The Lasley Family Adoption

Chris Lasley
Chris Lasley Taylorsville, Kentucky

For years Gladys and I talked about adoption and our desire to love a child that might otherwise never know love. We have 4 homegrown boys, yet our family has felt incomplete for a while.  Our children have been longing for us to adopt a baby girl, a little girl that will bring beauty and laughter into this house full of boys. We feel honored to love and be mom & dad to whichever child we are chosen to be parents for! Also, we have many friends that have adopted a child internationally and domestically both from foster care and infant adoption. They certainly played a role in our lives as well through the years as we watched them grow their families.

In 2010 our family lost a child unexpectedly and so we felt like foster to adopt was very uncertain and risky for our family and not a good option for us because we did not want to risk losing someone again… We took time to learn more about domestic infant adoption and felt lead to pursue this option in June 2017. We spent many months fundraising to be able to work with Faithful Adoption Consultants and do our home study. We paid $5,500 to those two services in May 2018 (Consultant Agency) and February 2019 (Home Study)! All with money we worked to fundraise in that first year of our process… Our consultant agency started presenting us to moms in May 2019.  We have continued to fundraise since May 2019 consistently as the cost can be around $40,000.00-$45,000.00. We are adopting through agencies that takes moms in pregnancy crises that are just not in a place where they can handle raising a child (but have chosen to give their baby life and a loving home) and they match them with families like ours.

The cost for such an endeavor is overwhelming. With legal fees, medical care, agency fees, etc. the costs skyrocket. But that does not take away from the fact that a little girl might not ever know the love of a family or even worse be raised in an environment that will just perpetuate bad cycles. We cannot do this alone. It truly takes a village to care for orphans and we are asking you to partner with us and help us raise the funds we need to make this happen. Through a generous matching grant with Orphan Care Alliance they have offered a $4,000.00 matching grant. That means for every dollar we raise up to $4,000.00 we will get a dollar for dollar match. So whatever you can donate will double. That is an incredible gift and we hope you can partner with us and Orphan Care Alliance to help us raise a total of $8,000.00. This fundraiser will last until November 30th 2019. If you desire to partner with us we will be forever grateful.

Checks should be payable to “Lifesong for Orphans.” In the memo, note Lasley name and family account number 8416 to assure it goes to the correct 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.

 To pay online, click the DONATE button on this page.  NOTE: Your donation is processed by STRIPE with a 2.2% + $.30 (3.5% for AMEX) per transaction fee. 100% of the donation received by Lifesong will go directly to your account.


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 “Lasley 08416”, 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 42 people
 of  $20,000
Campaign Ended

My Story

For years Gladys and I talked about adoption and our desire to love a child that might otherwise never know love. We have 4 homegrown boys, yet our family has felt incomplete for a while.  Our children have been longing for us to adopt a baby girl, a little girl that will bring beauty and laughter into this house full of boys. We feel honored to love and be mom & dad to whichever child we are chosen to be parents for! Also, we have many friends that have adopted a child internationally and domestically both from foster care and infant adoption. They certainly played a role in our lives as well through the years as we watched them grow their families.

In 2010 our family lost a child unexpectedly and so we felt like foster to adopt was very uncertain and risky for our family and not a good option for us because we did not want to risk losing someone again… We took time to learn more about domestic infant adoption and felt lead to pursue this option in June 2017. We spent many months fundraising to be able to work with Faithful Adoption Consultants and do our home study. We paid $5,500 to those two services in May 2018 (Consultant Agency) and February 2019 (Home Study)! All with money we worked to fundraise in that first year of our process… Our consultant agency started presenting us to moms in May 2019.  We have continued to fundraise since May 2019 consistently as the cost can be around $40,000.00-$45,000.00. We are adopting through agencies that takes moms in pregnancy crises that are just not in a place where they can handle raising a child (but have chosen to give their baby life and a loving home) and they match them with families like ours.

The cost for such an endeavor is overwhelming. With legal fees, medical care, agency fees, etc. the costs skyrocket. But that does not take away from the fact that a little girl might not ever know the love of a family or even worse be raised in an environment that will just perpetuate bad cycles. We cannot do this alone. It truly takes a village to care for orphans and we are asking you to partner with us and help us raise the funds we need to make this happen. Through a generous matching grant with Orphan Care Alliance they have offered a $4,000.00 matching grant. That means for every dollar we raise up to $4,000.00 we will get a dollar for dollar match. So whatever you can donate will double. That is an incredible gift and we hope you can partner with us and Orphan Care Alliance to help us raise a total of $8,000.00. This fundraiser will last until November 30th 2019. If you desire to partner with us we will be forever grateful.

