Join us in our Journey to Jian

Melissa Brillhart
Melissa Brillhart Hanover, Pennsylvania

On March 4th 2018 our journey back to China began. It was this day that we saw an advocacy post for Jian and knew this was the son God had chosen for our family. Jian is a 13 year old with special needs that will age out of China’s orphan care system on February 13, 2019. We are starting this journey a little over one year after finalizing our first adoption in China with Tian a 7 year old boy with special needs. These boys grew up in the same orphanage and will be reunited again as part of our family. With adoptions, there are many borders that have to be crossed. There is more than just the physical country border lines. Honestly, these borders may be the easiest of them all to cross in this journey. The borders of emotion, paperwork, waiting between the steps and the biggest border of finances is the more difficult to cross. To help us cross this border we have been awarded a $3500.00 matching grant by Chosen & Dearly Loved Adoption Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans. This means that evey dollar raised up to $3500.00 will be matched dollar for dollar. As we begin this journey across all of the borders we trust that the Holy spirit will lead and provide to us everything we need to bring Jian home. Would you please join with us in donateing and praying that the process moves quickly and smoothly and that we can reach our son before he ages out of China’s orphanage care system in February 2019.


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 “Brillhart 7846”, 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 7 people
 of  $3,500
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My Story

On March 4th 2018 our journey back to China began. It was this day that we saw an advocacy post for Jian and knew this was the son God had chosen for our family. Jian is a 13 year old with special needs that will age out of China’s orphan care system on February 13, 2019. We are starting this journey a little over one year after finalizing our first adoption in China with Tian a 7 year old boy with special needs. These boys grew up in the same orphanage and will be reunited again as part of our family. With adoptions, there are many borders that have to be crossed. There is more than just the physical country border lines. Honestly, these borders may be the easiest of them all to cross in this journey. The borders of emotion, paperwork, waiting between the steps and the biggest border of finances is the more difficult to cross. To help us cross this border we have been awarded a $3500.00 matching grant by Chosen & Dearly Loved Adoption Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans. This means that evey dollar raised up to $3500.00 will be matched dollar for dollar. As we begin this journey across all of the borders we trust that the Holy spirit will lead and provide to us everything we need to bring Jian home. Would you please join with us in donateing and praying that the process moves quickly and smoothly and that we can reach our son before he ages out of China’s orphanage care system in February 2019.


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 “Brillhart 7846”, 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

$100

Nathan and Jessica

Dec 12, 2018

“Our family adopted from China in 2017 thanks in part to a matching Lifesong grant. Though it isn’t much, we want to bless another family in a similar situation. We read your story and want to help! Prayers for Jian and your family for a smooth transition! - Nathan, Jessica, Jack, and Lucy Goodpaster”

$50

Kelly

Sep 5, 2018

“Brillhart 7846”

$20

Kimberly

Aug 31, 2018

$1,000

Hidden

Aug 31, 2018

$1,500

Greg

Aug 28, 2018

“Praying for everyone in your family. Praying also for a quick resolution to the process, and for Jian's transition and attachment to each of you. We are also praying specifically for Tian and your other children. Love you and so thankful for you. Greg and Rebekah”

$100

Hidden

Aug 26, 2018

“Bring Jian Home!!!”

$20

Hope

Aug 21, 2018