We are Wesley and Angel Bradford, a fun-loving, adventure-seeking couple. We love to cook, travel, and try new things, and we see adoption as the next big adventure. While we realize that adding a child to our family will change the way we do the things we love, we are prepared to take that step and hope to raise someone who enjoys adventure as much as we do. We are both musicians and college professors, and we are also active members of our church. In our free time, when we aren’t adventuring, we enjoy tending to our flowers around our home, playing games, and hanging out with our cats, Spock and Zelda.
We have been married for 10 years and are finally ready to add a child to our family. Adoption has always been a positive presence in our lives and after much prayer and consideration, we believe that this is the best option for us. We both look forward to raising a child together and sharing our family traditions, interests, and our faith with our future child. We realize that adoption comes with many difficulties and risks, but we have faith that we can overcome these challenges and provide a blessing to a birth mother and child, who will in turn bless us as well.
The financial burden of adoption has been one of the most overwhelming aspects of the adoption process. Agency fees, the home study, and all of the other fees add up to over $40,000 - a daunting total. Without financial assistance, it would take us years to save enough to adopt a child on our own. We have set a goal to raise $20,000 and we have already received some help! Lifesong for Orphans has awarded us a matching grant for $3,000 funded by the JFRH Fund. Every donation received will be matched, up to $3,000, bringing us $6,000 closer to our goal. In addition to the matching grant, we are seeking help from family and friends to make up the difference and successfully bring our future child home. We look forward to the adventure of providing a loving and supportive home to our new child when the time comes, and we thank you for your support during this journey.
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 “Bradford 09406”, 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.