As many of you know, the Snyder family is growing again-this time through international adoption. While we have felt called to do this for years, the time finally felt right and we officially began the process in January of 2018. After completing our home study, background checks, and seemingly countless forms, we were matched in August with a four year-old little boy from China. Things are moving very quickly now! Just last week we were granted travel approval and will be leaving for China on November 7th. We cannot wait to meet Henry Bei and welcome him into our family!
The biggest challenge is not opening our hearts and home to Henry Bei, but it is finding the finances to make it happen. The estimated total cost for the adoption is $30,000 and while we have done what we can to cover these costs without fundraising, we did apply for various grants.
Just yesterday we were notified that The Chosen & Dearly Loved Foundation has committed an Adoption Matching Grant of $3,000 to help offset our adoption expenses. This means that any contribution will be matched dollar-for-dollar! Donations can be made until November 12th-the day Henry’s adoption is finalized!
Thank you for reading our story and support. Every little bit helps! Please feel free to reach out to us if you have questions or need any further information.
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 “Snyder 8033”, 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.