We have been talking and praying about adopting for nearly a decade. We have had countless discussions about how much we would love for the Lord to add to our family in this way. The year 2020 was a roller coaster for all families, and our family was no exception. This year, in the midst of all the uncertainties our world is going through, we had great confidence and peace that this was the year that the Lord was leading us to start the adoption process. We have been so excited as we pray, fill out paperwork, complete trainings, and wait. Even our children have baby fever!
Some people may ask, “Why adopt?” The simple answer is: the Lord’s heart for the fatherless is contagious. He “places the lonely in families” (Psalm 68:6), but He does not stop there. He desires that all people would trust His Son, Jesus, and be added to His family (Romans 8:15). Our heavenly Father is adopting sons and daughters into His forever family, and we long to do the same.
Could you please partner with us in prayer? Please pray for the health of our child and our birth mother (there is no placement yet). Please pray for us as we wait, as we bond (once placement happens), and as we navigate a lifetime of sharing the Lord’s heart for adoption with our children and others.
Please pray for our fundraising efforts. To be shown to birth mothers we will need half of our total cost already covered (the total for our adoption is approximately $26,000). We have received a matching grant from LifeSong for Orphans through the donation of a Baptist Church in Georgia, and this matching grant is for $3,000. Please pray that the Lord would provide the $3,000 before March 1, 2021 so that we can have the full amount of the matching grant.
Thank you for loving our family and journeying with us!
Charles, Summer, Eden, & Ezra Corn
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 “Corn 09367”, 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.
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