We are the Smith Family-Hunter, Samantha (Sam) & Lexi Anne. We are on our journey to adopt our SECOND baby and we could not be more excited!! We have been on the "waiting list" for approximately 1 & 1/2 years and are excited to announce that we have officially been chosen by a birthmother! Our newest addition should arrive by the end of November 2020.
Just 2 & 1/2 years ago, we adopted our first daughter who has completely changed our world forever. To say that we fully believe that she is why we were born would be an understatement. Who knew that one little girl could make the impact that she certainly has. Hunter and I-nor anyone in our families- had never adopted before, so adopting Lexi was a first for so many of us. But God moved the mountains that we needed Him to move and carefully designed every detail of our story to give us the life we have as a family today. We could never thank Him enough and we will never be silent about our adoption journey. Adoption saved us all.
When Lexi turned 1, we began to feel like we wanted to expand our family again through adoption so we joined the waiting list for adoptive families. Each opportunity we were presented with brought along a lot of prayer and consideration. Trying to make sure you are making the right choice about a situation that could potentially change your lives forever can be so unnerving! We waited for the words "she picked you guys" for what seemed like forever but the Lord had it all planned from the very first "no". He's just that good.
While we know that God has directed us to adopt again, adoption is EXPENSIVE no matter how you look at it-no exceptions. We have stepped out in faith that we would somehow gather all of the funds we needed and the Lord has already began to show His faithfulness! We have received a matching grant for up to $5,000 from Little Rock Church in Little Rock, AR (working through Lifesong for Orphans). How amazing and what a blessing!!! If we are able to raise $5,000, it will be matched dollar for dollar!! We can raise funds through more fundraisers-which we will continue to do and also by online donations from anyone who wants to give. 100% of all donations given online go straight towards funding our second adoption and each dollar given actually turns into two dollars!! This will definitely help us with the overall expense of adoption; however, this is not the total that we need. Our goal is to raise the $5,000 so that it can be matched-then, continue to raise money to try to meet our overall expense.
We would love your support through prayer and giving if you are able. You will never know the impact you will forever have on our family and our newest addition. If you have any questions you can always contact us and we will be glad to answer them or get the answer if necessary. Again, please continue to pray for us during this journey! Adoption rocks!!
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 “Smith #9099”, 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.