The Platt’s Go To Colombia!

Tiffany Platt
Tiffany Platt Auburn, Georgia

Our desire to adopt started long before we met one another. The Lord was knitting our hearts as 2 single people and shaping our lives to prepare us for what was ahead! Our first conversation about adoption occurred in a local coffee shop, on one of our very first dates as we discussed what we desired for our future family and where we felt the Lord was calling us (we know what you’re thinking…that got serious fast & yes it did haha). In that moment, we knew the question was not a matter of if, but when, will we adopt. While we knew it would be “someday” we didn’t know “what day”.

Fast forward less than a year later and we are married, and 15 months after that we are looking into the eyes of our precious baby girl, Abigail. Experiencing Abigail’s birth, helped us have an even deeper understanding of the gift and miracle life really is. In those moments, we were reminded that there are 140 million orphans who do not know the love and nurture that parents provide. This reminder, brought an inescapable ache that grew in our hearts and it was there in our daughter’s bedroom just a few months into her earthly life, we decided we did not want to wait another day to respond to the need, it was time for us to bring an orphan into a forever home!

During this time, our church was partnering with our adoption agency for a Colombia Hosting Program. It was through this program that we entered our adoption process in Spring of 2020. Right about that time, Covid-19 decided to bring on a pandemic that would put the program on pause so we shifted to pursing adoption, still through Colombia, but without the host program. Late Spring 2021, we were presented with an opportunity in another Latin American country that ended with a closed door. What felt like a major “delay” in our process, really was the Lord’s timing. We know that the He orders our steps and He upholds us. NOW..we are at dossier submission in Colombia and are very excited as we wait to be matched with our child or children (yes, we are open to a sibling group)!

While we know not everyone is called to adopt, we do believe that scripture is clear that we are all called to respond in defending the fatherless. We can do this in a variety of ways including prayer, as well as the giving of our time, talent, and treasure. We know it takes a village to raise a child and we would be honored for you to come alongside us as we wait and work to bring our child/children home.

Adoption is costly, ours exceeds $40,000 without considering the additional expenses that will be incurred if we are able to adopt a sibling group. We have been awarded a $4,000 matching grant funded by Lifesong and a $4,000 matching grant funded by Colonial Heights Baptist Church. We would love to be able to raise enough funds to meet each of these matching grants plus more as we start 2022! We are grateful for whatever you would CONSIDER GIVING and know this wouldn’t be possible without you.

We ask that you PRAY the Lord grant us patience to trust in His perfect timing, that He grant us wisdom in how to best prepare our hearts and home for our future child/children, that He works in Abigail’s heart to prepare her for bonding with her future brother/sister, and that as our child/children wait, their heart/s are being groomed to join our family.

Lastly, we ask that you SHARE OUR STORY with one other person. This will help us maximize opportunity to have others join in our cause.

With deepest gratitude,

Adam and Tiffany Platt


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 “Platt 09873”, 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.
  • *3.5% fee for donations given with an American Express card
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My Story

Our desire to adopt started long before we met one another. The Lord was knitting our hearts as 2 single people and shaping our lives to prepare us for what was ahead! Our first conversation about adoption occurred in a local coffee shop, on one of our very first dates as we discussed what we desired for our future family and where we felt the Lord was calling us (we know what you’re thinking…that got serious fast & yes it did haha). In that moment, we knew the question was not a matter of if, but when, will we adopt. While we knew it would be “someday” we didn’t know “what day”.

Fast forward less than a year later and we are married, and 15 months after that we are looking into the eyes of our precious baby girl, Abigail. Experiencing Abigail’s birth, helped us have an even deeper understanding of the gift and miracle life really is. In those moments, we were reminded that there are 140 million orphans who do not know the love and nurture that parents provide. This reminder, brought an inescapable ache that grew in our hearts and it was there in our daughter’s bedroom just a few months into her earthly life, we decided we did not want to wait another day to respond to the need, it was time for us to bring an orphan into a forever home!

During this time, our church was partnering with our adoption agency for a Colombia Hosting Program. It was through this program that we entered our adoption process in Spring of 2020. Right about that time, Covid-19 decided to bring on a pandemic that would put the program on pause so we shifted to pursing adoption, still through Colombia, but without the host program. Late Spring 2021, we were presented with an opportunity in another Latin American country that ended with a closed door. What felt like a major “delay” in our process, really was the Lord’s timing. We know that the He orders our steps and He upholds us. NOW..we are at dossier submission in Colombia and are very excited as we wait to be matched with our child or children (yes, we are open to a sibling group)!

While we know not everyone is called to adopt, we do believe that scripture is clear that we are all called to respond in defending the fatherless. We can do this in a variety of ways including prayer, as well as the giving of our time, talent, and treasure. We know it takes a village to raise a child and we would be honored for you to come alongside us as we wait and work to bring our child/children home.

Adoption is costly, ours exceeds $40,000 without considering the additional expenses that will be incurred if we are able to adopt a sibling group. We have been awarded a $4,000 matching grant funded by Lifesong and a $4,000 matching grant funded by Colonial Heights Baptist Church. We would love to be able to raise enough funds to meet each of these matching grants plus more as we start 2022! We are grateful for whatever you would CONSIDER GIVING and know this wouldn’t be possible without you.

