Adoption has always been on our hearts, even before we were married. It was never if we should adopt, but when. We feel called to adopt because adoption is a beautiful picture of the Gospel. When we were undeserving and in our sin, the Father made a way for us to be in his forever family. We also feel called to follow the command to care for the widow and the orphan in James 1:27 through adoption.
In summer 2018, we felt led to begin our adoption process. We connected with a gospel-centered agency (Lifeline Children’s Services), and learned they were offering a scholarship to cover the application fee in the month of June. We saw this as affirmation from the Lord to start!
We’ve always felt led toward international adoption. We chose India because India has the most orphans in the world. Also, our child will have the opportunity to hear the Gospel daily in our home, which might not have been the case otherwise.
“Great is Thy faithfulness” has been our mantra through the process. We’ve seen the Lord be faithful every step of the way, & know he’ll continue to be. We're so blessed to have been awarded a $3000 matching grant from Lifesong for Orphans through Josiah's Adoption Fund. That means every dollar given up to $3000 will be matched! Friends, thank you for partnering with us for the sake of the Gospel and bringing our daughter home from India!
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 “Pattillo 8326”, 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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