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Emily Holliday
Emily Holliday Auburn, Indiana

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!

E&N


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.
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Raised to date by 29 people
 of  $4,000
37 days left

My Story

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!

E&N


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.
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Chosen & Loved

June 28, 2021

(For her privacy our expecting mama will be known as Mama W)

Mama W found our profile online all on her own. She immediately fell in love with our entire family! She reached out to our adoption attorney that very day and filled out all of the necessary paperwork. She has requested that we not only meet in person, that we also be part of her ultrasound appointment and birth plans. God is good isn’t He? 
In most states birth mothers are required wait 24-36 hours before signing the official adoption paperwork. This gives her plenty of time to decide what is the very best for herself and her sweet baby. After the paperwork is signed we will live in her home state for 8-10days while everything is finalized through all the state channels.
The unknowns are unnerving, but at the same time, GOD. He has had His hands all over every single detail of this story. We have chosen to walk this out with open hearts and open hands. Loving on Mama W every step of the way, no matter what. When we pray over her, Queen Esther comes to mind. Her uncle pressed her bravely forward in Esther 4:14 saying “Perhaps you were born for such a time as this.” God has a plan for Mama W. He adores her. She is His treasure. We will prepare what we can, and leave the rest at His feet. He knows the outcome. We are hopeful that her baby will also be our much loved baby. Ultimately, that we can be Jesus to this sweet mama. So excited to see what else God will do!
Thank you for helping us prepare financially for the potential arrival of this sweet baby, into our family
💜

E&N

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Comments

$200

Mike

Aug 13, 2021

“I wish your family the best! Can’t wait to see the new addition.”

$43

Sandra

Aug 11, 2021

$75

Jennifer

Aug 9, 2021

$80

Abbey

Aug 9, 2021

“September ❤️”

$50

Brooke

Aug 3, 2021

$23

Regina

Aug 3, 2021

$200

Sue

Aug 2, 2021

“God Bless!”

$85

Jennifer

Aug 2, 2021

$22

Kacy

Aug 1, 2021

$70

Abbey

Aug 1, 2021

“August sponsor ❤️”

$20

Melody

Aug 1, 2021

“God bless you all ❤️”

$27

Sara

Aug 1, 2021

“Congratulations on your little girl! Put the Helton family on August 27”

$285

Hidden

Aug 1, 2021

“May God continue to bless your family in bringing your little girl home!”

$1,250

Offline Donation

Jul 16, 2021

$500

Jennifer

Jun 28, 2021

“Xoxo-The Hudson’s”

$1,350

Hidden

Dec 15, 2020

“Can't wait to meet you, baby girl! Until then, we will pray for you and your sweet soon-to-be family ❤”

$212

Abbey

Dec 13, 2020

$35

Hidden

Dec 7, 2020

$85

Bree

Dec 6, 2020

$15

Hidden

Nov 17, 2020

$10

Shelby

Nov 16, 2020

$21

Emily

Nov 16, 2020

$15

Amanda

Nov 16, 2020

$140

Abigail

Nov 15, 2020

$15

Abbey

Nov 14, 2020

“Binky clips and water bottle:)”

$80

Rachel

Nov 14, 2020

“Thank You and good luck on your journey!!”

$20

Nicole

Nov 14, 2020

$107

Sue

Nov 13, 2020

$65

Abbey

Nov 7, 2020

“Adoption garage sale :)”