Nine years ago, when we married, we dreamed of the day we would get to adopt a child into our family. Through a lot of prayer and paperwork, that day is drawing near. We have been in a domestic infant waiting pool since December, and while the wait to receive a match has been hard, it has been full of purpose. As we wait, we are seeking to prepare our hearts and world to welcome this new member into our family, reading books on adoption and attachment and listening to podcast resources for adoptive families.
Aslan and Braven pray nightly for their new baby brother or sister. We are all longing for this child.
Adoption is our story, its your story - we who were orphans now have a forever family because God brought us home into His family through the saving work of His son Christ. Thank you for praying for us, walking with us, encouraging us, and resourcing us in this journey. The road would be a lot harder - impossible - without you.
As we anticipate a placement, we have a goal of raising the remaining $10,000 to cover placement fees and potential lawyer/maternity costs. Many of you have sent in generous donations already which, alongside of Lifesong's matching grant, have helped us with our homestudy and program fees. Thank you! We will keep you updated as we learn more.
Gregory and Asha
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 “Johnsen 10146”, 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.
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