The Haupts: Bringing Home Our Littlest One

Charlton and Naomi Haupt
Charlton and Naomi Haupt Berthoud, Colorado

Our story, our story, our story…

It’s a little hard to explain a story that has run deeply through many years, on many levels. Adoption has basically been on our radar from the beginning, and to be at the point where this long-lived dream is starting to become a reality is humbling, awe-inspiring, slightly overwhelming, and incredibly beautiful.

We’ve come to the realization that God very much plans the family. An obvious statement, perhaps, but its truth rings loudly after years of building a family, of things not going according to our plans, of tear-filled prayers being asked, and asked, and asked, and so sovereignly answered, of expectations being blown thoroughly to pieces, of realizing that we-have-no-idea-what-we’re-doing is a pretty common place to be. Our firstborn – the first precious life handed to us to steward, and the one who taught us how little we actually knew. Our second-born – the one we spent two years trying for, praying for, longing for, crying for, waiting for in a struggle deeper than any we’d known, and rejoicing when he was given to us in a jubilation that was that much greater and more humbling for the struggle. Our third-born – the unexpected gift…God’s incredibly gracious answer to many fears, many wonders, many hopes. And now we wait for the fourth – a child born not of our genetics, but of a calling and an ushering of Almighty God. A call that, to put it simply, we just flat-out know is there. This is part of our story. Part of our race to run, our journey to walk, our life’s work. Our daughter waits somewhere unknowing, we wait partially knowing, and God moves all-knowing.

So here we are.

We need your prayers, your excitement, and your words of encouragement as we work through masses of paperwork, unknown timelines, and adjustments and challenges on all sides. This part of our story is just beginning, and we are absolutely positive that there is much we don’t know. 🙂 We currently need a rather large chunk of money. We’re officially in process to adopt from China, and the total cost including paperwork, visas, home study, travel, and all the details involved is going to be roughly $40,000. God has already provided several thousand we’ve been able to use from our own funds, and we’re super thankful that He’s also given us a $3500 matching grant through Lifesong for Orphans.  All gifts of any size are incredibly and eternally appreciated!

We love you all! Thank you so much for being with us on this and for the support that many of you have already voiced. We wait expectantly for the Lord’s gracious provision and for this daughter to be placed into our family.

All glory to the One who has known it all from the beginning.

By His grace,

The Haupts


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 “Haupt 08600”, 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.
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Raised to date by 17 people
 of  $32,500
62 days left

My Story

Our story, our story, our story…

It’s a little hard to explain a story that has run deeply through many years, on many levels. Adoption has basically been on our radar from the beginning, and to be at the point where this long-lived dream is starting to become a reality is humbling, awe-inspiring, slightly overwhelming, and incredibly beautiful.

We’ve come to the realization that God very much plans the family. An obvious statement, perhaps, but its truth rings loudly after years of building a family, of things not going according to our plans, of tear-filled prayers being asked, and asked, and asked, and so sovereignly answered, of expectations being blown thoroughly to pieces, of realizing that we-have-no-idea-what-we’re-doing is a pretty common place to be. Our firstborn – the first precious life handed to us to steward, and the one who taught us how little we actually knew. Our second-born – the one we spent two years trying for, praying for, longing for, crying for, waiting for in a struggle deeper than any we’d known, and rejoicing when he was given to us in a jubilation that was that much greater and more humbling for the struggle. Our third-born – the unexpected gift…God’s incredibly gracious answer to many fears, many wonders, many hopes. And now we wait for the fourth – a child born not of our genetics, but of a calling and an ushering of Almighty God. A call that, to put it simply, we just flat-out know is there. This is part of our story. Part of our race to run, our journey to walk, our life’s work. Our daughter waits somewhere unknowing, we wait partially knowing, and God moves all-knowing.

So here we are.

We need your prayers, your excitement, and your words of encouragement as we work through masses of paperwork, unknown timelines, and adjustments and challenges on all sides. This part of our story is just beginning, and we are absolutely positive that there is much we don’t know. 🙂 We currently need a rather large chunk of money. We’re officially in process to adopt from China, and the total cost including paperwork, visas, home study, travel, and all the details involved is going to be roughly $40,000. God has already provided several thousand we’ve been able to use from our own funds, and we’re super thankful that He’s also given us a $3500 matching grant through Lifesong for Orphans.  All gifts of any size are incredibly and eternally appreciated!

We love you all! Thank you so much for being with us on this and for the support that many of you have already voiced. We wait expectantly for the Lord’s gracious provision and for this daughter to be placed into our family.

All glory to the One who has known it all from the beginning.

By His grace,

The Haupts


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 “Haupt 08600”, 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.
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Matching grant is met!!

September 17, 2019

We’re so grateful for the Lord’s provision through some amazing people’s generosity! Our matching grant is fully funded! Home study here we come! 🙂 

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$1,300

Nadia and Andrew

Dec 28, 2019

$1,000

Offline Donation

Dec 15, 2019

$50

Danielle

Dec 9, 2019

“Love you all so much! May God go before you and give you everything you need as you wait for Grace!”

$1,000

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Nov 23, 2019

“i have always wanted to adopt, but i'm not able to at this time. It is my true pleasure to be able to help you realize this dream! God bless the Haupt family.”

$511

Justin

Nov 11, 2019

$2,000

Guido

Oct 23, 2019

“Donated on behalf of Oma de Best”

$500

Hidden

Oct 16, 2019

“Charlton and Naomi, Your capacity for love and the kindness of your spirits inspire us all...may God Bless your journey and continue to watch over your precious family! xxoo, Meredie”

$30

Hidden

Oct 15, 2019

$125

Offline Donation

Oct 12, 2019

$400

Ashley

Sep 24, 2019

“Sorry it took so long, but better late than never ❤️ We’re praying for you through this journey.”

$100

Hidden

Sep 20, 2019

$100

Jenny

Sep 18, 2019

“You guys are a true gift for your family and future little one. Love seeing your dream progress! Thank you for your inspiration and love! Keep going!”

$100

Angela

Sep 16, 2019

“Super excited for you guys and your growing family!”

$100

Hidden

Sep 16, 2019

“God bless your beautiful family, Naomi! Praying for your daughter!”

$5,000

Offline Donation

Sep 16, 2019

$3,500

Offline Donation

Sep 16, 2019

$500

Hidden

Sep 5, 2019

“We love you guys so much! Very excited for this journey and being a part of it with you! Will be praying for your family and 4th little one.”