Shahan Family Adoption Journey

Thunder and Kristina Shahan
Thunder and Kristina Shahan Columbia, South Carolina

Welcome to our adoption journey!

 We are Thunder and Kristina and we are so glad you’re here. We believe adoption is Kingdom work and are truly honored to be on this journey. We are a loving home and family eager to provide for a little one. As we think about growing our family again, we are so excited to be adding to our family through the gift of adoption! We have a daughter, Skyler that is two and we can't wait to see her become a big sister.

 Adoption has grown closer and closer to our hearts through the years and is of course life changing in so many ways. We have seen within our community the beauty of adoption and we want to be a part of that!

Thank you so much for coming along side us wether it be prayer or financial support. Here we grow!

Thunder, Kristina and Skyler 


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 “Shahan 09564”, 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 9 people
 of  $55,000
28 days left

My Story

Welcome to our adoption journey!

 We are Thunder and Kristina and we are so glad you’re here. We believe adoption is Kingdom work and are truly honored to be on this journey. We are a loving home and family eager to provide for a little one. As we think about growing our family again, we are so excited to be adding to our family through the gift of adoption! We have a daughter, Skyler that is two and we can't wait to see her become a big sister.

 Adoption has grown closer and closer to our hearts through the years and is of course life changing in so many ways. We have seen within our community the beauty of adoption and we want to be a part of that!

Thank you so much for coming along side us wether it be prayer or financial support. Here we grow!

Thunder, Kristina and Skyler 


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 “Shahan 09564”, 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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2022– Is this our year?

January 6, 2022

I can’t help but just ask questions at this point in our wait. 

My biggest one right now is.. Lord, will this be our year?

We have twelve whole months before us that look like a fresh start. What will they hold? We are confident they will be filled with exactly what the Lord has set before us. But what that is we have no idea. I’d be lying if I said I weren’t weary and tired. 

Yeterday was spent strategizing our Hopeful Adoptive Parent Profile and trying to update our photos. As Skye grows, we try to update them so Birth Families can see she is older now! Today I’m sifting through the emails of all paperwork we need to update for our Homestudy so that we may stay active.

We will choose to remain hopeful and expectant. Every single day we will make this choice!

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Waiting well..

December 2, 2021

We are busy, busy over here gearing up to renew our Homestudy so that we can stay up to date. We can’t believe it’s already been a year since we became active and 20 months since we said “Yes!!!” and started the process towards adoption!

We are so excited to share that we have been awarded a $4000 matching grant from Josiah’s Adoption Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans! This is HUGE and we are so grateful to be awarded this matching grant!! This means if we raise $4000, Lifesong will donate $4000, too! 

This journey has been long, friends. We did not anticipate this at all. We had no idea what was ahead for us but I can tell you thst through this wait we have learned over and over and over again how to wait well and that you just have to hold on tight while choosing every single day to trust His process.

We love each and every one of you. Thank you for being here on this journey with us! 

 

Thunder, Kristina and Skyler

 

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Adoption is beautiful

August 2, 2021

Adoption is beautiful. 

We see the fruit of this all around us. 

But adoption is also hard!

 

It’s been a long journey so far. A quiet one. But we are here for the ride! It’s an honor to be here, really. Truly. We want nothing more and nothing less that what He has planned. We are holding on to the truth and we know that He has paved the way before us. 

 

It’s easy to look at every obstacle laid before us in this 16 month journey and become discouraged. Since COVID began there has been a “slow down” in the adoption world. Less birth families and an abundance of hopeful adoptive families. Praise God for the need being met! This is why it’s been a quiet journey for us. 

 

What are we doing in the wait? 

-Praying for a woman we’ve never met

-Praying for a child we’ve never met

-Praying our hearts would stay postured properly

-Praying our eyes would stay locked with His

-Praying our family would use this wait, well as we prepare and grow together

 

Would you join us in these prayers?!

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Comments

$680

Tanya

Jan 9, 2022

“<3 y'all!”

$1,200

Adam

Dec 15, 2021

“With love from Boring Cloth and It's Worth It Food Truck :)”

$100

Cory & Joy

Dec 14, 2021

$200

Kaitlin

Dec 14, 2021

“Love y’all”

$50

Danielle

Dec 7, 2021

“My prayers are with your family and I hope you can reach your goal. It isnt much, but I'm sure every bit helps. Merry Christmas - Danielle”

$100

Kaitlyn

Dec 5, 2021

“Praying for your family, especially in the waiting!”

$100

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Dec 4, 2021

“Love you and praying for you. Hang on!”

$10

Angela

Dec 4, 2021

$200

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Nov 11, 2021