We are the Smith’s! We have two little girls ages 2 & 4 and we are starting our adoption journey in pursuit of the fifth Smith. The Lord placed adoption on our hearts several years ago and we are excited to finally start this journey.
We were drawn to adoption because it is such a clear picture of the gospel and reveals God’s heart toward us. Deuteronomy 10:18 says, “He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner giving him food and clothing.” When we were not a part of God’s family He came to where we were and paid the price to make us His children. We know that we are loved, accepted and have an eternal inheritance through Christ’s sacrifice. This truth compels us to love others in the same way. God’s word calls us to speak for those who cannot speak and to take care of orphans and widows in their affliction. We believe adoption is one of the best ways to put on display what God has done for this world and we want do the same for a child so that they might know God’s love.
India has a population of around 1.2 billion people and of those 1.2 billon, 20 million are orphans, making it the country with the largest population of orphans in the whole world. The sad reality is that those children will remain orphans in orphanages unless someone comes to adopt them.
These facts broke our hearts and gave us a desire to get involved there.
We know that adopting is a big task and that we cannot do it alone. So, we are asking for many people to be a part of this journey with us. You can help us in three specific ways.
First, please pray for us as we work through this process. Pray for our family as we prepare to receive a new child into our home and that we would be spiritually, emotionally, mentally and financially ready to care for our child. Also, pray for the child and those who are currently caring for him or her. Pray that the child would receive love well and have healthy attachments.
Second, please prayerfully consider supporting us financially. We would be so grateful for your financial support to help us bring our child home.
Third, please share our story with your friends and family! We are hoping that our story will inspire others to consider how they can take part in orphan care as well.
Thank you so much for your prayers and support!
Kyle and Taylor Smith
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 “Smith 08685”, 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.
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