Rutherford Family Adoption

Amanda Rutherford Norton, Ohio

We are in the process of adopting a beautiful 16 year old girl from Colombia! We are planning to travel to Colombia in March of 2022 and will be in Colombia for around 4 weeks. (Joe will be going for 1 week with Mandy, and Mandy will be there the remaining time on her own). We are so excited for this process and cannot wait to add to our family.

We have an approved home study, our i800a (US immigration paperwork) has been accepted. We have sent our dossier off to our adoption agency and we are awaiting the approval for that (international immigration). From there.. we will get to communicate with our child and then look into travel plans.


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 “Rutherford 09861”, 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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We are in the process of adopting a beautiful 16 year old girl from Colombia! We are planning to travel to Colombia in March of 2022 and will be in Colombia for around 4 weeks. (Joe will be going for 1 week with Mandy, and Mandy will be there the remaining time on her own). We are so excited for this process and cannot wait to add to our family.

We have an approved home study, our i800a (US immigration paperwork) has been accepted. We have sent our dossier off to our adoption agency and we are awaiting the approval for that (international immigration). From there.. we will get to communicate with our child and then look into travel plans.


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 “Rutherford 09861”, 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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