In life nothing is guaranteed. We are not guaranteed health. We are not guaranteed prosperity. We are not guaranteed children. We realized that within a few years of our marriage. After trying to have children the natural way, we decided to pursue adoption over two years ago!
We have been through a lot in those two years: paperwork, background checks, home visits, heartbreaks and “not yets,” a kidney transplant, and a LOT of refinement from God!
We were finally chosen by a family in California expecting a baby in September! We have run the gamut of emotions: excitement, fear, trepidation, sorrow for baby’s first family, and happiness for us. We are now facing a scenario where expenses related to family needs have risen. They have chosen LIFE for their babies and they have chosen US to raise this baby. Their choice is so selfless and admirable.
We have just been awarded a MATCHING grant from Hope that Binds and Lifesong for Orphans! PRAISE GOD! Donations are tax-deductible and go directly to adoption expenses! Donations can be made on this page, by sending a check to Lifesong (memo: Jackson 10163), or by purchasing Gobena coffee! Copy and paste the following link for coffee orders. The sales go directly to our Lifesong account! https://my.gobena.org/stories/jackson-adoption-fund/?ID=768
Please be in prayer for Baby J, baby’s first family, and for us! We know that we are not guaranteed to leave this experience with the baby our hearts yearn for, but we also know we are right where God has placed us. We would like to ask – if you feel the same way we do about supporting men and women who choose life for their babies – please consider donating to help us fund this family’s needs for the next several weeks and to help us bring home Baby Jackson!
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 “Jackson 10163”, 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.
- 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.
- *3.5% fee for donations given with an American Express card