We have BIG news! We are adopting another child!
Erin and I 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, Lifesong for Orphans has partnered with us and is providing a matching grant for all donations up to $4000 total, so we have created this crowdfunding campaign. It may surprise you to hear that adoption related costs can easily total up to $35,000 or more. This is why we this crowdfunding goal of $8,000 is so important to help ease the financial burden that often overwhelms adoptive parents. Please read on to hear a little bit of this story!
Erin began praying about another adoption in 2018. Although at that time, we weren’t planning to adopt again, (we had adopted Asa and Selah from China in October 2014) and thought Selah may surely be our caboose, we wanted to seek clarity from the Lord. We knew if it was even possible, it would have to be soon for us to even consider another child. Since we have seen God move the greatest mountains for the orphan, we did not want to close that door of being open to any child the Lord would see fit to add to our home. Fast forward to May of 2020, the Lord did indeed confirm to both Erin and me that we should adopt again. We consulted our prior agency (Lifeline; lifelinechild.org) and began the journey of another home study. In December 2020, we finally became paperwork ready, and are now in the process of waiting for a match. We are homestudy complete, and awaiting a match, so there is no real timeline, and because there isn’t, it is important that we have the funds to complete the adoption at a moment’s notice.
During our last two adoptions we withdrew our entire life savings, and needed only a small amount of fundraising. This time around is much different, as the savings isn’t there, so Erin and I are asking for help. We are trusting in the Lord and relying on Him using others to bless us in our journey. We used what we had on the first big payment to get through the home study, and have raised enough for the matching fee, but the biggest amounts still ahead are at placement of the baby, and all of the legal fees involved after placement. Would you please help us in our journey? We would be forever grateful, whether it be $10 or $1000 that you could contribute. And remember, every dollar will be matched by Lifesong for Orphans up to $4,000!! Thank you so much for listening to our plea!
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 “Harding 09486”, 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.
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