Seligson Family Adoption

Katie
Katie Jacksonville, Florida

UPDATE:

We are excited to announce that we have matched with an expectant mother! It is an honor to walk alongside this woman and her baby. We are overjoyed at the opportunity God has given us to welcome a third child into our family. Baby girl is due in a three weeks (although we are on red alert for labor at any time) and we are eagerly preparing for her arrival. As we said before, we know that adoption is an incredibly difficult journey. We trust that God will give our family and the expectant mother the strength and wisdom to answer the call He has given us. Thank you for being part of our support community on our journey thus far and we pray that you will continue alongside us. We are still in need of your help.

 

Our Story

Thank you for taking the time to visit our fundraising page! Since we first started dating, we felt God was calling us to adopt. We feel that God has adopted us into his family and as Christians we are called to give a home to children who otherwise might not have one. This calling has only grown since a close family member’s recent adoption. Through the close connection of our family, we witnessed the joy and love that our adopted niece has brought to our family. This experience has cemented our passion for adopting a child into our own family. After moving around the country for work, we have finally settled in Jacksonville, Florida, and are excited to finally be able to pursue adoption. We understand that adoption is an incredibly difficult journey, filled with both joy and sorrow, but we trust that God will give us the strength and wisdom to answer the call He has given us. We are so excited to start our journey of adoption and we can not wait to meet our beautiful child.  

 

Our Fundraising

We have been working to be prepared for this journey by completing an intensive process of assessment and training in order to be able to be the best parents we can for our child. As part of this process we are also starting a fundraising campaign. While it may not be surprising to hear that there are significant costs associated with adoption, you may be surprised to know that in the state of Florida private adoption costs are typically in excess of $35,000; however, it is often much more than that. We have set a fundraising goal of $20,000 to help us cover the costs of adoption. Thank you for considering our campaign. It means so much to us to have your support as we navigate this process. 

 

DONATION MATCHING!!!

 

We have qualified for a matching donation through Lifesong funded by Potter Homes. The first $5,000 raised as part of this fundraising campaign will be matched dollar for dollar. Please consider helping us take advantage of this generous donation through Lifesong and Potter Homes!

 


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 “Seligson 09666”, 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 22 people
 of  $20,000
19 days left

My Story

UPDATE:

We are excited to announce that we have matched with an expectant mother! It is an honor to walk alongside this woman and her baby. We are overjoyed at the opportunity God has given us to welcome a third child into our family. Baby girl is due in a three weeks (although we are on red alert for labor at any time) and we are eagerly preparing for her arrival. As we said before, we know that adoption is an incredibly difficult journey. We trust that God will give our family and the expectant mother the strength and wisdom to answer the call He has given us. Thank you for being part of our support community on our journey thus far and we pray that you will continue alongside us. We are still in need of your help.

 

Our Story

Thank you for taking the time to visit our fundraising page! Since we first started dating, we felt God was calling us to adopt. We feel that God has adopted us into his family and as Christians we are called to give a home to children who otherwise might not have one. This calling has only grown since a close family member’s recent adoption. Through the close connection of our family, we witnessed the joy and love that our adopted niece has brought to our family. This experience has cemented our passion for adopting a child into our own family. After moving around the country for work, we have finally settled in Jacksonville, Florida, and are excited to finally be able to pursue adoption. We understand that adoption is an incredibly difficult journey, filled with both joy and sorrow, but we trust that God will give us the strength and wisdom to answer the call He has given us. We are so excited to start our journey of adoption and we can not wait to meet our beautiful child.  

 

Our Fundraising

We have been working to be prepared for this journey by completing an intensive process of assessment and training in order to be able to be the best parents we can for our child. As part of this process we are also starting a fundraising campaign. While it may not be surprising to hear that there are significant costs associated with adoption, you may be surprised to know that in the state of Florida private adoption costs are typically in excess of $35,000; however, it is often much more than that. We have set a fundraising goal of $20,000 to help us cover the costs of adoption. Thank you for considering our campaign. It means so much to us to have your support as we navigate this process. 

 

DONATION MATCHING!!!

 

We have qualified for a matching donation through Lifesong funded by Potter Homes. The first $5,000 raised as part of this fundraising campaign will be matched dollar for dollar. Please consider helping us take advantage of this generous donation through Lifesong and Potter Homes!

 


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 “Seligson 09666”, 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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Comments

$500

Bobby & Shirley

Jun 22, 2022

$100

Dan

Jun 12, 2022

“Congrats! We're so happy for you both and can't wait for your family to grow.”

$500

Hidden

Jun 2, 2022

$2,050

Hidden

May 22, 2022

“We are so excited -- love you all!!!”

$100

Christine

May 19, 2022

“Congratulations!! This little one is so blessed to have you as their parent !! God bless you both!!”

$100

Ariel

May 17, 2022

“Good luck Katie!! Praying for you guys!!!”

$50

Lori

May 17, 2022

“Congratulations and prayers for your growing family.”

$100

Teresa

May 17, 2022

“Congratulations! What an incredible gift to give to a child and with such a special family!”

$200

Hidden

Dec 2, 2021

“May God bless you and your (growing) family!”

$305

Madeline

Oct 16, 2021

“God bless you both! Your adoption has been on our hearts since we first talked and we're praying for you every time we think of you.”

$100

Matthew

Aug 18, 2021

$50

Linda

Aug 13, 2021

“Sending prayers for the right little one to land in your arms. Love, Linda”

$100

Cindy and Ed

Aug 10, 2021

“These are exciting times! Wishing you the best of luck on your fundraising!”

$150

Samie and Nat

Aug 9, 2021

“Blessings as your family grows!”

$100

Paul

Aug 9, 2021

“Love, The Robinsons!”

$100

erin

Aug 6, 2021

“❤️❤️❤️”

$150

Mark and Paige

Aug 6, 2021

“Praying for your family and the child that will join your family!”

$250

David

Aug 6, 2021

“Love this news and always love hearing from y'all!”

$50

Hidden

Aug 4, 2021

“Excited for you guys!”

$500

Hidden

Aug 4, 2021

“Best of luck. I am excited to be able help out. Keeping you all in my prayers.”

$75

Laura

Aug 3, 2021

“So excited for your family!”

$100

Hidden

Aug 3, 2021

“Best wishes, we hope you will be blessed with a new arrival!”