The Gift of Family To An Orphan In Ukraine

Bethany Wight Gillette, Wyoming

Nik and I have been married for 15 years. We have 4 sweet boys at home ages 5, 6, 7 and 10! Wyoming has been our home for all of these years and we do plan to stick around for quite a while!

Anyway, Nik and I have always talked and dreamed about adopting some day. I have always wanted to adopt since I was a little girl. It has always been on my heart. When it would happen I had no idea. I have watched several friends adopt and foster children and have learned so much from them. One day, a few years ago, a friend told us that they were hosting orphans from Ukraine and I was instantly drawn. At that time we felt it just wasn't quite the right time for us but it really is when this journey began. I could sense our time was soon. In 2019 we moved from our smaller home to a bigger one that God truly blessed us with. Then winter hosting was quickly approaching and we were asked again if we would be interested and we knew it was time. There was a young lady we really felt drawn to. In January of 2020 L arrived to stay for a month in our home. All of us instantly fell in love with her.  She was the big sister my boys loved having around. As soon as she left we started the paperwork for adoption. Here we are a full year later from hosting and getting oh so close to finalizing this adoption! As we wait for paperwork and approval we still have the last bit of our funds to raise. This is where you come in. We have received up to $5000 in matching grants! For every dollar you donate it turns into $2! Will you please consider helping us reach our financial goal and bring our daughter home?

With much love,

The Wight's

Ps: She may have siblings that could potentially be coming with her. We are waiting to find out more information and would appreciate your prayers!


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 “Wight 09441”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 9, 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 5 people
 of  $5,000
37 days left

My Story

Nik and I have been married for 15 years. We have 4 sweet boys at home ages 5, 6, 7 and 10! Wyoming has been our home for all of these years and we do plan to stick around for quite a while!

Anyway, Nik and I have always talked and dreamed about adopting some day. I have always wanted to adopt since I was a little girl. It has always been on my heart. When it would happen I had no idea. I have watched several friends adopt and foster children and have learned so much from them. One day, a few years ago, a friend told us that they were hosting orphans from Ukraine and I was instantly drawn. At that time we felt it just wasn't quite the right time for us but it really is when this journey began. I could sense our time was soon. In 2019 we moved from our smaller home to a bigger one that God truly blessed us with. Then winter hosting was quickly approaching and we were asked again if we would be interested and we knew it was time. There was a young lady we really felt drawn to. In January of 2020 L arrived to stay for a month in our home. All of us instantly fell in love with her.  She was the big sister my boys loved having around. As soon as she left we started the paperwork for adoption. Here we are a full year later from hosting and getting oh so close to finalizing this adoption! As we wait for paperwork and approval we still have the last bit of our funds to raise. This is where you come in. We have received up to $5000 in matching grants! For every dollar you donate it turns into $2! Will you please consider helping us reach our financial goal and bring our daughter home?

With much love,

The Wight's

Ps: She may have siblings that could potentially be coming with her. We are waiting to find out more information and would appreciate your prayers!


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 “Wight 09441”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 9, 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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So Much Closer

April 13, 2021

Our dossier has been sent to our adoption agency and we are getting so much closer! Closer to being able to travel. Closer to being able to have our girls home forever!

If you have not heard yet, we did decide on another teen girl that we feel very called to. We look forward to meeting her so much!

With that we are about $5500 away from meeting our financial goal. Which, in all honesty, is truly a miracle with the year we’ve all had! 

Please do keep us in prayer as we near the end of this journey. I also humbly ask, that you consider donating to this matching grant. It’s an amazing opportunity to help those dollars go farther!

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Comments

$100

Lisa

May 10, 2021

$300

anne

Apr 28, 2021

“Beth, hope this helps. Love all of you guys! Annio”

$100

Lindsay

Apr 2, 2021

“Can’t wait to meet your girls!!”

$15

Sydney

Mar 9, 2021

“Praying for complete funding!”

$50

Sophie

Mar 4, 2021