We ask that you PRAY the Lord grant us patience to trust in His perfect timing, that He grant us wisdom in how to best prepare our hearts and home for our future child/children, that He works in Abigail’s heart to prepare her for bonding with her future brother/sister, and that as our child/children wait, their heart/s are being groomed to join our family.

Lastly, we ask that you SHARE OUR STORY with one other person. This will help us maximize opportunity to have others join in our cause.

With deepest gratitude,

Adam and Tiffany Platt


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 “Platt 09873”, 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.
  • *3.5% fee for donations given with an American Express card
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Psalm 139

February 16, 2022

Happy Hump Day! We wanted to jump on and send an update with a FUN new FUNdraiser we are doing. We have worked with a fellow mom of an adopted child from Colombia who created this image for us so we could make it in into a 500 piece puzzle. We went with the country of Colombia (obviously), Colombian national flag colors, and a verse that will remind our child how much they are loved and known by their Creator. We are waiting for the puzzle to be delivered and as soon as it gets here, we will assemble it (woohoo for a night of fun..or maybe a couple depending on how good we are). The goal is that we can frame this puzzle to put into our child’s room so he/she can see all those who helped bring them into their forever family!

Here’s how it works: We are “selling” each puzzle piece for $20 each. You can choose to buy 1, 2, 5, 10, or however many pieces you like. We will take however many puzzle pieces your donation represents and write your name on the back of the pieces. When you donate through our Lifesong account (tax deductible), please put a note for how you would like your name to read (i.e. “Kim Smith” or “The Smith Family”). If you donate anonymously online or send a check to Lifesong, but would like to have your name on the puzzle, please email or message me. Once the puzzle pieces have all been sold, we will frame the puzzle for hanging!

To kick us off, we will be including all those who have contributed thus far! Additionally, if you buy 5 pieces or more, your name will be including in a drawing for a prize when the puzzle is completed!

Thank you all for continuing to journey with us in prayer and support. We do ask for an unspoken prayer request today and in the coming 48 hours that could be a HUGE step for us!! 

With love,

Adam & Tiffany

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Sooo Close

January 31, 2022

Adoption Update: Dossier paperwork is complete and we have entered 2022 on the waiting list to be matched, so THANKFUL! This is such an exciting time for o and we are soaking up the last days the Lord should have us be a family of 3. We have purchased books in Spanish (mostly on Abigail’s reading level because that’s about where we are right now haha) and are trying to learn more of the language to better communicate with our child/children and to prepare for in-country travel. We met our first goal of $4,000 and are $2,630 short of reaching our second goal of $8,000! Meeting the second goal would allow us to receive our second matching grant, super big deal! Our next expenses will be due upon matching so we are aiming to use this time wisely to plan and prepare for what lies ahead. Thank you for your continued prayers and support.

We love you all,

The Platt’s

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$256

Matt

Mar 21, 2022

$100

Tamala

Mar 15, 2022

“Praying for you on this journey❣️”

$100

Jason and Nikki

Mar 14, 2022

“We are so excited!! Blessings! The Bonds Family ❤️”

$1,000

Melanie

Mar 13, 2022

“Love you guys and so excited for your obedience to love this precious daughter!!”

$200

Sarah

Mar 13, 2022

“Puzzle pieces!”

$100

Byron & Brittany

Mar 1, 2022

“Sending you all prayers on this journey.”

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Jacey

Mar 1, 2022

“We're so excited for you guys! Praying with you in this journey!”

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Carol

Mar 1, 2022

$500

Cyle

Feb 21, 2022

“With love, from the Whetsel family. ♥️”

$200

Hidden

Feb 19, 2022

“We love you all!! ❤️”

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Melissa

Feb 18, 2022

“Sometimes God uses ordinary people disguised as Heroes! Mucho blessings”

$100

Hidden

Feb 13, 2022

$260

Christian

Feb 1, 2022

$100

Jason

Feb 1, 2022

“Pamela and I will be praying for you guys!”

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Ellen

Jan 25, 2022

$100

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Jan 18, 2022

“We are so excited for you guys!”

$500

Lisa

Jan 10, 2022

“So excited for you both. I’m sure Abigail will be a great sister. Love Grammy & Grandfather ❤️”

$500

Ben and Amy

Jan 7, 2022

“Love y’all!”

$100

Kristie

Jan 4, 2022

“Sending love, from the West Coast Richardson’s!”

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Andrew

Jan 4, 2022

“Wow awesome to hear about your adoption sorry. We adopted from China 5 years ago and it was best decision ever!”

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Dec 26, 2021

“Merry Christmas from the Dirty South Richardsons! Love you guys!”

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Ben

Dec 21, 2021

“Wishing you the best in your adoption efforts!”

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Hidden

Dec 21, 2021

“Grateful for your obedience and faithfulness to step into this journey. We are praying for you all as you continue in this beautiful journey. We love you guys. The Duncan Tribe”

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Kathryn

Dec 20, 2021

“Love you guys so much!!!! Katie and Darryl”

$50

Matt

Dec 20, 2021

$500

Julie

Dec 18, 2021

“Gramma is praying for you all and our new family members to come! So excited!!❤️”

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Hidden

Dec 15, 2021

“Praying for you”

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Michelle

Dec 15, 2021

“We are praying for y’all. ♥️”

$500

Matt and Natalie

Dec 15, 2021