The three of us, Eric, Sage, and Jasper, currently make up the Foss family, and how excited we are to add another little boy to our home. We know there is a little boy that God has ordained for us to bring into our home.
Psalm 68:6 says, “God places the lonely in families.” I (Sage) have thought of this scripture for many years, and knew that there was a call in my life to bring orphans into my home. My childhood was spent growing up overseas as a missionary kid. I was around lots of families who had adopted children from around the world. While I played with my dolls, I dreamed that I would have a family of multicultural children, revealing the beauty of the family of God (“every nation…before the throne of God,” Revelation 7:9-17). I always used to say that I would never have my own biological children, because there are too many children in the world without parents, needing me to bring them into my home. I’ve known that adoption was something God had for my life – from all the unique experiences that living overseas gave me, and seeing brokenness firsthand in third world countries. When I was nine, I volunteered for a week at an orphanage in Peru. Surrounded by shanty home villages, I cuddled babies, swept floors, cooked for the children, and hoped each of them would have a family of their own one day. When I was thirteen, I visited a day school for orphans in India. Traveling through one of the most poverty stricken cities in the world, I taught English, served a meal to malnourished children, and hoped that one day these children would have opportunities to become anything they wanted to be in life. When I was sixteen, I began spending weekly time at an orphanage in Thailand. My mom and I prepared English lessons, crafts, and songs to share with the children that overcrowded the few government homes for orphans in the city. Every week I desired that I may have the chance to bring one of the children home with me, to give her the love and attention she deserved.
When the two of us decided to get married in 2016, we talked about what it might look like to grow our family. We prayed the Lord would bless us with many children. We talked about how we hoped that we would adopt one day; it was BOTH a desire of OURS. Soon after getting married we surprisingly found out that we were expecting. In 2017, Jasper came into our lives. Since then, we prayed that God would give us more children. After finding out that Sage had a condition that gives her only a 4% chance of ever conceiving, we knew that might mean that we may never have any more biological children. We were heartbroken, but knew that God’s plans are perfect and this seemed to be the time that God was opening the door for us to adopt and bring in children from afar to be our own. As we have proceeded with this process, we soon realized, adoption was not second choice for us, as Sage has not moved forward with any fertility treatment. The love that God has so graciously shown us, by adopting us into His family, we want to be able to extend that to children who need an earthly family. We have a heart for the nations, and are so thankful for the Lord allowing us to love the nations in our home by international adoption at this very moment and time in ours lives. Our sweet baby out there somewhere right now. And we pray every day that he feels the love that we have for him, even though we don’t know his name or face. He is truly loved and treasured.
We will be working with Lifeline Children’s Services and will hopefully be bringing home a little boy within the next two years from India. We are going to use this blog, facebook, and Instagram as a way to keep people in the know on our process, but also give you opportunities to give financially. You as a financial donor and prayer warrior play such an important role in this journey for us. For years to come will will share with our children stories of how the Lord provided every thing we needed in this season to prepare us for this little to join our family! Please help us bring our baby home!
We are so thankful to Lifesong for Orphans and We Care for Orphans for gifting our adoption fund with a matching grant! Giving through this page, we will receive up to $4000 in matching gifts. What a huge blessing from the Lord.
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 “Foss 08793”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, Gridley, IL 61744.
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