Newton Family Adoption

Christina Newton
Christina Newton Bend, Oregon

Our story begins with our precious little Everett. He was a gift from the Lord at the perfect time in life. My (Christina) dad was diagnosed with non-smoking lung cancer shortly after Everett was born which catapulted us into an incredibly challenging season. Everett was a precious gift as a reminder of God’s goodness. He was, at times, the only bright light in the midst of that very heavy season.  In August of 2016, my dad was promoted to heaven. The grief that we battled, and still do, was beyond our understanding but we continued to trust a faithful and loving God.

When Everett was around nine months old, we started trying to conceive again. We had high hopes of growing our family quickly with lots of “littles” running around early in our marriage. Little did we know that four years later we would still be a family of three. That monthly dose of grief was, at times, overwhelming. It felt like the waves of grief were still coming.  With no answers from doctors or any personal research, we settled with knowing God was in charge. I’m not saying our hearts were settled though. We continued to trust God, the giver of life. Infertility was not something we expected or planned.  Life has been full and good as we expectantly wait for the gift of another child.

Throughout those four years, we made a few transitions, one being moving our family from Texas to Oregon. The Lord is still unfolding that story, and we are along for the ride. It has been an adventure in many ways. We LOVE the gorgeous mountain views, hiking, parks & friends right where we live!

About a year ago, in August of 2018, after talking with our lifelong friend, Amy, who had the most wonderful experience with Christian Adoption Consultants, we decided to start praying about adoption and what that might look like for our family. After some weeks of praying, seeking council from our families, and speaking with our amazing Adoption Consultant, we decided this was indeed what the Lord was weaving into our story. Adoption wasn’t necessarily something that we had talked about in the beginning of our marriage, but the Lord certainly starting stirring our hearts towards it in the midst of battling this “unexplainable infertility”.

We want to adopt because it is a beautiful picture of how God loves us and what He has done for us. We were adopted into His family and what a blessing it would be to adopt a baby into our family.

We are so very excited, and so very nervous at the same time! So many unknowns, but there are a few certainties— the Lord knows which baby is ours and when they will be born, God knows the transition we are in and we know He will provide. He knows the cost of adoption and is oh so faithful, GOD IS GOOD.

We have been diligently saving money since we’ve been married and we haven’t been completely sure what for, but now we know! Although, the average adoption costs about $35,000 which includes legal fees, some of the expectant mother’s medical and living expenses & care in the hospital, baby’s medical expenses, agency fees, finalization fees, airfare, and costs associated with staying in the baby’s home state until we are cleared legally to come back to Oregon (usually two weeks). We have worked VERY hard to save, had two very successful fundraiser yard sales where friends donated items and I organized/priced about 1000 items to sell at each sale (they were very profitable and we made about $5,000 in total. Hard work pays off!), and have been blessed with generous financial gifts from family. All this to say, we are working towards our goal of a debt free adoption, and although we are not asking people to give, we know we are surrounded by a lot of amazing people who want to be part of this incredible adventure! If you are so inclined to join us in bringing this baby boy home, we would love your support.  Please pray as we travel to Texas in just a few short weeks, and for the financial provision to adopt.

To get us started, we have been have been awarded a $2500 matching grant from Hear the Cry Solid Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans. We were so incredibly thankful for this generous gift. 

Our little Everett is now four, and I am not kidding when I tell you he asks “when is our baby coming, mama?” just about every day! He prays for them to come soon, and has been practicing with his stuffed animals for months! He is all boy, but totally ready for the big brother role!

We are so very grateful for all of God’s blessings.  Thank you for your love and support.

 John, Christina and Everett Newton


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 “Newton 8230”, 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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 of  $20,000
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My Story

Our story begins with our precious little Everett. He was a gift from the Lord at the perfect time in life. My (Christina) dad was diagnosed with non-smoking lung cancer shortly after Everett was born which catapulted us into an incredibly challenging season. Everett was a precious gift as a reminder of God’s goodness. He was, at times, the only bright light in the midst of that very heavy season.  In August of 2016, my dad was promoted to heaven. The grief that we battled, and still do, was beyond our understanding but we continued to trust a faithful and loving God.

When Everett was around nine months old, we started trying to conceive again. We had high hopes of growing our family quickly with lots of “littles” running around early in our marriage. Little did we know that four years later we would still be a family of three. That monthly dose of grief was, at times, overwhelming. It felt like the waves of grief were still coming.  With no answers from doctors or any personal research, we settled with knowing God was in charge. I’m not saying our hearts were settled though. We continued to trust God, the giver of life. Infertility was not something we expected or planned.  Life has been full and good as we expectantly wait for the gift of another child.

Throughout those four years, we made a few transitions, one being moving our family from Texas to Oregon. The Lord is still unfolding that story, and we are along for the ride. It has been an adventure in many ways. We LOVE the gorgeous mountain views, hiking, parks & friends right where we live!

