Horton Family Adoption

Sara Horton
Sara Horton Westcliffe, Colorado
Welcome friends!
 
We are overjoyed to embark on the journey of growing our family through adoption. We both felt called to adopt before we met, and God has only grown that desire as we have journeyed through marriage and these first few years of parenting our two biological children. We consider it an incredible opportunity to grow our family in a way that hopefully reflects the love God has poured out on us through Christ.
 
Our journey thus far has been a long one. We started fundraising back in August 2020, we finally completed our home study this past March, and we have been active with our consultant since April. This has been such a sweet season of soaking in the reality of what the Lord has been preparing for us all of this time. We are also trusting that He will continue to walk with us and provide us peace as we continue to wait.
We have been seeing an average of one case per week of pregnant moms who are making adoption plans for the little lives growing inside of them. We are given the opportunity to decide which of the birth moms we’d like to show our profile book to, which we designed with pictures and descriptions of our family and home to give these moms a snapshot of who we are. The birth moms then decide based on their stack of books which family they connect with the most and who they feel will fulfill the hopes they have for their child. Our heart is for these babies, but also for these birth moms, who are making incredibly tough decisions. Our hope is to encourage them with the truth of the gospel and the fact that God cares deeply for them.
 
We are in the process of preparing for this exciting season, spiritually, emotionally, and financially. First and foremost, we ask for your prayers as we seek to do this faithfully.
 
Secondly, we invite you to help us carry the financial burden. Coming up with the funds to cover an adoption is undoubtedly a huge undertaking. Costs can easily total $60,000 or more. This cost includes agency fees, birth mother living expenses, medical expenses, legal fees, and home study fees.
 
We have been incredibly blessed by the generosity of our friends and have raised $36,000 thus far. We have also just received an incredible gift of two matching grants, one from Lifesong for Orphans, and the other from We Care for Orphans, totaling $8,000! That means any donations made to them in our name will be doubled, aiding us in an incredible way toward our funding need. See the section below for instructions on how to give via card or check. 
 
We know this process will not be easy. With any adoption comes loss and heartache and struggle. We are committed to providing our child’s birth parents with tenderness and compassion. We are committed to trusting in the Lord’s desire to heal hearts and mend brokenness. We are asking our community to hold us to these commitments and push us toward faithful obedience. We could not be more grateful for the people God has placed in our lives for such a time as this. We greatly appreciate your prayers and support!

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 “Horton 10052”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 9, 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.
  • *3.5% fee for donations given with an American Express card
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Raised to date by 32 people
 of  $65,000
185 days left

My Story

Welcome friends!
 
We are overjoyed to embark on the journey of growing our family through adoption. We both felt called to adopt before we met, and God has only grown that desire as we have journeyed through marriage and these first few years of parenting our two biological children. We consider it an incredible opportunity to grow our family in a way that hopefully reflects the love God has poured out on us through Christ.
 
Our journey thus far has been a long one. We started fundraising back in August 2020, we finally completed our home study this past March, and we have been active with our consultant since April. This has been such a sweet season of soaking in the reality of what the Lord has been preparing for us all of this time. We are also trusting that He will continue to walk with us and provide us peace as we continue to wait.
We have been seeing an average of one case per week of pregnant moms who are making adoption plans for the little lives growing inside of them. We are given the opportunity to decide which of the birth moms we’d like to show our profile book to, which we designed with pictures and descriptions of our family and home to give these moms a snapshot of who we are. The birth moms then decide based on their stack of books which family they connect with the most and who they feel will fulfill the hopes they have for their child. Our heart is for these babies, but also for these birth moms, who are making incredibly tough decisions. Our hope is to encourage them with the truth of the gospel and the fact that God cares deeply for them.
 
We are in the process of preparing for this exciting season, spiritually, emotionally, and financially. First and foremost, we ask for your prayers as we seek to do this faithfully.
 
Secondly, we invite you to help us carry the financial burden. Coming up with the funds to cover an adoption is undoubtedly a huge undertaking. Costs can easily total $60,000 or more. This cost includes agency fees, birth mother living expenses, medical expenses, legal fees, and home study fees.
 
We have been incredibly blessed by the generosity of our friends and have raised $36,000 thus far. We have also just received an incredible gift of two matching grants, one from Lifesong for Orphans, and the other from We Care for Orphans, totaling $8,000! That means any donations made to them in our name will be doubled, aiding us in an incredible way toward our funding need. See the section below for instructions on how to give via card or check. 
 
We know this process will not be easy. With any adoption comes loss and heartache and struggle. We are committed to providing our child’s birth parents with tenderness and compassion. We are committed to trusting in the Lord’s desire to heal hearts and mend brokenness. We are asking our community to hold us to these commitments and push us toward faithful obedience. We could not be more grateful for the people God has placed in our lives for such a time as this. We greatly appreciate your prayers and support!

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 “Horton 10052”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 9, 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.
  • *3.5% fee for donations given with an American Express card
Read more

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“Praying God will show up strong in every detail ahead of you! "With the mind man plans his ways, but the Lord directs his steps."”

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May 24, 2022

“Excited to hear about your adoption. Praying all goes as God has planned. Scott and Ann Vetter”

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