Matthew and Leslie’s Adoption

Matthew and Leslie Creath
Matthew and Leslie Creath Maplewood, Missouri

It is with great joy that we announce that after much prayer, we have decided to begin pursuing domestic adoption through an organization called Nightlight Christian Adoptions. As many of you know, we have been married over 7 years. For 5 of those years, we have been trying to begin our family. We have been down the road of being tested to see why we cannot have children biologically and the doctors simply cannot tell us why we have been unable to get pregnant. Leslie has tried several different medications and treatments in an attempt to get pregnant.  We felt God’s call to become foster parents and welcomed two little boys into our home this past year. This was a wonderful beginning for us, but as we are in our mid-30’s, we desire to get our family started. We believe God has led us to domestic adoption through Nightlight Christian Adoptions.

With that being said, adoptions are expensive. The total cost of our adoption will be well over $30,000 when it is all finished. The honest truth is that this is more money that we could ever be able to provide alone. As we have followed God’s call to church replanting in St Louis, it is an even greater faith journey as Matthew’s salary is provided through financial ministry partners as well. That being said, we have a big God, and we are confident that He will provide in ways we cannot imagine. He has always provided for us, in ways we have not expected, in His own, perfect timing.

In late February 2018, we found out that we have been matched with a newborn set to be born April 25th, 2018. The baby will be in another state far away from our own. We are excited and hopeful that this process continues smoothly.

If you feel so led, we are partnering with the ministry Lifesong For Orphans to help raise the funds required to complete this adoption. We are on the clock now, and need to raise funds quickly. Please let us know if we can answer any questions.

UPDATE: March 7, 2018: We have met our $3500.00 matching grant, and it is shown on our total giving now. We still need support, so we welcome your giving as we enter the final stretch of our funding for our adoption!

Financial contributions are tax deductible and can be given in two ways:

 

To Give Online:

1.       Click the red “DONATE” button on this page! 

To Give by Check:

1.       Please make checks payable to Lifesong for Orphans

2.      Please write Creath Family Account 7524 in the memo line

3.      Please mail checks to

 

Lifesong for Orphans

PO Box 40

Gridley IL 61744

Our goal is to have 100% of the necessary funds raised by May 30th, 2018.

 

We are praying for what may appear to be the impossible, but it is in those prayers that we see the face of Christ. Our God has provided for us over and over again, and we believe he will again. Our hearts’ desire is for God to be glorified through our family’s story of the redemptive beauty of adoption.

 

Thanks for supporting us!

Matthew and Leslie


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 “Creath 7524”, 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 49 people
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My Story

It is with great joy that we announce that after much prayer, we have decided to begin pursuing domestic adoption through an organization called Nightlight Christian Adoptions. As many of you know, we have been married over 7 years. For 5 of those years, we have been trying to begin our family. We have been down the road of being tested to see why we cannot have children biologically and the doctors simply cannot tell us why we have been unable to get pregnant. Leslie has tried several different medications and treatments in an attempt to get pregnant.  We felt God’s call to become foster parents and welcomed two little boys into our home this past year. This was a wonderful beginning for us, but as we are in our mid-30’s, we desire to get our family started. We believe God has led us to domestic adoption through Nightlight Christian Adoptions.

With that being said, adoptions are expensive. The total cost of our adoption will be well over $30,000 when it is all finished. The honest truth is that this is more money that we could ever be able to provide alone. As we have followed God’s call to church replanting in St Louis, it is an even greater faith journey as Matthew’s salary is provided through financial ministry partners as well. That being said, we have a big God, and we are confident that He will provide in ways we cannot imagine. He has always provided for us, in ways we have not expected, in His own, perfect timing.

In late February 2018, we found out that we have been matched with a newborn set to be born April 25th, 2018. The baby will be in another state far away from our own. We are excited and hopeful that this process continues smoothly.

If you feel so led, we are partnering with the ministry Lifesong For Orphans to help raise the funds required to complete this adoption. We are on the clock now, and need to raise funds quickly. Please let us know if we can answer any questions.

UPDATE: March 7, 2018: We have met our $3500.00 matching grant, and it is shown on our total giving now. We still need support, so we welcome your giving as we enter the final stretch of our funding for our adoption!

Financial contributions are tax deductible and can be given in two ways:

 

To Give Online:

1.       Click the red “DONATE” button on this page! 

To Give by Check:

1.       Please make checks payable to Lifesong for Orphans

2.      Please write Creath Family Account 7524 in the memo line

3.      Please mail checks to

 

Lifesong for Orphans

PO Box 40

Gridley IL 61744

Our goal is to have 100% of the necessary funds raised by May 30th, 2018.

 

We are praying for what may appear to be the impossible, but it is in those prayers that we see the face of Christ. Our God has provided for us over and over again, and we believe he will again. Our hearts’ desire is for God to be glorified through our family’s story of the redemptive beauty of adoption.

 

Thanks for supporting us!

Matthew and Leslie


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 “Creath 7524”, 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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Funded

April 9, 2018

As you can see, our Trivia Night Fundraiser was a great success, and it put us over the top on our public fundraising goal to pay for agency and lawyer fees.

 

We are so thrilled! We will still be spending alot of money (in the thousands) to go out and get the baby and bring him home (we may have to stay 10 days!). 

 

If you would like to support us and have not yet, please contact us directly prior to donating on this page. You may email us at matthew.creath@gmail.com 

 

Thanks for your support! We could not do it without each and everyone one of you!

 

Matthew and Leslie Creath

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“Congratulations! I am so excited for you! I pray that you will have a healthy baby and that the mom will see Jesus in you and come to know Him through the love and care she sees in you! Thanks for sharing His story with her...Leeta:)”

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