Ethiopian Adoption

Ross Crenshaw Crestwood, Kentucky

We started the adoption process about six years ago. We desired to start a family, and, after much prayer and consideration, we chose to adopt from Ethiopia. Through the years the process and laws changed. We received a referral (match) the fall of 2016 and have been on a rollercoaster of emotions. Between our agency closing and Ethiopia closing adoptions, we have journeyed on a one step forward, two steps back path. 

This week our agency informed us that we finally have a court date! We are overjoyed by the news! Many have asked how you might help with our process. We still need about $10,000 before we leave on Saturday for Ethiopia. We are also paying for travel and expenses while in Ethiopia. We were blessed to receive a matching grant, so any dollar you donate will be matched up to $5,000.

We appreciate any help you can give to move us towards completing our adoption journey. Most importantly we appreciate any prayers sent our way. We trust God that things will fall into place. He is so faithful, and this journey has showed this time and time again! 


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 “Crenshaw 7684”, 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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Raised to date by 14 people
 of  $17,000
9 days left

My Story

We started the adoption process about six years ago. We desired to start a family, and, after much prayer and consideration, we chose to adopt from Ethiopia. Through the years the process and laws changed. We received a referral (match) the fall of 2016 and have been on a rollercoaster of emotions. Between our agency closing and Ethiopia closing adoptions, we have journeyed on a one step forward, two steps back path. 

This week our agency informed us that we finally have a court date! We are overjoyed by the news! Many have asked how you might help with our process. We still need about $10,000 before we leave on Saturday for Ethiopia. We are also paying for travel and expenses while in Ethiopia. We were blessed to receive a matching grant, so any dollar you donate will be matched up to $5,000.

We appreciate any help you can give to move us towards completing our adoption journey. Most importantly we appreciate any prayers sent our way. We trust God that things will fall into place. He is so faithful, and this journey has showed this time and time again! 


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 “Crenshaw 7684”, 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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$100

Casey

May 14, 2018

“Praying for y’all and your newest addition!”

$150

Kelly

May 13, 2018

“We love you all!”

$200

Terry

May 11, 2018

“Bring Jude home. Love you, Terry”

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May 11, 2018

“Praying for you and your family ❤️”

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DAN

May 10, 2018

$1,000

Susan & Bruce

May 10, 2018

“Love you!”

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Julie

May 10, 2018

$100

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May 9, 2018

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Rebecca

May 8, 2018

“Congrats!!!! Much love!!”

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Rachael

May 8, 2018

“Congratulations!! Praying blessing on this new addition to your family!”