Moving the Mountain for Moriah

Bethany Manning
Bethany Manning Savannah, Georgia

We are the Manning family! God started putting adoption on our hearts during the first few years of our marriage twenty years ago. We have two biological sons. They are 12 and 10 years old. We completed our first adoption in January 2015. We adopted a beautiful 17 month old little girl with cleft lip and palate from China. We named her Michal (her name means, one who is like Gos) as God instructed us to. We got her here to the USA. We have taken her for 4 surgeries and speech therapy three times a week. She is smart, sweet, and oh so beautiful inside and out! We are blessed to call Michal our daughter! She is now 5 and a half and thriving!  We are currently in the process of welcoming another beautiful four year old little girl to our family. We will name her Moriah! She is deaf.  We already have great plans in place to get her hearing aids or a cochlear implant so she can hear, and we have made arrangements for her education. Our dossier is complete and being sent to China now. We hope to travel to China in September or October 2019 to get Moriah and bring her home! Please pray for us and consider making a donation to Moriah’s adoption fund. We received a MATCHING grant through Lifesong for orphans provided by the TIM TEBO ADOPTION FUND! We are super excited about that and invite you to give so your donation will actually count TWICE! Thank you and may God richly bless you and yours!


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 “Manning 8276”, 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 14 people
 of  $20,000
8 days left

My Story

We are the Manning family! God started putting adoption on our hearts during the first few years of our marriage twenty years ago. We have two biological sons. They are 12 and 10 years old. We completed our first adoption in January 2015. We adopted a beautiful 17 month old little girl with cleft lip and palate from China. We named her Michal (her name means, one who is like Gos) as God instructed us to. We got her here to the USA. We have taken her for 4 surgeries and speech therapy three times a week. She is smart, sweet, and oh so beautiful inside and out! We are blessed to call Michal our daughter! She is now 5 and a half and thriving!  We are currently in the process of welcoming another beautiful four year old little girl to our family. We will name her Moriah! She is deaf.  We already have great plans in place to get her hearing aids or a cochlear implant so she can hear, and we have made arrangements for her education. Our dossier is complete and being sent to China now. We hope to travel to China in September or October 2019 to get Moriah and bring her home! Please pray for us and consider making a donation to Moriah’s adoption fund. We received a MATCHING grant through Lifesong for orphans provided by the TIM TEBO ADOPTION FUND! We are super excited about that and invite you to give so your donation will actually count TWICE! Thank you and may God richly bless you and yours!


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 “Manning 8276”, 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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A week and a day left

May 20, 2019

We board the plan to China to get Moriah in a week a day from now!!!  We still need your support! Please help us meet the entire matching grant! About $500 remains to be matched.

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LOA Traveling the first part of June

April 10, 2019

We got GREAT news today! We got our Letter Seeking Confirmarion from Adoptor (LOA). This will allow us to initiate the paperwork with Homeland Security. That is estimated to take about 6 weeks. Our agency is working diligently to make sure we travel as soon after we get our Homeland Security docs as possible. The paper we are waiting on from Homeland is called the I-800. PLEASE PRAY WE GET A NICE HOMELAND SECURITY OFFICE WHO WILL HELP MK E OUR PAPERS ALING QUICKLY! 😀 If you want to financially support this adoption, NOW IS THE TIME! We have the $3,000 matching grant from the Tim Tebow foundation so YOUR DONATION will count TWICE and giving through the My Story page is TAX DEDUCTIBLE! Please cover us in prayer. We are planning for Michal to go with us. It helps her anxiety to be with us and we believe having Michal with us will help Moriah! 

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Paperwork Expedited

April 6, 2019

We got some AMAZING NEW THIS WEEK!! Our paperwork got EXPEDITED!! We asked China to expedite our paperwork because of Moriah’s hearing problems. It is VIP that we get her hearing ASAP. Research shows that if the auditory nerve is not stimulated by a certain age (between 5-7 years old) the brain starts to use the auditory parts of the brain for something else, like vision. Moriah will turn 5 in June.  Also, as a  pediatric speech-language pathologist, I know very well how important early intervention is. She needs to be home (here in the US) getting education and medical care ASAP for the best outcomes for her. WE know all of that, but we had not idea if China would see it that way. Many people told us there was NO CHANCE China would expedite but we could ask. Even a mom who has adopted two deaf children from CHina said they did not expedite for either child. However, our God is BIG and POWERFUL and He said YES to expediting for Moriah! So, we will be traveling to China about THREE MONTHS SOONER than we planned. That means some fees are due three months earlier. If you would like to give to this adoption, we would really appreciate it! NOW IS THE TIME TO GIVE! Please keep Moriah in your prayers! The adoption process can be tramatic. Lots of changes, hotel rooms, plans, not to mention the strangers (us) that they hand you over to. Thank you for all of your prayers and support!

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Comments

$10

Kristen

May 21, 2019

“Happy Birthday from your work family! We are so excited for your family and ready to meet Miss Moriah! Love, PRW ladies”

$25

Maya

May 18, 2019

“Love yalls hearts! Looking forward to following this beautiful story!”

$100

Teresa

May 15, 2019

“We love you!”

$150

Becky

May 15, 2019

“Wanna be part of bringing her home! Wish we could do more!”

$100

Pam

May 14, 2019

“We love you and are praying!!”

$50

Wendy

May 14, 2019

“Very excited for you to meet Moriah! Congrats, love the Tobiasz family.”

$500

Brenda

May 14, 2019

$25

Debbie

May 14, 2019

$250

Nancy

May 13, 2019

“We wish you all the best in your travels and bringing Mariah home with you.”

$50

Offline Donation

May 4, 2019

$500

Brenda

Apr 22, 2019

$500

Brenda

Apr 16, 2019

$100

Hidden

Mar 30, 2019

“Standing with you for this MIRACLE!!!”

$200

Cory

Mar 28, 2019