Surprise Brother

Lauren Lee
Lauren Lee Huffman, Texas

In January we finalized our adoption with our first son. At the end of March I got a call from our social worker that our son’s birth mother was pregnant and wanted to know if we would take the baby. It was a baby boy, our son’s brother. We really struggled with the decision but decided the Lord was pushing us in this direction. We told our social worker we would take him. The only problem is that since we just finished our first adoption we had no money saved up. But, we believe that if the Lord called us to this, He will also provide what we need. Our second son will be born in June and we are so excited to welcome him into our family!

God is already providing for us so well through the support of our families and community.  We are saving every month toward this adoption as we had planned, but we are also aiming to raise $12,000 to help fund it since it came so suddenly.  To that end, we have been awarded a $3500 grant from Gift of Adoption and a $6000 matching grant from Forever Adoption Ministry Adoption Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans.  See how God is meeting our needs!

If you want to partner with us in funding our adoption costs, you can donate directly to our fund with Lifesong at the link below, and send us a message to claim a piece of our son’s puzzle (see other post for more about that)!


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 “Lee 09073”, 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 39 people
 of  $12,000
Campaign Ended

My Story

In January we finalized our adoption with our first son. At the end of March I got a call from our social worker that our son’s birth mother was pregnant and wanted to know if we would take the baby. It was a baby boy, our son’s brother. We really struggled with the decision but decided the Lord was pushing us in this direction. We told our social worker we would take him. The only problem is that since we just finished our first adoption we had no money saved up. But, we believe that if the Lord called us to this, He will also provide what we need. Our second son will be born in June and we are so excited to welcome him into our family!

God is already providing for us so well through the support of our families and community.  We are saving every month toward this adoption as we had planned, but we are also aiming to raise $12,000 to help fund it since it came so suddenly.  To that end, we have been awarded a $3500 grant from Gift of Adoption and a $6000 matching grant from Forever Adoption Ministry Adoption Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans.  See how God is meeting our needs!

If you want to partner with us in funding our adoption costs, you can donate directly to our fund with Lifesong at the link below, and send us a message to claim a piece of our son’s puzzle (see other post for more about that)!


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 “Lee 09073”, 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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Such an amazing early response!

May 22, 2020

Thank you to everyone for your generous response to our need!  We have raised over half our matching goal in less than a week, and the matching amount will get us to half of our goal.  Just look at all these puzzle pieces!

Don’t worry though, there are still plenty to go around.  If you want to help us fund adopting litthe brother Rhodes, you can use the link here to donate tax deductible to Lifesong, you can send a check, or contact us about sending any funds directly.

Even more than the money, it has been uplifting and encouraging to hear everyone’s excitement for us, Booker, and Rhodes to grow our family together.  Thank you all for your support and partnership.  We love you all!

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$100

jim & linda

Jul 10, 2020

$500

Offline Donation

Jun 18, 2020

$258

Offline Donation

Jun 15, 2020

$100

Brett and Amanda

Jun 5, 2020

$50

Terry

Jun 3, 2020

“Many blessings to you as you continue your loving adventure.”

$500

Offline Donation

Jun 1, 2020

$100

Hidden

May 28, 2020

“We send our love & best wishes to the Lee soon-to-be family of 4!!! G'Dad & G'Mom”

$40

Offline Donation

May 28, 2020

$100

Offline Donation

May 28, 2020

$500

Hidden

May 27, 2020

$100

John and Julie

May 26, 2020

“Praying for you and your precious family! So excited for you❤️”

$500

Brent

May 26, 2020

“We love you and are excited to meet Rhodes.. Love, Mom and Dad”

$500

BRENT

May 26, 2020

“We love you and are waiting to meet Rhodes.. Mom and Dad”

$1,000

Hidden

May 26, 2020

“Really excited and praying for y’all!”

$100

Offline Donation

May 26, 2020

$500

Offline Donation

May 26, 2020

$50

Ben

May 25, 2020

$100

Hidden

May 23, 2020

“Love you guys and your little ones!! Boys are the absolute best!❤❤❤❤❤ All the hugs and prayers for all 4 of you.”

$100

Krista

May 22, 2020

“Congratulations!”

$50

Laura

May 22, 2020

“❤️”

$50

Katie

May 22, 2020

“Spreading the love in so many wonderful ways! Love Katie”

$50

Tedra

May 22, 2020

“We are so excited for y’all to welcome another baby into your home. We are praying for all those involved during this process. Love ya, Lee’s!”

$25

Offline Donation

May 22, 2020

$100

Offline Donation

May 22, 2020

$250

Hidden

May 21, 2020

“Even though we don’t know y’all well, we are super excited!”

$50

Offline Donation

May 21, 2020

$120

Offline Donation

May 21, 2020

$256

Kevin

May 19, 2020

“We can't wait to meet him! God bless you guys! McNally family”

$50

Conrad

May 19, 2020

“My love to all of you and your growing family!!”

$500

Angela & Kevin

May 19, 2020

“We are so happy you have said, “Yes, Lord,” to the call to raise these children and we are praying for y’all. May you continue to discover God’s peace and provision, now and through the years to come, as your family is knit together.”

$250

Carole

May 18, 2020

“Love that you will welcome Booker’s brother into your family. Congratulations”

$40

Sarah

May 18, 2020

$200

Offline Donation

May 18, 2020

$150

Emily

May 17, 2020

“Proud of y’all for adopting baby number two and trusting the Lord, and excited for your growing family! Love y’all!”

$50

Rachel

May 17, 2020

$500

Hidden

May 17, 2020

$100

Richard and Sarah

May 17, 2020

$15

Natalie

May 17, 2020

“““Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.”” ‭‭Mark‬ ‭9:37‬ ‭ Congratulations on your new addition to the family! I’ll be praying for a smooth process and transition for your family.”

$400

Julie

May 17, 2020

“Congratulations!”