought this process to mind, it didn’t seem scary anymore. I was excited and hopeful for what the Lord could do in and through our family.
Not only is this a process by which we will grow our family, but we see it as a season of ministry our family is stepping into. We are making a lifelong commitment to partner with this child’s biological parents and work together for his or her wellbeing. We are committing to raise this child to know the ways of the Lord and to continuously share the Good News with his or her birth parents, all while hoping to maintain a lasting and meaningful relationship with them.
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 “Schumpert 10239”, 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