Napiers Adopt Again!

Jeremiah, Whitney, and Hallee Joy Napier
Jeremiah, Whitney, and Hallee Joy Napier McCalla, Alabama

 

The cliff notes version of our family began with Jeremiah and I desiring to adopt separately as teenagers. Then it grew as we talked about it as a young dating couple in college. After getting married, our “plan” was to have a few biological children and then adopt. Spoiler alert: 

God had a better plan (not easier, but definitely better for us). There were some hard years in the mix here. We reached a crossroads, where we were told by doctors that they didn’t know why we were not having children, but they believed our only option for biological babies was though IVF. After praying about it, Jeremiah and I felt that at this point we were supposed to start the adoption process. What I strongly believe is that God funnels our hearts at the exact moment to be matched with our specific child in the world. IT’S ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL EXPERIENCES IN LIFE! His faithfulness cannot be exaggerated! 

 

God has laid our children on our hearts and given us names for each of them. We knew without  question that Hallee Joy was in India. The one part of her story that we disclose is that she is a first born, and because God brought her into our lives as our first we are honoring that. (She is such a classic first born too! Which I love, since I am a first born too.) We started a second process stepping out in faith that we had a son in Asia. We were not exactly sure where, but after a lot of prayer we chose China. God once again proved that He is the one that is alining us with our children (which helps so much to remember we cannot mess Him up). The pandemic happened and China went on pause and so did we. We were still unmatched (and I pray constantly for those in the matched side of the process that went on pause—the heartbreak they are experiencing is unspeakable!) After several months our agency (Lifeline Children’s Services) reached out to us and asked if we would pray about switching programs to one of their other programs that were not on pause. Thankfully Lifeline allows families to change programs and apply the funds they have already put in to transfer to any of their other country’s programs. Because we believe our son is in Asia, we plan on hopefully revisiting that eventually, and for now we asked God the next child He had laid on our heart. 

 

I will say that this time around has felt differently than the first adoption process. There was not an undeniable country that we felt called to. It is a little overwhelming when the whole world map is an option, and you ask God to narrow it down. Above a specific country we feel God is leading us to have a rainbow family. He is weaving a unique tapestry with our family. He is taking broken humans and knitting them into a family. 

 

After a lot of prayer, we decided that God was leading us to adopt a baby girl from Colombia, South America. We are unmatched still, but Hallee talks EVERYDAY about her baby sister! Pray with us as we step into this second/but kind of third adoption process! Here we go again! 

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 “Napier 09521”, 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.
Read more
Raised to date by 20 people
 of  $40,000
32 days left

My Story

 

The cliff notes version of our family began with Jeremiah and I desiring to adopt separately as teenagers. Then it grew as we talked about it as a young dating couple in college. After getting married, our “plan” was to have a few biological children and then adopt. Spoiler alert: 

God had a better plan (not easier, but definitely better for us). There were some hard years in the mix here. We reached a crossroads, where we were told by doctors that they didn’t know why we were not having children, but they believed our only option for biological babies was though IVF. After praying about it, Jeremiah and I felt that at this point we were supposed to start the adoption process. What I strongly believe is that God funnels our hearts at the exact moment to be matched with our specific child in the world. IT’S ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL EXPERIENCES IN LIFE! His faithfulness cannot be exaggerated! 

 

God has laid our children on our hearts and given us names for each of them. We knew without  question that Hallee Joy was in India. The one part of her story that we disclose is that she is a first born, and because God brought her into our lives as our first we are honoring that. (She is such a classic first born too! Which I love, since I am a first born too.) We started a second process stepping out in faith that we had a son in Asia. We were not exactly sure where, but after a lot of prayer we chose China. God once again proved that He is the one that is alining us with our children (which helps so much to remember we cannot mess Him up). The pandemic happened and China went on pause and so did we. We were still unmatched (and I pray constantly for those in the matched side of the process that went on pause—the heartbreak they are experiencing is unspeakable!) After several months our agency (Lifeline Children’s Services) reached out to us and asked if we would pray about switching programs to one of their other programs that were not on pause. Thankfully Lifeline allows families to change programs and apply the funds they have already put in to transfer to any of their other country’s programs. Because we believe our son is in Asia, we plan on hopefully revisiting that eventually, and for now we asked God the next child He had laid on our heart. 

 

I will say that this time around has felt differently than the first adoption process. There was not an undeniable country that we felt called to. It is a little overwhelming when the whole world map is an option, and you ask God to narrow it down. Above a specific country we feel God is leading us to have a rainbow family. He is weaving a unique tapestry with our family. He is taking broken humans and knitting them into a family. 

 

After a lot of prayer, we decided that God was leading us to adopt a baby girl from Colombia, South America. We are unmatched still, but Hallee talks EVERYDAY about her baby sister! Pray with us as we step into this second/but kind of third adoption process! Here we go again! 

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 “Napier 09521”, 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.
Read more

Comments

$1,000

Mike

Jun 25, 2022

“For Hallee’s sister”

$100

Morgan

May 26, 2022

“Holding HOPE & carrying the Wright of the wait with YOU always. The Cooper Crew LOVES YOU!”

$30

Mandy

May 24, 2022

“I’m praying God does exceedingly above what you ask or think. So happy for you to bring your child home. What an example of faith.”

$52

Bethany

May 22, 2022

“From one adoptive family to another! Wishing you God's blessing in your adoption process!”

$1,000

Ann6370

May 22, 2022

“Blessings on your journey!”

$200

Joshua

May 22, 2022

$164

Mike

May 22, 2022

$10

Emily

May 21, 2022

“Love and may God feed your dreams!!”

$300

Patrick

May 21, 2022

$250

Hidden

May 21, 2022

“So excited for you and praying for your niñita 👧🏾”

$500

Mike and Cathy

Feb 2, 2022

“Love you”

$1,251

Robyn

May 3, 2021

“So excited for you guys! Let's get that sweet boy HOME!!!”

$1,000

Wayne

Apr 4, 2021

$1,000

Kelley

Apr 4, 2021

$50

Sabrina

Apr 1, 2021

“We are so happy for y’all! We will be praying for your little guy in China and the three of you as well. Praise God, there will soon be one more less orphan.”

$50

Andrew

Apr 1, 2021

$50

Kristin

Mar 31, 2021

“Such exciting news! So happy for you guys!! God is so faithful! Praising Him for all that is to come for your sweet family in this second adoption journey!!”

$200

Grace

Mar 31, 2021

“Can’t wait to see him in your arms💜”

$75

Chapel, Brittany, & Misha

Mar 31, 2021

“❤️❤️❤️”

$100

Matt/Pam

Mar 31, 2021

“We will be praying for you as you embark on this journey!”