About a year ago, in August of 2018, after talking with our lifelong friend, Amy, who had the most wonderful experience with Christian Adoption Consultants, we decided to start praying about adoption and what that might look like for our family. After some weeks of praying, seeking council from our families, and speaking with our amazing Adoption Consultant, we decided this was indeed what the Lord was weaving into our story. Adoption wasn’t necessarily something that we had talked about in the beginning of our marriage, but the Lord certainly starting stirring our hearts towards it in the midst of battling this “unexplainable infertility”.

We want to adopt because it is a beautiful picture of how God loves us and what He has done for us. We were adopted into His family and what a blessing it would be to adopt a baby into our family.

We are so very excited, and so very nervous at the same time! So many unknowns, but there are a few certainties— the Lord knows which baby is ours and when they will be born, God knows the transition we are in and we know He will provide. He knows the cost of adoption and is oh so faithful, GOD IS GOOD.

We have been diligently saving money since we’ve been married and we haven’t been completely sure what for, but now we know! Although, the average adoption costs about $35,000 which includes legal fees, some of the expectant mother’s medical and living expenses & care in the hospital, baby’s medical expenses, agency fees, finalization fees, airfare, and costs associated with staying in the baby’s home state until we are cleared legally to come back to Oregon (usually two weeks). We have worked VERY hard to save, had two very successful fundraiser yard sales where friends donated items and I organized/priced about 1000 items to sell at each sale (they were very profitable and we made about $5,000 in total. Hard work pays off!), and have been blessed with generous financial gifts from family. All this to say, we are working towards our goal of a debt free adoption, and although we are not asking people to give, we know we are surrounded by a lot of amazing people who want to be part of this incredible adventure! If you are so inclined to join us in bringing this baby boy home, we would love your support.  Please pray as we travel to Texas in just a few short weeks, and for the financial provision to adopt.

To get us started, we have been have been awarded a $2500 matching grant from Hear the Cry Solid Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans. We were so incredibly thankful for this generous gift. 

Our little Everett is now four, and I am not kidding when I tell you he asks “when is our baby coming, mama?” just about every day! He prays for them to come soon, and has been practicing with his stuffed animals for months! He is all boy, but totally ready for the big brother role!

We are so very grateful for all of God’s blessings.  Thank you for your love and support.

 John, Christina and Everett Newton


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 “Newton 8230”, 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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$35

Arielle

Aug 15, 2019

$1,000

Garrett

Jun 29, 2019

“Stoked for you cousins and excited to see you this summer! 😊 God bless!”

$500

Hidden

Jun 29, 2019

$60

David

Jun 29, 2019

$200

Tamie

Jun 19, 2019

“God bless the Newtons”

$80

Hidden

Jun 17, 2019

$100

Brent & Carina

Jun 14, 2019

“We are so happy for you guys! Can feel the pleasure of the Lord on this.”

$50

Jennifer

Jun 13, 2019

“We are so excited for you, John and Everett!”

$100

Offline Donation

Jun 13, 2019

$300

Jenica

Jun 12, 2019

“You were always such a blessing to me as my RA. I am so thrilled that you get to be blessed by this baby now, and I know the baby will be blessed by you. Ezra and I are praying for your family. Love, Ezra, Jenica & Juliana Hallman”

$500

Debby

Jun 12, 2019

“So excited for your family!! Blessed that I am able to be a small part of the process. Love you!!”

$50

Elizabeth

Jun 11, 2019

“Love you guys, and praying for this journey!!!”

$200

Stephanie

Jun 11, 2019

“We are so excited for you guys! Can’t wait to meet the little dude ❤️”

$50

Haley

Jun 10, 2019

“So excited for you guys!!”

$500

Hidden

Jun 9, 2019

“SO EXCITING! Cant wait to hold my new grandson. Love you so much! Gram Pats”

$50

Melinda

Jun 8, 2019

“Praying for your family ❤️”

$100

Jenny

Jun 8, 2019

“💙”

$75

Molly

Jun 8, 2019

“So joyful for you and your family!! ❤️”

$250

Hidden

Jun 8, 2019

“John and Christina - we are jumping up and down at the news that your son #2 is waiting to be scooped into your arms and loved for the rest of his life. Love you!”

$20

Becky

Jun 8, 2019

$100

Hidden

Jun 8, 2019

$200

Kacie

Jun 8, 2019

“Love you guys so much and so excited for this sweet baby boy to arrive!! Can't wait to meet him one day!! Hugs and continued prayers!!”

$100

Offline Donation

Jun 3, 2019

$500

Offline Donation

Jun 1, 2019

$400

Ben & Rachel

May 19, 2019

“We love you guys & are so excited to be invited into your journey as a family. Sad we won't be living near you next year as previously thought, but maybe we can visit someday :). Much love & blessing!”

$275

Hidden

May 15, 2019

$100

Hidden

May 14, 2019

“We are cheering you on!”