The Metler Family Adopts

Nathan Metler
Nathan Metler Warsaw, Indiana

           The Metler family has exciting news.  We are growing our family through domestic adoption.  As we’ve been seeking and praying about the future God has for our family, we’ve found comfort from the story of Joseph in Genesis 37–50.  The theme of Joseph’s story is God bringing good out of grief and hardship.  This has helped inspire us to follow God’s call in welcoming a new child into our home.

Just as God brought good from the things that were intended to harm Joseph in Genesis, we have seen God bring good and beauty out of the trials we’ve faced in growing our family.  Our struggles to conceive brought us to opening our home to foster children.  As hard as fostering has been, it has also brought us joy.  In November of 2019 we were able to adopt our son Drew from the foster care system.  We thank the Lord for him daily!  

Deciding to open our home and hearts to another child was not the biggest challenge with this adoption.  Instead, it was coming to grips with the sizable financial barrier we would have to overcome to bring this child home.  Our adoption is estimated to cost around $45,000.  We have been trusting God that he would provide a way to make this happen.  Since beginning this journey, we have managed to set aside one-third of the overall cost ourselves.  Beyond that, we have been blessed to partner with a non-profit organization, Lifesong for Orphans, to help raise funds.  We’ve also received a $5,000 matching grant from another organization, Raise the Dough.  With the help of these partners and some other fundraising efforts to come, we are confident that we can raise the remaining funds we need.  But we need your help and support!

 As the Lord has prepared us and walked with us this far, we will continue to take steps forward with confidence in him, his timing, and his providence.  We are beyond excited about the child who will eventually join our family.  And we are excited for you to be a part of our journey.


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 “Metler 09570”, 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.
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Raised to date by 65 people
 of  $25,000
Campaign Ended

My Story

           The Metler family has exciting news.  We are growing our family through domestic adoption.  As we’ve been seeking and praying about the future God has for our family, we’ve found comfort from the story of Joseph in Genesis 37–50.  The theme of Joseph’s story is God bringing good out of grief and hardship.  This has helped inspire us to follow God’s call in welcoming a new child into our home.

Just as God brought good from the things that were intended to harm Joseph in Genesis, we have seen God bring good and beauty out of the trials we’ve faced in growing our family.  Our struggles to conceive brought us to opening our home to foster children.  As hard as fostering has been, it has also brought us joy.  In November of 2019 we were able to adopt our son Drew from the foster care system.  We thank the Lord for him daily!  

Deciding to open our home and hearts to another child was not the biggest challenge with this adoption.  Instead, it was coming to grips with the sizable financial barrier we would have to overcome to bring this child home.  Our adoption is estimated to cost around $45,000.  We have been trusting God that he would provide a way to make this happen.  Since beginning this journey, we have managed to set aside one-third of the overall cost ourselves.  Beyond that, we have been blessed to partner with a non-profit organization, Lifesong for Orphans, to help raise funds.  We’ve also received a $5,000 matching grant from another organization, Raise the Dough.  With the help of these partners and some other fundraising efforts to come, we are confident that we can raise the remaining funds we need.  But we need your help and support!

 As the Lord has prepared us and walked with us this far, we will continue to take steps forward with confidence in him, his timing, and his providence.  We are beyond excited about the child who will eventually join our family.  And we are excited for you to be a part of our journey.


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 “Metler 09570”, 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.
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$300

William & Cindy

Nov 22, 2021

“God bless you for taking in His little ones.”

$1,000

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Aug 28, 2021

$100

Todd

Aug 27, 2021

“So excited for you!”

$500

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Aug 25, 2021

$100

PHIL

Aug 23, 2021

“My prayer is that this adoption will be a smooth transition. For both you guys and the birth mother. God bless everyone!!! Phil and Debbie”

$100

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Aug 19, 2021

$250

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Aug 16, 2021

$315

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Aug 16, 2021

$100

Lynne

Aug 7, 2021

“Wishing you all the best!”

