It’s Time

Andrew and Anna Segre
Andrew and Anna Segre Fredericksburg, Virginia

 

THE JOURNEY BEGINS

Before Anna and I knew each other we both knew that we would adopt a child one day.

Reading passages like James 1:27 “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress…” and realizing how God has adopted us into His family as dearly loved children, we knew we were called to support adoption (pray for, give toward, support others), but also to one day bring a child into our home through adoption.

To be honest, we discussed adoption when we were dating, during the time we were engaged, and on and off for the past 10 years of marriage.  Last year as we were approaching our 10-year anniversary we were talking about adoption and how we knew God had called us to it, how we had always believed it was going to be a little girl, and how our “one day we were going to start the process” had now been over 10 years.  We could almost hear God say as we were talking, “Will it always be ‘one day’? Or will you jump in by faith into what I have called you to?”

It was time.

Why would we wait another minute?

So last year in August we began the process with America World Adoption Agency (AWAA) to adopt a child internationally. After lots of prayer and going through some of the initial steps, India came on the radar and we knew it was going to be a little girl.

After almost a year of paperwork, psych exams (Anna did pass FYI ;)), physical exams, social worker visits, interviews, and hours of courses and tests, we have now accepted a referral and have officially been matched with a child!

She is 8 months old, and she is beautiful. 

We have just been praising God for how faithful He’s been so far. We have a video and a few pictures of her (we can’t share them yet). To say we are excited and ready to bring her home would be an understatement.

As we hit this point of the adoption process, we are asking for two things from those of you who have known us over the years and even those reading this who have no idea who we are:

1.     Pray.  Our daughter has a few medical needs, and again we are so ready to bring her home and start caring for her.  Pray that the 812 month timeline we’ve been given will be reduced and that she will be safe and cared for while still in the orphanage in India. Pray that we will be diligent in completing the next round of paperwork and necessary steps. Pray for strength for us as we race toward the finish line.

2.     Give. As we get closer to the end of this process, we are looking to raise about $14,000.  God has been faithful, but now the largest chunk of money is due to our adoption agency in the next couple of months to finalize the process. Your gift is of course tax deductible. Lifesong for Orphans has awarded us a matching grant. If you give using the instructions below they will match up to $4500*!

Thank you for taking the time to read this. We are so grateful we get to see God fulfill what He birthed in our hearts over 10 years ago.  Would you join us? Help us make a difference in this child’s life…because it’s time. Why wait another minute?

*Any additional donations above $4,500 will not be matched but will still go to our adoption fund. This fund is open to donations until the time we finalize our adoption.


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 “Segre 7586”, 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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My Story

 

THE JOURNEY BEGINS

Before Anna and I knew each other we both knew that we would adopt a child one day.

Reading passages like James 1:27 “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress…” and realizing how God has adopted us into His family as dearly loved children, we knew we were called to support adoption (pray for, give toward, support others), but also to one day bring a child into our home through adoption.

To be honest, we discussed adoption when we were dating, during the time we were engaged, and on and off for the past 10 years of marriage.  Last year as we were approaching our 10-year anniversary we were talking about adoption and how we knew God had called us to it, how we had always believed it was going to be a little girl, and how our “one day we were going to start the process” had now been over 10 years.  We could almost hear God say as we were talking, “Will it always be ‘one day’? Or will you jump in by faith into what I have called you to?”

It was time.

Why would we wait another minute?

So last year in August we began the process with America World Adoption Agency (AWAA) to adopt a child internationally. After lots of prayer and going through some of the initial steps, India came on the radar and we knew it was going to be a little girl.

After almost a year of paperwork, psych exams (Anna did pass FYI ;)), physical exams, social worker visits, interviews, and hours of courses and tests, we have now accepted a referral and have officially been matched with a child!

She is 8 months old, and she is beautiful. 

We have just been praising God for how faithful He’s been so far. We have a video and a few pictures of her (we can’t share them yet). To say we are excited and ready to bring her home would be an understatement.

As we hit this point of the adoption process, we are asking for two things from those of you who have known us over the years and even those reading this who have no idea who we are:

1.     Pray.  Our daughter has a few medical needs, and again we are so ready to bring her home and start caring for her.  Pray that the 812 month timeline we’ve been given will be reduced and that she will be safe and cared for while still in the orphanage in India. Pray that we will be diligent in completing the next round of paperwork and necessary steps. Pray for strength for us as we race toward the finish line.

2.     Give. As we get closer to the end of this process, we are looking to raise about $14,000.  God has been faithful, but now the largest chunk of money is due to our adoption agency in the next couple of months to finalize the process. Your gift is of course tax deductible. Lifesong for Orphans has awarded us a matching grant. If you give using the instructions below they will match up to $4500*!

Thank you for taking the time to read this. We are so grateful we get to see God fulfill what He birthed in our hearts over 10 years ago.  Would you join us? Help us make a difference in this child’s life…because it’s time. Why wait another minute?

*Any additional donations above $4,500 will not be matched but will still go to our adoption fund. This fund is open to donations until the time we finalize our adoption.


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 “Segre 7586”, 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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India Has Mail!!

August 26, 2018

We’ve posted a video with some adoption updates and prayer requests. Thank you for your support and prayers!

 

Anna and Andrew

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$200

Bob

Oct 8, 2018

“We can’t wait to meet her! Continued prayers, Bob and Sue Ann”

$56

Dawn & Brian

Sep 27, 2018

“We hope we just you over the top of your goal. Bring on the sundae on Sunday!”

$1,000

Matt and Kathy

Sep 27, 2018

$1,000

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Sep 14, 2018

“Amazing thing you are doing!”

$400

Sarah

Sep 10, 2018

“We can’t wait to meet the littlest Segre!”

$4,500

Offline Donation

Sep 10, 2018

$100

Kristen

Aug 11, 2018

“We are so excited for your family and are praying for your precious baby girl! Love, the Rodriguez”

$100

Rodriguez

Aug 11, 2018

“We are so excited for your family and are praying for your precious baby girl!”

$4,000

Offline Donation

Aug 7, 2018

$100

Stacy

Jul 31, 2018

$500

James

Jul 28, 2018

$500

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Jul 21, 2018

“Praying for you guys!”

$100

Angela

Jul 21, 2018

“🙏🙏🙏”

$100

Josh and Rebekah

Jul 21, 2018

$50

Caitlyn

Jul 18, 2018

“Seeing your post and reading about your family's journey brought the biggest smile to my face. I wish we could do more. All the best to you and your sweet family!”

$50

Zachary

Jul 15, 2018

$100

Becky

Jul 14, 2018

“So excited for you! May God richly bless your growing family.”

$100

Joe & Deirdra

Jul 14, 2018

“Congratulations! Joe loved the people of India, when he visited. Your family as well as your new daughter will certainly be blessed!”

$500

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Jul 13, 2018

“Praying for you as you prepare for your daughter.”

$250

James

Jul 12, 2018

$25

Lyn

Jul 12, 2018

“Nathan told me years ago this was the plan for the Segre family! :) So excited the time has come. Love the Farleys”

$20

Colette

Jul 8, 2018

“Many blessings!”

$100

Tammy

Jul 8, 2018

“Praying”

$200

Linda

Jul 6, 2018

“God bless!”

$30

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Jul 6, 2018

“Congrats on your growing family ! -the newly weds mr. & mrs. Brooks :)”

$20

Michelle

Jul 6, 2018

“So excited for your family!”

$100

Isaac and Brandy

Jul 6, 2018

“This is incredibly exciting! We love adoption and adoptive families! Blessings to you guys as you work to bring your little girl home!”