Hi! Thanks for joining us on our adoption adventure to bring home our baby girl 🙂
All of the donations go towards the expenses involved in domestic adoption. What are some of those expenses? The largest portion are the legal fees. It is important that everything is done legally, ethically, & carefully by a professional with years of adoption experience. Travel expenses, which fluctuate depending on where the expecting mama is located (for both the attorney/agency & our own family.)
Medical expenses prior to and following birth for the expecting mama. Living expenses as well as counseling are also something vital. We are not only trying to give hope and future for the baby girl chosen to join our family, but her birth mama as well. We are not “buying a baby” and she is not “giving her baby away”–which is why we want to be sure to provide the option of professional counseling before and after birth. She is not alone.
Real quick, we are sure many of you are curious as to why we have chosen adoption. From the very beginning of our dating relationship, Emily voiced that her heart was for adoption. Over the years of working with teenagers and young people in various situations, it not only brought both of us to a place where we both knew that adoption was in our family’s future, but also grew our love and passion for coming along side young people who otherwise are on their own. Obviously we have no idea what story our baby girl will have, or who her birth mama is right now(SEE UPDATE), but we do know that this is more than our family growing. This is about hope and a future. For both mama and baby. God has adopted us into His family line through the blood of Jesus. May His love shine through our family into every life we get to encounter, always.
Thanks again for your encouragement, prayers, financial support and generous love!
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 “Holliday 09263”, 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.