Journey to Jenny

Michael Smith
Michael Smith Hoschton, Georgia

First, we would like to say thank you, with all our hearts, for supporting our cause through finance, encouragement, and prayer! We love you all and are so blessed by your willingness to pour into this cause.  Lifesong for Orphans, in partnership with Watkinsville First Baptist Church, is offering us a $2,000 matching grant!

We know without a doubt that this is God's plan for growing our family.  We are so honored that He has chosen us to be Jenny's family!

If you haven't heard our wonderful news: ITS A GIRL! Our precious 3-year-old daughter is waiting for us in the Philippines!  Our very excited 8-year-old is ready to be promoted to "Big Sister"!

Two years ago we began to pray about adoption. After a couple of months of praying and trying to make a decision, the Lord made it very clear that international adoption was the route we were to take. In January 2018, we made it official: The Smith Family is Adopting! Since then we've had quite a journey!

Everyone's adoption journey is different, but every detail of the adoption process grows you in unbelievable ways. Through every piece of paperwork, financial strain, and delay, we've come to expect the Lord to show up in the midst.  He never fails.

And now, adventure awaits! This part of the journey is coming to an end with our sweet little one finally coming home!  We are raising the final amount needed to complete our adoption. Including travel, post-adoption, and initial medical needs.

Again, we thank you, for your consideration of how best to support our family! To God be the glory, great things He has done!

Love,

Michael, Jessica, & Autumn Smith


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 “Smith 08651”, 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 20 people
 of  $10,000
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My Story

First, we would like to say thank you, with all our hearts, for supporting our cause through finance, encouragement, and prayer! We love you all and are so blessed by your willingness to pour into this cause.  Lifesong for Orphans, in partnership with Watkinsville First Baptist Church, is offering us a $2,000 matching grant!

We know without a doubt that this is God's plan for growing our family.  We are so honored that He has chosen us to be Jenny's family!

If you haven't heard our wonderful news: ITS A GIRL! Our precious 3-year-old daughter is waiting for us in the Philippines!  Our very excited 8-year-old is ready to be promoted to "Big Sister"!

Two years ago we began to pray about adoption. After a couple of months of praying and trying to make a decision, the Lord made it very clear that international adoption was the route we were to take. In January 2018, we made it official: The Smith Family is Adopting! Since then we've had quite a journey!

Everyone's adoption journey is different, but every detail of the adoption process grows you in unbelievable ways. Through every piece of paperwork, financial strain, and delay, we've come to expect the Lord to show up in the midst.  He never fails.

And now, adventure awaits! This part of the journey is coming to an end with our sweet little one finally coming home!  We are raising the final amount needed to complete our adoption. Including travel, post-adoption, and initial medical needs.

Again, we thank you, for your consideration of how best to support our family! To God be the glory, great things He has done!

Love,

Michael, Jessica, & Autumn Smith


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 “Smith 08651”, 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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USCIS approval!

November 23, 2019

The letter we’ve been waiting for has arrived: Jenny’s visa has been approved state-side! We now pass the ball to the Philippines. This part could take a couple of months so please pray for us in the waiting. For the time being we are still raising funds for travel. I don’t know if you’ve priced tickets lately, but it’s no small amount to fly to the Philippines. Please consider donating if you are able or sharing our post on social media.Thank you everyone for your continued support!

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Comments

$100

Greg

Jan 1, 2020

$300

Offline Donation

Dec 30, 2019

$105

Justice

Dec 29, 2019

“I’m super excited for all 3 of you!!!”

$200

Bess

Dec 26, 2019

“Praying for y’all.”

$200

Alan

Dec 26, 2019

“Mike, Jessica and Autumn, Hope this helps bring Jenny home! Love you all! With Love, Alan & Diana Smith”

$100

Hidden

Dec 12, 2019

“Thinking of you all in this new chapter. I'm looking forward to seeing pictures. I'm almost positive Terri will share them at work. Lots of love, Jen and Mike Welch”

$50

Offline Donation

Dec 4, 2019

$100

Laurie

Dec 1, 2019

“SO HAPPY for you and your family!”

$100

Brenda

Nov 25, 2019

“We are so excited for you!”

$1,000

Offline Donation

Nov 25, 2019

$2,000

Offline Donation

Nov 22, 2019

$50

Jim

Nov 16, 2019

“God be with you”

$1,000

Offline Donation

Nov 15, 2019

$50

Rachel

Nov 10, 2019

“Congratulations!!!”

$50

Offline Donation

Nov 7, 2019

$1,000

Offline Donation

Nov 1, 2019

$50

Hidden

Oct 27, 2019

“Congrats on your blessing!”

$50

Emiliya

Oct 26, 2019

“Good luck my friend! Jenny has found the best family in the world!”

$30

Brian

Oct 26, 2019

“We love you guys. Good luck and GO GET JENNY!”

$200

Hidden

Oct 24, 2019

“So happy for your family . You will be such a blessing to her and she will be the same to you . To God be all the glory ❤️”