Domestic Infant Adoption

Nate and Rachel Franz
Nate and Rachel Franz Frederick, Maryland

Planning had become our obsession; planning on having our own child. As the years went by our plans began to become desperate. We tried fertility treatments, no luck. We tried “timing”, we tried medication, all to no avail. Finally, after a surgical procedure to clear up some endometriosis, a miracle occurred! We became pregnant! The joy of this was overwhelming, our plans and hopes were finally going to come true. We were so happy. However, the Lord had a different purpose for our lives. On Mother’s Day 2015 we miscarried. Heartbroken we continued, we had been able to get pregnant once, certainly if WE tried harder it could happen again. Three years later and there has been no movement toward OUR plans. Turning to prayer with a passion unlike anything before, we asked God to show us the path he had for us. Shut a door, open a door, do something Lord! Silence was God’s response.

Finally, we took a step out in faith. Discussed the possibility of adoption with friends, family, and pastors. They all gave us the courage to stop waiting for God and that maybe it was God waiting for us. This is when we made the decision to seriously consider adoption.

The outpouring of support has been breathtaking. The people God placed in our lives through the past several years were full of encouragement, and love, and support. We heard from friends who had adopted; being strengthened by stories of success and had the joy of seeing numerous adoption success stories first hand. Now when Rachel and I pray at night, our plea isn’t for God to show us the path, it is for God to continue to illuminate the path He has chosen for us!

That is where we currently stand on our adoption journey. Our minds faithfully and prayerfully made up. The knowledge that God already has a child ready for us. He already knows this baby’s name and story. Getting to that end goal however is going to require much from faith. The adoption process is, as we discovered, exhausting both financially and emotionally. The financial side of things is what brings this letter into your hands today.

We are not asking for money. We are not asking for a check. We ARE asking for you to partner with us to bring Baby Franz home. The average cost of newborn adoption in the United States is between $35,000 and $45,000. We have trimmed our budgets, working overtime, and stashing as much money as we can away to pay for this adventure. That being said, $45,000 is a lot of money and we know God has this covered. We have seen Him do amazing acts and has carried us to this point. Would you consider being part of the family who brought our baby home?

With all our appreciation, 

Nathan and Rachel Franz

“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”

(Proverbs 19:21)


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 “Franz 7511”, 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.
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My Story

Planning had become our obsession; planning on having our own child. As the years went by our plans began to become desperate. We tried fertility treatments, no luck. We tried “timing”, we tried medication, all to no avail. Finally, after a surgical procedure to clear up some endometriosis, a miracle occurred! We became pregnant! The joy of this was overwhelming, our plans and hopes were finally going to come true. We were so happy. However, the Lord had a different purpose for our lives. On Mother’s Day 2015 we miscarried. Heartbroken we continued, we had been able to get pregnant once, certainly if WE tried harder it could happen again. Three years later and there has been no movement toward OUR plans. Turning to prayer with a passion unlike anything before, we asked God to show us the path he had for us. Shut a door, open a door, do something Lord! Silence was God’s response.

Finally, we took a step out in faith. Discussed the possibility of adoption with friends, family, and pastors. They all gave us the courage to stop waiting for God and that maybe it was God waiting for us. This is when we made the decision to seriously consider adoption.

The outpouring of support has been breathtaking. The people God placed in our lives through the past several years were full of encouragement, and love, and support. We heard from friends who had adopted; being strengthened by stories of success and had the joy of seeing numerous adoption success stories first hand. Now when Rachel and I pray at night, our plea isn’t for God to show us the path, it is for God to continue to illuminate the path He has chosen for us!

That is where we currently stand on our adoption journey. Our minds faithfully and prayerfully made up. The knowledge that God already has a child ready for us. He already knows this baby’s name and story. Getting to that end goal however is going to require much from faith. The adoption process is, as we discovered, exhausting both financially and emotionally. The financial side of things is what brings this letter into your hands today.

We are not asking for money. We are not asking for a check. We ARE asking for you to partner with us to bring Baby Franz home. The average cost of newborn adoption in the United States is between $35,000 and $45,000. We have trimmed our budgets, working overtime, and stashing as much money as we can away to pay for this adventure. That being said, $45,000 is a lot of money and we know God has this covered. We have seen Him do amazing acts and has carried us to this point. Would you consider being part of the family who brought our baby home?

With all our appreciation, 

Nathan and Rachel Franz

“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”

(Proverbs 19:21)


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 “Franz 7511”, 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.
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$150

Julie

Apr 29, 2018

$100

Lenor and David

Apr 29, 2018

“So happy for you! Sending you love today!”

