James and Haley Adopt!

Haley Earley
Haley Earley Saint Paul, Minnesota

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.

  • 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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Raised to date by 39 people
 of  $15,000
27 days left

My Story

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.

  • 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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Comments

$120

Lisa

Jul 26, 2019

“I’m so happy for you both! I know it isn’t much as I’m going through my own transition currently but I wish you and your new addition to the family the best.”

$20

Joshua

Jul 17, 2019

$50

Samantha

Jul 12, 2019

“"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Provers 22:6. So happy that this child will be trained in love and Jesus with you two as parents <3.”

$20

Hidden

Jul 11, 2019

“Congratulations on your new baby!”

$500

Hidden

Jul 10, 2019

“Yay!”

$200

Hidden

Jul 10, 2019

“Blessings!”

$20

Renee and Todd

Jul 9, 2019

“Congratulations on your new baby boy! Cant wait to meet him.”

$300

Marty and Rosie

Jul 8, 2019

“Congratulations on the new member of your family! We are so happy for you!”

$50

Hidden

Jul 7, 2019

“CONGRATULATIONS!!”

$100

Hidden

Jul 7, 2019

“Thanking God with you! Bill and Donna”

$50

Aubrie

Jul 7, 2019

$25

Hidden

Jul 6, 2019

$100

Irene

Jul 6, 2019

“Congratulations! Can’t wait to meet him. Love from Roger and Irene”

$200

Jayme & Candace

Jul 6, 2019

“Excited for you! 🙏🏻❤️”

$200

Elaine & Dave

Jul 5, 2019

$250

Deanna

Jul 5, 2019

“I hope everything goes smoothly, I'm super happy for you guys!!”

$100

Anne

Jul 5, 2019

“Love you guys!”

$20

Candi

Jul 5, 2019

$20

Ana

Jul 5, 2019

“Congratulations, James & Haley! Love you guys!”

$250

Ray

Jul 5, 2019

$25

Alexis

Jul 5, 2019

“Wishing you all the best, Haley and family!”

$40

Hidden

Jul 5, 2019

$30

Joyce

Jul 5, 2019

$20

Abigail

Jul 5, 2019

$45

James

Jul 5, 2019

“We love you and praying for you all! Love Bobby, Natalia, Harper and Porter!”

$1,000

Alan & Linda

Jul 5, 2019

“God bless you and your family”

$20

Zach

Jul 5, 2019

$58

Offline Donation

Mar 11, 2019

$1,942

Offline Donation

Mar 8, 2019

$3,500

Offline Donation

Mar 8, 2019

$100

Offline Donation

Mar 1, 2019

$1,000

Offline Donation

Feb 4, 2019

$100

Amy

Jan 26, 2019

“You guys are already awesome parents to this kids who you’ve fostered. I hope that you get to be parents soon to kids that you can shepherd through all the stages of life! ❤️”

$500

Ray & Pat

Jan 26, 2019

$50

Andrew & Christa

Jan 26, 2019

$100

Jarrett

Jan 25, 2019

“Blessings to your family”

$50

Erin

Jan 25, 2019

“We can’t wait to meet your new family members!”

$50

Kim

Jan 25, 2019

“God’s Blessings to you and your future family. Jerimaiah 29:11”

$50

Kimberly

Jan 25, 2019

“Michael & I are soo excited for you two and are keeping you in our prayers!! We know you will be amazing parents!!!”