Hope Still Wins

Laura Wilson
Laura Wilson Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

We started the process to adopt from China 6 months after we adopted Kai. We were halfway into the process when Laura became pregnant, something every doctor said would never happen. Due to changes in China’s regulations at that time, it appeared that the doors for us to return to China were closing. We lost significant money and grieved this loss, but believed that God would still use our openness.

When our baby turned one, we decided to move forward with exploring adoption. We explored domestic infant adoption and adoption through foster care, but doors closed on both of those options. Our agency then referred us to explore India program with another agency. Within moments of our conversation with the India team, we both felt strongly that this was the perfect fit for our family. We were struck by the spiritual darkness in country, the incredible number of children in need and the medical needs of many children. We desperately want to provide for the medical, emotional and spiritual needs of a child.

We have been impacted often in dealing with our son’s hydrocephalus and brain tumor. It has been scary and even overwhelming at times, but to think of what his life could have been without a family and necessary care is worth every ounce of hardship and anxiety. It is our desire to step into the broken story of another child and bear the medical, emotional and spiritual burdens.

It’s been a long and unexpected journey since we began to pursue our second adoption in 2016, but we are confident that God has been purposeful at every turn, even in the financial loss and disappointment, He is building a beautiful story that will glorify Him and make us more like Him in the process.

When we adopted our son, the theme of our adoption was, Hope Wins. As we have navigated the beginning of this process, we keep coming back to the truth that Hope Still Wins. That is guiding us in the ups and downs of this journey. No matter how the journey feels at times and what direction the journey takes on certain days, we rest assured that hope still wins.

We are midway through this process and currently waiting to be matched with our child. The cost of this adoption is approximately $45,000. This number can feel overwhelming at times, particularly in light of our financial loss at the beginning of this process. Yet, we are eager to see how God will provide.

We are so grateful for the $2,500 matching grant awarded to us through Lifesong and funded by Community Fellowship.  We are incredibly grateful for our community of family and friends who continue to provide support as we wait expectantly for God’s provision in all of these things!

 


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 “Wilson 8318”, 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 39 people
 of  $42,000
19 days left

My Story

We started the process to adopt from China 6 months after we adopted Kai. We were halfway into the process when Laura became pregnant, something every doctor said would never happen. Due to changes in China’s regulations at that time, it appeared that the doors for us to return to China were closing. We lost significant money and grieved this loss, but believed that God would still use our openness.

When our baby turned one, we decided to move forward with exploring adoption. We explored domestic infant adoption and adoption through foster care, but doors closed on both of those options. Our agency then referred us to explore India program with another agency. Within moments of our conversation with the India team, we both felt strongly that this was the perfect fit for our family. We were struck by the spiritual darkness in country, the incredible number of children in need and the medical needs of many children. We desperately want to provide for the medical, emotional and spiritual needs of a child.

We have been impacted often in dealing with our son’s hydrocephalus and brain tumor. It has been scary and even overwhelming at times, but to think of what his life could have been without a family and necessary care is worth every ounce of hardship and anxiety. It is our desire to step into the broken story of another child and bear the medical, emotional and spiritual burdens.

It’s been a long and unexpected journey since we began to pursue our second adoption in 2016, but we are confident that God has been purposeful at every turn, even in the financial loss and disappointment, He is building a beautiful story that will glorify Him and make us more like Him in the process.

When we adopted our son, the theme of our adoption was, Hope Wins. As we have navigated the beginning of this process, we keep coming back to the truth that Hope Still Wins. That is guiding us in the ups and downs of this journey. No matter how the journey feels at times and what direction the journey takes on certain days, we rest assured that hope still wins.

We are midway through this process and currently waiting to be matched with our child. The cost of this adoption is approximately $45,000. This number can feel overwhelming at times, particularly in light of our financial loss at the beginning of this process. Yet, we are eager to see how God will provide.

