Help the Borcks Bring Home a Baby!

Tom & Ashley
Tom & Ashley Springfield, Virginia

We have exciting news! We are adopting!

Last year we began the journey of growing our family through domestic adoption. This has long been on our hearts, and we eagerly anticipate the moment when we finally can bring a baby into our home. We received our home study approval in September, meaning that we can now match with specific adoption situations — a process that can take several months. The path to building our family has not been as we planned or expected, but we continue to trust God’s timing and sovereignty.

“Trust in the Lord, and do good: dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your ways to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.” Psalm 37:3-5

Our desire to adopt, both individually and as a couple, began before we were even married 6 years ago.  For me (Ashley), this dream took root in college when I visited an orphanage in South Africa. I shared my dreams of adopting with Tom, who was not at all surprised. He agreed and shared in my desire to grow our family through adoption. We had dreams of several kids, beginning biologically and adding more through adoption down the road. However, a few years into marriage, we realized God had us on a different timeline. We spent several tearful years consulting doctors, praying, and seeking answers to our infertility. While we still don’t have the clear answers we’d like to, we know that someday we will. In the meantime, it’s incredibly humbling to think that a deeply painful season in our life can lead to us adopting a child in need of a loving family.

We don’t see adoption as a secondary option. Rather, we believe God placed the desire to adopt within us. He has only called us to obedience, and we are trusting him to guide our steps. We know that adoption begins with a tremendous loss and is not easy. Still, we can step out in faith because God has been so faithful to us and adopted us into his family (Ephesians 1:5).

Now that we’ve cleared the home study phase, we are actively seeking a match with birthmothers. This step makes the process even more real and has reminded us how important it is to welcome our community into our adoption journey.

First and foremost, we would like all of our friends and family to join us in praying for the right situation. We need wisdom to navigate this process, which is full of risks and variables. While we certainly want to provide a loving, nurturing, forever home to a child, we also recognize the needs of birthmothers, birthfathers, and all those affected by this little life (or lives – we’re keeping our eyes out for twin situations!).

One of the most intimidating part of adopting is the expense. We certainly believe that children are priceless. Nonetheless, the adoption process has real-world costs. Domestic adoptions often cost $40,0000-$50,000 or more for social work fees, legal fees, and birthmother health/living expenses.

“My God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19

While we continue to save and cut expenses, we also know there are some in our community who share our desire to see every child have a loving home. For this reason, we’ve partnered with Lifesong to provide a platform to accept tax-deductible gifts for our adoption. We’re also thrilled to have been awarded a $2,500 matching grant from a local church (Mount Ararat Baptist Church in Stafford, VA administered by Lifesong), maximizing the generosity of our friends and family.

We know that many people have been praying for us, near and far.  We’ve also received many words of encouragement, both affirming our desire to adopt and recognizing that this road has not been easy. We are grateful for each of you.

We are humbled and honored to be embarking on this journey. We plan to provide updates as they warrant. If you have any questions about our story or about the Lifesong platform, please let us know.  We wish you a joyous new year!

Love,

Tom & Ashley


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 “Borck 08751”, 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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My Story

We have exciting news! We are adopting!

Last year we began the journey of growing our family through domestic adoption. This has long been on our hearts, and we eagerly anticipate the moment when we finally can bring a baby into our home. We received our home study approval in September, meaning that we can now match with specific adoption situations — a process that can take several months. The path to building our family has not been as we planned or expected, but we continue to trust God’s timing and sovereignty.

“Trust in the Lord, and do good: dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your ways to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.” Psalm 37:3-5

Our desire to adopt, both individually and as a couple, began before we were even married 6 years ago.  For me (Ashley), this dream took root in college when I visited an orphanage in South Africa. I shared my dreams of adopting with Tom, who was not at all surprised. He agreed and shared in my desire to grow our family through adoption. We had dreams of several kids, beginning biologically and adding more through adoption down the road. However, a few years into marriage, we realized God had us on a different timeline. We spent several tearful years consulting doctors, praying, and seeking answers to our infertility. While we still don’t have the clear answers we’d like to, we know that someday we will. In the meantime, it’s incredibly humbling to think that a deeply painful season in our life can lead to us adopting a child in need of a loving family.

We don’t see adoption as a secondary option. Rather, we believe God placed the desire to adopt within us. He has only called us to obedience, and we are trusting him to guide our steps. We know that adoption begins with a tremendous loss and is not easy. Still, we can step out in faith because God has been so faithful to us and adopted us into his family (Ephesians 1:5).

