Mills Matching Grant For Adoption

Kerry Mills
Kerry Mills Moseley, Virginia

Hello! We are David, Kerry, Luke, Braeden, Esther, and coming soon … Mia Mills. Adoption is near and dear to our hearts, and we are ecstatic to grow our family once again through adoption. We have been graciously awarded a $4000 matching grant from HOPE Church’s Fathered Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans. Our goal is to purchase plane tickets for the family with these funds. We need 5 tickets to Beijing to meet Mia, 6 tickets to Guongzhou for her visa, and 6 tickets back to Virginia!

Mia is a strong, optimistic, 13-year-old girl with kidney failure. She receives dialysis every other day. She ages out of the orphanage system in less than a year. We are working on a quick, expedited adoption process.

We would greatly appreciate your prayers and welcome any financial support as we work hard to bring our daughter home as quickly as possible.

(We welcome online donations as they process quicker than checks; please don’t let the fee deter you!)


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 “Mills 8300”, 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 27 people
 of  $4,000
12 days left

My Story

Hello! We are David, Kerry, Luke, Braeden, Esther, and coming soon … Mia Mills. Adoption is near and dear to our hearts, and we are ecstatic to grow our family once again through adoption. We have been graciously awarded a $4000 matching grant from HOPE Church’s Fathered Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans. Our goal is to purchase plane tickets for the family with these funds. We need 5 tickets to Beijing to meet Mia, 6 tickets to Guongzhou for her visa, and 6 tickets back to Virginia!

Mia is a strong, optimistic, 13-year-old girl with kidney failure. She receives dialysis every other day. She ages out of the orphanage system in less than a year. We are working on a quick, expedited adoption process.

We would greatly appreciate your prayers and welcome any financial support as we work hard to bring our daughter home as quickly as possible.

(We welcome online donations as they process quicker than checks; please don’t let the fee deter you!)


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 “Mills 8300”, 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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We’re Officially “On Call”

July 29, 2019

Good news-

We are on step 7 now (see the previous update for the steps) which means we are sooooo close to Travel Approval. We estimate travel will take place somewhere between 2 weeks-2 months from now.

A HUGE blessing that happened this month is we have been able to communicate with Mia! She has a phone (a nice little perk that comes with adopting a teenager), and we text a lot and have video chatted with the help of an interpreter. The bonding has begun! She’s really sweet and very strong. She’s more than ready to get here and get started on her new life; she’s so brave! She keeps asking why it’s taking so long. It’s too much to explain to her right now, but we’ve encouraged her to stay strong and full of hope…we will get there at the right time.

Thank you for your generous support and prayers!

-Dave & Kerry

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Timeline

June 5, 2019

I’m a visual learner so I’m sharing the remaining list of steps I have posted in our kitchen with you. If you ever want to know where we’re at in the process I can give you a number.

Blessings,

Kerry

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Paperwork to China

May 28, 2019

After coming off of a relaxing Memorial weekend at the beach we found out our paperwork has been sent to China. Whoo-hoo!! This is a huge step and is bringing us ever closer to Mia..who we loooong to be with.

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Aug 18, 2019

$100

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Aug 18, 2019

$100

Linda and Gary

Aug 16, 2019

“We pray it all goes smoothly.”

$100

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Aug 14, 2019

“Love y'all!”

$100

Edmund

Aug 14, 2019

$70

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Aug 14, 2019

$100

James and Amy and family!

Aug 13, 2019

“We are so excited for you guys and pray for God’s protection and guidance as you travel to pick up your sweet girl! May God continue to bless her and your entire family!”

$100

Zack

Aug 13, 2019

“Love the Mills”

$100

Chris

Aug 13, 2019

$250

Jennifer

Aug 13, 2019

“What an awesome thing you are doing!!!!”

$100

Nicole

Aug 10, 2019

“Praying for you and your sweet new daughter!”

$100

Offline Donation

Aug 1, 2019

$50

Bill

Jul 29, 2019

“God bless your efforts to provide one more safe loving home to a child in need !!”

$100

Mark

Jul 5, 2019

$50

Heather

Jun 27, 2019

“Prayers for your growing family.”

$150

Jeffrey and Amy

Jun 27, 2019

$750

Offline Donation

Jun 15, 2019

$500

Karla

Jun 4, 2019

“$100 for each of you. Can’t wait to see Mia soon! Love and prayers.”

$50

Tim and tammy

Jun 3, 2019

$50

Tracy

May 30, 2019

“What you all are doing is amazing!”

$100

Connor

May 28, 2019

“Can’t wait to meet her!!”

$100

Magnus

May 28, 2019

$180

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May 28, 2019

$150

Jeff

May 9, 2019

$50

Eric

May 8, 2019

“Good luck to you and your family”

$100

Scott

May 8, 2019

$500

Kristin

May 5, 2019