Love Grows More Love- Our Adoption Story

Emily Landis
Emily Landis Lititz, Pennsylvania

We have the privilege of opening our home to another little one, Lord willing, in early January. We have been gifted a $3,000 matching grant from Team127 Adoption Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans! That means every dollar up to $3,000 will be matched! Praise God!

Please read our family story below and consider partnering with us.

In July 2018 we welcomed Amaya Grace into our family via adoption. We were able to be at the hospital and form an open relationship with her birth mother. Miles Isaac (Amaya’s biological brother) joined our family in May 2019 after being born at just 28 weeks.

Amaya and Miles’ birth mother is expecting again and has asked us if we would be willing to add her little boy to our family. She’s due in early February but because of her history of preterm deliveries she will hopefully be a scheduled C-section around 36 weeks (early January).

The adoption of this little boy will make 3 adoptions for our family in 3 years! Although we are very blessed to have the opportunity to keep siblings together, with that comes the need for financial support.

Please join us as we pray for these things specifically:

-Comfort and strength for Birth Mom as she processes through another adoption and what that looks like for her family.

-Health for her and baby boy. May they both make it to the 36 week mark, avoid complications and stay out of the NICU.

-Wisdom for us as we begin paperwork and fundraising efforts. (We are looking to raise about $35,000 total to cover the adoption fees, birth mother expenses, travel, and adoption finalization.)

-Wisdom as we interact with Birth Mom and others associated with the process, that we may be an example of Christ.

-Strength for us as we prepare to add another baby into our family and all the transitions that that will entail.

 

You can read more details about how God’s hand has been evident in our family’s story on our blog:

https://lovegrowsmorelove.wordpress.com/2020/10/28/trust/?fbclid=IwAR10sndRq3Gl0TnUhZDlD7BTqGRbx6Il5d3E0U80WWvEfTm_mqnF6S6V3m8


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 “Landis 09385”, 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.
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Raised to date by 25 people
 of  $20,000
15 days left

My Story

We have the privilege of opening our home to another little one, Lord willing, in early January. We have been gifted a $3,000 matching grant from Team127 Adoption Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans! That means every dollar up to $3,000 will be matched! Praise God!

Please read our family story below and consider partnering with us.

In July 2018 we welcomed Amaya Grace into our family via adoption. We were able to be at the hospital and form an open relationship with her birth mother. Miles Isaac (Amaya’s biological brother) joined our family in May 2019 after being born at just 28 weeks.

Amaya and Miles’ birth mother is expecting again and has asked us if we would be willing to add her little boy to our family. She’s due in early February but because of her history of preterm deliveries she will hopefully be a scheduled C-section around 36 weeks (early January).

The adoption of this little boy will make 3 adoptions for our family in 3 years! Although we are very blessed to have the opportunity to keep siblings together, with that comes the need for financial support.

Please join us as we pray for these things specifically:

-Comfort and strength for Birth Mom as she processes through another adoption and what that looks like for her family.

-Health for her and baby boy. May they both make it to the 36 week mark, avoid complications and stay out of the NICU.

-Wisdom for us as we begin paperwork and fundraising efforts. (We are looking to raise about $35,000 total to cover the adoption fees, birth mother expenses, travel, and adoption finalization.)

-Wisdom as we interact with Birth Mom and others associated with the process, that we may be an example of Christ.

-Strength for us as we prepare to add another baby into our family and all the transitions that that will entail.

 

You can read more details about how God’s hand has been evident in our family’s story on our blog:

https://lovegrowsmorelove.wordpress.com/2020/10/28/trust/?fbclid=IwAR10sndRq3Gl0TnUhZDlD7BTqGRbx6Il5d3E0U80WWvEfTm_mqnF6S6V3m8


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 “Landis 09385”, 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.
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$5,250

Offline Donation

Jan 4, 2021

$250

Beth and Don

Jan 3, 2021

“Our best goes to you both your next adoption. May you be blessed with a healthy baby and may you find support from those who surround you. Much love and prayers, Beth and Don”

$500

David

Jan 2, 2021

“Love you guys. Many blessings in the New Year!”

$75

Joanna

Jan 1, 2021

$250

Elisabeth

Dec 30, 2020

“Praying for this beautiful, growing family!”

$1,000

Offline Donation

Dec 29, 2020

$750

Aaron

Dec 27, 2020

“We're praying for you guys!”

$1,000

Offline Donation

Dec 27, 2020

$250

Justine

Dec 26, 2020

“Praying for you guys!”

$450

Offline Donation

Dec 26, 2020

$200

Ali

Dec 24, 2020

“Praying for you all!”

$900

Hidden

Dec 23, 2020

$100

Phil and Steph

Dec 22, 2020

$1,000

Offline Donation

Dec 22, 2020

$200

Hidden

Dec 19, 2020

$300

Offline Donation

Dec 17, 2020

$3,000

Offline Donation

Dec 16, 2020

$2,000

Offline Donation

Dec 16, 2020

$200

Tam

Dec 15, 2020

“Praying for you all as the day gets closer to bring your baby home ❤️❤️❤️”

$200

Hidden

Dec 15, 2020

“We are John and Meghan Wardlaw's parents. Thank you for the opportunity to share in this journey. We love adoption (and Lifesong). Adoption has transformed our family and one of the best human examples of God's love for us. Thank you for saying "yes" to these beautiful lives that will be transformed for the Kingdom! Sharon and Mark Wardlaw”

$1,000

Offline Donation

Dec 14, 2020

$1,000

Offline Donation

Dec 14, 2020

$200

Denise

Dec 10, 2020

$1,000

Hidden

Dec 10, 2020

$75

Meg

Dec 8, 2020

“Praying for y’all. Always encouraged by your willingness to dig in where God calls you.”