We all have an idea of what our ideal life would look like and then we have the journey that God ends up taking us down. This journey may not be how we imagined it but it grows us and leads to a beautiful ending we never would have imagined on our own. We imagined we would be able to grow our family on our own but we have ended up having four miscarriages over the years. We’ve also been very blessed with our three handsome boys but we deeply miss the children we never got to meet. The last miscarriage left us unable to carry another pregnancy safely and so we were left with the idea we were supposed to be a family of six but leaving as a family of five. We waited and prayed for guidance on where this life journey would lead us next and God led us to adoption. And so we started on this path to domestic infant adoption in October of 2018.
We’ve completed all paperwork, background clearances, and our home study. We are currently presenting to expectant mothers considering adoption for their child and hope to be matched soon (we could be matched any time!) but we still are coming up short when it comes to the numbers. Most cases we’ve seen are between $35,000-$55,000 and most, if not all, of this money is due upon match. We have been awarded a $4000 matching grant from Orphan Care Alliance Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphana to help us cover our adoption expenses but we need your help in making the match happen! Help us reach this calling God has put on our hearts to grow our family by adopting first and foremost with your prayers! If you felt led, we would love to be recipients of your financial support as well. Every dollar helps!
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 “Graf 8370”, 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.