A Story of Hope: Josh and Sherry Adopts

Josh and Sherry
Josh and Sherry

Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance in what we don’t see. Hebrews 1:11

Hope is what we felt when we held the positive pregnancy test in our hands. Our hearts racing while we envisioned what life would be with a new little one. Faith is what we cling to each time we said goodbye to that new little life far before we were ready. Faith is what keeps us strong while we wait for God to finish writing our story.  We want YOU to be a piece of our story!

We were married in 2005 and welcomed a daughter in 2010. Two years later our son was born and for a time our family felt full.  It wasn’t long though that we began to realize that God wasn’t quite finished growing us.  In February of 2016 we experienced our first miscarriage. We lost three more babies before the end of 2017.  The following year we lost our son, Samuel, during the 15th week of the pregnancy.

Our family was devastated and weary. However, continued to pray and seek the Lords guidance. We found that through the losses a seed that God had planted in our hearts began to blossom. We knew that God was going to grow our family through adoption!

In September 2018 we had our homestudy approved. Shortly after that we began to work on fundraising to cover the costs of our adoption. We found out just recently that we have been awarded a 4,000$ matching grant!!!

This means we will have every dollar matched up to 4,000$!  When we are finished we will have raised 8,000$. To do this we need your help! If you can give, every dollar is doubled!  If you can share, every extra person who sees our story gives us more chance of raising our funds!

You can donate above or you can mail in a donation. If you mail in a check be sure to mention our family ID #8396Clair

Thank you for giving and supporting our family!

Josh, Sherry, Abi and Gabe

NOTE: In following IRS guidelines, your donation is to the named non-profit organization.  This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor’s suggested use.

o   Individual donations $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.  Lifesong is a 501©3 tax exempt organization.

o   Please include your family account #8396 in your fundraising letter and email a copy of your fundraising letter to me for your file.

 


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 “Clair 8396”, 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.
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Raised to date by 13 people
 of  $4,000
34 days left

My Story

Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance in what we don’t see. Hebrews 1:11

Hope is what we felt when we held the positive pregnancy test in our hands. Our hearts racing while we envisioned what life would be with a new little one. Faith is what we cling to each time we said goodbye to that new little life far before we were ready. Faith is what keeps us strong while we wait for God to finish writing our story.  We want YOU to be a piece of our story!

We were married in 2005 and welcomed a daughter in 2010. Two years later our son was born and for a time our family felt full.  It wasn’t long though that we began to realize that God wasn’t quite finished growing us.  In February of 2016 we experienced our first miscarriage. We lost three more babies before the end of 2017.  The following year we lost our son, Samuel, during the 15th week of the pregnancy.

Our family was devastated and weary. However, continued to pray and seek the Lords guidance. We found that through the losses a seed that God had planted in our hearts began to blossom. We knew that God was going to grow our family through adoption!

In September 2018 we had our homestudy approved. Shortly after that we began to work on fundraising to cover the costs of our adoption. We found out just recently that we have been awarded a 4,000$ matching grant!!!

This means we will have every dollar matched up to 4,000$!  When we are finished we will have raised 8,000$. To do this we need your help! If you can give, every dollar is doubled!  If you can share, every extra person who sees our story gives us more chance of raising our funds!

You can donate above or you can mail in a donation. If you mail in a check be sure to mention our family ID #8396Clair

Thank you for giving and supporting our family!

Josh, Sherry, Abi and Gabe

NOTE: In following IRS guidelines, your donation is to the named non-profit organization.  This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor’s suggested use.

o   Individual donations $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.  Lifesong is a 501©3 tax exempt organization.

o   Please include your family account #8396 in your fundraising letter and email a copy of your fundraising letter to me for your file.

 


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 “Clair 8396”, 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.
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Comments

$350

Teresa

Oct 23, 2019

“Congratulations”

$2,000

Teresa

Aug 5, 2019

$900

Teresa

Aug 5, 2019

$600

Teresa

Aug 5, 2019

$2

Hidden

Jul 20, 2019

$30

Hidden

Jul 19, 2019

“Looking forward to the next chapter”

$5

Amanda

Jul 17, 2019

“❤️❤️❤️”

$25

Melissa

Jul 17, 2019

$20

Danielle

Jul 17, 2019

“You’re in our prayers! Good Luck!”

$100

Teresa

Jul 17, 2019

“We love you all!!!”

$2

Mysteree

Jul 17, 2019

$10

Shannon

Jul 17, 2019

$2

Hidden

Jul 17, 2019

“Praying for your successful adoption!”