We are adopting a child!
As some of you may know, I (Rachel) have wanted to adopt a child since I was about 14-years-old. To me, adoption was a matter of when, instead of if. Matt and I began talking about growing our family about 2 years ago. In the last few months, we discovered that we are one of the many couples who will probably not be able to have a child biologically. Immediately, Matt brought up adopting a baby. As we discussed and prayed about adopting a baby, all we felt was peace and excitement about this possibility! We began talking to Christian Adoption Consultations (CAC) to pursue a domestic infant adoption. CAC will connect us with multiple adoption agencies, prepare us, and walk us through the complex world of adoption from beginning to end. We love CAC because our shared goal is to bring a baby into our home 100% ethically!
We are beyond excited and are doing everything we can to be prepared to welcome a beautiful new life into our home. As part of our adoption process, we have started a crowdfunding campaign. It may surprise you to hear that adoption-related costs can easily total up to at least $35,000, and is often much more when costs such as travel are added in. This is why we have set a goal of $45,000 to help ease the financial burden that often overwhelms adoptive parents.
We hope that by inviting you into this process, you will see yourself as part of the community we hope to build around our child as he/she grows up. We appreciate all of your love and support!
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 “Arnold 09328”, 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.