Lovejoy’s India Adoption

Alicia Lovejoy
Alicia Lovejoy Bend, Oregon

We are the Lovejoy family and we are thrilled to be bringing home a little girl from India!

Adoption has always been a part of our conversation.  From the beginning, when we considered building our family, the topic would rise to the surface...only to sink to the bottom again.  It was unfamiliar to us, not a part of our family history so it seemed impossible.  As our family began to grow we continued the conversation and God cultivated our hearts for the fatherless as we parented and mentored our boys.  It became unimaginable to think of one of them languishing in an institution without a loving family.  As they grew, so did our hearts.  Over the years God used several experiences and moments to shape our desire to adopt.  He gifted us with precious friendships with people who have been adopted as well as family friends full of adopted kids.

A few years ago I (Alicia) travelled to India where I witnessed true poverty and need.  India is raw and beautiful, filled with unique and wonderful people as well as the world's largest population of orphans.  The problem is excentuated for girls, especially girls with special needs.  Their future is bleak and the realities of their poverty is heart-wrenching.

While our hearts expanded and we felt pulled to adopt we considered our boys and talked it over with them.  The reaction was enthusiastic and unanimous!  We knew we had room in our family for one more and it was time to step out in faith and adopt!

We began our homestudy process in August 2018.  A few months later we started the long and tortured wait to be matched.  After what seemed like forever we finally got word from our agency that we were matched April 1, 2019 with a beautiful 3.5 year old girl!

Our journey has been marked by fear, uncertainty and tons of spiritual growth.  As we wait, we grow in preparation for our girl to come home.  Our boys, Jack (15), Noah (12) and Jasper (9) can't wait for their sister to come home!  We can't wait to shower her with pink and paint her nails....(ok, maybe that's just me:)

When we began the adoption journey we had no idea that it would cost so much.  We were sobered by the financial mountain in front of us but we stepped out anyway.  We knew that God had called us and he has confirmed it over and over again.  He has been faithful to provide and we are humbled to watch his amazing provision!  One way he has abundantly provided is through Lifesong for Orphans with a matching grant for $4,000!  This means that the first $4,000 in donations  to our fund will be matched dollar for dollar!

If you would like to donate toward our adoption fund please follow the instructions below:

Checks should be payable to “Lifesong for Orphans.” In the memo, note family name (Lovejoy) and family account number (#8381) to assure it goes to the correct 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.

To pay online, click the DONATE button on this page.

NOTE: In accordance with IRS guidelines, your donation is to the named non-profit organization. This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor’s suggested use.

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. Lifesong is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. 

Thank you for considering a contribution toward bringing our girl home!  She is loved by so many already!!


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 “Lovejoy 8381”, 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 37 people
 of  $9,000
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My Story

We are the Lovejoy family and we are thrilled to be bringing home a little girl from India!

Adoption has always been a part of our conversation.  From the beginning, when we considered building our family, the topic would rise to the surface...only to sink to the bottom again.  It was unfamiliar to us, not a part of our family history so it seemed impossible.  As our family began to grow we continued the conversation and God cultivated our hearts for the fatherless as we parented and mentored our boys.  It became unimaginable to think of one of them languishing in an institution without a loving family.  As they grew, so did our hearts.  Over the years God used several experiences and moments to shape our desire to adopt.  He gifted us with precious friendships with people who have been adopted as well as family friends full of adopted kids.

A few years ago I (Alicia) travelled to India where I witnessed true poverty and need.  India is raw and beautiful, filled with unique and wonderful people as well as the world's largest population of orphans.  The problem is excentuated for girls, especially girls with special needs.  Their future is bleak and the realities of their poverty is heart-wrenching.

While our hearts expanded and we felt pulled to adopt we considered our boys and talked it over with them.  The reaction was enthusiastic and unanimous!  We knew we had room in our family for one more and it was time to step out in faith and adopt!

We began our homestudy process in August 2018.  A few months later we started the long and tortured wait to be matched.  After what seemed like forever we finally got word from our agency that we were matched April 1, 2019 with a beautiful 3.5 year old girl!

Our journey has been marked by fear, uncertainty and tons of spiritual growth.  As we wait, we grow in preparation for our girl to come home.  Our boys, Jack (15), Noah (12) and Jasper (9) can't wait for their sister to come home!  We can't wait to shower her with pink and paint her nails....(ok, maybe that's just me:)

When we began the adoption journey we had no idea that it would cost so much.  We were sobered by the financial mountain in front of us but we stepped out anyway.  We knew that God had called us and he has confirmed it over and over again.  He has been faithful to provide and we are humbled to watch his amazing provision!  One way he has abundantly provided is through Lifesong for Orphans with a matching grant for $4,000!  This means that the first $4,000 in donations  to our fund will be matched dollar for dollar!

If you would like to donate toward our adoption fund please follow the instructions below:

Checks should be payable to “Lifesong for Orphans.” In the memo, note family name (Lovejoy) and family account number (#8381) to assure it goes to the correct 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.

To pay online, click the DONATE button on this page.

NOTE: In accordance with IRS guidelines, your donation is to the named non-profit organization. This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor’s suggested use.

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. Lifesong is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. 

Thank you for considering a contribution toward bringing our girl home!  She is loved by so many already!!


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 “Lovejoy 8381”, 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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Court

October 22, 2019

Thank you so much for donating to our adoption fund!  It’s been incredible to see God provide in such a tangible way.  Tonight while we sleep our lawyer in India will head to court to advocate for our case for the second time.  We are praying that we will be closer to passing court tomorrow!  As soon as we pass court we will be able to begin travel plans to go get Gigi.  

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We’re Registered In Court!!

August 20, 2019

Great news!  We recieved an email from our case worker earlier this month letting us know that we have been registered in court!  This is the last big step in bringing our girl home!  In India, adoptions all go through the court system after all of the proper approvals have been given out from both the U.S. government and the Indian central authority.  Each state in India is unique in its handling of court hearings for adoptions however.  Some states require that parents travel to India and show up in person while others have hearings with an advocate present in place of the parents.  Some states take longer than others and the timing of court can vary from 1 month to 12 months (both of those being extreme!).  Our state is Karnataka in southern India and it has a history of all of those timelines above!  We are praying that our court process would be shorter and without any snags.  Please join us in praying for this last stretch of our process!  Thank you so much for your partnership both prayerfully and financially.  It’s so exciting to see how God is showing up and providing abundantly for our daughter! 

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