LANCE, JULIA AND ZARA ARE ADOPTING

Julia Black
Julia Black Louisville,, Kentucky

We are so excited to be growing our family through adoption again!  Our beautiful daughter, Zara, joined our family in 2013 when we adopted her from Uganda.  She has been such a gift and joy to our lives and she is thrilled to be getting a baby brother or sister!  We have been deeply encouraged by the support of friends and family as we begin this process.

We completed our home study in April and are working with an agency in Phoenix, AZ for placement.  We are currently waiting to be matched with a beautiful and brave birth mom. Our daughter Zara asks daily when “her baby” is coming home:)  But in order to make this happen, we desperately need your help!  Our domestic adoption will cost somewhere in the ballpark of $40k-$45k, with two large sums of cash being due when:

1) we are matched with a birth mom

2) when we fly home with our sweet baby

We are so grateful to have already raised over $15k from our family and friends (AMAZING)!  We have just received wonderful news that we have been awarded a $3000 matching grant from Orphan Care Alliance Adoption Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans.  This means that the first $3,000 donated through this account towards our adoption (#08418) will be doubled!  And Lifesong for Orphans is a 501(c)3, making your donation tax deductible!

Regardless if you can contribute financially, please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers. We are incredibly excited, but this can also be a overwhelming roller coaster of a process. Please pray for our hearts as we navigate this process and also for our birth mom as she bravely begins this journey as well.


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 “Black 08418”, 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 8 people
 of  $40,000
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My Story

We are so excited to be growing our family through adoption again!  Our beautiful daughter, Zara, joined our family in 2013 when we adopted her from Uganda.  She has been such a gift and joy to our lives and she is thrilled to be getting a baby brother or sister!  We have been deeply encouraged by the support of friends and family as we begin this process.

We completed our home study in April and are working with an agency in Phoenix, AZ for placement.  We are currently waiting to be matched with a beautiful and brave birth mom. Our daughter Zara asks daily when “her baby” is coming home:)  But in order to make this happen, we desperately need your help!  Our domestic adoption will cost somewhere in the ballpark of $40k-$45k, with two large sums of cash being due when:

1) we are matched with a birth mom

2) when we fly home with our sweet baby

We are so grateful to have already raised over $15k from our family and friends (AMAZING)!  We have just received wonderful news that we have been awarded a $3000 matching grant from Orphan Care Alliance Adoption Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans.  This means that the first $3,000 donated through this account towards our adoption (#08418) will be doubled!  And Lifesong for Orphans is a 501(c)3, making your donation tax deductible!

Regardless if you can contribute financially, please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers. We are incredibly excited, but this can also be a overwhelming roller coaster of a process. Please pray for our hearts as we navigate this process and also for our birth mom as she bravely begins this journey as well.


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 “Black 08418”, 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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WE’VE BEEN MATCHED!

July 10, 2019

We received some very exciting news last night!!! We have been matched with a birth mom in Phoenix, AZ that is due the day before Thanksgiving! We are still pinching ourselves!! #sweetzaragirl is PUMPED and Lance and I are over the moon.  More details soon! ❤️🌵

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Comments

$300

Jenny

Aug 16, 2019

“Sending Love!!!”

$1,000

Hidden

Aug 11, 2019

“Can’t wait to meet sweet baby 💙💕”

$300

alice

Jul 27, 2019

“best wishes!”

$50

Hidden

Jul 16, 2019

“We send all our love and best wishes to you both, big sister Zara, birth mom, and baby. - Erin & Drew”

$100

Hidden

Jul 14, 2019

“Congrats! Praying for you all. So exciting.”

$50

Andrea

Jul 8, 2019

“So excited to be even a small part in bringing home Baby Black #2!”

$25

Scott

Jul 8, 2019

“Might as well take advantage of the matching!! Take care.”

$20

Katie

Jul 8, 2019

“Coach Black remains my favorite teacher to this day. Rooting for you guys!”