Mathis Family Adoption

MaeLee Mathis
MaeLee Mathis Gilbertown, Alabama
Before MaeLee and I ever met, the Lord placed a burden in both of our hearts for the ministry of adoption. It’s such a clear picture of the Gospel. In Ephesians 1:3-6 Paul talks about the adoption we have received from God. We were spiritual orphans, unable to fend for ourselves, and God intervened by doing what we could not do when He took away our sin. When we adopt, we are able to show others the love God has shown us by sending His Son Jesus. For whatever reason, we both sensed that God was calling us to adopt in our future.
It didn’t take long when we began courting to get around to the question of children, and more specifically, adoption. One of the ways we were confident God was leading us towards marrying one another was because of this common bond. All that to say, adoption has been on our radar for a long time. We have watched and supported friends go through the adoption process and have been waiting for the right time to embark on that journey ourselves. Through many conversations and prayers we are confident that this is our time to start the process of adopting. We are adopting through Faithful Adoption Consultants (FAC). We have heard great testimonies from those who have used their services.
In our entire marriage our thinking has been about “when” we will adopt, not “if” we will adopt. When our biological children were three and one and a half we began to thinking about adding another child to our family and through prayer and conversations with one another we decided it was time for us to start the adoption process. It was December of 2017 that we announced that we were adopting and started fundraising.  

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 “Mathis 8334”, 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 51 people
 of  $19,000
Campaign Ended

My Story

Before MaeLee and I ever met, the Lord placed a burden in both of our hearts for the ministry of adoption. It’s such a clear picture of the Gospel. In Ephesians 1:3-6 Paul talks about the adoption we have received from God. We were spiritual orphans, unable to fend for ourselves, and God intervened by doing what we could not do when He took away our sin. When we adopt, we are able to show others the love God has shown us by sending His Son Jesus. For whatever reason, we both sensed that God was calling us to adopt in our future.
It didn’t take long when we began courting to get around to the question of children, and more specifically, adoption. One of the ways we were confident God was leading us towards marrying one another was because of this common bond. All that to say, adoption has been on our radar for a long time. We have watched and supported friends go through the adoption process and have been waiting for the right time to embark on that journey ourselves. Through many conversations and prayers we are confident that this is our time to start the process of adopting. We are adopting through Faithful Adoption Consultants (FAC). We have heard great testimonies from those who have used their services.
In our entire marriage our thinking has been about “when” we will adopt, not “if” we will adopt. When our biological children were three and one and a half we began to thinking about adding another child to our family and through prayer and conversations with one another we decided it was time for us to start the adoption process. It was December of 2017 that we announced that we were adopting and started fundraising.  

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 “Mathis 8334”, 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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MATCHED + BABY BOY IS WITH US!

November 21, 2019

Hey friends!

After experiencing a failed match on August 20th, we became “active” again. It has been a time of heartache and grief, but we got a call Sunday (11/17/19) that we matched again with a 3 week old baby boy! We brought him home on Tuesday (11/19/19) and have less than 3 weeks to fund the remainder of our adoption. We are lacking approximately $17,900 as of today (11/21/19) at noon! 

We are needing all the help and support we can get at this point! Will you pray that God will provide in big and miraculous ways? And will you share our story so others can give?

Thank you all so so much! 

Dwelling in Him- Timothy + MaeLee Mathis

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MATCHED + Fundraising Update

June 4, 2019

Ahhhh!!!! 💙 H U G E N E W S 💙

We are officially matched with a 9 month old baby boy!!! (He’s now 10 months old.) We are absolutely thrilled and over the moon excited! 

As we have stepped out on faith and in obedience to the Lord throughout this process, we are trusting Him to make a way for us financially. We have raised $23,000 and are in need of $19,000 more by June 20th! So we are asking everyone to please pick a number between 1 to 200 on our poster boards and give at least that much to our adoption!

If you can’t pick a number on our boards, then please give what you can and we will pair it with another donation! Any donation amount helps us so much to get closer and closer to our goal and bringing our boy home! 

I heard a song this morning and this is how it ended:
“You are faithful every moment
And it may look impossible
But You’re the God of miracles
You have always made a way for me
You can still split the sea”

I am fully believing He will make a way and split the sea for us to get our boy! 💙

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“Can’t wait to meet that sweet boy! Love you guys!”

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