Hussung Family Adoption

Ben & Sophie Hussung
Ben & Sophie Hussung Louisville, Kentucky

We are so excited to grow our family through adoption! Even since early in our marriage, we have wanted to adopt. Ben grew up with several cousins who were adopted, and Sophie was introduced to children who were adopted through families at church. At our current church, there are several families with children who were adopted, and we’ve learned so much seeing these parents love and care for their kids. When our son, James, turned one, we began to try to have a second child and entered into a difficult period of infertility.

 

This struggle pushed us to research and pray about adoption more, and God began to grow our heart for adoption and lead us to start this journey. We believe that God has adopted us into his eternal family through Jesus, and we long to show the same kind of unconditional, selfless love to a child through adoption. Every step we’ve taken on this adoption journey, God has confirmed that this is his plan for us, and we are so joyful when we think about the little baby that God has for us to love.

 

We’re so thankful for all of our family and friends who have encouraged us along this journey, and we hope that you’ll continue to pray for us. At this point, we have completed our home study and are active with several adoption agencies, pursuing a newborn adoption in the United States. We’re currently presenting our profile to expectant mothers, and we’re very hopeful that we’ll be matched soon. As you may know, adoption can be very expensive. We expect the total cost of our adoption to be $45,000–$50,000, including agency fees, legal fees, medical expenses, travel, and other necessary expenses, and we won’t be able to finance it all ourselves without the support of friends and family.

 

We’re very thankful to have already been given several generous gifts from our church, friends, and family, and Lifesong + Sojourn East Adoption Funds, administered by Lifesong for Orphans, also provided us with a $3,500 matching grant. Every penny you give toward our $35,000 goal will go directly toward bringing our baby home. Whether God leads you to support us financially or not, we hope that you’ll pray for us as we trust God, who we know is faithful to grow our family in his own timing. 


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 “Hussung 09189”, 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.
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 of  $35,000
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My Story

We are so excited to grow our family through adoption! Even since early in our marriage, we have wanted to adopt. Ben grew up with several cousins who were adopted, and Sophie was introduced to children who were adopted through families at church. At our current church, there are several families with children who were adopted, and we’ve learned so much seeing these parents love and care for their kids. When our son, James, turned one, we began to try to have a second child and entered into a difficult period of infertility.

 

This struggle pushed us to research and pray about adoption more, and God began to grow our heart for adoption and lead us to start this journey. We believe that God has adopted us into his eternal family through Jesus, and we long to show the same kind of unconditional, selfless love to a child through adoption. Every step we’ve taken on this adoption journey, God has confirmed that this is his plan for us, and we are so joyful when we think about the little baby that God has for us to love.

 

We’re so thankful for all of our family and friends who have encouraged us along this journey, and we hope that you’ll continue to pray for us. At this point, we have completed our home study and are active with several adoption agencies, pursuing a newborn adoption in the United States. We’re currently presenting our profile to expectant mothers, and we’re very hopeful that we’ll be matched soon. As you may know, adoption can be very expensive. We expect the total cost of our adoption to be $45,000–$50,000, including agency fees, legal fees, medical expenses, travel, and other necessary expenses, and we won’t be able to finance it all ourselves without the support of friends and family.

 

We’re very thankful to have already been given several generous gifts from our church, friends, and family, and Lifesong + Sojourn East Adoption Funds, administered by Lifesong for Orphans, also provided us with a $3,500 matching grant. Every penny you give toward our $35,000 goal will go directly toward bringing our baby home. Whether God leads you to support us financially or not, we hope that you’ll pray for us as we trust God, who we know is faithful to grow our family in his own timing. 


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 “Hussung 09189”, 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.
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$200

Jordan & Kaitlyn

Oct 22, 2020

$25

Eric and Samantha

Oct 21, 2020

“Praying for y’all as you display the Gospel through adoption!”

$2,500

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Oct 21, 2020

$3,000

Offline Donation

Oct 19, 2020

$5,000

Offline Donation

Oct 13, 2020

$100

Josh & Abbey

Oct 10, 2020

“We love y’all and are praying for you in this journey!”

