Our Adoption Journey!

Charles & Summer Corn
Charles & Summer Corn Ray City, Georgia

 

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.

If you would like to support us on our journey of adoption through giving financially you can go to the website www.lifesong.org/donate/family. Enter our “Family Account Number” which is 9367Another option is writing a check payable to “Lifesong for Orphans.” In the memo, note family name (Charles & Summer Corn) and family account number 9367 and send it to: Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 9, Gridley, IL 61744. 

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.

  • 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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Raised to date by 13 people
 of  $20,000
43 days left

My Story

 

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.

If you would like to support us on our journey of adoption through giving financially you can go to the website www.lifesong.org/donate/family. Enter our “Family Account Number” which is 9367Another option is writing a check payable to “Lifesong for Orphans.” In the memo, note family name (Charles & Summer Corn) and family account number 9367 and send it to: Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 9, Gridley, IL 61744. 

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.

  • 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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Comments

$50

Georgia

Jan 12, 2021

$100

Timothy

Jan 9, 2021

$100

Hidden

Jan 3, 2021

$600

Greg

Jan 1, 2021

“We love you guys and are so glad we could give this to you all through the boys shepherd pouches, matching funds, and other givers.”

$3,000

Offline Donation

Dec 29, 2020

$300

Cleona

Dec 27, 2020

$100

Offline Donation

Dec 24, 2020

$100

Kyle

Dec 23, 2020

$2,000

Offline Donation

Dec 22, 2020

$500

Adelaide

Dec 21, 2020

“We love all of you so much. Your children are very blessed to have such wonderful parents.”

$200

Hidden

Dec 20, 2020

“Love you guys!!!❤️❤️❤️”

$250

Sarah

Dec 20, 2020

“I love you, my Corn fam! My heart is so excited to meet God’s newest addition!”

$50

Pam

Dec 20, 2020

“Merry Christmas may you have a a new addition to the family by next Christmas! Love Aunt Pam”