He’s Already A Hill!

Stacy Hill Chattanooga, Tennessee

Adopt? As a single? I had known for a long time that I wanted to adopt. But then for the fourth time in a month, good friends who know me well, were suggesting I adopt as a single. So, I began seriously considering it.

Sometimes I think I must be crazy pursuing this journey/adventure of motherhood as a single woman. But, it is the support of friends and family as well as clear direction from God and the joy of bringing my little guy home that has given me the encouragement and strength to keep walking forward.

Even though, I started thinking about adopting as a single two years ago, I only began presenting my profile 4 months ago. I honestly struggled thinking no one would choose a single woman over a married couple. But, suddenly I learned I was among the top two of a mother giving birth in just three weeks! I was astounded that I was one of the choices and shocked that becoming a mom could be happening so fast.

One of the requests of the birth mom was that Brian be used as part of the baby’s name. While my initial reaction was to say yes, I really wanted to think about it and make sure I would be willing to honor this request. So, I decided to look up the name Brian. It means high or noble. I didn’t think too much of this, but I kept reading… it is believed the name comes from the Celtic word “bre” meaning hill. I couldn’t believe it! As a “Hill,” myself, I felt like this little guy was already my son. Then the excruitiating wait for the final decision began.

Now, in just over two years from considering adopting as a single and just under two months from getting the first call, I’m holding my son in my arms!

The suddenness of the match and Keagan’s arrival left very little time to apply for grants and fundraise. I still owe almost $22,000 in agency and lawyer fees. Thanks to We Care for Orphans and Lifesong for Orphans, I have a been awarded a $3000 matching grant to help cover $6000 of the remaining fees.

You can help in two ways. You can give a tax deductible gift here where 100% of your gift goes towards adoption costs. Or, you can follow this link (http://tinyurl.com/Gobenashill) to purchase Gobeana coffee where 50% of your purchase will go toward the matching grant.

Thank you!


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 “Hill 7285”, 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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 of  $10,000
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My Story

Adopt? As a single? I had known for a long time that I wanted to adopt. But then for the fourth time in a month, good friends who know me well, were suggesting I adopt as a single. So, I began seriously considering it.

Sometimes I think I must be crazy pursuing this journey/adventure of motherhood as a single woman. But, it is the support of friends and family as well as clear direction from God and the joy of bringing my little guy home that has given me the encouragement and strength to keep walking forward.

Even though, I started thinking about adopting as a single two years ago, I only began presenting my profile 4 months ago. I honestly struggled thinking no one would choose a single woman over a married couple. But, suddenly I learned I was among the top two of a mother giving birth in just three weeks! I was astounded that I was one of the choices and shocked that becoming a mom could be happening so fast.

One of the requests of the birth mom was that Brian be used as part of the baby’s name. While my initial reaction was to say yes, I really wanted to think about it and make sure I would be willing to honor this request. So, I decided to look up the name Brian. It means high or noble. I didn’t think too much of this, but I kept reading… it is believed the name comes from the Celtic word “bre” meaning hill. I couldn’t believe it! As a “Hill,” myself, I felt like this little guy was already my son. Then the excruitiating wait for the final decision began.

Now, in just over two years from considering adopting as a single and just under two months from getting the first call, I’m holding my son in my arms!

The suddenness of the match and Keagan’s arrival left very little time to apply for grants and fundraise. I still owe almost $22,000 in agency and lawyer fees. Thanks to We Care for Orphans and Lifesong for Orphans, I have a been awarded a $3000 matching grant to help cover $6000 of the remaining fees.

You can help in two ways. You can give a tax deductible gift here where 100% of your gift goes towards adoption costs. Or, you can follow this link (http://tinyurl.com/Gobenashill) to purchase Gobeana coffee where 50% of your purchase will go toward the matching grant.

Thank you!


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 “Hill 7285”, 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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$1,000

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Dec 31, 2017

“Thankful for this precious treasure and excited to meet him someday! May he grow in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and people!”

$440

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Nov 30, 2017

“Philippians 4:6-7  Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

$100

Jacquelyn

Nov 28, 2017

“Love you guys!!!”

$25

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Nov 26, 2017

“Congratulations and many blessings for you and Keagan!”

$50

Herman & Amy

Nov 19, 2017

“Love you!!”

$1,005

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Nov 19, 2017

$75

Shannon

Nov 18, 2017

“Congratulations, Stacy! We love you and are so happy for you!”

$105

Kelvin & Angela

Nov 9, 2017

“Congratulations from Kelvin & Angela Bishop”

$100

Gina

Nov 5, 2017

“So happy for you!”

$50

Alyson

Nov 4, 2017

“You're amazing Stacey!”

$30

Kristi and Gene

Nov 4, 2017

“Congratulations!”

$30

Judy

Nov 4, 2017

“Super excited for you Stacy! Little Keagan is Sai lucky to have you as a mom! God had a plan! Continued prayers for you!!”

$20

Anne

Nov 4, 2017

“Congrats! I am so happy for you.”

$100

Sandra

Oct 31, 2017

“congratulations!!”

$100

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Oct 31, 2017

“You are an awesome mom. Already.”

$20

Katie

Oct 30, 2017

“Congratulations Stacy and Keagan!”

$100

Vanessa

Oct 30, 2017

“So happy for you and Keagan, we can't wait to meet him!”

$250

Brian

Oct 30, 2017

$100

Onder

Oct 30, 2017

“Congratulations Stacy!”

$20

Sarah

Oct 30, 2017

“From one new mom of a baby boy to another--congratulations!”

$10

Liga

Oct 30, 2017

“Much love from me and Emily Skye 😗😊”

$100

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Oct 30, 2017

“I wish there were more people out there like you! Love you guys! A Touro Friend: KO 😘”

$20

Amy

Oct 30, 2017

“Love you!”