Our adoption journey begins several years ago, when we got married knowing that we may not be able to have our own children without medical intervention. God worked on my heart much earlier than he began working on Joel’s. I was much more eager to begin the adoption process when we first starting discussing having children, but Joel was a little hesitant wanting to look at our options a little more first. That summer, we had the amazing opportunity to serve in Kenya and visit an orphanage there where we saw an infant room. Not one person from our group left that room without tears in their eyes. It was following this trip that God worked in both our hearts to solidify adoption as our route for building a family. God has loved us so much, and we have so much to give, how can we keep that to ourselves?
Since then we have been praying and researching and God has placed domestic, private adoption on our hearts. We have been working to become matched with an expectant mother and are still awaiting God’s timing in that, but know it is coming soon.
We have been blessed through Lifesong to be granted a $5000 matching grant which means your dollars will be doubled when you give to our fund!! Amazing how God works. Our overall goal is to raise nearly $35,000 as an estimate of what we may need to cover our adoption. We have been saving dilligently and others have graciously donated as they can to raise funds to this point. However, we are still in need as we are about $10,000 short of our goal. We cannot adopt without this financial assistance as we will not be able to afford the agency and legal fees. Please help us reach our adoption goals to assist in paying for adoption fees.
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 “Riffle 5995”, 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.