Hobbs Family Adoption

Kaitlin Hobbs Louisville, Kentucky

We are so excited to announce that WE ARE HOME STUDY APPROVED!

Our Story

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.
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Raised to date by 16 people
 of  $15,000
12 days left

My Story

We are so excited to announce that WE ARE HOME STUDY APPROVED!

Our Story

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.
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Forever Adoption & Highview Baptist Church Matching Grant

May 29, 2019

For almost two years now, we have been in the adoption process.  In the beginning, we considered all types of adoption, including international, foster care and domestic.  We researched our options and agencies through research of our own and informational meetings.  

Ultimately, we chose to pursue domestic infant adoption for several reasons.  The most important reason being this is the way God has lead us.  Another reason is because we want to be an option for birth mothers who find themselves in crisis or unplanned pregnancies choosing life for their child.  No words can capture our excitement for the idea of finally bringing our new little one home. 

In February of 2019, after months of paperwork, authentications, interviews, doctors’ visits, trainings, and a required mental examination, we were officially home study approved!   Currently, we are waiting to be chosen by an expectant mother (and possibly father) to be matched.  This is an exciting time because we could literally get a phone call any day telling us we have been chosen or that our child is at the hospital waiting for us.  Despite the excitement, it is also a bit of an uneasy time for exactly the same reason.  We have been in the waiting stage for three months now.  We are thankful that we have confidence in the Lord’s perfect timing and know that it will happen exactly when it is supposed to. 

While we wait, we have seen the Lord provide for this adoption through fundraising and donations.  With the donations received and our own savings we are nearing our goal that will help bring baby Hobbs home!  God is truly a wonderful provider and we are so thankful for the people God has used to support us so far.  

 In an effort to get us to our goal, Forever Adoption and Highview Baptist Church have partnered with Lifesong For Orphans and have each granted us a $3,000 Matching Grant for a total of a $6,000 Matching Grant!  This means every dollar donated will be doubled!!!  Your $25 donation actually equals $50, your $50 donation turns into $100, your $100 donation turns to $200, and so on.  Please consider helping up reach this last piece of our adoption journey.   Our goal date for the grant is May 31st, but funds will be accepted until our adoption is complete and we are all home together. 

Our adoption will cost anywhere from $38,000-$50,000, not including travel expenses.  Although we know that we cannot help every child, we do know with certainty that God has called us to be one child’s forever family, and we are excited by how the Lord plans to grow our family!

Because we hope our child will be coming home soon, we wanted to ask you to pray with us and prayerfully consider financially supporting the remainder of our adoption cost to bring baby Hobbs home. These are the ways you can help:

1. PRAYER- Please pray that God will give us wisdom, discernment, and insight during the “wait”.  Pray for Him to provide the remaining financial support we need and help our family lovingly transition to all the changes.  Lastly, pray that we develop a deep bond within our family unit. 

2. FINANCIAL SUPPORT- Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help us meet our final goal to cover adoption expenses.  Every penny will make a difference and every dollar will be doubled! The following information will hopefully guide you on how to give, but please do not hesitate to contact us with questions.

 

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$100

Linda

Jul 20, 2019

$3,610

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Jul 18, 2019

“Praying for you both!”

$50

Stephanie

Jun 18, 2019

$25

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Jun 9, 2019

$50

Amy and Earl

Jun 3, 2019

“Can't wait to meet the little love muffin!!!”

$100

Taylor and Tanner

Jun 2, 2019

“Praying for you all when you come to mind! Love you guys.”

$200

Kenny and Debbie

May 31, 2019

“Hoping you get that call very soon!!!”

$50

Brenda

May 31, 2019

$1,500

Kelci

May 31, 2019

“Love y’all. Let’s bring baby Hobbs Home 😘”

$100

Melissa

May 30, 2019

$100

Scott and Ann

May 29, 2019

“Praying for you guys”

$25

Allison

May 29, 2019

“Sending prayers, love and hugs your way!”

$100

tim and susie

May 19, 2019

“what an awesome gift you are giving to some lucky and blessed child. prayers and best of luck! Tim and Susie”

$25

Janis

May 15, 2019

“It's a long journey, and God is getting you to your destination. Wait on the Lord!”

$35

Chuck/MiMi

May 15, 2019

“Good Luck and Congratulations”

$30

Sara

May 12, 2019

“Love you both so much!”