Hello Friends and Family!
Some of you know we have felt called by God to adopt a child from another country. We began our adoption journey in April of 2018, after returning from a trip to Costa Rica. We both have had a heart for adoption and were drawn to Costa Rica and her people because of our love for Hispanic culture and the Spanish language. We initially applied to adopt a set of two sibling girls, one of whom we met while in Costa Rica. They since have been placed with their family member, and we felt called to continue our adoption journey, not knowing what God had planned for us. Since that time, we learned of an 11 year old girl, Leylanie, from the Costa Rica Waiting Child list. We felt called to this precious girl, and know that she is the child that God has for us to join our family through adoption. Leylanie experienced abandonment and trauma that resulted in her being placed in an orphanage, in 2015. Leylanie has been in the orphanage for the last four years, and she longs for a family that is able to provide love, protection, security and care. We feel that God has called us to be this family for her, and we are very excited for her to join our family!!
We are inviting you to be a part of our journey in the following ways:
1) Please pray for our family, and Leylanie, as we prepare to travel to Costa Rica in early May. We will be there for 6 weeks, getting to know Leylanie and going through the legal process of adoption. Pray also that God would prepare Corey, Colson, Camden and I as well as Leylanie for the upcoming changes for our family, and that God will give us wisdom, discernment, and insight as Leylanie becomes a part of our family.
2) Our funding goal is $20,000. Houston’s First Baptist Church, funded by Legacy 685, has partnered with Lifesong for Orphans and committed an Adoption Matching Grant of $3,500 to help pay our adoption expenses.Will you please consider making a tax-deductable donation to help us meet this matching grant? This will go towards the remaining amount needed for our adoption expenses to make it possible to bring this precious girl home! Our goal date is May 1, 2019, but funds will be accepted towards our adoption until Leylanie is in our home and/or our adoption is complete.
Thank you for investing in the Kingdom through prayer and finances – it wll be an investment with an eternal return! Please pray this entire process will glorify God and fulfill His purposes.
Family Name: Falink
Family Account Number:8178
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 “Falink 8178”, 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.