Pankratz Family Adoption

Stephen and Cayli Pankratz
Stephen and Cayli Pankratz Spring, Texas

We are so excited to announce that we are adopting!

We have both dreamed of one day adopting a child, individually (prior to meeting one another), and then together from the time of our engagement. We are overjoyed to finally be in the process of seeing that dream become a reality, and cannot wait to meet our child and his or her birth family.

Adoption is a beautiful thing that reflects the heart of the Father in so many ways. We are excited to participate in it, and bring this child into our family. Unfortunately, despite the great need for so many children to have safe homes and loving families, the financial cost of adoption is a prohibitive burden for many.

We need to raise $28,000 to cover all aspects of our adoption, which includes $24,000 agency fees, $2,000 legal fees to finalize the adoption, and $2,000 for possible travel. We are so thankful to have received a matching grant of $8500 through Lifesong, which, when matched, will be enough to cover the remainder of our fundraising goals.

We are so thankful to have each of you in our lives, and can't wait to introduce you to our new son or daughter!


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 “Pankratz 09851”, 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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My Story

We are so excited to announce that we are adopting!

We have both dreamed of one day adopting a child, individually (prior to meeting one another), and then together from the time of our engagement. We are overjoyed to finally be in the process of seeing that dream become a reality, and cannot wait to meet our child and his or her birth family.

Adoption is a beautiful thing that reflects the heart of the Father in so many ways. We are excited to participate in it, and bring this child into our family. Unfortunately, despite the great need for so many children to have safe homes and loving families, the financial cost of adoption is a prohibitive burden for many.

We need to raise $28,000 to cover all aspects of our adoption, which includes $24,000 agency fees, $2,000 legal fees to finalize the adoption, and $2,000 for possible travel. We are so thankful to have received a matching grant of $8500 through Lifesong, which, when matched, will be enough to cover the remainder of our fundraising goals.

We are so thankful to have each of you in our lives, and can't wait to introduce you to our new son or daughter!


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 “Pankratz 09851”, 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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