The Ames are Adopting

Emily Ames Hoover, Alabama

After years of prayer and consideration, we strongly feel God’s calling on our family to adopt! He has blessed us with two amazing kids, a home full of love, and an incredible community (thanks to YOU!).  And that’s why we want to adopt – to share these gifts with a child in need.  Most of all, we want to share the gift of God’s love with another child and the birth parent(s).  We often say that our “love tanks” are overflowing, so our family’s “theme” verse for adoption is 1 John 4:19 – “We love because he first loved us.” 

Although only God knows how our story will unfold, we are hoping to adopt a child from The United States between the ages of 0-4.  Having begun this journey in August of 2020, we have already spent over $7,000 on the home study, consultation fees, and application fees. Although we are currently active with several agencies, we are still awaiting a match. We welcome all opportunities as we trust God to work out His good plan for our family, the child, and the birth parent(s).

Between agency costs, legal fees, and required documentation, domestic adoptions can total between $40,000-$50,000. We are so deeply grateful for God’s provision for us during this journey. We have been awarded a $3,500 matching grant from Morningview Baptist Church Adoption Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans – so thanks to this matching grant, your gift is multiplied!  Every dollar you give goes straight towards our adoption fund, with no administrative fees charged by Lifesong (except for a small processing fee for donations made by credit card).  Even though we feel strongly called to share God’s love through adoption and have an unbelievably supportive community, the journey is not easy – so your support and prayers mean the world to us!  THANK YOU!


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 “Ames 09355”, 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.

  • 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 16 people
 of  $9,000
7 days left

My Story

After years of prayer and consideration, we strongly feel God’s calling on our family to adopt! He has blessed us with two amazing kids, a home full of love, and an incredible community (thanks to YOU!).  And that’s why we want to adopt – to share these gifts with a child in need.  Most of all, we want to share the gift of God’s love with another child and the birth parent(s).  We often say that our “love tanks” are overflowing, so our family’s “theme” verse for adoption is 1 John 4:19 – “We love because he first loved us.” 

Although only God knows how our story will unfold, we are hoping to adopt a child from The United States between the ages of 0-4.  Having begun this journey in August of 2020, we have already spent over $7,000 on the home study, consultation fees, and application fees. Although we are currently active with several agencies, we are still awaiting a match. We welcome all opportunities as we trust God to work out His good plan for our family, the child, and the birth parent(s).

Between agency costs, legal fees, and required documentation, domestic adoptions can total between $40,000-$50,000. We are so deeply grateful for God’s provision for us during this journey. We have been awarded a $3,500 matching grant from Morningview Baptist Church Adoption Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans – so thanks to this matching grant, your gift is multiplied!  Every dollar you give goes straight towards our adoption fund, with no administrative fees charged by Lifesong (except for a small processing fee for donations made by credit card).  Even though we feel strongly called to share God’s love through adoption and have an unbelievably supportive community, the journey is not easy – so your support and prayers mean the world to us!  THANK YOU!


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 “Ames 09355”, 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.

  • 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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Fundraising Update

February 27, 2021

We are so thankful to share that in February we met our original goal of $5,000 – thanks to the incredible generosity of our amazing friends and family!  While we definitely want to fund a large portion of the adoption with our own savings, we do not want to discourage anyone from making additional contributions if they feel called to participate with us in our journey in this way.  Please let us know if you have any questions about this – we are happy to discuss in more detail.  We remain so thankful for God’s provision and all the encouragement so far! Thank you!!

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$415

Offline Donation

Mar 16, 2021

$500

Hunter and Jackie

Mar 15, 2021

“Can’t wait to meet this precious little one!!!”

$250

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Mar 12, 2021

$100

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Mar 1, 2021

$100

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Feb 9, 2021

$100

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Feb 8, 2021

“We are so excited for y'all and praying for you in this journey!”

$4,000

Offline Donation

Feb 8, 2021

$100

Zach & Lisa

Feb 5, 2021

“Covering your journey in prayer and anxiously awaiting our new niece or nephew!”

$50

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Jan 31, 2021

“Praying for y'all! Looking forward to meeting the little one God has planned for y'all!”

$250

Sarah

Jan 30, 2021

“LOVE YOU GUYS. CONGRATULATIONS TO YOUR FAMILY.”

$300

Stephen

Jan 27, 2021

“We love you guys so much! Can't wait to meet the new addition to the Ames family! - Stephen and Weijia”

$200

Nino

Jan 26, 2021

$280

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Jan 18, 2021

$500

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Jan 11, 2021

$625

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Jan 5, 2021

$160

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Jan 1, 1970