Our Haitian Adoption

STEVE Abel
STEVE Abel ROCK ISLAND, Illinois

Over six years ago, we felt a calling to adopt internationally and we started the process, and many of you have journeyed with us since that starting point. After years of waiting we honestly thought we may have to look into other options. However, we recently received the amazing news that we have received a referral for a four year old little girl!

We couldn't be more excited to share the news with everyone about how God has provided.

From day one, even when we didn't know who our child was going to be, we called her "Pearl" knowing that beautiful things come with time and waiting.

Now the time has come for us to be able to travel to Haiti to meet our little girl, begin bonding and start the legal process to complete the adoption.

We would love for you to continue to pray for our family as well as our little girl that we would have protection, guidance and safety as we continue along in this process.

We would also ask you to prayerfully consider partnering with us financially to complete this adoption. Every gift is tax-deductible and the first $500 raised will be matched by a generous donor.

We understand that the cost for adoption raises questions for many, and we want to be clear about where these funds are allocated. Much of the monies go to the orphanage that supports our little girl as well as other children waiting for adoption. The rest goes to our agency that supports us and Haitian governmental and legal fees.

The next steps for us include travel to Haiti for 15 days in July in which we will connect with our daughter and begin the legal processes of adoption. After these days we will reluctantly have to return home without her and wait for the paperwork to clear and her to receive the clearances to leave Haiti and join our family. A process which can take another 12-18 months.

We are so thankful for all of you who are partnering with us on this journey, whether you started day one or are just starting now. We look forward to updating you in the process as it continues.

In Him,

Steve, Amber, Lincoln, Hudson, and Lennox

 

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 “Abel #3125”, 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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Raised to date by 48 people
 of  $10,000
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My Story

Over six years ago, we felt a calling to adopt internationally and we started the process, and many of you have journeyed with us since that starting point. After years of waiting we honestly thought we may have to look into other options. However, we recently received the amazing news that we have received a referral for a four year old little girl!

We couldn't be more excited to share the news with everyone about how God has provided.

From day one, even when we didn't know who our child was going to be, we called her "Pearl" knowing that beautiful things come with time and waiting.

Now the time has come for us to be able to travel to Haiti to meet our little girl, begin bonding and start the legal process to complete the adoption.

We would love for you to continue to pray for our family as well as our little girl that we would have protection, guidance and safety as we continue along in this process.

We would also ask you to prayerfully consider partnering with us financially to complete this adoption. Every gift is tax-deductible and the first $500 raised will be matched by a generous donor.

We understand that the cost for adoption raises questions for many, and we want to be clear about where these funds are allocated. Much of the monies go to the orphanage that supports our little girl as well as other children waiting for adoption. The rest goes to our agency that supports us and Haitian governmental and legal fees.

The next steps for us include travel to Haiti for 15 days in July in which we will connect with our daughter and begin the legal processes of adoption. After these days we will reluctantly have to return home without her and wait for the paperwork to clear and her to receive the clearances to leave Haiti and join our family. A process which can take another 12-18 months.

We are so thankful for all of you who are partnering with us on this journey, whether you started day one or are just starting now. We look forward to updating you in the process as it continues.

In Him,

Steve, Amber, Lincoln, Hudson, and Lennox

 

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 “Abel #3125”, 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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$25

Valerie

Jun 30, 2018

“Please apply to the Abel account #3125. Please also mail me a receipt for this donation. Thank you.”

$20

Kayla

Jun 30, 2018

$335

William

Jun 30, 2018

“❤️ The Smith’s”

$75

Tori

Jun 29, 2018

$200

Stephanie

Jun 28, 2018

$500

Hidden

Jun 25, 2018

$200

Damon

Jun 24, 2018

$100

Frank and Pam

Jun 24, 2018

“Very excited for you!”

$200

Alexis and Sophia

Jun 20, 2018

“We are excited to support your family!”

$150

Brandon

Jun 20, 2018

$50

Beth

Jun 20, 2018

$500

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Jun 19, 2018

$130

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Jun 19, 2018

$25

Tom

Jun 17, 2018

$200

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Jun 17, 2018

$1,000

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Jun 14, 2018

$500

Hidden

Jun 13, 2018

“Praying for you!! Glad we could partner with you in this.”

$500

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Jun 13, 2018

$500

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Jun 13, 2018

$500

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Jun 11, 2018

$100

Jessica

Jun 10, 2018

“Love you guys! We are so excited for you and your family! We will continue to pray with and for you!”

$500

James

Jun 10, 2018

$100

Casi

Jun 10, 2018

“So excited for you!”

$500

Offline Donation

Jun 10, 2018

$50

Jamie and Adam

Jun 9, 2018

“We are so happy for your family!!!”

$250

William

Jun 9, 2018

“God bless you and your expanding family with this exciting addition. With love.....Andrea & Dave”

$500

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Jun 9, 2018

$45

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Jun 9, 2018

$200

Caleb and Danielle

Jun 8, 2018

$10

Max

Jun 8, 2018

“<3”

$25

Seth Carlson

Jun 7, 2018

$250

Rich & Pam

Jun 7, 2018

“Super stoked for you!!!”

$200

Hidden

Jun 7, 2018

“Steve and Amber, You will be in our thoughts and prayers that the process will go well for you that this precious little girl will soon be with here forever home! She will be so blessed to be apart of your family. Congratulations! Love & Prayers, Paul and Cheryl”

$50

Cynthia

Jun 7, 2018

“Love and prayers.”

$50

Jackie

Jun 7, 2018

“Congratulations! God bless this family!”

$15

Makayla

Jun 7, 2018

$100

Carol

Jun 7, 2018

“So happy for you all!! Thank heaven for little girls!”

$250

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Jun 7, 2018

$150

Amy & Kevin

Jun 6, 2018

“Congratulations Abel family!!! We are so excited for you! 💞”

$100

Melissa

Jun 6, 2018

“Congratulations! We are so excited to meet her!! Xoxo”

$200

Hidden

Jun 6, 2018

$500

Hidden

Jun 6, 2018

“The August fam is beyond thrilled for you, our friends! Please keep us updated and you AND Pearl will be in our prayers!”

$25

Liz

Jun 6, 2018

$50

LYNN

Jun 6, 2018

$15

Danielle

Jun 6, 2018

“From one adoptive family to another—bring home your girl! God is good!!”

$60

Ashley

Jun 6, 2018

“Congrats!”

$20

Haanah

Jun 6, 2018

$20

Kathleen

Jun 6, 2018