Justin & Nicole Willet’s Adoption

Justin & Nicole Willet
Justin & Nicole Willet Westminster, Maryland

One thing we have always done and continue to do frequently is dream together. From early on in our dating relationship, we have always dreamed of what we hope for out of the life we have been building. When we were dating, this used to happen often on long road trips, and we still do this in the evenings when the kids are tucked into bed. Over the years, these conversations have changed. From dreaming of our ideal date night, what we thought our lives would look like after Nicole was done with college, when we wanted to get engaged to what our wedding would look like, where we wanted to live and how many kids we wanted to have, how to fix up our home and where we would like to celebrate big anniversaries. It’s fun to look back and reminisce on how we have grown as a couple and how so many of those dreams have come true. 

 

One dream we have had from early on in our dating relationship was growing our family through adoption regardless of our ability to conceive. This is one of our lifelong dreams that we haven’t yet fulfilled. After having three biological children, we feel ready to complete our family through adoption. 

 

We chose adoption not only because we both see the way the love of this child will change our family’s lives and hearts forever, but because of what we have to offer as well. We have a home filled with love, a home filled with craziness – it’s a place where they’ll never have to be alone if they don’t want to. We are devoted to giving this child and all of our children every opportunity we can give them to succeed.

 

Once we decided to adopt, we researched all the different options: international, foster care to adopt, adopting infant vs. older child, all of it. We settled on domestic infant adoption through American Adoptions as the best way to complete our family. 

 

Of course, this choice for our family comes with a hefty price tag.

 

We have learned in raising our 3 children that it takes a village. In the mission world, there’s a saying, “there are those who are called to go and others who are called to send.” As we step out to become an adoptive family and wait to bring our sweet baby home, we are reaching out to our family and friends, our community, and other pro-adoption supporters and asking for financial support. 

 

We have been awarded a $6,000 matching grant from Lifesong for Orphans as well, so donating here allows us to reach our matching grant goal!! 

 

We are so humbled and grateful for the consideration of financially assisting us in completing our family. Your donation would be so helpful and mean so much to us! 


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 “Willet 09758”, 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.
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Raised to date by 19 people
 of  $30,000
24 days left

My Story

One thing we have always done and continue to do frequently is dream together. From early on in our dating relationship, we have always dreamed of what we hope for out of the life we have been building. When we were dating, this used to happen often on long road trips, and we still do this in the evenings when the kids are tucked into bed. Over the years, these conversations have changed. From dreaming of our ideal date night, what we thought our lives would look like after Nicole was done with college, when we wanted to get engaged to what our wedding would look like, where we wanted to live and how many kids we wanted to have, how to fix up our home and where we would like to celebrate big anniversaries. It’s fun to look back and reminisce on how we have grown as a couple and how so many of those dreams have come true. 

 

One dream we have had from early on in our dating relationship was growing our family through adoption regardless of our ability to conceive. This is one of our lifelong dreams that we haven’t yet fulfilled. After having three biological children, we feel ready to complete our family through adoption. 

 

We chose adoption not only because we both see the way the love of this child will change our family’s lives and hearts forever, but because of what we have to offer as well. We have a home filled with love, a home filled with craziness – it’s a place where they’ll never have to be alone if they don’t want to. We are devoted to giving this child and all of our children every opportunity we can give them to succeed.

 

Once we decided to adopt, we researched all the different options: international, foster care to adopt, adopting infant vs. older child, all of it. We settled on domestic infant adoption through American Adoptions as the best way to complete our family. 

 

Of course, this choice for our family comes with a hefty price tag.

 

We have learned in raising our 3 children that it takes a village. In the mission world, there’s a saying, “there are those who are called to go and others who are called to send.” As we step out to become an adoptive family and wait to bring our sweet baby home, we are reaching out to our family and friends, our community, and other pro-adoption supporters and asking for financial support. 

 

We have been awarded a $6,000 matching grant from Lifesong for Orphans as well, so donating here allows us to reach our matching grant goal!! 

 

We are so humbled and grateful for the consideration of financially assisting us in completing our family. Your donation would be so helpful and mean so much to us! 


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 “Willet 09758”, 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.
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Comments

$50

Sherry

Sep 20, 2021

“Welcome to the addition to the Willet family!”

$310

Jordan

Sep 19, 2021

“We love you guys so much! We are so excited for the addition to our family. Can’t wait to meet them. ☺️”

$100

Amber

Sep 19, 2021

“Wishing you guys all the best!”

$50

Lisa

Sep 19, 2021

“😀”

$100

Sean

Sep 18, 2021

$200

Christine

Sep 18, 2021

“Congratulations! 🙏🏼”

$250

Hidden

Sep 18, 2021

“You guys are awesome and selfless! Can't wait to meet the next little Willet!”

$50

Trevor and Britt

Sep 17, 2021

“Love you guys!”

$103

Jill

Sep 16, 2021

“So excited for you guys!”

$50

Eleni

Sep 15, 2021

“Praying for you and wishing you all the best! Love, Sam and Eleni”

$400

Hidden

Sep 14, 2021

“Praying for the perfect fit for all ❤️”

$50

Allison

Sep 12, 2021

$3,000

Offline Donation

Sep 7, 2021

$300

Deborah J

Sep 3, 2021

“We are so happy your dream of adoption is coming true. We are praying and know this child will be totally loved..”

$200

Hidden

Sep 1, 2021

$100

Deniz and Joanne

Sep 1, 2021

“This will be one very lucky child, entering into a wonderful family! Wishing you guys the very best!”

$20

Anthony

Aug 31, 2021

$50

Josh and Nicki

Aug 31, 2021

“So excited for you guys in this journey!!!🎉🎉🎉”

$25

Brandy

Aug 31, 2021