We’re Alex and Hannah MacArthur, and as many of you know, we are in the process of adopting our third child from South Korea!
We first knew God was putting adoption on our hearts for adding a third child to our family about two years ago. We started looking into different agencies and how to get started with the process and found there were many waiting lists of children who were already ready and waiting for homes. Knowing we had room in our hearts and our home for another child, we decided we wanted to adopt one of these children, and moved forward with South Korea.
We have been able to complete the home study phase of this process, and we have everything ready to go with our agency. We are so thankful and excited to get this point so far, but before we can match with our child, the remaining country and agency fees have to be fully ready to go. We will also need to take two trips to South Korea to finalize everything and bring our child home. For various reasons, God often calls people to do things they can’t do on their own. We have saved as much as we could, and we continue to do extra projects and babysitting to try and make this happen, but right now we still need about $30,000 to have our entire adoption funded. Of that total, $22,000 is the amount still needed before we can be matched, which starts the court process to bring our child home. The sooner we raise these funds, the sooner our child can be home! FUNDING UPDATE: We now only need about $14,000 for to be able to be matched with a child!
We are so grateful that through Lifesong for Orphans, funded by our church (The Bridge in Spring Hill, TN), we have been given a $5000 matching grant. So, each donation up to the first $5,000 will be doubled! If we can meet this match, we will be so close to having enough funds to be take the next step in this process!
Thank you so much for your love, support, and excitement for us as we keep moving forward!
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 “MacArthur 7975”, 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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