The Lewis Family Hungary Adoption

Lisa Lewis
Lisa Lewis Stafford, Virginia

      When we first got married in 2013 we thought of adoption as something we were open to, but not actively pursuing. In particular, God had softened Trey’s heart towards orphans after a summer he spent in Thailand. It was in Thailand that he was able to briefly visit and serve in an orphanage. This experience left a lasting impression on his life.

      Fast forward to 2023 and we have three beautiful, biological children that the Lord has graciously given to us. After our third child was born in 2021, we had a feeling we may not be done adding to our family.  This led us to revisit the idea of adoption. However, adoption always felt like one of those things in life “that would be really great one day.” The Lord had not yet stirred our hearts to actively pursue it.

We moved to Virginia in 2021 and joined a church that has a huge heart for orphan care ministry. We have seen first hand how much God loves the fatherless and desires to bring them into loving homes. He has perfectly orchestrated each child’s story. Adoption comes with great loss and brokenness, but more importantly it also comes with hope and a picture of God’s redemptive plan and love for us. We have been surrounded by families who have answered God’s call to care for the orphan and it has been such an encouragement to witness and be a part of. God began to use those around us to open our hearts and hands to what he may have for us with adoption.

Over the past year the Holy Spirit began to stir up in us this constant feeling of “We want to do whatever God wants. Our hands are open Lord.”  It felt as if He was trying to get our attention and to be ready to answer His call. Through many different moments and different ways, God has made it abundantly clear that He is calling us to adopt internationally and the time to do it is now.

So, we are adopting from Hungary! His plan for this child is unfolding and we are so excited and extremely grateful. We absolutely cannot wait to meet our fourth child and to bring him or her home (We have not been matched yet with a specific child)! International adoptions are accompanied by large fees. Our adoption will total approximately $45,000. We have been beyond blessed by a church willing to help fund us and we have been blessed with matching grants from Lifesong for Orphans $4,000 and one from the Murray Family Fund for $5,000! That means every dollar raised will be matched up to those amounts! We are asking our community of family and friends to come alongside us on this journey and support us, financially if you feel led, and prayerfully! We cannot thank you all enough for the outpouring of support and prayers we have already received.  For His glory alone!

Trey & Lisa Lewis


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 “Lewis 10723”, 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.
  • *3.5% fee for donations given with an American Express card
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Raised to date by 30 people
 of  $45,000
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My Story

      When we first got married in 2013 we thought of adoption as something we were open to, but not actively pursuing. In particular, God had softened Trey’s heart towards orphans after a summer he spent in Thailand. It was in Thailand that he was able to briefly visit and serve in an orphanage. This experience left a lasting impression on his life.

      Fast forward to 2023 and we have three beautiful, biological children that the Lord has graciously given to us. After our third child was born in 2021, we had a feeling we may not be done adding to our family.  This led us to revisit the idea of adoption. However, adoption always felt like one of those things in life “that would be really great one day.” The Lord had not yet stirred our hearts to actively pursue it.

We moved to Virginia in 2021 and joined a church that has a huge heart for orphan care ministry. We have seen first hand how much God loves the fatherless and desires to bring them into loving homes. He has perfectly orchestrated each child’s story. Adoption comes with great loss and brokenness, but more importantly it also comes with hope and a picture of God’s redemptive plan and love for us. We have been surrounded by families who have answered God’s call to care for the orphan and it has been such an encouragement to witness and be a part of. God began to use those around us to open our hearts and hands to what he may have for us with adoption.

Over the past year the Holy Spirit began to stir up in us this constant feeling of “We want to do whatever God wants. Our hands are open Lord.”  It felt as if He was trying to get our attention and to be ready to answer His call. Through many different moments and different ways, God has made it abundantly clear that He is calling us to adopt internationally and the time to do it is now.

So, we are adopting from Hungary! His plan for this child is unfolding and we are so excited and extremely grateful. We absolutely cannot wait to meet our fourth child and to bring him or her home (We have not been matched yet with a specific child)! International adoptions are accompanied by large fees. Our adoption will total approximately $45,000. We have been beyond blessed by a church willing to help fund us and we have been blessed with matching grants from Lifesong for Orphans $4,000 and one from the Murray Family Fund for $5,000! That means every dollar raised will be matched up to those amounts! We are asking our community of family and friends to come alongside us on this journey and support us, financially if you feel led, and prayerfully! We cannot thank you all enough for the outpouring of support and prayers we have already received.  For His glory alone!

Trey & Lisa Lewis


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 “Lewis 10723”, 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.
  • *3.5% fee for donations given with an American Express card
Read more

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$3,900

Aaron

Jan 18, 2024

“This donation is made on behalf of Redeemer City Church in Lafayette, LA. We love y'all!”

$4,709

Offline Donation

Dec 29, 2023

$475

Jacquelyn

Dec 27, 2023

“Adoption”

$500

Meghan

Nov 28, 2023

$10

Hidden

Nov 26, 2023

$25

Hidden

Nov 25, 2023

$200

Hidden

Nov 23, 2023

“We love y’all and are praying for you and this future kiddo!!”

$120

Molly

Nov 23, 2023

“HappyTurkey Trot!”

$200

Jason

Nov 23, 2023

“Love and miss you guys!!!”

$500

Steele Family

Nov 23, 2023

“Turkey trot to adopt. Love you guys!”

$100

Speer

Nov 23, 2023

“LOVE YOU”

$100

Jacquelyn

Nov 23, 2023

“Turkey trot to adopt!”

$200

Jared

Nov 23, 2023

$250

Ross and Angel

Nov 23, 2023

“Turkey Trot! Wish we could run with you all! We don’t run. Wish we could walk it!”

$100

Offline Donation

Nov 23, 2023

$250

Offline Donation

Nov 23, 2023

$150

Offline Donation

Nov 23, 2023

$100

Hidden

Nov 22, 2023

“Turkey Trot!”

$205

Page

Nov 16, 2023

“Turkey Trot to Adopt!”

$1,000

ben

Nov 4, 2023

“Love you guys!!!”

$4,000

Offline Donation

Nov 2, 2023

$700

Jacquelyn

Oct 29, 2023

$500

David and Heather

Oct 25, 2023

$1,000

Hidden

Oct 24, 2023

“Love you all and so excited for what the Lord has for your family.”

$1,242

Offline Donation

Oct 23, 2023

$250

Offline Donation

Oct 18, 2023

$230

Hidden

Oct 12, 2023

$100

Crystal

Oct 11, 2023

$100

Clint

Oct 10, 2023

$850

Hidden

Oct 10, 2023

“Lewis family for the win!”