We have felt called to adoption since before we were married, and we are thrilled to take the steps toward bringing a little one into our lives.
We are so honored to have received a matching grant from The Fellowship 1:17 fund (from The Fellowship in Katy, TX) for $3,000. Any donations up to $3,000 will be matched here, which gets us closer to the home stretch on the last little bit we need. We’re very thankful to The Fellowship, which is where Robert’s parents attend church. They have a fantastic adoption ministry, and we’re excited to have them as partners in bringing our child home!
Where are you adopting from?
We’re adopting domestically, so our little buddy will be born somewhere in the USA
Why are you adopting?
We have always known we would expand our family through adoption. We believe that God calls us to care for orphans, and this has always been Plan “A” for us.
Why does it cost so much?
You’re telling us! The costs we know we’ll encounter with adoption include our home study, agency fees, and finalization costs. Our estimated costs are $38,800. We are committed to adopting without going into debt, and are grateful for any funding we receive.
I can’t give any money…what else can I do?
I’m so glad you asked! We would love your prayers, phone calls/texts to check in on us during what we anticipate will be a crazy ride, and of course…your wise parenting advice.
What will my money be used for?
There’s quite a few costs associated with adoption. We already funded our home study, application fee, and program fee. However, there’s quite a list of other things to fund: legal fees, social services, finalization costs. The great thing about Lifesong is that the money you donate goes directly to the placement agency we work with – so everything you donate goes straight to bringing home a baby!
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 “Stowers 6005”, 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.