For the Love of a Life – We Choose Adoption!

Erika Saladino
Erika Saladino Falls Church, Virginia

 

The miracle of life and the chance to raise an adopted child is so dear to our hearts.  We cannot wait for the honor and blessing of investing our lives into another little child, and John and I are overjoyed to share that we are adopting!

Even before we were married, we had each hoped that adoption would be part of our life journey. We knew we wanted to adopt but just didn’t know the when or how of it.  In our 13-years of marriage, we have been blessed with one child, and we are beyond thankful for the miracle and gift our son Asher is to us!  After a long journey, much waiting, and a deeply challenging pursuit, it seems he will be our only biological child.

 

Now, beyond the tears, our hearts are filled with joyful anticipation as we seek to give a child life and hope for a future that they otherwise would not have.  We believe wholeheartedly in the sanctity of life, and feel called to support this gift by offering our home and lives to a little child in need of a family.

 

As beautiful and good as adoption is, it is expensive ($35,000+) and is an impossible number for us to reach on our own.  We’ve set the funds for $8,500 to assist with our financial shortfall and to help make this adoption possible.  John and I have been blessed by much love and support as we have begun this process and we would love to have you a part of this new journey. 

 

Also, we have graciously been awarded a $4,000 matching grant from The Falls Church Adoption Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans!  Knowing that every donation up to $4,000 will be doubled, is amazingly encouraging as we seek to meet this financial need and pave the way to make this adoption possible.

 

Thank you, and many blessings from our family to yours!


For the Love of a Life, We Choose Adoption!

 

Love,

Erika, John,

and Asher

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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 “Saladino 8420”, 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 35 people
 of  $8,500
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My Story

 

The miracle of life and the chance to raise an adopted child is so dear to our hearts.  We cannot wait for the honor and blessing of investing our lives into another little child, and John and I are overjoyed to share that we are adopting!

Even before we were married, we had each hoped that adoption would be part of our life journey. We knew we wanted to adopt but just didn’t know the when or how of it.  In our 13-years of marriage, we have been blessed with one child, and we are beyond thankful for the miracle and gift our son Asher is to us!  After a long journey, much waiting, and a deeply challenging pursuit, it seems he will be our only biological child.

 

Now, beyond the tears, our hearts are filled with joyful anticipation as we seek to give a child life and hope for a future that they otherwise would not have.  We believe wholeheartedly in the sanctity of life, and feel called to support this gift by offering our home and lives to a little child in need of a family.

 

As beautiful and good as adoption is, it is expensive ($35,000+) and is an impossible number for us to reach on our own.  We’ve set the funds for $8,500 to assist with our financial shortfall and to help make this adoption possible.  John and I have been blessed by much love and support as we have begun this process and we would love to have you a part of this new journey. 

 

Also, we have graciously been awarded a $4,000 matching grant from The Falls Church Adoption Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans!  Knowing that every donation up to $4,000 will be doubled, is amazingly encouraging as we seek to meet this financial need and pave the way to make this adoption possible.

 

Thank you, and many blessings from our family to yours!


For the Love of a Life, We Choose Adoption!

 

Love,

Erika, John,

and Asher

_____________________________________________________________________

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 “Saladino 8420”, 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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Saladino update!

December 22, 2019

Friends and Family,

We hope this update finds you well.  We also hope that Advent has been a season of preparation for the wonderful blessings of Christmas!

We are happy to report that December has been a big month for our adoption process.  Manymajor steps (e.g., homevists, paperwork) have finally been accepted and processed.  This means that, as we look forward to 2020, things may very well become a reality next year.

On the financial end of things, we have just $2,730 left to raise!  We’re begining to make the larger payments this month, so it’s a great time to make first or second time contributions!  We are truly grateful for your support.  We would not be able to do this without you.

Happy Christmas!  We wish you a deeply enriching season of contemplation and celebration!

Grace and Peace,

Erika & John

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$140

Melissa

Mar 23, 2020

$200

Jon

Jan 21, 2020

$500

Hidden

Dec 28, 2019

$1,000

Zachary

Dec 27, 2019

“Love it! Bless you guys!”

$50

Erin

Dec 23, 2019

“Praying for you!!! So excited for your family! XO”

$50

Barbara

Dec 23, 2019

“Did not know of this journey. Can now pray for your second babe to become yours in 2020. What a fortunate child s(he) will be!”

$350

Tad

Dec 22, 2019

“Congratulations you guys!”

$240

Daniel

Dec 12, 2019

$100

Matt

Nov 30, 2019

“Bless you both!”

$100

Hidden

Nov 1, 2019

“May God bless you and your growing family abundantly!”

$50

Kim

Oct 31, 2019

“All best wishes! Fond memories always, from the tomato witch from the West, haha xx”

$200

Tim and Karen

Oct 30, 2019

“We are excited for you guys and pray God's blessing and provision for your adoption!”

$100

Jess

Oct 30, 2019

$50

Family

Oct 29, 2019

$25

Emily

Oct 29, 2019

$50

Elaine

Oct 29, 2019

“Can’t wait for your love and family to grow!! Xoxo”

$50

Hidden

Oct 28, 2019

$300

Maria

Oct 28, 2019

“Can’t wait for you to see your prayers come to fruition!”

$420

Al and Lana

Oct 28, 2019

“Love y’all!”

$500

Hidden

Oct 27, 2019

“Choosing life!”

$100

Rachel and Jedd

Oct 24, 2019

$100

Melissa

Oct 22, 2019

“Very excited to be a part of your journey!”

$100

Nicole

Oct 22, 2019

“God bless you!”

$50

Laurie

Oct 21, 2019

“Thank you Lord for this family and the child who will find a family thanks to them.”

$10

Hidden

Oct 21, 2019

“I was Asher's Blast leader this summer. He is such a precious child and you are a beautiful family.”

$100

Daniel

Oct 18, 2019

$200

Kristina

Oct 17, 2019

$50

Hidden

Oct 10, 2019

$200

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Oct 6, 2019

$20

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Oct 3, 2019

$100

Offline Donation

Oct 2, 2019

$55

Dan

Oct 1, 2019

$350

Dan

Sep 20, 2019

“Quite gladly giving you some help”

$50

John and Hilary

Sep 18, 2019

“We are so excited for your family! Lots of love and prayers! xoxo”

$1,600

Hidden

Sep 16, 2019