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Deborah Metzger
Deborah Metzger Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Hello and thank you for reading our story!

We began trying to start a family shortly after marriage six years ago. However, we were soon diagnosed with unexplained infertility. What followed were years of tests, treatments and heartache.

We began our adoption journey several years ago and were nearly ready to sign with an agency when Deb discovered she was pregnant. (Naturally, after years of treatments). That pregnancy sadly ended in a miscarriage.

Two years later we became pregnant again with twins through donor embryo donation. The pregnancy was going great and we were over the moon about our boy/girl twins due that summer. Tragically, Deborah was diagnosed with severe atypical preeclampsia at a routine 5-month prenatal appointment. We lost the twins and Deb nearly lost her own life.

After grieving the loss of our babies, we began, once again, to think of adoption. We can’t begin to express the HOPE and JOY the thought of adoption has brought to us. After a six year struggle, we are looking forward to finally being parents through the gift of adoption.

Thank you for considering donating to our cause. The cost of adoption is overwhelming (upwards of $35,000-$40,000) and only made possible by help such as this generous matching grant of $3,500 from Grace Church of Harmony, PA, administered by Lifesong for Orphans and, of course, donations from friends and family.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!


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 “Metzger 08335”, 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 34 people
 of  $3,500
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My Story

Hello and thank you for reading our story!

We began trying to start a family shortly after marriage six years ago. However, we were soon diagnosed with unexplained infertility. What followed were years of tests, treatments and heartache.

We began our adoption journey several years ago and were nearly ready to sign with an agency when Deb discovered she was pregnant. (Naturally, after years of treatments). That pregnancy sadly ended in a miscarriage.

Two years later we became pregnant again with twins through donor embryo donation. The pregnancy was going great and we were over the moon about our boy/girl twins due that summer. Tragically, Deborah was diagnosed with severe atypical preeclampsia at a routine 5-month prenatal appointment. We lost the twins and Deb nearly lost her own life.

After grieving the loss of our babies, we began, once again, to think of adoption. We can’t begin to express the HOPE and JOY the thought of adoption has brought to us. After a six year struggle, we are looking forward to finally being parents through the gift of adoption.

Thank you for considering donating to our cause. The cost of adoption is overwhelming (upwards of $35,000-$40,000) and only made possible by help such as this generous matching grant of $3,500 from Grace Church of Harmony, PA, administered by Lifesong for Orphans and, of course, donations from friends and family.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!


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 “Metzger 08335”, 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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Jun 17, 2019

“Praying for you!”

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Lisa

Jun 14, 2019

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Jun 13, 2019

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Erin

Jun 12, 2019

“In memory of the little ones you've lost and in celebration of the little ones you'll get! Much love!”

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Jun 10, 2019

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Sheikha

Jun 10, 2019

“❤️Love you”

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Alise

Jun 10, 2019

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Mary Kay

Jun 8, 2019

“🙏🙏Coming your way! Hugs to both of you! Frank & Mary Kay Mor”

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Beth

Jun 8, 2019

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Jun 7, 2019

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Brooke

Jun 7, 2019

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Judi

Jun 7, 2019

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Noah

Jun 6, 2019

“All the best!”

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Kelley

Jun 6, 2019

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Jun 3, 2019

“Praying for you both! Blessings to you and your future child. Love, Micah, Amanda, Regan & Warren”

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Matt and Tressa

Jun 3, 2019

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Kassandra

Jun 3, 2019

“Always praying for you and your future family! You two will both make amazingly wonderful parents! We love you, Seth and Kassie”

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Katie

Jun 3, 2019

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May 27, 2019

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May 22, 2019

“Good luck and best wishes!”

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Christopher

May 20, 2019

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May 20, 2019

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May 20, 2019

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May 19, 2019

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May 18, 2019

“We are friends of Toni & Paul. We will be praying for you guys! God has a perfect plan.”

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May 16, 2019

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May 16, 2019

“Let’s goooo!!! Xoxo”

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May 16, 2019

“You are in our thoughts and prayers.”

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Paul & Toni

May 15, 2019

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May 14, 2019

“We don’t know you guys but thank you for sharing your story. We hope the adoption process goes smoothly and you will soon be able to share your love with your child! God Bless!”

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May 14, 2019

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May 12, 2019

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Susan

May 12, 2019