The Johnsens are Adopting!

Asha Johnsen
Asha Johnsen Colorado Springs, Colorado

Adoption has touched our lives significantly. Asha’s mom was a young college student, pregnant, unwed and feeling pressure to end the pregnancy when she was told at the clinic that she was one week too far along for a walk-in procedure. With the support of family and friends, she then made a courageous decision to give life to Asha. Asha’s adopted Dad entered her life when she was 8 years old. Both of us have experienced brokenness in our families and the joy of redemption through relationship, and we’ve both felt a strong desire to grow our family through adoption.

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, we trust that day is drawing near. We have been in a domestic infant waiting pool with Hope’s Promise in CO since December and have just entered the waiting pool of Zoe’s House in KS/MO. We love the way that both of these agencies care for the families they serve and provide them with a great deal of support throughout the process.

While the wait for us to receive a match has been hard, we can see that it has been full of purpose. As we wait, we are seeking to prepare our hearts and lives to welcome this precious child. We have been spending time with other adoptive families, reading books on adoption and attachment, and listening to podcast resources for adoptive families.

Aslan and Braven pray nightly for their new brother or sister. We are all longing to meet and hold this new member of our family.

Many of you have sent in generous donations already which, alongside the matching grant of $6500 that we received from We Care for Orphans Adoption Fund and Lifesong for Orphans, has helped us with our homestudy and program fees. As we anticipate a match, we have a goal of raising $15,000 to help cover placement fees, legal, and hospital costs.

Thank you for praying for us, walking with us, encouraging us, and resourcing us in this journey. We are so blessed by your friendship and will keep you updated!

With love,

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.

  • 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.
  • *3.5% fee for donations given with an American Express card
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Raised to date by 31 people
 of  $15,000
9 days left

My Story

Adoption has touched our lives significantly. Asha’s mom was a young college student, pregnant, unwed and feeling pressure to end the pregnancy when she was told at the clinic that she was one week too far along for a walk-in procedure. With the support of family and friends, she then made a courageous decision to give life to Asha. Asha’s adopted Dad entered her life when she was 8 years old. Both of us have experienced brokenness in our families and the joy of redemption through relationship, and we’ve both felt a strong desire to grow our family through adoption.

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, we trust that day is drawing near. We have been in a domestic infant waiting pool with Hope’s Promise in CO since December and have just entered the waiting pool of Zoe’s House in KS/MO. We love the way that both of these agencies care for the families they serve and provide them with a great deal of support throughout the process.

While the wait for us to receive a match has been hard, we can see that it has been full of purpose. As we wait, we are seeking to prepare our hearts and lives to welcome this precious child. We have been spending time with other adoptive families, reading books on adoption and attachment, and listening to podcast resources for adoptive families.

Aslan and Braven pray nightly for their new brother or sister. We are all longing to meet and hold this new member of our family.

Many of you have sent in generous donations already which, alongside the matching grant of $6500 that we received from We Care for Orphans Adoption Fund and Lifesong for Orphans, has helped us with our homestudy and program fees. As we anticipate a match, we have a goal of raising $15,000 to help cover placement fees, legal, and hospital costs.

Thank you for praying for us, walking with us, encouraging us, and resourcing us in this journey. We are so blessed by your friendship and will keep you updated!

With love,

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.

  • 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.
  • *3.5% fee for donations given with an American Express card
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Comments

$100

Aimee

Jul 8, 2024

“Sorry it took me awhile. Love you guys so much. The video is beautiful. I pray God gives you the desires of your heart!”

$100

LB & Dar

Dec 31, 2023

“Asha, I have always admired and loved your heart for adoption. Rejoicing with you, Greg, and your boys, as God faithfully grows your family. What a blessed babe that will be!”

$250

Aunt

Dec 31, 2023

“Love you Johnsen family. Praying for this precious one!”

$200

Hidden

Dec 31, 2023

“Praising God for families like yours, and praying with you in the waiting, the matching, and the coming adopting!”

$200

Matt

Dec 22, 2023

“The Lord bless y’all!”

$500

Laurie

Dec 16, 2023

$500

Dan and Laurie

Dec 5, 2023

“We love you all and are so excited for you! Adoption is beautiful!”

$100

Donovan & Renee

Nov 30, 2023

“We love you, Johnsen family!”

$100

Madeline

Nov 23, 2023

$500

Offline Donation

Nov 21, 2023

$50

Mandy

Nov 20, 2023

$350

Rebecca

Nov 20, 2023

“Praying for a beautiful gift to fill your arms soon!”

$100

Offline Donation

Nov 20, 2023

$100

Offline Donation

Nov 20, 2023

$50

Offline Donation

Nov 18, 2023

$100

Jaime

Nov 7, 2023

“This child will be so blessed to have you as parents! Asha, it reminds me of your servant’s heart when you cared for me and provided me with a home as a college student far from home. You are so equipped to do so for a child! Lord prepare a way! Sending love! 💛”

$103

Annabel

Nov 6, 2023

$250

Rich

Nov 6, 2023

“Best of luck. Thank Lela!”

$50

Alexandra

Nov 5, 2023

“So happy for you and wishing you all the success and more because you deserve it!”

$300

Lela

Nov 5, 2023

“Always praying for you!”

$50

Hidden

Nov 4, 2023

$200

Hidden

Nov 3, 2023

$200

Montgomery

Nov 2, 2023

“You are simply amazing people!”

$50

Trace & Sonja

Nov 2, 2023

“We Love You Guys ❤️”

$105

Hidden

Nov 1, 2023

“We love you so much!”

$50

Liz

Oct 31, 2023

“May God richly bless you and your family!”

$100

Hannah

Oct 28, 2023

“We love you and support you! Praying for your new child!”

$50

Harms

Oct 27, 2023

$200

Kate

Oct 27, 2023

“So excited for you guys! Big prayers of blessing!”

$100

Hidden

Oct 27, 2023

$20

Rebekah

Oct 27, 2023

“Legacy is excited to have a new cousin join the family (hopefully very soon)! We love you all!”