Hello! Thank you for your care for us and our adoption journey. We are excited to share with you where God is leading our family.
Early in our marriage we talked about the beauty of adoption and the glorious way it illustrates God’s adoption of his children into his family. Some of you know that we struggled with infertility for almost five years before the Lord blessed us with sweet James. During that season, we often considered whether adoption might be God’s plan for our family.
In 2018 we decided that we would try one last fertility treatment and begin the adoption process. We met with an adoption agency, felt the Lord drawing our hearts toward domestic adoption, and were planning to complete our adoption application when Tyler asked, “Shouldn’t we wait to see if we’re pregnant?” And one week later, we found out we were pregnant with James! God’s timing amazes us.
But we know that our family is not complete. As James approached his first birthday and we discussed how we might grow our family, we prayed for God’s clear guidance on whether to continue with fertility treatments or pursue adoption. As we prayed, we both became excited about growing our family through adoption, and we reached out to Nightlight Christian Adoptions to learn which program might be best for our family.
When we first heard about Nightlight’s Snowflakes Frozen Embryo adoption program, it initially seemed a bit sci-fi and we weren’t sure it was for us. But as we learned more, it became clear to us that the Lord was calling us to adopt these tiny babies! We are excited to provide our six adopted embryos with a chance to be born.
Our embryo adoption will cost $20,000-$30,000, which includes agency fees, home study fees, and medical procedures to implant our embryo babies (frozen embryo transfers). We are blessed to have received a $5,000 matching grant through the adoption fund at Saint Andrew’s Chapel.
We are grateful for all of your love, prayers, and support during this exciting and wild journey! Please pray with us for the health and safety of our embryo babies, and for wisdom and patience as we wait to see what the Lord has in store for our family.
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 “Kenney 09715”, 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.
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