J. is a young girl I (Elena) met in West Africa back in 2009. She had been abandoned at a nearby orphanage by her grandparents, and throughout my five years spent in her country, I grew very close to J. Even after I left and returned stateside, after Kyle and I got married and had a child of our own, I’d speak of her often.
It has recently come to our attention that J. was taken to an eye clinic for vision loss, but the doctors there, with the limited resources they have, are unable to give a clear diagnosis. The first diagnosis they gave was a tumor. Weeks later, they also gave a possible diagnosis of a mature congenital cataract. Because her country does not have a pediatric ophthalmologist or oncologist, neither of those conditions are treatable there. After much thought and prayer, we have decided to pursue adoption for J.
By donating, you are helping us give her a new beginning, and a chance at health, healing, and long life. You are helping us to give her a family, a home, and access to opportunities she would not have otherwise. The fact of the matter is: hope for J. means giving her a forever-family, where she will get properly diagnosed, treated as soon as possible, and have access to the life-long follow-up care she will need. Our hearts long to bring J. home, to have her as ours. It is often said that to bring up a child in this world, it takes a village. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for becoming a part of ours!
There are several options available for you to give financially.
You may make a tax-deductible gift through Lifesong.
1)You can make a tax-deductible donation right here, by clicking the red “DONATE NOW” button above.
2) You may give by personal check. Please make checks payable to Lifesong for Orphans In the memo please write: 7718 Delhagen. Mail checks to Lifesong for Orphans PO Box 40, Gridley, IL 61744
3) You can also purchase coffee or other merchandise through Gobena, which gives us 50% of each product sold! http://my.gobena.org/stories/delhagen-adoption-fundraiser/
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 “Delhagen 7718”, 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.