Monica and I have always had a strong heart for adoption. We also recognize that we have been very fortunate and consider ourselves blessed to have the resources and support we do. We have seen firsthand the impact adoption has on the lives of those involved. In fact, my Dad was adopted as a boy and several of our close friends have added to their families through adoption. While we do have two amazing daughters, we feel God has been leading us to add to our family through adoption.
We decided to adopt from India because we have both known so many wonderful people from there and we love the culture. We are excited to teach our new daughter about her Indian heritage and customs so that she grows up knowing and appreciating where she comes from.
We recognize that parenting our new adopted daughter will pose challenges we have not yet experienced. We have already begun steps to prepare for these challenges. We have invested time and effort in taking classes and reading books specifically designed to prepare us to meet the needs our new daughter will have as she transitions into her new life and as part of our family. We are very fortunate to have a strong support system of friends and family including a local adoption support group.
We hope that we have been able to help you better understand our hearts and the motivation behind our decision to adopt from India. We cannot wait to welcome our new daughter home and begin loving and caring for her.
Our hope is that you will join us on this amazing journey. Whether through prayer, words of encouragement or financially we welcome you to walk with us. It’s an exciting time for the Rich family and we want to share our experiences with you and your family. We cannot wait to see what God has planned.
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 “Rich 08744”, 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.
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