We are excited to share with you that we are in the process of growing our family again through the precious gift of adoption! We have joyfully stepped out in faith and obedience to adopt a domestic newborn from the USA. After facing the heartache of five miscarriages, we are confident that God placed the precious gift of adoption in our hearts. We cannot wait to become adoptive parents again and Isabella cannot wait to become a big sister!
In the fall of 2016, we took a leap of faith as Luke accepted a position at Brescia University as the Head Cross Country and Track Coach. After a lot of prayer and seeking out Godly wisdom, we felt God calling him to his ultimate passion that he earned his degree in. However, we did encounter setbacks in our adoption process by moving to Kentucky, a reduction pay, putting our adoption of hold with our agency, and beginning a second adoption home study due to moving from Indiana. We are now currently in need of funding the rest of our adoption costs.
We are excited to share that we officially got matched with a very sweet birthmother late October and found out her precious baby will be due in March 2018!
Lifesong for Orphans in partnership with Pleasant Valley Community Church, our home church, believes God has called us to adoption and has graciously committed to an Adoption Matching grant of $9,000 to help bring our baby home! We truly praise God for this and cannot wait to see how the Lord works mightily through others gracious hearts. Any donations that are received are automatically doubled to our account and are tax-deductible! The total cost of our adoption will cost between $25,000-35,000 and any help is greatly appreciated.
We kindly and humbly ask if you would be willing to consider coming alongside us in welcoming our baby into our family?
We covet your prayers and would truly appreciate you praying for our sweet birthmother that God will give her peace, strength, comfort, love, and guidance as she pursues an adoption plan. God will help her to make wise and healthy decisions for herself and the baby. We would also appreciate your prayers that God will be glorified through our adoption journey. We will continue to keep our minds and hearts on the hope we have in Jesus and not our circumstances as we trust in God’s sovereign plan for our family.
We are truly humbled and thankful for you in considering our present need. We cannot wait to build lifetime memories with our baby and share our love for Jesus, family traditions, family vacations, and our large, loving extended family! Thank you for taking the time to learn about our family, we truly appreciate it! God’s richest blessings to you!
For the glory of Jesus,
Luke, Christy, and Isabella
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 “Stoffel 7118”, 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.