First of all, thanks for taking the time to visit this MyStory site. Jessie and I are very blessed to have such a supportive community. Truly, thank you.
As you may know, Jessie and I are adopting from India. Why India? This is a fairly long story, and we would love to share it with you. You can call, or email at email@example.com; it would be a joy to pass on those details.
What is Lifesong, and MyStory all about? Adoption can be expensive. Every penny is worth it, but it takes many pennies. Therefore, the purpose of Lifesong is to help Jessie and me raise funds in order to be able to pay the necessary fees. Fortunately, Lifesong has approved us for a matching grant of up to $3,500! What a blessing?! This matching grant is coming from Burnt Hickory Baptist Church Adoption Fund, and administered by Lifesong for Orphans
Please don’t feel pressured to donate. The Lord has already been meeting our needs far beyond what we could have imagined at this point. So again, please don’t feel obligated. That being said, if you would like to join us in this journey through giving, we would greatly, GREATLY, appreciate it!
Lastly, if you are like us, you may wonder why adoption is so expensive. Please don’t hesitate to call, or email. We would love to share with you the details of the costs, and why they exist.
Mike and Jessie
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 “VanKlaveren 09641”, 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.