Checks should be payable to “Lifesong for Orphans.” In the memo, note Lasley name and family account number 8416 to assure it goes to the correct 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.

 To pay online, click the DONATE button on this page.  NOTE: Your donation is processed by STRIPE with a 2.2% + $.30 (3.5% for AMEX) per transaction fee. 100% of the donation received by Lifesong will go directly to your account.


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 “Lasley 08416”, 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 Have Been Matched!!!

January 14, 2020

This is what we have been praying for and God delivered it! Our lives just changed in the last 72 hours and there are so many things that are happening so quickly! So many things to be worked out and arranged! We are so overwhelmed with gratitude, feeling so humbled, overjoyed in this process! We appreciate all the prayers you can spare as we move forward in the weeks to come! There is so much to do. We are trusting that God will continue to move through all the details and everything will fall into place! This process takes a village of people actively participating in so many ways! Thank you to all of you who lifted us up through many prayers! We also thank all of you who have given to support us too! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! 

Here are some immediate prayer needs:
-please pray for the birth mother and all her needs, she is a special mom and we already love her so much.
-all the documentation to go smoothly
-for our home as we prepare her room (it really needs work!)
-financial needs to be met

We also ask that you share our link with as many people as you can, we are in the home strecth now, we are pushing over the last hill and we need all the financial help and prayer support we can get. If the Lord leads you to give any financial amount you can do so right here. This account will be used to pay expenses. Your gift over $50 is tax deductible. Read the main page for more info on how this site works. Thank you all so much!

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$100

Tiffany

Feb 17, 2020

“We are praying for your family on your journey to meet your precious daughter.”

$164

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Feb 15, 2020

$31

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Feb 13, 2020

$3,000

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Jan 27, 2020

$300

Stephanie

Jan 16, 2020

“God bless!”

$100

Stephanie

Jan 14, 2020

“Love you, friend. My heart is full hearing this news for your family. Sending love and light and prayers your way! 💗”

$20

Lisa

Jan 14, 2020

“Congratulations and thank you for helping to give this baby a chance at a happy successful life.”

$100

Genevieve

Jan 14, 2020

“Can’t wait to meet your sweet baby girl!! Congratulations!”

$50

Gina

Jan 14, 2020

“So very happy for you and your new addition. Praise be to God!”

$100

Lisa

Jan 14, 2020

“God bless your family. We will be praying for all to work out beautifully. Enjoy that little girl!”

$50

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Jan 14, 2020

“Congratulations guys! you are in our thoughts and prayers! So excited and can't wait to see her sweet face ❤️”

$40

Andrea

Jan 14, 2020

“May God bless you and your family on this journey.”

$50

Ann

Jan 14, 2020

“Praying for you and your family”

$200

Carrie

Jan 14, 2020

“So excited for your family! I can’t wait to see her in your arms finally!”

$50

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Jan 14, 2020

“May the Lord bless and prosper you all and your new little girl!”

$100

Hidden

Jan 14, 2020

“May the Lord bless your family abundantly with your new baby girl! I know this little girl will also be blessed abundantly to be raised in such a wonderful Christian family with awesome parents and four big brothers to watch over her! What a gift of Love you are giving to this child and a gift of Comfort to the mother who had to give her up. May the Lord richly bless you for these very special gifts of Love and Comfort!”

$32

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Dec 19, 2019

$1,000

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Dec 3, 2019

$215

Daniyela

Nov 30, 2019

“Thank you for the privilege to partner with you to help bring your little girl home.”

$100

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Nov 22, 2019

$222

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Nov 22, 2019

$50

Valeska

Nov 18, 2019

“Praying that you all will get the amount you need. Love you guys!!”

$50

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Nov 14, 2019

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Oct 17, 2019

$4,000

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Oct 17, 2019

$11

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Oct 10, 2019

$20

Michael

Oct 6, 2019

$50

Ann

Oct 4, 2019

$500

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Oct 4, 2019

$25

Stephanie

Sep 30, 2019

“God provides! Praying for you all!”

$35

Kristina

Sep 30, 2019

“Praying for this to be a big blessing with all your friends chipping in.”

$20

Cindy

Sep 30, 2019

$20

Angela

Sep 30, 2019

“Happy Birthday 🎉 Praying you reach your goal 🙏🏻❤️”

$30

Melissa

Sep 30, 2019

$500

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Sep 30, 2019

$213

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Sep 19, 2019

$50

Rachel

Aug 8, 2019

“Praying for the perfect baby girl to complete your family!”

$250

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Aug 5, 2019

$15

Courtney

Aug 4, 2019

$40

Kristina

Aug 2, 2019

“Praying you all get to your goal!”

$10

Cindy

Jul 31, 2019

$2,000

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Jul 11, 2019