$100

Kevin

Apr 28, 2018

“You two will be awesome parents. If the puzzle thing is still going, write Batman;)”

$40

Timothy

Apr 19, 2018

“Congratulations & Best Wishes!”

$111

Brittney

Apr 16, 2018

“Zaiden and I can't wait to snuggle and love on the little one! Love you guys!”

$25

Daniel

Apr 15, 2018

“Linda and I wish you the best of luck with your new baby”

$100

Britni

Apr 11, 2018

“We are so excited for you both! Thinking and praying for you. Love the Curtis's”

$100

Guy and Lorrie

Apr 9, 2018

“We're so excited that you have been matched with a birth mom! Praying all goes well! Love you! Lorrie and Guy”

$40

Sonia

Apr 3, 2018

“Congrats on being new parents!”

$100

Joanna

Apr 3, 2018

$100

Diane

Apr 2, 2018

“Congratulations Rachel and Nathan. God Bless your new little family. Love Diane and Dennis”

$50

Kelly

Apr 2, 2018

“Congrats on the match! So exited for you guys.”

$300

Chet & Sue

Mar 30, 2018

“With Love always and forever Mom and Chet.”

$150

Stacie

Mar 30, 2018

“From Rebecca's Fundraiser 😊”

$1,000

Offline Donation

Mar 30, 2018

$100

Jodie and Chris

Mar 29, 2018

“Thanks for letting us be apart of this journey! Love you!”

$100

Rebecca

Mar 28, 2018

“Come on home baby Franz!”

$500

Hidden

Mar 28, 2018

$200

Richard

Mar 28, 2018

“Blessed child to blessed parents”

$200

Katie

Mar 27, 2018

$50

Karen

Mar 27, 2018

“Good Luck Nate & Rachel! Karen Drake (Rebekah's mom)”

$130

hillary

Mar 26, 2018

“<3”

$50

Offline Donation

Mar 26, 2018

$25

Maura

Mar 25, 2018

$100

Heidi

Mar 25, 2018

$100

Jonathan

Mar 25, 2018

“Happy to help! Praying for a smooth process and that God provides everything you need.”

$461

Jody

Mar 24, 2018

“Nathan and Rachel, we are so happy to be able to help you bring home the baby God has for you! We love you and are praying for you through this entire process! Love, Jason, Jody, Jay and Jenna Jankoski”

$50

Offline Donation

Mar 22, 2018

$50

Offline Donation

Mar 22, 2018

$55

April

Mar 21, 2018

“We are so happy for you guys, you’ll be amazing parents who will train up your child in the Lord with love and grace!”

$512

Jess & Rob

Mar 21, 2018

“Come on, Baby Franz! Can’t wait to meet you!”

$500

Mary Sarah

Mar 21, 2018

“Can’t wait to meet baby Franz!”

$50

Kelsey and Duane

Mar 20, 2018

“Can't wait to meet baby Fraz!”

$150

Julie

Mar 20, 2018

“Sending love from heaven, Joan Lewerenz”

$100

Bob & Barb

Mar 19, 2018

“We are so happy for both of you but happy too for your child who God has blessed with two wonderful parents! Love you guys~~”

$50

Eartha

Mar 12, 2018

“You have served so many. This is a small token of our appreciation”

$25

Amanda

Mar 12, 2018

“I can’t wait to meet baby Franz!”

$25

Guy

Mar 11, 2018

$750

Jonathan and stephanie

Mar 11, 2018

“We love you guys ❤️”

$50

Keyona

Mar 11, 2018

“We are so happy for you both! Love, Andy & Keyona Mendoza”

$250

Stacie

Mar 11, 2018

“We're so excited to meet Baby Franz!”

$205

Julie

Mar 10, 2018

“So excited for you! Love, Jimmy and Julie DeGaetano”

$400

Hidden

Mar 10, 2018

“So excited for you both! Praying for an easy road ahead.”

$50

BRIAN

Mar 10, 2018

“You will make excellent Parents and make one little boy or girl so happy.”

$205

Cindy

Mar 10, 2018

“Praying for Nate and Rachel. You will be amazing parents and looking forward to meeting your blessing from God.”

$1,000

Offline Donation

Mar 9, 2018

$511

Kristie and Ron

Mar 8, 2018

“We love you guys and can not wait to meet Baby Franz xoxo”

$50

Patty

Mar 5, 2018

“Praise God ftom whom all good tbings come! Congratulations you have worked so hard for this. Can't be happier for such a nice couple and wonderful friends. Can't wait to meet the newest member of your family. God bless both of you.”

$50

Jim

Mar 3, 2018

$100

Peter

Mar 2, 2018

“Family #7511”

$25

Kathleen

Mar 2, 2018

“We'll be praying for you and baby Franz! Much love, The Aderhold's”