We are the Simmermans and are eager to welcome a little boy or girl from Western Africa into our family. We’ve been blessed with two kiddos already and as we thought about having a third child we just couldn’t get past the fact that there are lots of kids out there that need a family. That need a mom and dad and a brother and sister and grandparents and people in their lives to love them and call them their own. God confirmed this call to adopt in so many really specific ways. It has been so awesome to see Him work and we can’t wait to see how He continues to show up in this adoption process. In the midst of trying to decide which way we would adopt (international, domestic, foster care) God put such a burden on our hearts for the orphan living in an orphanage overseas and led us so clearly to the specific country we are adopting from (which we can’t share on the internet). As we started this process in February 2019 we knew that adoption was an awesome picture of the gospel but as this journey has continued we have become more and more in awe of the Lord’s adoption of us into His own family. It’s out of this gratitude and love for Him that we are moving forward in adoption.
If you’d like to join us on this journey our two greatest needs right now are:
1) Prayer. We have not been matched with our son or daughter yet. Please pray that God would sovereignly and quickly move this process along. Pray that our kiddo would be loved and cared for in their orphanage. Pray that God would be glorified! If you’d like to hear more about our adoption story and receive updates and prayer requests please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2) Financial Support. The estimated cost of this adoption is $40,000-45,000. It feels like such a huge number but we’ve seen the Lord provide already and are trusting that He will continue to do so. One example is that We care for Orphans (a Lifesong for Orphans partner) has generously offered to match up to $4000 that we receive in donations. Please prayerfully consider whether you might help us in this way. If you’d like to donate towards our adoption see details below.
Thanks for taking the time to read about our adoption!
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 “Simmerman 08772”, 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.