$330

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Aug 6, 2021

$300

Emily

Jul 29, 2021

“We're honored to give towards your adoption expenses and pray that your little one comes home soon!”

$200

Julia

Jul 29, 2021

“Andy and I love the opportunity to be able to support your family in this journey! Praying for you!”

$75

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Jul 8, 2021

$50

Lauren!

Jul 2, 2021

“Love you guys!!! ❤️”

$200

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Jun 29, 2021

$2,500

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Jun 28, 2021

$50

Lia

Jun 24, 2021

“So excited for you guys and anxious to see and hear the amazing way God moves throughout this journey to your little one.”

$100

Hidden

Jun 19, 2021

“God bless you”

$250

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Jun 17, 2021

$25

Susan

Jun 15, 2021

$126

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Jun 15, 2021

$50

Bekah

Jun 13, 2021

“So excited for you all! We are praying for you. - Bekah & Kyle”

$400

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Jun 11, 2021

$500

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Jun 10, 2021

$100

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Jun 10, 2021

$500

Rick & Jamie

Jun 9, 2021

“We are praying for your precious family!”

$500

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Jun 9, 2021

$3,000

Scott

Jun 7, 2021

“We have been and will continue to pray for all of you. In Christ, Scott & Kelli”

$1,000

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Jun 7, 2021

$100

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Jun 7, 2021

$5,000

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Jun 7, 2021

$200

Tammy

Jun 6, 2021

“Praying God would provide all of the funding you need for your adoption and that you would see Him at work in this entire process!!”

$100

Darren & Stacey

Jun 4, 2021

$90

Hidden

Jun 4, 2021

$10

Betsy

Jun 4, 2021

“Thank you for the donuts that were dropped off at G&G”

$250

Linda

Jun 4, 2021

“Nate, Christy, Drew - Thank you for allowing us to support you through your journey towards adoption. Please know that our prayers are with you as the Lord prepares the child who will join your precious family! In His love, Loni & Don Faas”

$300

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Jun 4, 2021

$700

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Jun 4, 2021

$1,000

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Jun 4, 2021

$10

Meeta Aggarwal

Jun 1, 2021

“On team Marie. 💕 Congratulations Nate and Christy on the new addition to your family.”

$2,000

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Jun 1, 2021

$100

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May 28, 2021

$100

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May 28, 2021

$150

Hidden

May 27, 2021

$200

Hidden

May 24, 2021

“Praying for you as you move forward. You will make some little boy or girl the sweetest home. :)”

$50

Jennifer

May 24, 2021

“Praying for you guys and sending our love!! xoxo, Jennifer & Craig Bennett”

$100

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May 24, 2021

$30

Jorg & Beth

May 21, 2021

“We are so excited for the Metler Family! Praying God's abundant blessing over this adoption and your growing family! Big hugs!”

$1,000

Julie

May 20, 2021

$50

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May 20, 2021

$100

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May 19, 2021

$50

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May 19, 2021

$150

Greg & Maria

May 17, 2021

“Praying for you guys! So incredible to see your hearts and blessed to be a small part of it.”

$250

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May 17, 2021

$35

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May 17, 2021

$500

Paul and Susan

May 15, 2021

“We love you. Mom and Dad Metler”

$250

Hidden

May 15, 2021

“Praying for your family.”

$50

Hidden

May 14, 2021

“So excited for you all. Sending love & blessings, Jon and Amanda Scroggs x”

$200

Alexis & James

May 13, 2021

“Sending lots of love your way!!”

$300

Bennett

May 13, 2021

“Excited for your family! Praying everything goes well. - The Allen Family”

$25

Cindy

May 13, 2021

“So excited for both of you!!!”

$100

Hidden

May 13, 2021

$250

Matt &Heather

May 13, 2021

$100

Rick & Barb

May 12, 2021

$100

Ken and Cheryl

May 10, 2021

“Excited for you!”