The Lymans Bring Home Our Baby Boy!

Rachel Lyman
Rachel Lyman Urbana, Illinois

Dear friends and family,

As many of you know, we started the adoption process for our second little person more than a year ago. It has been a long but sweet year, waiting and growing in love with the child God is bringing to us even before we knew a face or story. Well, friends, we have a match!! Our son is coming home in January 2022, Lord willing! He is in Indiana and we wait in faith, earnestly praying and trusting that God will give his expectant momma great wisdom as she makes one of the hardest decisions of her life.

We are convinced that adoption is at the heart of God's amazing rescue plan through Jesus our Savior. Before any of us were even born, God chose to love us and he eagerly awaits the day when he will finally bring us home as beloved adopted children. This is beyond comprehension and it's what has directed our own adoption journey. What a privilege and joy to give of ourselves to our children, biological or adopted, as we have been so extravagantly loved!

In addition to this great news, we have also been approved for two generous matching grants, totaling $8,000 dollars, with $5,000 from the Tim Tebow Foundation and $3,000 from the Lifesong for Orphans Foundation!

Adoption is really expensive. Our estimated cost to bring our son home will be more than $40,000. We have saved or budgeted the bulk of that cost. We are now writing to ask you to consider a tax-deductible gift which will be matched dollar-for-dollar from these grants. Your gift by January 31st will definitely help with expenses that need to be covered when we bring Malachi’s little brother home! If you’re not able to give by then, gifts received for the next several months will still be matched by these grants.

Above all, we ask for your prayers as we move forward in welcoming this child into our family.

We know that our match is inherently uncertain. Know that if this expectant momma does decide that she is able to parent her son, any funds you give will be carried forward to help support our eventual adoption of our baby boy or girl. We trust and pray that God will bring our child home in 2022 even if this little man in Indiana is not meant to become the next little Lyman.

With gratitude,

Daniel, Rachel, and Malachi

P.S. We appreciate your love and support for our family. Please know that your tax-deductible gift by January 31st will be matched dollar-for-dollar and will make a huge difference for us! Both of our grants are managed by Lifesong for Orphans.


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 “Lyman 09870”, 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.
  • *3.5% fee for donations given with an American Express card
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Raised to date by 24 people
 of  $8,000
14 days left

My Story

Dear friends and family,

As many of you know, we started the adoption process for our second little person more than a year ago. It has been a long but sweet year, waiting and growing in love with the child God is bringing to us even before we knew a face or story. Well, friends, we have a match!! Our son is coming home in January 2022, Lord willing! He is in Indiana and we wait in faith, earnestly praying and trusting that God will give his expectant momma great wisdom as she makes one of the hardest decisions of her life.

We are convinced that adoption is at the heart of God's amazing rescue plan through Jesus our Savior. Before any of us were even born, God chose to love us and he eagerly awaits the day when he will finally bring us home as beloved adopted children. This is beyond comprehension and it's what has directed our own adoption journey. What a privilege and joy to give of ourselves to our children, biological or adopted, as we have been so extravagantly loved!

In addition to this great news, we have also been approved for two generous matching grants, totaling $8,000 dollars, with $5,000 from the Tim Tebow Foundation and $3,000 from the Lifesong for Orphans Foundation!

Adoption is really expensive. Our estimated cost to bring our son home will be more than $40,000. We have saved or budgeted the bulk of that cost. We are now writing to ask you to consider a tax-deductible gift which will be matched dollar-for-dollar from these grants. Your gift by January 31st will definitely help with expenses that need to be covered when we bring Malachi’s little brother home! If you’re not able to give by then, gifts received for the next several months will still be matched by these grants.

Above all, we ask for your prayers as we move forward in welcoming this child into our family.

We know that our match is inherently uncertain. Know that if this expectant momma does decide that she is able to parent her son, any funds you give will be carried forward to help support our eventual adoption of our baby boy or girl. We trust and pray that God will bring our child home in 2022 even if this little man in Indiana is not meant to become the next little Lyman.

With gratitude,

Daniel, Rachel, and Malachi

P.S. We appreciate your love and support for our family. Please know that your tax-deductible gift by January 31st will be matched dollar-for-dollar and will make a huge difference for us! Both of our grants are managed by Lifesong for Orphans.


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 “Lyman 09870”, 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.
  • *3.5% fee for donations given with an American Express card
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Comments

$100

Russell

One hour ago

“Rachel, I just want to comment on the beautiful picture. I am sure you will be amazing parents! Thank you. Best, Russell Han”

$300

Todd

Jan 16, 2022

“We will pray as you wait! Thank you for sharing your story.”

$50

Cody

Jan 14, 2022

$50

ISAAC

Jan 13, 2022

“Beautiful and a heartfelt story indeed. God bless you for being a lifelong blessing to another soul.”

$50

Hidden

Jan 10, 2022

“Love you guys and praying for you!”

$500

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Jan 8, 2022

$1,000

Dan & Lauren

Jan 6, 2022

$200

Hidden

Jan 3, 2022

“Congratulations to you and your family, Rachel!”

$400

Alex

Jan 3, 2022

“Congratulations Rachel, Daniel, and Malachi! We are so excited for you. All the best as you begin this exciting new chapter! Alex, Lisa, and Holly”

$100

Hidden

Jan 2, 2022

$100

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Jan 2, 2022

$500

Matthew

Jan 1, 2022

$500

Hidden

Dec 30, 2021

$300

Mark

Dec 29, 2021

“Grace and peace and love to your growing family!”

$500

Hidden

Dec 28, 2021

“We love you guys, Daniel, Rachel, Malachi and the baby on the way. 😊 We feel so honored to be part of your family journey. God bless you in many ways.”

$500

Hidden

Dec 28, 2021

“So happy for you!”

$1,000

Hidden

Dec 28, 2021

“We are so excited for you both and this new little baby the Lord has blessed your family with!”

$1,000

Hidden

Dec 28, 2021

“We’re glad we get to be a part of what God is doing for your family and this little one!”

$50

Michael

Dec 28, 2021

“Congrats on the new addition to the family! I hope your family has a happy New Year together and wish you the best! For: Lyman 09870”

$45

Nicole

Dec 28, 2021

“So excited for you! You’re in our prayers!”

$100

Scarlett

Dec 28, 2021

$50

Jon

Dec 28, 2021

“Congratulations!”

$500

Hidden

Dec 27, 2021

“Love you guys!”

$205

Hidden

Dec 26, 2021

“Love you all. Can’t wait to meet the new little one.”