Paul & Alli’s Adoption Story

Paul Nix
Paul Nix Harrisburg, South Dakota

Alli and I celebrated our wedding together with friends and family in August of 2014 (time flies!) Getting married, we always knew that adoption, fostering, or some level of involvement with vulnerable children would be part of our future as a couple – we didn’t know exactly what this meant, but we had both been independently drawn to the conversation our entire adult lives.

A couple years into our marriage, we began to intentionally try to conceive and expand our family. After a couple years of trying unsuccessfully, we were told by our doctor that there were no significant factors that would prevent us from getting pregnant. However, after another year or so of trying, we still had no pregnancies.

About this time, our church participated in a national day of recognition for vulnerable children called Orphan Sunday (also known as Stand Sunday). During this experience, we felt a strong word from God that we had been treating adoption or fostering as a backup plan, a bonus, or an act of charity instead of as a calling from Him. We knew that He was telling us this was something we were called to, regardless of other circumstances.

After much prayer and affirmation, we are so excited to be pursuing domestic infant adoption! We honestly have no idea what the future holds for us in this journey, but we know we are called to it and we know we will need lots of help along the way. Thank you for joining us in this story as we take the next steps of faith that God has for us!

We'd love for you to check out the short video attached for some more info related to this fundraiser - we have been awarded a $3000 matching grant from Hephzibah 62:4 Adoption Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans. If you are led to give, this is a fun way to double the impact! As always, feel free to reach out to us - we'd love to connect with you!

 

Love,

Paul & Alli


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 “Nix 09314”, 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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Raised to date by 41 people
 of  $5,000
21 days left

My Story

Alli and I celebrated our wedding together with friends and family in August of 2014 (time flies!) Getting married, we always knew that adoption, fostering, or some level of involvement with vulnerable children would be part of our future as a couple – we didn’t know exactly what this meant, but we had both been independently drawn to the conversation our entire adult lives.

A couple years into our marriage, we began to intentionally try to conceive and expand our family. After a couple years of trying unsuccessfully, we were told by our doctor that there were no significant factors that would prevent us from getting pregnant. However, after another year or so of trying, we still had no pregnancies.

About this time, our church participated in a national day of recognition for vulnerable children called Orphan Sunday (also known as Stand Sunday). During this experience, we felt a strong word from God that we had been treating adoption or fostering as a backup plan, a bonus, or an act of charity instead of as a calling from Him. We knew that He was telling us this was something we were called to, regardless of other circumstances.

After much prayer and affirmation, we are so excited to be pursuing domestic infant adoption! We honestly have no idea what the future holds for us in this journey, but we know we are called to it and we know we will need lots of help along the way. Thank you for joining us in this story as we take the next steps of faith that God has for us!

We'd love for you to check out the short video attached for some more info related to this fundraiser - we have been awarded a $3000 matching grant from Hephzibah 62:4 Adoption Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans. If you are led to give, this is a fun way to double the impact! As always, feel free to reach out to us - we'd love to connect with you!

 

Love,

Paul & Alli


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 “Nix 09314”, 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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Nov 14, 2020

“Pr”

$100

J&L

Nov 13, 2020

“We are so happy for you two!”

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Nov 13, 2020

“We are excited for you and look forward to seeing how your story continues!”

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Nov 12, 2020

“Praying for you and excited to see God bless your family!”

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Nov 12, 2020

$50

Jillian

Nov 11, 2020

“Congratulations you guys!!! Can't wait to meet the lil guy or gal! ;)”

$52

Matt & Tanya

Nov 11, 2020

“Good luck and lots of prayers for you on this journey!”

$100

Joey & Natalie

Nov 11, 2020

“What examples of hearts surrendered to our King. Beautiful.”

$25

Ty and Katie

Nov 10, 2020

“You guys are such a blessing to all!”

$25

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Nov 10, 2020

“I'm so glad you've invited us to share this joyful burden, Alli & Paul. Love you and can't wait to continue following your adoption story! :)”

$50

Mary

Nov 10, 2020

“You’re going to be awesome parents!!”

$25

Renee

Nov 10, 2020

“We love you guys! I’m sorry it’s not much! Thanks for everything you do for Jaiden and I! <3”

$20

Allison

Nov 10, 2020

“I am so happy for you guys and this exciting journey you are taking! Sending my love and prayers from southern Minnesota!”

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Nov 10, 2020

“We love you guys and we’re behind you 100% 💕”

$15

Steph

Nov 10, 2020

“Wishing you the best on your new journey! You both will be amazing parents!”

$50

Rich & Sara

Nov 10, 2020

“Congratulations! Praying God’s blessing as you pursue Him in obedience and live out His calling in loving/caring for a child.”

$25

Amanda

Nov 10, 2020

“So much love and prayer for your family.”

$10

Abby

Nov 10, 2020

“You two will be the sweetest parents! <3”

$150

Taylor and Kyle

Nov 10, 2020

“Congratulations to the growing Nix family! Love you guys!”

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Nov 10, 2020

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Jenna

Nov 10, 2020

“Excited for you two!”

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Jessica

Nov 10, 2020

“So happy for you both!!!”

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Nov 10, 2020

“I love your hearts and am excited to see where this journey takes your family!”

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Nov 10, 2020

“Praying for you guys and excited for what God has in store for you!”

$50

Jaci

Nov 10, 2020

$100

Brian & Becky

Nov 10, 2020

“Congratulations! Praying for the bio family, the baby, and you 💕”

$100

Julie

Nov 10, 2020

$50

Ashley

Nov 10, 2020

“Thank you for sharing your journey :) You will be amazing parents.”

$300

Grant & Blair

Nov 10, 2020

$100

Katie

Nov 10, 2020

“So excited for both of you!”

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Karla

Nov 10, 2020

“So excited for you!!”

$100

Nathaniel

Nov 10, 2020

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Nov 10, 2020

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Nov 10, 2020

“Congratulations!”

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Alissa

Nov 10, 2020

“Love you guys!”

$300

Lance and Jenny

Nov 10, 2020

“Sending lots of prayers your way!”

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Sara

Nov 10, 2020

“Love you guys! Praying for you on this journey :)”

$30

Erica

Nov 10, 2020

“<3”

$20

Emma

Nov 10, 2020

“So happy for your family Alli girl & keeping you all in our prayers! ❤️”

$10

Alissa

Nov 10, 2020

“God Bless you will make amazing parents !”

$103

Ashley

Nov 10, 2020

“Love you two! ❤️”