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.
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