We have been awarded a $3000 matching grant from the JFRH Adoption Fund!
As many of you may already know, Emily and I have planned on adopting an infant for several years now. God has given both of us a passion to serve children in need, whether through Emily’s career as a special education teacher, or through Zach’s volunteer work with Young Life and Fellowship Dallas student ministry. It’s our desire for all children to have loving families. By adopting, we hope to provide this love and care not only to a child in need, but also to a birth mother who may feel inadequate to raise her child or is considering abortion as an alternative.
We are beyond excited and are doing everything we can to be prepared to welcome this beautiful baby into our home. We are partnering with Christian Adoption Consultants throughout this journey. As part of our adoption process, we have started a crowdfunding campaign through Adopt Together (https://adopttogether.org/families/?fundraiser=zachandemilyhobbs). It may surprise you to hear that adoption-related costs can total upwards of $50,000, which is why our goal is to raise $35,000 to help cover the expenses of bringing our baby home. The cost of adoption goes towards care for the mother, such as medical expenses, counseling, food, housing, clothing, etc., as well as agency and legal fees.
We hope that by inviting you into this process, you will see yourself as part of the community we hope to build around our child as he/she grows up. If you are unable to partner with us financially, please consider partnering with us in prayer for our future child.
Matthew 25:40 “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
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 09103”, 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.