Adoption was something that we had talked about right away when we were married in 2011. We didn't know how or when, but we knew it was something heavy on both of our hearts.
After God blessed our family with three biological children, He led us to start the adoption process in early 2019.
Through some specific events early in 2019, and lots of prayer as to whether it should be through foster care or a private adoption, God led us to starting a infant domestic adoption process in February.
When we started the process, we had the mindset that because God led our family to do this, we wanted to be the best stewards we could, cutting any expenses we could, and stewarding our money best to be prepared for this. Without laying any burden on others, to what we were called to do! And we prayed so much, that if God wanted different, He would show us that.
Mid-July, we found out: a amazing, brave birth mama had chosen us to raise her baby! Cue all the emotions and excitement. Our sweet babe is due to arrive end of September, so please be praying for this babe, birth mama, and us, as we all transition through this. We are so thankful for her brave spirit and pray God blesses her with His strength through this hard time.
As we were walking through these stages of adoption we've had several friends reach out, asking how they can join us financially. After much prayer, and being advised by some good friends to allow others the blessing of being a part of this journey with us, we decided to open up this fundraising opportunity for those who feel led. Please don't feel any pressure to give if God has not laid it on your heart! We have seen God work so miraculously, and the financial amount needed is just a number to Him. He knows the details and will take care of it in His timing!
Please pray for our family as we prepare for this new blessing joining us, our sweet babe's health and safety, and for birth mama as she goes through this hard time.
Thank you SO much for partnering with us in this!
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 “Kelleher 08518”, 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.
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