Now that we’ve cleared the home study phase, we are actively seeking a match with birthmothers. This step makes the process even more real and has reminded us how important it is to welcome our community into our adoption journey.

First and foremost, we would like all of our friends and family to join us in praying for the right situation. We need wisdom to navigate this process, which is full of risks and variables. While we certainly want to provide a loving, nurturing, forever home to a child, we also recognize the needs of birthmothers, birthfathers, and all those affected by this little life (or lives – we’re keeping our eyes out for twin situations!).

One of the most intimidating part of adopting is the expense. We certainly believe that children are priceless. Nonetheless, the adoption process has real-world costs. Domestic adoptions often cost $40,0000-$50,000 or more for social work fees, legal fees, and birthmother health/living expenses.

“My God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19

While we continue to save and cut expenses, we also know there are some in our community who share our desire to see every child have a loving home. For this reason, we’ve partnered with Lifesong to provide a platform to accept tax-deductible gifts for our adoption. We’re also thrilled to have been awarded a $2,500 matching grant from a local church (Mount Ararat Baptist Church in Stafford, VA administered by Lifesong), maximizing the generosity of our friends and family.

We know that many people have been praying for us, near and far.  We’ve also received many words of encouragement, both affirming our desire to adopt and recognizing that this road has not been easy. We are grateful for each of you.

We are humbled and honored to be embarking on this journey. We plan to provide updates as they warrant. If you have any questions about our story or about the Lifesong platform, please let us know.  We wish you a joyous new year!

Love,

Tom & Ashley


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 “Borck 08751”, 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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May 30, 2020

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May 11, 2020

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Deborah

May 8, 2020

“Happy (almost) Mother’s Day! I hope your dream comes true very soon!!”

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May 8, 2020

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Big

May 3, 2020

“Hope you and Ashley are doing well during quarantine! Excited for you guys. Big Dome”

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Mar 19, 2020

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Mar 13, 2020

“We are praying for you!”

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Feb 27, 2020

“Love you guys and praying daily! : )”

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Lauren

Feb 20, 2020

“We are looking forward to watch your journey unfold as your family grows! Sending love to you!”

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Feb 11, 2020

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Jan 25, 2020

“We love you guys!!”

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Jan 23, 2020

“I love you, Ashley! You are a light!”

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Jan 11, 2020

“So excited for you! Praying for you!”

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Ben and Jo Anne

Jan 5, 2020

“We couldn't think of more deserving people! We love you guys so much, and are excited for this next part in your journey. Let's see how God is going to change your life. - The Coppers”

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Lesley

Jan 4, 2020

“Can't wait to see how God's continues this awesome journey you are on! Sending love and prayers!”

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Michelle & Garrett

Jan 4, 2020

“We couldn’t be more excited for you guys Ashley! You really are going to be the most wonderful mother. We wish you every bit of happiness and blessings on this adoption journey!”

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Tracey

Jan 4, 2020

“We couldn’t be more excited for you guys!! We love you!!”

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J.B.

Jan 3, 2020

“🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 Love you guys. 🙏”

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Phil And Jessica

Jan 3, 2020

“We hope this gift helps you realize the joy of becoming parents! We have had our own fertility issues as we have been growing our family and our hearts go out to you. We are so excited for you both as you go forward in this process!”

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Jan 3, 2020

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“God Bless!”

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Jan 3, 2020

“Thank you for being obedient to God’s calling! What a beautiful step of faith you are taking to ensure that one of His children has a loving home to grow up in. Prayers for you both, and for your family and friends, as you continue on this journey!”

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Thomas

Jan 3, 2020

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Jan 3, 2020

“Lifting up daily prayers!”

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Jan 3, 2020

“We love you and will be praying!”

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Jan 3, 2020

“Praying for you, and so excited for your future!”

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Jan 2, 2020

“We will be praying for you all!”

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Jan 2, 2020

“So excited for the Brock family!!”

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Mary

Jan 2, 2020

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Penny

Jan 2, 2020

“Sending prayers and hugs to both of you. You will be awesome parents! Love, Penny”

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Alexis

Jan 2, 2020

“I’m so excited for you! I can’t wait to meet the little one God already has chosen for your family and see how He brings you together. I’ll continue praying for you, your expectant mother and all involved!”

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Jan 2, 2020

“Praying for you, the birth family and your future sweet baby!”

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Jan 2, 2020

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Jan 2, 2020

“Your faith, love, patience, and generosity is an inspiration to us all. No one is more deserving. Praying for you ❤️”

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Jan 2, 2020

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