Gibson Adoption Journey

Brooke Gibson
Brooke Gibson O'Fallon, Illinois

“Do for one what you wish you could do for all.”

For us, the one is a little girl in India. We pray for her and over her every day, even as we wait to clearly identify the child that Christ has prepared to join our family.

We know her now:  Valyn Kelsey Gibson 

Anyone familiar with the adoption process knows it is not easy or convenient, but it is a blessing. While we have already been stretched in numerous ways, the Lord’s calling on our lives in this endeavor continues to be confirmed. At the outset, God placed a burden on Brooke’s heart: a passion that Timothy eventually came to share. From that point on, time and time again God has shown Himself faithful through the loving support of His people.

He continues to stretch us. Now with the process of waiting, even amid the impact that COVID-19 has had upon our world. 

We have already surpassed the halfway point financially in our adoption journey. Plus, we know that we have been approved by all the proper channels to travel once we are officially matched: something we would like to do as quickly as possible. 

We have met so many milestones to this point (and we are beyond thankful for the support we have received). Our primary needs going forward will be travel and court fees, and the money that we are personally trying to save in order to deal with some of the special needs our daughter will have upon coming home.

Gifts of over $50 to LifeSong to our account are tax deductible. We have met our matching grant.

We thank you in advance for making a difference for our little girl and being a part of her story by continuing to give to see this journey reach its completion. Our oldest son said it best: “We know that this is God’s will, so He will provide us with the little girl He intends for our family and provide for all of our needs.” 

Yes, the Lord is doing precisely that!


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 “Gibson 08720”, 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 31 people
 of  $15,000
28 days left

My Story

“Do for one what you wish you could do for all.”

For us, the one is a little girl in India. We pray for her and over her every day, even as we wait to clearly identify the child that Christ has prepared to join our family.

We know her now:  Valyn Kelsey Gibson 

Anyone familiar with the adoption process knows it is not easy or convenient, but it is a blessing. While we have already been stretched in numerous ways, the Lord’s calling on our lives in this endeavor continues to be confirmed. At the outset, God placed a burden on Brooke’s heart: a passion that Timothy eventually came to share. From that point on, time and time again God has shown Himself faithful through the loving support of His people.

He continues to stretch us. Now with the process of waiting, even amid the impact that COVID-19 has had upon our world. 

We have already surpassed the halfway point financially in our adoption journey. Plus, we know that we have been approved by all the proper channels to travel once we are officially matched: something we would like to do as quickly as possible. 

We have met so many milestones to this point (and we are beyond thankful for the support we have received). Our primary needs going forward will be travel and court fees, and the money that we are personally trying to save in order to deal with some of the special needs our daughter will have upon coming home.

Gifts of over $50 to LifeSong to our account are tax deductible. We have met our matching grant.

We thank you in advance for making a difference for our little girl and being a part of her story by continuing to give to see this journey reach its completion. Our oldest son said it best: “We know that this is God’s will, so He will provide us with the little girl He intends for our family and provide for all of our needs.” 

Yes, the Lord is doing precisely that!


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 “Gibson 08720”, 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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We Have Reached Our Goal

October 10, 2020

With much gratitude, our family can say thank you to many individuals who have helped us to reach the financial goals that we had set in this adoption journey to bring Valyn Kelsey home. 

At this point, we are simply waiting on a “GOTCHA” date. 

Again, thank you for giving and for praying for us throughout this process. You are all part of our daughter’s story.

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We Are Getting Closer!

August 25, 2020

Today is a day I want to especially mark, as this morning we awoke to notification that we have received “Article 5.” This means we are only two steps away in this adoption journey. We await now a document called NOC (No Objection Certificate), at which point we will be able to send Valyn photos of her new family. Then, we await a court date, allowing us to travel to get her. 

Even amid a pandemic, the Lord is moving mountains. 

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Praying Valyn Kelsey Home

June 22, 2020

A few weeks ago, I suppose you can say we were officially introduced to our daughter! Now, every day her face is etched upon our hearts and our minds. We cannot wait until the day comes that we fly to bring her home. 

With the pandemic, court dates and travel times have been dramatically impacted. Our prayer is that God will move mountains for our family (and for all the families waiting to bring home their sons and daughters) in the months to come. It will be 2021 before we can travel for Valyn, but we are working very hard to ensure we are doing everything we can on our end to expedite the process as much as possible. 

We covet your prayers for our little girl. She is truly a miracle child.

We covet your prayers that the Lord would already be connecting her precious heart to ours.

Thank you for your ongoing prayers and gifts. We are a blessed family.

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Comments

$1,000

Offline Donation

Nov 2, 2020

$50

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Oct 3, 2020

$1,000

Connie

Sep 24, 2020

“Billy and I always thought about adopting when we were younger but never did. So as a part of his legacy I wanted to make this donation in his honor. We are so happy for you and pray for you and your beautiful daughter. Love y’all!!”

$100

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Sep 2, 2020

“❤️”

$500

Teresa

Aug 31, 2020

“Praying your daughter is home soon! Love you all. The Vidrine’s”

$100

Betty

Aug 30, 2020

$50

Wendy

Aug 28, 2020

“Prayers for your adoption journey!”

$100

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Aug 26, 2020

$100

Thomas

Aug 26, 2020

“Congrats Gibson Family. May the Lord continue to bless this family and keep each and everyone of you safe. Love you all.”

$100

Angie

Aug 26, 2020

“Happy Birthday, you guys! Best of luck in getting your sweet girl!”

$150

Matt

Aug 25, 2020

“Love you all so much!! Cannot wait to meet the newest Gibson. Will keep praying for you all!”

$1,000

Doug and Jill

Aug 25, 2020

“Congratulations! Prayers for your family 💕🙏🏼💕”

$75

Mike & Susan

Aug 25, 2020

“We love you and are very excited for your journey! Can't wait to meet Miss Valyn!”

$200

Anna

Aug 25, 2020

“So looking forward to meeting your little girl!”

$1,000

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Aug 25, 2020

$250

Tina

Aug 25, 2020

“We love you and are praying for this journey to bring Valyn home. We can’t wait to meet her! Praying God’s continued blessings on the Gibson family.”

$200

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Aug 25, 2020

“We're looking forward to meeting this little angel.”

$103

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Jun 22, 2020

$200

Cherrie

Jun 22, 2020

“God bless you all! I hope I get to meet Valyn someday!”

$300

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Jan 10, 2020

$500

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Dec 21, 2019

“God bless you and your family on this adoption journey to provide this precious little girl with "a forever family"! James1:27”

$50

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Dec 14, 2019

“Looking forward to which child the Lord blesses your family with. God Bless & Merry Christmas. Randy & Jane Martin”

$50

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Dec 14, 2019

$4,000

Offline Donation

Dec 14, 2019

$950

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Dec 12, 2019

“We are so happy for you guys!!!”

$1,000

Offline Donation

Dec 10, 2019

$500

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Dec 6, 2019

$300

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Nov 30, 2019

$1,000

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Nov 24, 2019

$100

Linda

Nov 23, 2019

$100

Barb and Greg

Nov 23, 2019