Struggling with fertility was part of our story from the beginning. Our oldest son was a miracle baby, a product of fertility treatments. Baby number two was a pleasant surprise, just 2 years later. After they were born, we tried for 14 more years to have another baby. In November 2015 we lost a baby to miscarriage. It was then that we decided to adopt. We began working on our homestudy. While we were at Disney, two years to the day after losing our baby, a birth mom reached out to us asking us to adopt her baby. She was 4 weeks along. We were able to love on her and support her through the entire pregnancy. In the end, she felt forced to keep the baby by her family. We still keep up with her today.
After the failed adoption, we began the process of going active with Faithful Adoption Consultants. We got the call that we were active on our 21st wedding anniversary, 11/14/2019. We are just waiting that call to go pick up our baby!
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 “Burnside 08743”, 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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