We are so excited to announce that we are ADOPTING!
You may already know that we have struggled with infertility and during these last 5 years we have experienced much joy, but also experienced loss and grief. As we were about to start fertility treatments, we felt God re-directing our paths and felt strongly led stop treatments for this time, and to pursue adoption right now! Although there is a lot of fear in uncertainty, we are ready to embrace the unknown and go in the direction where we clearly see God calling us. We love how adoption is a picture of the gospel, and, through it, we are hopeful to see our family grow.
As you may know adoption can be very expensive. We are pursuing domestic infant adoption and in our case we are expecting to see costs around 40,000 not including our home study or consulting fees. Some of these expenses include agency and lawyer fees, travel expenses, medical care and counseling for expectant mother, and much more. If you are interested in partnering with us by giving financially we would be deeply grateful! If you would like to simply follow along with our adoption journey, offering supportive prayers and encouragement that means just as much to us.
Update: We recently got matched with an expectant mother and baby boy due early December in Florida! We also are so grateful to have received a $3500 matching grant from Elmbrook Church Adoption Fund, adminstered by Lifesong for Orphans! That means if we raise $3500 we will be able to put $7000 towards our adoption expenses. Our goal date is December 3rd, but funds will be accepted until our adoption is complete and we are all home together.
If you would like to give financially, you may donate online or by check.
Donor checks should be payable to ” Lifesong for Orphans,” and MUST include family # 8616 and family last name( Stangl) on the memo line of the check. Please mail to: PO Box 40, Gridley, IL 61744.
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 “Stangl 08616”, 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.