Where God Guides, He Provides

Jessica
Jessica

We have always been excited at the thought of adoption, having heard the stories of many friends who are adopted, and having ourselves received the greatest family through adoption, the Church. While we longed for the privilege of raising godly children, the Lord saw fit to sanctify us through a difficult season of waiting in our efforts to expand our own family. But His timing is perfect and He wasn’t finished with that dream, yet.

We were introduced through a mutual friend to a woman who had made the decision to place her baby for adoption. Our connection was only intended to provide encouragement and support to her in the decision to make an adoption plan, as an example of a couple who were pursuing other kinds of adoption. However, to our surprise, after about a month and a half, she asked us to adopt her baby. After much prayer and discussion, we discerned God leading us in this direction. But having less than three months before the baby arrived without a home study seemed to be a major challenge. 

But, God. He has made a way for us to defend (Isaiah 1:17) and support (Psalm 146:9) this little girl and her birth mother’s incredibly difficult decision to choose adoption. On our end, the Lord has grown our faith and continued to kindly and compassionately sanctify us in the process. We’ve seen his provision repeatedly through a series of trying and daunting circumstances — it’s been a real test to how much we trust Him. 

Currently, we are facing an extended legal process — beyond a typical adoption —  that doesn’t yet have an end date. Because of the monthly legal fees and estimated future legal fees in addition to what we’ve already paid, we’re asking for support through financial gifts and more prayer. 

We have received a matching grant of $4,500 funded by Gregory’s Gift — New Community Church, as well as a matching grant of $3,000 funded by Lifesong, giving us a total matching grant of $7,500! This means that the first $7,500 will be matched, making $15,000. Praise the Lord.

If you would like to join what God is doing in this little girl’s life, her birth mother’s life, and our lives, please consider giving to our account. We realize that not everyone is called to adopt, but everyone can be involved in some way to care for the orphan. We would be encouraged for you to choose to be part of God’s story in her life!


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 “James 10490”, 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.
  • *3.5% fee for donations given with an American Express card
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My Story

We have always been excited at the thought of adoption, having heard the stories of many friends who are adopted, and having ourselves received the greatest family through adoption, the Church. While we longed for the privilege of raising godly children, the Lord saw fit to sanctify us through a difficult season of waiting in our efforts to expand our own family. But His timing is perfect and He wasn’t finished with that dream, yet.

We were introduced through a mutual friend to a woman who had made the decision to place her baby for adoption. Our connection was only intended to provide encouragement and support to her in the decision to make an adoption plan, as an example of a couple who were pursuing other kinds of adoption. However, to our surprise, after about a month and a half, she asked us to adopt her baby. After much prayer and discussion, we discerned God leading us in this direction. But having less than three months before the baby arrived without a home study seemed to be a major challenge. 

But, God. He has made a way for us to defend (Isaiah 1:17) and support (Psalm 146:9) this little girl and her birth mother’s incredibly difficult decision to choose adoption. On our end, the Lord has grown our faith and continued to kindly and compassionately sanctify us in the process. We’ve seen his provision repeatedly through a series of trying and daunting circumstances — it’s been a real test to how much we trust Him. 

Currently, we are facing an extended legal process — beyond a typical adoption —  that doesn’t yet have an end date. Because of the monthly legal fees and estimated future legal fees in addition to what we’ve already paid, we’re asking for support through financial gifts and more prayer. 

We have received a matching grant of $4,500 funded by Gregory’s Gift — New Community Church, as well as a matching grant of $3,000 funded by Lifesong, giving us a total matching grant of $7,500! This means that the first $7,500 will be matched, making $15,000. Praise the Lord.

If you would like to join what God is doing in this little girl’s life, her birth mother’s life, and our lives, please consider giving to our account. We realize that not everyone is called to adopt, but everyone can be involved in some way to care for the orphan. We would be encouraged for you to choose to be part of God’s story in her life!


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 “James 10490”, 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.
  • *3.5% fee for donations given with an American Express card
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Comments

$256

Wendy

May 5, 2024

“Praying for you during this time.”

$50

Tor

Feb 21, 2024

$60

Mark

Dec 30, 2023

$10,000

Offline Donation

Dec 21, 2023

$25

Jonathan

Dec 6, 2023

$500

Scott and Amy

Nov 29, 2023

“We are thankful for the opportunity to walk alongside you and the work God is doing in this process!”

$100

Michael and Lannie

Nov 29, 2023

“As an adoptee, I am happy to contribute to this effort. May God provide!”

$50

Sheila

Nov 28, 2023

“I just can’t wait to read the updates of the day she will be forever within her new family. Praying for this day to come SOON!!!!”

$2,100

Offline Donation

Nov 19, 2023

$100

Helen

Sep 24, 2023

“It shall come to pass.”

$100

Tina

Sep 7, 2023

“Praising God with you and claiming His promises of peace, guidance, & provision over you!”

$840

Joshua

Aug 12, 2023

$500

Leslie

Aug 11, 2023

$1,750

Hidden

Aug 11, 2023

“Praying over you, Jess & Bassey, as the Lord graciously guides you in this journey. Praying for the Lord’s mercy, grace, patience, & love to be evident in this process and in this precious baby’s life! “‘“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26”

$300

Bethany

Aug 8, 2023

“Psalm 43:3”

$2,000

Offline Donation

Aug 7, 2023

$100

Mark

Aug 5, 2023

“Praying for you! Love, Jordans”

$100

Hidden

Aug 3, 2023

“I am praying for you”

$500

Henry & Thelma

Aug 2, 2023

“Trusting God with you.”

$50

Jon

Aug 1, 2023

“Praying all works out for your adoption of this sweet little girl!”

$100

Ryan and Debora

Aug 1, 2023

“We are praying God bless you both with this little angel in your family permanently. 💕”

$25

Sheila

Jul 31, 2023

“🙏🏻 praying!!”

$200

Sam and Kelly

Jul 31, 2023

“Praying for you all and His good will be done! We love you!”

$50

Aubrey & Aaron

Jul 31, 2023

“Love you guys. Praying with you!”

$150

Ross & Becky

Jul 31, 2023

“God bless you Bassey & Jess. We’re praying for you and for a favorable outcome of the process.”