Dear Family and Friends,
We began our adoption journey in response to God's call in October 2017. Since that time, we have reviewed many birth mother cases, been matched, had that match fall through and are currently reviewing birth mother cases again.
While our experience has been marked by highs and lows, we know God will be faithful to his call in our lives.
We’ve been interested in adoption since we were engaged and have been praying for God to lead us. Adoption also holds a special place in our family with Cody’s dad being adopted as a baby.
As Christians, adoption has a unique meaning to us. Though we were once separated from God as a result of our sin, God rescued us through the death of his son, Jesus Christ, and adopted us into his family so that we could spend eternity with him.
We’re seeking to raise $18,000, the majority of which is going to our agency fees. These fees provide necessities and counseling for birth mothers who have chosen to place their children in families through adoption.
100% of your donation goes toward our adoption costs and it’s tax-deductible.
In addition, we have been awarded a $5,000 matching grant from Sojourn East Adoption fund that will be administered by Lifesong for Orphans.
Psalm 68:6 says, “God makes a home for the lonely” and we are humbled to open our home to a baby who needs a family.
We invite you to join us on our adoption journey through both prayer and donation.
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 “Patterson 8014”, 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.