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 helps cover any extra expenses associated with finalization and travel while we wait to bring baby home. We’re very thankful to The Fellowship, which is where Robert’s parents attended church in Katy. 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 after a little (Nash-shaped) happy detour, we are excited to be so close to bringing another child into our family.
Why does it cost so much?
The costs we know we’ll encounter with adoption include our home study, agency fees, and legal fees. Our estimated costs currently stand around $40,000.
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.
What will my money be used for?
There’s quite a few costs associated with adoption. We have funded the majority of our adoption costs already thanks to savings, grants, and some very generous friends and family who contributed to fundraisers. However, there’s still a list of other small sundry things to fund: legal fees, social services, finalization costs, a place to stay for the 2-4 weeks it will take us to finalize the adoption. Everything you donate goes straight to these additional costs.
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.