The Owen’s Adoption Journey

Caroline Owen Archdale, North Carolina

Adoption has been part of our plan as a way to grow our family since early into dating. For Caroline, adoption has been a passion since high school that really blossomed during college while taking child welfare classes. The Lord led her to a career in social work, working in the field of foster care and adoption, and placed a personal desire on her heart to one day adopt. For Caleb, he has always wanted to be a father and felt a calling that adoption would be part of that story. When we met, we began talking about our shared desire to have children and become parents, and soon realized that adoption was something on both of our hearts. 

We have struggled with infertility, which has led us to adoption sooner than we expected, but it was always part of the plan. We do not consider adoption as “plan b” in growing our family. We had two “plan a’s”, to have biological children and to adopt, and we truly feel that adoption is the way the Lord is directing us right now. As believers we both know and understand the need of adoption and that it is a true calling. We do not believe that the Lord calls all Christians to adopt, but we do believe that He calls all Christians to be part of adoption somehow. It is the purest picture of the gospel and how we are all adopted into the family of God. He chose us as His children and loves us all like His children. With that view of adoption, we feel we must answer the call God has given us. 

It has been neat to see how the Lord has been preparing our hearts for adoption for quite some time and we are so excited to finally be in the adoption process! We cannot wait to watch all the ways the Lord works! We are fully trusting Him and the plans He has for our family. We know that we will be strengthened and stretched in so many ways and we hope that our story encourages others along the way. 

This is not something we can do on our own and we truly appreciate any and all support given to us! 😊

We would like to take the chance to thank Old Town Baptist Church Adoption Fund + Lifesong for Orphans, who have graciously awarded to us $6,000 in matching grants. This means that every individual donation we recieve, will be matched up to $6,000!


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 “Owen 10704”, 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.
  • *3.5% fee for donations given with an American Express card
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Raised to date by 61 people
 of  $40,000
101 days left

My Story

Adoption has been part of our plan as a way to grow our family since early into dating. For Caroline, adoption has been a passion since high school that really blossomed during college while taking child welfare classes. The Lord led her to a career in social work, working in the field of foster care and adoption, and placed a personal desire on her heart to one day adopt. For Caleb, he has always wanted to be a father and felt a calling that adoption would be part of that story. When we met, we began talking about our shared desire to have children and become parents, and soon realized that adoption was something on both of our hearts. 

We have struggled with infertility, which has led us to adoption sooner than we expected, but it was always part of the plan. We do not consider adoption as “plan b” in growing our family. We had two “plan a’s”, to have biological children and to adopt, and we truly feel that adoption is the way the Lord is directing us right now. As believers we both know and understand the need of adoption and that it is a true calling. We do not believe that the Lord calls all Christians to adopt, but we do believe that He calls all Christians to be part of adoption somehow. It is the purest picture of the gospel and how we are all adopted into the family of God. He chose us as His children and loves us all like His children. With that view of adoption, we feel we must answer the call God has given us. 

It has been neat to see how the Lord has been preparing our hearts for adoption for quite some time and we are so excited to finally be in the adoption process! We cannot wait to watch all the ways the Lord works! We are fully trusting Him and the plans He has for our family. We know that we will be strengthened and stretched in so many ways and we hope that our story encourages others along the way. 

This is not something we can do on our own and we truly appreciate any and all support given to us! 😊

We would like to take the chance to thank Old Town Baptist Church Adoption Fund + Lifesong for Orphans, who have graciously awarded to us $6,000 in matching grants. This means that every individual donation we recieve, will be matched up to $6,000!


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 “Owen 10704”, 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.
  • *3.5% fee for donations given with an American Express card
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$20

Jerry

Jul 1, 2024

$30

Robin

Jun 13, 2024

“In memory of Linda Huffines.”

$200

HighPoint

Jun 13, 2024

“This is a beautiful and meaningful way to honor Great Grandmother Lynda.”

$100

Hidden

Jun 13, 2024

“In memory of Lynda Huffines, from the second grade team at HPCA”

$50

Pamela

Jun 7, 2024

“It was an honor to have known Linda as a friend and a neighbor. We had such great times chatting and laughing when we would go out to eat or have coffee together. I will always remember her and her vivacious spirit! Her legacy lives on and her children and grandchildren.”

$100

Linda

Jun 6, 2024

“My donation is made in LOVING MEMORY OF Lynda Huffines”

$50

Charlie, Annette and Ava

Jun 6, 2024

“In honor of your adoption and in loving memory of Mrs. Linda Huffines. I’m so sorry for your loss. She was precious.”

$200

Deborah

Jun 6, 2024

“This donation is made from all of the staff, Board and volunteers of New Life Family Outreach in memory of Lynda.”

$250

Joseph

Apr 27, 2024

“We love you guys! Excited for your journey! Joseph, Brittany, and Collins”

$500

Raymond and Tammy

Apr 27, 2024

$50

Emmalee

Apr 15, 2024

“We are praying for the arrival of this sweet baby and can’t wait to see him/her with all their cousins & sweet family. Best of Luck!”

$100

Sunny

Apr 15, 2024

“Love you guys! Can't wait to meet Baby Owen!”

