Brazil Sibling Group!!

Chris & Liz Reyes Elizabethtown, Kentucky

We are the Reyes Family!!  Chris and Liz have been married for 11 years and have 4 biological children: Nolan (age 9), Zachary and Elena (twins, age 7), and Joshua (age 4).  We live in Elizabethtown, Kentucky and are active members of Muldraugh Baptist Church just outside of Fort Knox, Kentucky.

We have always wanted a large family and we knew that adoption would eventually be a part of our story.  Chris previously worked in a group home and had experienced firsthand the great reward that comes from loving and caring for children who are not your own.  Liz is very outspoken pro-life and previously volunteered as a counselor for a pregnancy crisis center, where the Lord instilled in her a desire to love and care for children who are saved from abortion.  We weren’t sure when, or from where, but the seed of adoption was planted in both of our hearts.

After having our 4th child, we knew that, “we were done, biologically.” Since that time, our life has become pretty settled.  We participate in a solid, biblical church, we built a home on a small farm where we have dogs, chickens, and bees, we homeschool, play soccer, and spend time as a family camping, canoeing, and kayaking.  Satan could easily tempt us to continue living our lives in the glory of our comforts and security.  However, God does not call us to live for ourselves; He calls us to die to ourselves and live for His glory.  By the end of 2020, we had applied with Lifeline Children’s Services and began the process of adoption from Costa Rica.  We could never imagine our children being faced with separation, so we knew from the beginning that we would be pursuing a sibling set in order to keep biological siblings together.

*In August 2021, we learned of a sibling group at risk of separation.  Through much prayer, we discerned that the Lord had laid it upon our hearts to pursue these kiddos.  We were able to switch countries to Brazil the week before submitting our home study!!  More updates to come...

We believe that adoption is the closest picture in this life of the gospel – children who are made ours, not through flesh and blood, but through the eternal and perfect will of God.  We believe that the care of orphans is a command that God has laid upon His church, and that He is specifically calling us to put our trust in Him as we step out in faith into the unknown, and the uncomfortable, and the hard.  For some of us, that means bringing children home.  For others, it means giving, both financially, and in support and encouragement of adoptive families.  For all, it means prayer.  We need to fundraise $35,000 in order to bring the rest of our children home.  This sounds like a daunting fundraising goal, but we know that the Lord is able to do abundantly more than all that we ask or think!!

We are already seeing the ways in which the Lord is working and providing – we have been chosen by the Orphan Care Alliance for a $4500 matching grant!!  This means that the first $4500 raised towards our adoption will be matched (UPDATE: we have received this matching grant through the generous support of our friends & family!!).


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 “Reyes 09648”, 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 57 people
 of  $35,000
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My Story

We are the Reyes Family!!  Chris and Liz have been married for 11 years and have 4 biological children: Nolan (age 9), Zachary and Elena (twins, age 7), and Joshua (age 4).  We live in Elizabethtown, Kentucky and are active members of Muldraugh Baptist Church just outside of Fort Knox, Kentucky.

We have always wanted a large family and we knew that adoption would eventually be a part of our story.  Chris previously worked in a group home and had experienced firsthand the great reward that comes from loving and caring for children who are not your own.  Liz is very outspoken pro-life and previously volunteered as a counselor for a pregnancy crisis center, where the Lord instilled in her a desire to love and care for children who are saved from abortion.  We weren’t sure when, or from where, but the seed of adoption was planted in both of our hearts.

After having our 4th child, we knew that, “we were done, biologically.” Since that time, our life has become pretty settled.  We participate in a solid, biblical church, we built a home on a small farm where we have dogs, chickens, and bees, we homeschool, play soccer, and spend time as a family camping, canoeing, and kayaking.  Satan could easily tempt us to continue living our lives in the glory of our comforts and security.  However, God does not call us to live for ourselves; He calls us to die to ourselves and live for His glory.  By the end of 2020, we had applied with Lifeline Children’s Services and began the process of adoption from Costa Rica.  We could never imagine our children being faced with separation, so we knew from the beginning that we would be pursuing a sibling set in order to keep biological siblings together.

*In August 2021, we learned of a sibling group at risk of separation.  Through much prayer, we discerned that the Lord had laid it upon our hearts to pursue these kiddos.  We were able to switch countries to Brazil the week before submitting our home study!!  More updates to come...

We believe that adoption is the closest picture in this life of the gospel – children who are made ours, not through flesh and blood, but through the eternal and perfect will of God.  We believe that the care of orphans is a command that God has laid upon His church, and that He is specifically calling us to put our trust in Him as we step out in faith into the unknown, and the uncomfortable, and the hard.  For some of us, that means bringing children home.  For others, it means giving, both financially, and in support and encouragement of adoptive families.  For all, it means prayer.  We need to fundraise $35,000 in order to bring the rest of our children home.  This sounds like a daunting fundraising goal, but we know that the Lord is able to do abundantly more than all that we ask or think!!

