South African Adoption

Heather Kirk Roxbury, Massachusetts

Our family lives in Boston, Massachusetts. We moved to Boston eight years ago with the calling of starting a church. Jared is the lead pastor of Renewal Church in Back Bay and Heather homeschools the kids and does private reading tutoring. 

Several years ago, we talked about adding to our family through adoption. We really prayed and considered what God was calling us to do and decided to go through the adoption process. One specific way God moved our hearts was through the parable of the talents in Matthew 25. We believe God was showing us that He has blessed us so we can go and help those close to His heart, orphans. Before we had kids, we visited South Africa on a mission trip and fell in love with the beautiful country but also saw the need for kids to be adopted from the orphanages there. Once we decided adoption would be right for our family, we both felt South Africa was where we wanted to adopt from. 

We waited over two years to be matched but it finally happened, we have accepted the file of a little boy in South Africa. We are ready to get over there to meet him and bring him into our home. Our agency thinks it will still be several months until we are able to travel and expect for in country stay to be longer than originally planned, 8 weeks or more.

We hope you will help us bring our little boy home!

 


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 “Kirk 09533”, 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 31 people
 of  $5,000
11 days left

My Story

Our family lives in Boston, Massachusetts. We moved to Boston eight years ago with the calling of starting a church. Jared is the lead pastor of Renewal Church in Back Bay and Heather homeschools the kids and does private reading tutoring. 

Several years ago, we talked about adding to our family through adoption. We really prayed and considered what God was calling us to do and decided to go through the adoption process. One specific way God moved our hearts was through the parable of the talents in Matthew 25. We believe God was showing us that He has blessed us so we can go and help those close to His heart, orphans. Before we had kids, we visited South Africa on a mission trip and fell in love with the beautiful country but also saw the need for kids to be adopted from the orphanages there. Once we decided adoption would be right for our family, we both felt South Africa was where we wanted to adopt from. 

We waited over two years to be matched but it finally happened, we have accepted the file of a little boy in South Africa. We are ready to get over there to meet him and bring him into our home. Our agency thinks it will still be several months until we are able to travel and expect for in country stay to be longer than originally planned, 8 weeks or more.

We hope you will help us bring our little boy home!

 


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 “Kirk 09533”, 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

$100

Monique

Mar 29, 2021

“We love you!”

$200

Andrea

Mar 20, 2021

“Can’t wait to see how God moves in your lives through this little guy!”

$200

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Mar 19, 2021

$512

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Mar 17, 2021

“Galatians 4:3-7”

$50

Heather

Mar 17, 2021

$50

Priya

Mar 16, 2021

“You were amazing all through grade/high school. You're still amazing now. Good luck and lots of prayers sent your way!”

$50

Patrick

Mar 16, 2021

“Miss you guys. Good luck!”

$100

Keri

Mar 16, 2021

“❤❤❤”

$100

Megan

Mar 16, 2021

“Love you.”

$100

Cameron

Mar 16, 2021

“Can’t wait to meet baby Blessing!”

$205

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Mar 15, 2021

“Excited for you and with you. God bless you all! We continue to pray for you. - Steve & Kim”

$100

Kenia

Mar 15, 2021

“Many blessings to your growing family!”

$15

Holly

Mar 14, 2021

“Congratulations! Prayers and many Blessings”

$250

LD

Mar 14, 2021

$100

Janelle

Mar 14, 2021

“We’re very excited for you!!”

$50

Ellen & Jason

Mar 14, 2021

“Praying for grace throughout the process!”

$200

Hidden

Mar 14, 2021

“We love you, fam. Can’t wait to meet your son!”

$1,000

AJ

Mar 14, 2021

“We Love you guys! Lauren and AJ”

$20

Ryan & Katherine

Mar 14, 2021

“Praying for a smooth and successful adoption process! Wishing your family all the best.”

$1,000

Hidden

Mar 14, 2021

“You guys are so amazing! We are so happy for you and your family. We were super excited when we heard you were matched with Blessing and we can’t wait to meet him. Love you guys!”

$40

Hidden

Mar 13, 2021

$300

Hidden

Mar 13, 2021

“What a gift to open your home to a child in need. We pray for a peace and patience and for love to grow as you prepare to for your family’s next step.”

$200

Kathleen

Mar 13, 2021

“Dear Jared and Heather, Kent and I are so excited for you and love being able to help in our small way. Love, Kathy”

$150

David/Gayle

Mar 13, 2021

“Super Excited for the Kirk Family!”

$200

Hidden

Mar 13, 2021

“All the best for your baby boy, we know he will come into a great and loving family!”

$40

Heather

Mar 13, 2021

“We are so excited for yall!! Congratulations! Adoption is BEAUTIFUL!!!”

$150

Alexandra

Mar 13, 2021

“Go get your boy! 😁❤”

$50

Beth

Mar 13, 2021

“So excited for you guys!”

$50

Brittany

Mar 13, 2021

$100

Katherine and Jake

Mar 13, 2021

“We are already praying for his sweet little heart. Ready for the day you bring him home!”

$30

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Mar 13, 2021