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.
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.
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