Hello friends and family!
We need your help! Many of you know we are still on our adoption journey, but at the end of October, we began working with an adoption consultant. That decision has opened a lot of doors in a very short time! We’ve had several opportunities to share our profile with birth moms and this past week we had the honor of sharing our profile with a mom that is due to deliver February 25 (yes only one week away)! We found out yesterday that we were chosen and will be adding a little one to the family a lot sooner than we anticipated!
Because of the quick turnaround, we have started a fundraising campaign. It may surprise you to hear that adoption-related costs can easily total up to $50,000-70,000. This is why we have set a goal of $30,000 to help ease the financial burden that often overwhelms adoptive parents. That total only includes legal and adoption related expenses. It does not include anything for the baby boy (yes it’s a boy)!
We are so grateful that we have been awarded $7,500 in matching grants from Hephzibah 62:4 Adoptiom Fund and Lifesong for Orphans!
We truly believe that it takes a village to raise a child. We hope that by inviting you into this process, you will see yourself as part of the village that we love and trust to help support our child as he grows up.
We would also like to request that even if you cannot donate monetarily, you join us in prayer as we continue through this journey. Thank you so much for your support. We could not do it without you!
Kim & Andy
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 “Brightbill 10394”, 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.
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