Hello, and thank you for stopping by and learning about our domestic infant adoption! We’re Josh and Rebekah, and we've been married for almost 8.5 years. From the beginning, we’ve looked forward to having at least a couple of children, often imagining a beautiful combination of biological and adopted children. However, our adoption journey started a long time ago in a faraway land, so here we go!
When Rebekah was growing up in Uganda, she became interested in adoption while volunteering at a local orphanage. By twelve, she hoped that she might some day be able to adopt; and by the time we were engaged, we had discussed the possibility of eventually adopting. We've been honored to walk alongside several families in their adoptions since the beginning of our marriage. We’ve grown in our understanding of the depth of beauty and heartache unique to each adoption story. In all of these interactions, God surely was preparing us for where we are today.
We decided we were ready to become parents and celebrated our first pregnancy soon after, followed by the heartbreak of miscarriage and several long years of secondary infertility. In our sorrows, God has shown us His faithfulness in countless ways. We are so thankful for the precious support system He has provided through our family and friends, and we trust that, in the waiting, He has been gently and purposefully shaping us for good.
Our interest in adoption kept growing, and the Lord finally led us to start pursuing domestic infant adoption a little over a year ago. We will so joyfully receive, celebrate, and love whatever child(ren) He gives us!
Currently: Our home study was completed in September, we're actively reviewing cases, and we’ve been sending our profile to birth mothers so that they can consider us. We'll update you here whenever there's news!
The financial cost can be daunting: Agency fees, birth mom expenses and counseling, legal fees, and travel/hotel expenses often bring the total cost of a domestic infant adoption to anywhere from $35,000 to $50,000, and while we're prepared to pay a good chunk of that from our savings, we'd love your help for the rest. We’ve received generous matching grants funded by Orphan Care Alliance and Lifesong for Orphans: this means that they will match any donations made to this page, up to $9,000! We are raising funds in order to receive the grant. Would you consider coming alongside us with a tax-deductible donation? Anything we receive, up to $9,000, will be doubled, and any amount, big or small, will go twice as far!
You can give online with the DONATE button above.
If you'd rather pay by check, please make it payable to "Lifesong for Orphans." In the memo, make sure to note "FLINT 09932" to reach our account. Please mail checks to Lifesong for Orphans, P.O. Box 9, Gridley, IL 61744.
Would you please also pray for us as we prepare and wait, and for the protection and all-around wellbeing of the birth mother we've yet to match with?
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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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