$100

Matt

Oct 10, 2020

$125

Offline Donation

Oct 8, 2020

$100

Tim & Jaime

Oct 7, 2020

$1,000

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Oct 7, 2020

$100

Hidden

Oct 6, 2020

“We're praying for you and so excited as you grow your family through adoption! ~Godfrey and Anna Justo”

$500

Offline Donation

Oct 6, 2020

$50

Hidden

Oct 4, 2020

“We wish we could give more financially, but know that we are with you every step or the way in all of the ways we can support and love you as you pursue your next baby. We can’t wait to meet him/her and are here always as listening ears, prayer, late night hangs, Last minute drop ins, & everything in between. WE LOVE YALL!!”

$200

Margaret

Oct 3, 2020

“So excited for your journey! XOXO Maggi & Grover”

$500

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Oct 2, 2020

$200

Hidden

Oct 1, 2020

“We are praying for you and so excited for your family! Chaz and Julie”

$1,000

Herb and Karen

Oct 1, 2020

“Praying for you all as you grow your family through adoption. Excited to watch your new little addition join our family!!”

$500

Offline Donation

Oct 1, 2020

$500

Josh

Sep 29, 2020

“We love you guys! We can't wait to meet the new little one God has for you, and are praying for you during the process! Josh”

$150

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Sep 29, 2020

$200

Kara

Sep 27, 2020

“Love you guys and am praying for your future son or daughter.”

$100

William

Sep 24, 2020

$5,000

Offline Donation

Sep 23, 2020

$200

Zack

Sep 18, 2020

“We love you guys! -Zack and Johnna”

$3,500

Offline Donation

Sep 17, 2020

$150

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Sep 17, 2020

$20

Dan

Sep 16, 2020

“As an adoptee, per Angela, adoption is a wonderful thing. It changed my life and without being adopted I would not know who Christ is, my parents, and the wonderful family I was adopted into. Dan and I pray that your baby will come to know the same 3 wonderful things I did. We love you and God bless your family!”

$155

Cody & Adrienne

Sep 16, 2020

“We've seen the beautiful power of adoption in our family and we're so excited for you. We can't wait to see what God does through this!”

$20

Offline Donation

Sep 16, 2020

$25

Nancy

Sep 15, 2020

“Loving you from afar. May God bless your family.”

$100

Offline Donation

Sep 15, 2020

$110

Hidden

Sep 14, 2020

$200

Hidden

Sep 14, 2020

“Praying for you all!”

$10

Hidden

Sep 14, 2020

$500

Hidden

Sep 14, 2020

$250

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Sep 14, 2020

$100

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Sep 14, 2020

$50

Hidden

Sep 13, 2020

“We love your sweet family and are so excited to watch God faithfully grow it! ❤️”

$25

Charly

Sep 6, 2020

“So happy for you 🙏❤️🙏”

$50

Hidden

Sep 5, 2020

$500

Taylor and Chris

Sep 5, 2020

“It brings us so much joy to watch you all pursue adoption. What a beautiful picture of the gospel. We are praying that you all will be able to put the love of Christ on display and bring him glory for many years to come through your decision to adopt. We love you all!”

$300

Offline Donation

Sep 4, 2020

$100

Hidden

Sep 3, 2020

“We are excited for you and your family. We will continue to lift you up in our prayers as you patiently and actively wait on the Lord. In Christ, Keith and Shelley”

$50

Wanda

Sep 2, 2020

$50

Sam

Sep 1, 2020

$20

Sophea

Sep 1, 2020

“God bless you ❤️”

$250

Jan

Sep 1, 2020

“David and I are happy to participate!”

$100

Hidden

Sep 1, 2020

“blessings on the journey!”

$150

Brian

Sep 1, 2020

$100

Lillie

Sep 1, 2020

“So thrilled for you all! Praying for a match soon and for the process to go smoothly! Love you guys!”

$50

Taylor

Sep 1, 2020

“Such a sweet thing! My husband and I have been having these conversations as well. Good luck!!”

$500

Cozette

Sep 1, 2020

“What a wonderful blessing it is to add to your family through adoption. God’s plan never fails. I pray that it is all you yearn for. Love, Aunt Cozi”