Since before we were married Ben and Lindsey both knew they wanted to adopt one day. After having traveled extensively worldwide and seeing the need of orphans around the globe, we knew that the Lord was calling our family to grow through adoption. Four years into our adventurous marriage we decided we wanted children. However, having biological children first seemed not to be the Lord’s plan for our family.
After suffering 2 miscarriages within a year we started asking God if maybe this was our time to adopt instead. With great confidence we felt the Lord saying “Yes!”. In January 2016 we begin the adoption application process with Lifeline Children’s Services. We wanted to adopt a child from a country that wasn’t as “popular” as the country we currently live in. And just as He promises the Lord has provided every step of the way!
We just got matched in August with our 2 year old son from Hungary. He is beautiful and we can’t wait to go meet him. We will be traveling in October 2016 to Hungary and officially making him ours soon after! We feel so blessed that God has made this adoption happen so quickly. He has answered every prayer we’ve had, such as: wanting to be back “home” in Texas for Christmas, wanting to adopt a younger child, and needing funding for each payment we’ve made. Every step God has walked with us and we know He will continue to provide as we round up the last $20,000 needed to complete our adoption.
We are so thankful to have Lifesong for Orphans on our team! They have offered us a matching grant of $2,500!! This means that for every dollar donated, up to $2,500, they will match it! That's a total of $5,000 towards our adoption! Gifts over and above this amount still help towards our adoption. All gifts are tax-deductable through Lifesong. Can you help us bring home our Son?
*For legal confidentiality purposes we can not share his picture or real name. Hungary’s confidentiality is very strict and we are trying hard to follow their rules. Thank you for understanding!
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 “Adkins 6260″, 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.
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