Preparing to Adopt

Benjamin Walker
Benjamin Walker Bloomington, Indiana

We got married in January of 2015 and looked forward to starting a family. After three years it became evident, following tests and treatments, that growing our family was unlikely to happen biologically.

Early on in our marriage we talked about adoption and found that we both thought of it as a wonderful way to grow a family, particularly considering that as believers in Jesus Christ we also have been adopted into God’s family. We are excited to be pursuing a domestic infant adoption. The home study is complete, our profile book is turned in, and as we wait to be matched we are working to raise the money required for adoption. It has been such a blessing to witness the outpour of love and support by friends and family!

While we believe it will be well worth it, we’ve found the road to adoption is long and expensive. We have generously been awarded a matching grant from Lifesong in partnership with Hands of HopeIf you wish to support us financially, any amount donated through this page will automatically be matched by Lifesong up to $2500. We are grateful for any amount you are able to give. Thank you for all your support!


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 “Walker 8141”, 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.

  • 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 26 people
 of  $2,500
66 days left

My Story

We got married in January of 2015 and looked forward to starting a family. After three years it became evident, following tests and treatments, that growing our family was unlikely to happen biologically.

Early on in our marriage we talked about adoption and found that we both thought of it as a wonderful way to grow a family, particularly considering that as believers in Jesus Christ we also have been adopted into God’s family. We are excited to be pursuing a domestic infant adoption. The home study is complete, our profile book is turned in, and as we wait to be matched we are working to raise the money required for adoption. It has been such a blessing to witness the outpour of love and support by friends and family!

While we believe it will be well worth it, we’ve found the road to adoption is long and expensive. We have generously been awarded a matching grant from Lifesong in partnership with Hands of HopeIf you wish to support us financially, any amount donated through this page will automatically be matched by Lifesong up to $2500. We are grateful for any amount you are able to give. Thank you for all your support!


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 “Walker 8141”, 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.

  • 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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Needs Met!!!

March 25, 2019

Dear Friends, 

We are delighted to share that we have reached our fundraising goal! Praise God!!

We were awarded another grant through Show Hope, and with the amazing support we have received from all of you, we are now ready to bring baby Walker home! God knows when that phone call will come, but He has provided for our needs, so we wait patiently (and sometimes not so patiently!) for His timing. 🙂 

We cannot thank you enough for your love and care for us, not only financially, but also your prayers and words of encouragement. What a blessing you all are to us, and to know that so many are walking this journey with us!

We will continue to keep you updated!

 

Much love,

Ben and Katie

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Thank You!!

February 28, 2019

Hi friends!

We have been amazed and humbled at the outpour of support for our adoption. We are so grateful for the generous donations you all have made!! As you can see, the matching grant amount was exceeded, and we are now coming pretty close to having all the funds required! We have another fundraiser planned for the end of March. Katie will be making and selling baby onesies at our church’s Encores Sale. Otherwise, we’re just waiting for that phone call! 

We continue to trust God for His timing in bringing a child into our family. But you could pray that we will have continued faith for that and patience as we wait. 

Thank you all so much for your kindness and the love you have shown to us in this process! You’re prayers and support mean so much. We know that without your help we could not have this opportunity to bring a child home. 

Love,

Ben and Katie

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Comments

$100

Bruce

Mar 3, 2019

$250

Thaddeus

Feb 24, 2019

$300

Susie and Mike

Feb 17, 2019

$100

Colin and Becky

Feb 15, 2019

$150

Hidden

Feb 14, 2019

$100

David

Feb 9, 2019

“Praying and hoping.”

$275

Chad & Doris

Feb 1, 2019

“We love you, dear brother and sister. May the Lord bless and honor you for glorifying Him through this!”

$123

Hidden

Jan 30, 2019

$100

Hidden

Jan 28, 2019

“We love you guys, and are excited to see how God is providing!”

$100

Robert & Janice

Jan 27, 2019

$300

Aarin & Jeanna

Jan 26, 2019

“Looking forward to spoiling our niece and nephew and then returning them back to you 😜 Praying continually ..”

$250

Veronica

Jan 25, 2019

“Praying for you all as you wait! May God grant you peace and patience!”

$52

Anne

Jan 23, 2019

“So excited to follow your journey!”

$50

Benjamin

Jan 23, 2019

$200

Jason and Joanna

Jan 22, 2019

“Praying for you guys.”

$100

Tim and Anne

Jan 22, 2019

“We are praying for you and the child the Lord has for you!”

$100

Robert

Jan 22, 2019

$250

Doug

Jan 14, 2019

“Very excited for y’all and happy to support you in anyway that we can.”

$150

Hidden

Jan 13, 2019

$100

Beth

Jan 13, 2019

“Katie and Ben, Wishing you much joy in this journey. Katie, please accept this gift in memory of your dad and grandfather. I know they would both be so happy for you.”

$50

Marlene

Jan 12, 2019

“Can’t wait to see you as parents!”

$200

Catherine

Jan 11, 2019

“Katie and Ben, We are hopeful that your progress toward adoption goes smoothly and quickly and will soon successfully grow your family. Trusting God to bless you according to His good plan. Ben, Corinne just completed her PhD process - it is grueling and frustrating and feels like it takes forever... but you are on the home stretch. Praying you will finish strong with no bumps in the road. We care! Catherine and Harry”

$150

Hidden

Jan 11, 2019

$25

Hidden

Jan 10, 2019

$50

Derek and Laura

Jan 10, 2019

“Congratulations on getting the grant! Will continue to pray for your adoption journey ❤️”

$100

Michal

Jan 10, 2019