Hello Family & Friends,
We are thrilled to announce that Lifesong for Orphans has awarded us a $3,500 matching grant to help fund our adoption! Donations towards this matching grant are tax deductible (donations under $50 just require a message sent to Lifesong so a receipt can be sent). This matching grant would cover almost half of our remaining adoption expenses. We are very thankful for Lifesong and appreciative of this matching grant!
To tell you more about our family…
We are the Hyde’s and we’re excited to tell everyone that we are once again a waiting family with Bethany Christian Services as we pursue our second adoption! Adoption is a beautiful process and an awesome reminder that we ourselves have been adopted in God’s family. We are excited to see where God leads us throughout this 2nd process and are hoping to simply be obedient and continue to walk through doors God has opened. Cari and I were both blown away with the community support we received during and after our prior adoption and we first of all want to say thank you to everyone! The prayers, encouragement, and financial support was incredible and an awesome reminder of God’s love.
To give a brief background on our family, Cari and I both work in education. We are currently at Calvary Christian where Cari teaches preschool and I serve as the administrator. We started our first adoption process in 2015 that concluded in October of 2017 when our daughter Ki joined our family. It’s been an incredible roller coaster year of change but we can hardly remember what our lives were like before her.
The adoption process has been much smoother the second time around. At this point, we have completed all requirements to re-enter the program and are currently a waiting family. This means we could receive a call at any time with a potential match. We hope this platform will serve as a tool to keep our family and friends connected with our process, provide updates for our prayer partners, and offer a platform to give financially if led to do so.
We are currently looking for ways to raise $20,000. This number would cover the remainder of our legal fees, family fees, agency fees,and potential health fees. Adoption is not cheap but we are trusting God will provide a way to make it possible! We are currently planning a meal fundraiser this fall as well as applying to various grant agencies. We are very appreciative of you all and continue to covet your prayers as we walk through this process again!
Ryan, Cari, & Ki Hyde
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 “Hyde 8029”, 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.
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