MILLICAN FAMILY STORY

CLAIRE MILLICAN
CLAIRE MILLICAN Santa Clarita, California

Friends and Family,

As you have been giving and we have been praying, God has been at work. On December 3rd, our attorney called us and told us she believed she had a birth mom who would match us very well. We had only begun a relationship with this lawyer 4 days before and had done nothing to prepare. She quickly instructed us to write to this birth mom a letter about ourselves and explain why we want to adopt.

In that moment, our whole world stopped. Jared began to write as I frantically searched for pictures of us. Never in my life has something so important come with so much weight. No words seemed to matter enough to portray the people we are and the parents we want to look like. Our lawyer told us it was urgent to put this together right away and send it off. The morning raced by as we selected a few of our favorite photos and wrote this mom a letter we hoped could change our lives.

We sent it off.

Then we waited.

We waited until Wednesday when we were told the birth mom was thinking about us and one other family. She needed the weekend.

So we waited again.

Monday came, and no news came.

But Wednesday evening brought the news. We have been chosen! We will be bringing home a baby in May 2019! In one phone call, our world stopped, and in one more, everything changed. We are so honored to be chosen by this birth mom and to be telling you that we are going to be parents in May.

There is much to say, and there are still so many unanswerable things. We have much to be anxious about, but “The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold” Psalm 18:2. We have nothing to fear!

We covet your continued prayers and we ask that you share this post if you can. We are so grateful for the financial support we have received thus far, and we have a long way to go! Please pray for us and pray for this birth momma, as we have many more needs between now and May. We cannot wait to bring this baby home and we cannot wait to be parents!

 

Love,

Jared and Claire


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 “Millican 8239”, 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 24 people
 of  $3,000
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My Story

Friends and Family,

As you have been giving and we have been praying, God has been at work. On December 3rd, our attorney called us and told us she believed she had a birth mom who would match us very well. We had only begun a relationship with this lawyer 4 days before and had done nothing to prepare. She quickly instructed us to write to this birth mom a letter about ourselves and explain why we want to adopt.

In that moment, our whole world stopped. Jared began to write as I frantically searched for pictures of us. Never in my life has something so important come with so much weight. No words seemed to matter enough to portray the people we are and the parents we want to look like. Our lawyer told us it was urgent to put this together right away and send it off. The morning raced by as we selected a few of our favorite photos and wrote this mom a letter we hoped could change our lives.

We sent it off.

Then we waited.

We waited until Wednesday when we were told the birth mom was thinking about us and one other family. She needed the weekend.

So we waited again.

Monday came, and no news came.

But Wednesday evening brought the news. We have been chosen! We will be bringing home a baby in May 2019! In one phone call, our world stopped, and in one more, everything changed. We are so honored to be chosen by this birth mom and to be telling you that we are going to be parents in May.

There is much to say, and there are still so many unanswerable things. We have much to be anxious about, but “The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold” Psalm 18:2. We have nothing to fear!

We covet your continued prayers and we ask that you share this post if you can. We are so grateful for the financial support we have received thus far, and we have a long way to go! Please pray for us and pray for this birth momma, as we have many more needs between now and May. We cannot wait to bring this baby home and we cannot wait to be parents!

 

Love,

Jared and Claire


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 “Millican 8239”, 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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$50

Isabel

May 19, 2019

“This is a gift from a sweet lady at Grace Church who wishes to be anonymous. We are so excited for you.”

$3,000

Offline Donation

Apr 29, 2019

$30

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Apr 22, 2019

“So excited for you guys and your little boy!!”

$20

Offline Donation

Apr 12, 2019

$105

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Apr 9, 2019

“LOVE you both and couldn’t be happier for you!!! ♥️♥️♥️”

$100

Kenny & Katie

Apr 4, 2019

“So excited for you guys!!!”

$150

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Apr 2, 2019

“Praying for you!”

$35

Taleen

Mar 30, 2019

“Kyle and I are praying for you both and so excited for what the Lord has in store for your family.”

$500

Sharon

Mar 30, 2019

“Claire & Jerod, wanted to give this gift to you for your baby boy, on our baby boys 41st birthday..I know he is Gods answer to prayer! So excited for each of you!”

$100

Kaitlyn

Mar 29, 2019

$20

Shaquille

Mar 28, 2019

“Can’t wait to see you two be awesome parents!!”

$100

Joel & Erika

Mar 27, 2019

“We are praying for you and I are so excited to meet the soon arriving Millican!❤️”

$50

Maggie

Mar 27, 2019

“Congratulations! Excited for your family.”

$20

Christopher

Mar 27, 2019

$250

Michael & Amy

Mar 26, 2019

“We are so excited for you all!”

$100

Ashley

Mar 26, 2019

“Chris and I are so excited for you guys! Praying for you as you guys prepare to welcome home your little one!”

$100

Francis

Mar 26, 2019

“We are praying for your family!”

$300

Cathy

Mar 26, 2019

“We are so happy for you all. Congratulations and God bless you.”

$400

Joe

Mar 25, 2019

“BACON!!!”

$300

Jen

Mar 25, 2019

“I guess this is why God had me wait! So excited that my $300 will now be $600! Come on home baby boy, we can't wait to meet you!”

$100

Kim

Mar 25, 2019

$150

Edwin

Mar 25, 2019

$20

Jennifer

Mar 25, 2019

“You guys are such a blessing and I can’t wait to see how God uses you guys in the future and with your little guy ❤️ In Christ -Jen”

$100

Jeremy

Mar 25, 2019

“We are so excited for your upcoming adoption! Love you guys!”