We are so grateful for the $2,500 matching grant awarded to us through Lifesong and funded by Community Fellowship.  We are incredibly grateful for our community of family and friends who continue to provide support as we wait expectantly for God’s provision in all of these things!

 


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 “Wilson 8318”, 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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Comments

$50

Morgan

Sep 23, 2019

“Thank you for following God's call to adoption. We are praying for your entire family as you await the next steps in the adoption for your child. Love, Morgan, Mark, & Oliver”

$500

Matthew

Aug 11, 2019

“Praying that everything works out with your adoption! The Pyes”

$100

Tom and Linda

Jul 27, 2019

“God Bless you and your wonderful family.”

$200

Katelyn

Jul 25, 2019

$250

Terry

Jul 23, 2019

“Praying for your family and this precious child God will be bringing to your family.”

$2,000

Hidden

Jul 12, 2019

$20

Gepka

Jul 8, 2019

$40

Tanya

Jun 10, 2019

“praying for your family- present and future members”

$30

Jennifer

Jun 10, 2019

“Love you all! Hope this little bit helps. :]”

$1,000

Hidden

Jun 10, 2019

$30

DALE

Jun 10, 2019

“Praying for your goal. Your updates remind me to lift you up.”

$50

Holly

Jun 9, 2019

$400

Hidden

Jun 9, 2019

“Praise God from whom all blessings flow🙏♥️”

$500

Rickandkaren

Jun 9, 2019

“Lift the name of Jesus on high for he is worthy to be praised”

$200

Hidden

Jun 8, 2019

$30

Jaclyn

Jun 8, 2019

$300

Hidden

Jun 8, 2019

“Praying for you guys!”

$7,997

Glenn

Jun 8, 2019

“Janine and I have been and will continue to pray for the adoptive child, as well as your family. God will provide the finances! Glenn W.”

$100

Rachael

Jun 6, 2019

“From the "other" wilsons!”

$30

Larry

Jun 5, 2019

$100

Nicolas

Jun 4, 2019

$1,000

Daniel

Jun 3, 2019

$1,000

Harry

Jun 3, 2019

“For Paul and Laura Wilson adoption fund”

$500

norman

May 31, 2019

“we love you and are praying for you and the adoption process. God bless!!”

$25

Kylie

May 30, 2019

“Best wishes with your adoption ♥️”

$50

Nancy

May 30, 2019

“My dear Paul and Laura, wishing you God's abundant love, favor, and grace as you move through the process of bringing your baby home. You and your family are in my prayers! Nancy Nowakowski (I am Rick Hertel's sister. My husband and I have four adopted children!)”

$2,500

Offline Donation

May 30, 2019

$500

Rickandkaren

May 29, 2019

“To God be the glory!”

$500

Rickandkaren

May 24, 2019

“Given to God’s glory”

$2,000

Kris

May 22, 2019

“Praying that God will provide abundantly as He did before with Kai. We trust He will!”

$350

Julie

May 21, 2019

“We love you! 😘”

$250

Jessica

May 20, 2019

“While our contribution is small we hope you know we are praying for your family and the little one who will be so blessed to be welcomed into your family.”

$500

Rickandkaren

May 19, 2019

“Given to the glory of God”

$500

Rickandkaren

May 14, 2019

“Given to the glory of God.”

$300

JoAnn and Rich

May 12, 2019

“Dear Pastor Paul and Laura, We commend you and we are praying for this adoption to happen. Hopefully this will be helpful towards the expense. God Bless”

$600

Hidden

May 9, 2019

“Yay! We’re thrilled for you guys and can’t wait to meet the newest addition to the Wilson fam. Let us know if there’s else we can do to help!”

$500

Richard & Karen

May 3, 2019

“To God be the glory!”

$50

Hidden

May 3, 2019

$50

Danja & Darren

May 3, 2019

“Your posts with Kai helped inspire us in our wait to get our Tommy. God bless you as you journey to your sweet girl. Can't wait to see pics!”