Adoption has always been part of our plan for growing our family. We welcomed our precious daughter home from Uganda in 2016 and then welcomed a biological son in 2017. Our family doesn’t feel complete and our daughter specifically wants a sibling who looks like her. Laws in her home country have changed and made it where it isn’t the best fit for our family at this time. But God worked mightily in our family, brought healing to complex medical diagnoses, gave us great doctors we already knew and could go to for help. God Literally flung doors open to allow our hearts to be ready to say YES! to a precious boy on a child waiting list.
In accepting our son from the child waiting list, we also had to switch countries, switch visa processes and switch agencies. Basically, we went back to square one all while being matched! It’s been a frantic race to get everything done because there is a precious face waiting for us. Our home study is days away from being finalized, then we will simultaneously submit immigration and gather our dossier documents. As soon as those are done, we are off! Our family will move to our son’s home country to foster to adopt him. It’s a whirlwind and it all seems absolutely crazy but our son is worth it all!
We would love your fervent prayers as we prepare our hearts and shepherd our kid’s hearts as we anxiously wait our son joining our family. We covet prayers for bonding and attachment, that our family and our son will fall deeply in love with each other as we learn what the new make up of our family will look like. Pray for us, as parents, that we parent our kids well with their unique needs.
We are also VERY excited to announce we’ve been granted a $4,000 matching grant from our church, Grace Evangelical Free Adoption Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans! Every donation will be matched dollar for dollar up to $4,000! So, your $10 donation is actually $20, $50 is actually $100, $500 is actually $1,000!
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 “Negrete 8401”, 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.
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