We are so excited to announce that WE ARE HOME STUDY APPROVED!
Nathan and I have shared our desire to adopt since one of our first dates. Twenty-eight is the number of foster children my mother helped my grandparents raise, which in turn lead my heart towards adoption. At such a young age I had the privilege of sitting around a dinner table filled with a beautiful, rowdy, mix-matched family. Ages, abilities, and skin color varied but the common denominator was love. The desire for adoption to be a part of our family began there, around that crowed dinner table full of love.
After we married in 2015 we began to talk about what our family will look like and adoption has always been a large part of the dynamic. This past two years we have really felt the Lord guiding us and preparing our hearts for adoption. There are 140 million orphan children worldwide and we are determined to make that number one less.
We got connected with several incredible adoptive families and our church’s adoption community group. After a lot of prayer and research we have decided to pursue a domestic infant adoption. Our information and profile book will be shared with brave expectant mothers who will choose the family they wish to parent their child.
As discouraging as it can be to think about how financially burdensome it is to adopt a child, we believe God has called us to trust him to provide for us through this process.
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 “Hobbs 8333”, 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.