Update: We have been blessed with a $4,500.00 matching grant from Lifesong for Orphans. That means that every $1.00 you donate becomes $2.00 toward this adventure of bringing the Littlest Leggett home.
To those who gave through our other crowdfunding page, before we received this surprise grant: THANK YOU. Your gifts will still be used to help fund our adoption, even though they don’t qualify for this match.
One thing we’ve learned: Everyone’s story is different. When we got married almost 11 years ago, we figured we’d do what it seemed like everyone did. We would adjust for a while to married life, maybe get out of some school debt, figure out our jobs, then start a family. Boom, boom, boom.
Two years into marriage, God moved us to southern Colorado to be part of a new church. As we got to know that new family, we made note of how common, accepted, and enjoyed adoption is. So many families within our church are formed by adoption. And as a result, we as a church have a better vision of our own adoption as children of God. Little did we know that God placed us directly here for his greater reasons than we could have guessed.
As the years went by, and people stopped asking when we were going to have children, it became clear that perhaps God selected this particular church family in order to walk us through the hardship of childlessness in a very specific, we’ve-walked-in-those-shoes kind of way.
Fast forward eight years, and we have been tested, tried, interviewed, and evaluated by a wonderful agency called Hope’s Promise, and we are now in the waiting pool to be selected by a birth mom. We are praying all the time for our little one, who is as yet unknown!
Adoption is impossible without the support of the many — from funding to raising children, we recognize that in God’s providence, it really does take a village. Would you join us in prayer, in waiting, and in finances?
Thank you for your prayers and love!
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 “Leggett 08584”, 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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