We are already seeing the ways in which the Lord is working and providing – we have been chosen by the Orphan Care Alliance for a $4500 matching grant!!  This means that the first $4500 raised towards our adoption will be matched (UPDATE: we have received this matching grant through the generous support of our friends & family!!).


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 “Reyes 09648”, 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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$353

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Dec 24, 2021

$227

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Dec 21, 2021

$25

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Dec 20, 2021

$200

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Nov 11, 2021

$500

Erin

Nov 8, 2021

$500

Matthew

Oct 20, 2021

$70

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Oct 17, 2021

$80

TMM

Oct 11, 2021

“Love and Prayers for many, many blessings! ~The Many Masons & TMM Fundraising <3”

$25

Andrew

Sep 29, 2021

“The Millers love you guys ❤️”

$200

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Sep 29, 2021

$22

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Sep 24, 2021

$50

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Sep 24, 2021

$65

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Sep 24, 2021

$156

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Sep 22, 2021

$1,000

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Sep 19, 2021

$48

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Sep 15, 2021

$50

Jill

Sep 4, 2021

“Sorry I can't do more as we are about to start another adoption journey as well...we brought a 10 year old home from Ukraine in March. God bless you and your family!”

$125

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Aug 30, 2021

$50

Alesha

Aug 28, 2021

“Bless those that fill a child's heart with love. Hope this helps you on your journey.”

$100

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Aug 26, 2021

$100

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Aug 26, 2021

$200

Alejandro & Aida

Aug 20, 2021

“We are happy to donate to help your reach your goal. God bless you as you open your home to these new members of your family! We will be looking forward to meeting them soon. Love you all! Tio Alex and TT Aida P.S. Please do not send mail to this address, we are in between addresses til Aug. 31st.”

$200

Rachel and Doug

Aug 20, 2021

“Good luck , love , Rachel and Doug”

$150

Annette

Aug 20, 2021

“the Reyes family Just know who never you get will be very lucky to be part of your family, just as I was adopted from my mom. My mother gave me a wonderful life. They will be lucky to have both parents and siblings. love, Annette”

$107

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Aug 20, 2021

$100

John and Nelva

Aug 19, 2021

“So happy you are adding to your beautiful family!”

$222

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Aug 12, 2021

$50

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Aug 10, 2021

$300

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Aug 9, 2021

$100

Gayle and Garland

Aug 4, 2021

$50

Adam

Jul 29, 2021

$50

Carey

Jul 29, 2021

“Looking forward to meeting the newest Reyes kids <3 I'm honored and humbled that God can use me to help bring them home”

$320

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Jul 28, 2021

$5,000

Hidden

Jul 27, 2021

$400

Tammy

Jul 24, 2021

“I knew Lyndsay Taylor when we lived in KY and saw her post about your adoption pursuit. I want to help y'all because what you're doing is a gift that God is blessing you to do that will establish a future for his children. Best wishes!”

$125

Erica

Jul 23, 2021

“We love you all! Praying for you ❤️”

$50

Hidden

Jul 23, 2021

“Happy to help a wonderful family grow!”

$22

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Jul 23, 2021

$500

Rosa

Jul 21, 2021

“What a blessing looking forward to having new grandchildren may the Lord bless you and all that you do love you mom and dad”

$1,100

Brian

Jul 20, 2021

“Blessed to be able to help our brother and sister in Christ, we love you.”

$50

Hidden

Jul 20, 2021

“We’re praying for you on this incredible journey ❤️”

$4,500

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Jul 20, 2021

$50

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Jul 19, 2021

“Praying for y’all as you embark on an exciting new journey! May God bless you all!”

$100

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Jul 18, 2021

$100

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Jul 17, 2021

“Trust God for EVERYTHING and never for a moment think the good work is yours. It is Christ in you. Recognize your need for Him and let Him pave the way and order your steps. God bless you!”

$100

Lyndsay

Jul 17, 2021

“Enjoy the journey, God will sustain you!”

$100

Sharon

Jul 16, 2021

“Blessings to you and your family Chris.”

$50

Hidden

Jul 14, 2021

$1,000

Hidden

Jul 12, 2021

“We love you guys and are praying for you and the precious children God will bring you ❤️”

$1,000

Don

Jul 10, 2021

“We love you guys!!”

$25

Shelby

Jul 9, 2021

$100

Mallory

Jul 8, 2021

“Hello Liz and Chris! We are thrilled for the exciting news that the Lord has prepared you all to welcome a sibling group into your home. We will be praying for you all in the days ahead. In Christ, Mallory and Matthew”

$250

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Jul 8, 2021

$500

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Jul 6, 2021

$250

Barry

Jul 2, 2021

“We’re so excited for y’all! Know you’ll be in our prayers!”

$100

Ann

Jun 28, 2021

“May God bless you all richly for being willing to adopt children who need a loving family.”

$25

Sherri

Jun 28, 2021

“We are praying for you and the precious children you will be bringing home!”