Hello! We are the McKinney family from central Illinois. We have two amazing biological children, Brogan and Patrick. And we have adopted 13 awesome children both domestically and internationally (China). They are Keagan, Bronwyn, Toby, Rory, MengYan, Daley Faith, Brittany, Brianna, Brian, Wen & Wu, Miles and Teddy! We love how God has created our beautiful family, and we strive to answer the call He has for our lives.
We are in the process of adopting our 16th (and final) child, Judith. She is a 9 year old girl who lives in Colombia. She has been in an orphanage her entire life. She was born prematurely and subsequently has some developmental delays as well as cerebral palsy. She currently uses a wheelchair, although we are hopeful she can grow stronger and learn to walk with the love and support of a family. Since several of our children have disabilities as well, our home is modified to help us meet her needs.
As you can imagine, our budget is stretched and funding this adoption through COVID has been challenging. We appreciate any and every donation to our “Sweet Sixteen” adoption fund! We are very grateful to Lifesong and the Tim Tebow Foundation for partnering with us! They have blessed us with a $5000 matching grant, so your donation will actually be doubled!!!
We cannot wait to get Judith HOME! God bless!
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 “Mckinney 09460”, 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.