$50

Mandy

Apr 14, 2024

“Love and prayers!”

$50

Nathaniel

Mar 24, 2024

“We are so excited for y’all!”

$100

Don & Angie

Mar 24, 2024

$100

Andrea

Feb 3, 2024

“In memory of your sweet dad! I know how excited he was for your journey. Love you both! Kirk and Andrea”

$515

Andrew and Karen

Jan 22, 2024

“We love you guys and are so excited to partner with you on this journey. You are going to be amazing parents to a very blessed child. Can’t wait to see how God works everything out.”

$150

Heidi

Jan 16, 2024

“Caroline, and the rest of the Cox family this is from Tim's cousin Heidi and her son Carter. We are so very saddened to hear of Tim's sudden passing. It's actually really shocking and we are terribly sad but we hope that this donation will help bring some happiness for your future plans as you grow your family. Sending you all so much love.”

$500

Nathan and Angie

Dec 27, 2023

“So excited for you guys!”

$200

Joseph

Dec 24, 2023

“Merry Christmas from the McManus family! Love you guys.”

$920

Holly

Dec 11, 2023

“Total payment for silent Holly Hill”

$1,950

Rodney

Dec 11, 2023

“Love Rodney and Denene”

$250

Beverly

Dec 11, 2023

“Blessings to you on your journey.”

$200

Harold & Cindy

Dec 9, 2023

“So happy for you both”

$200

Hidden

Dec 8, 2023

“We love you guys and are blessed to call you friends. Excited for you and your journey. We will be here to encourage and pray for you along the way! Joseph, Brittany, and Collins”

$100

William

Dec 8, 2023

“Wishing you both the best. Love Bill & Cole”

$100

Nancy

Dec 6, 2023

$125

Amber

Dec 4, 2023

“Love and prayers!”

$100

Brittany

Dec 1, 2023

“Wishing you all of the best! -Brittany & Matt Kiser Kiser & Company”

$500

Lisa & Jay

Nov 28, 2023

“All our love to both of you our dear friends & adopted kids!!!”

$500

Matt

Nov 26, 2023

“Praying for you both in this journey! Love, Matt, Heidi, Macie, and Rhett Fields”

$100

Martha

Nov 26, 2023

$100

Kevin and Suzanne

Nov 25, 2023

“We're praying for you and your future bundle of Joy!”

$1,500

William

Nov 22, 2023

“Donation for Caleb and Caroline's adoption.”

$125

Lisa and Jay

Nov 20, 2023

“Way to go Caleb on eating 62 chicken nuggets!”

$100

Crystal

Nov 14, 2023

“May God bless these parents to be❣️ Cover them in love and gratitude. In Jesus Name Amen.”

$60

Lisa

Nov 7, 2023

$65

Seth

Nov 2, 2023

$500

Frank

Nov 1, 2023

$64

Bruce

Nov 1, 2023

“Thanks to DL for eating those nugs!”

$450

Hidden

Nov 1, 2023

$250

Holly

Nov 1, 2023

“What a fun fundraiser! Continuing to pray for you through this journey!”

$100

Andrea

Oct 29, 2023

“We are so thrilled for you and pray God will bless you and your sweet baby! Kirk and Andrea Ward”

$100

Andrew

Oct 29, 2023

$124

Levi

Oct 29, 2023

“May God bless you both! ~ Levi & Keisha”

$100

Ann

Oct 29, 2023

“Continuing to pray for both of you through this journey!”

$310

Christy

Oct 29, 2023

“Wow - Caleb ate 62 Nuggets!! ;)”

$1,600

Offline Donation

Oct 26, 2023

$100

Offline Donation

Oct 23, 2023

$100

Dakota

Oct 21, 2023

“So happy for you!! The Lord always provides!! God Bless, Dakota and Hattie.”

$250

Jessica

Oct 19, 2023

$100

Brown

Oct 16, 2023

“God Bless you!”

$100

LINDA

Oct 16, 2023

“Prayers, support and have shared this wonderful effort on my Facebook feed!”

$100

McKenzie

Oct 15, 2023

“Love you, Caroline!”

$50

Hannah and Michael

Oct 15, 2023

“Love y’all and Prayjng for y’all!”

$250

Jack & Kaitlyn

Oct 15, 2023

“We know you’ll be the best parents! Praying for you during this journey! Love, Jack & Kaitlyn”

$100

Charlie and Annette

Oct 15, 2023

“Praying for you and Caleb and the child God is preparing for you right now. Children are truly a gift from God. ❤️”

$50

Randy and Joanna

Oct 15, 2023

“Praying for you guys on your journey. Randy and his two sisters were adopted and had wonderful lives and a wonderful family. After many, many years of infertility, their parents got pregnant in their mid 40’s with his brother. His brother and his wife recently adopted twins who were 4, after fostering them for not quite two years. They also have a 19 year old son. Praying God’s blessings on you both and your future child.”

$100

Hayden

Oct 15, 2023

“I love you both! Praying for you as you take this journey!”

$40

Hidden

Oct 15, 2023

$50

Caleb and Kaitlyn

Oct 15, 2023