Since we started dating, we have wanted to adopt. In fact, we decided that adoption was our preferred way of starting a family, rather than the traditional biological route. There are already a lot of kids out there… The world doesn’t need more tiny James and Haleys running around: it needs more people to step up and love the kids who are already here.
When we started the licensing process for foster care (pictured), about two years ago, we fell in love with the idea. When we started caring for our first set of kids, one year ago now, we fell in love with them. We have loved every kid we’ve gotten to care for–and their families too. Today, we’re ready to welcome some children into our home that will get to be a part of our forever family. We’re open to an individual child, multiples, or a sibling group.
We’re standing with open hearts and open arms, ready to embrace the child/ren that God brings into our family.
So, we’re fundraising. We’re raising support and we’re raising awareness. Because it’s about so much more than money. Whenever a friend or family member feels called to help us out in some way, we feel like we have an ally rooting for our journey, for our future family. We need a community to pray with us, to wait with us, to listen to our less-than-patient moments, and to be here for the long haul. We need people who will hold the precious memories and the trials that come with adoption.
For those who are able to give financially, we’re so excited that Lifesong has provided us with a $3,500 matching grant!
We are incredibly grateful for the amazing people we have in our lives who are walking with us and will be there moving forward. Thank you!
To learn more about our story and follow along our adoption journey, check out EarleyBirds.com
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 “Earley 8172”, 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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