Hi Friends and Family! We are so thankful you've chosen to walk with us through this adoption journey. Let us give you a little background to explain how we got here...
Eric and I met in college and through the preaching and teaching of various pastors and mentors, our eyes were opened to the orphan crisis and the call from God for us Christians to DO SOMETHING about it. We felt, at that time, that we would pursue adoption one day! We married in 2011 and began exploring options to do just that. But, God continually closed doors. We didn't qualify for countries, or couldn't meet certain standards, etc. Plus, we were living on one income as Eric was studying at a seminary for his Master of Divinity degree. So, we began to plug into orphan care in other ways (church ministries, overseas ministries, item drives, etc). But our hearts longed to adopt!
After a season of specific prayer prompted by a few life events, the Lord led us to pursue biological children and we had our first son, Hudson, in 2015 shortly after Eric graduated from seminary. After he was born, we explored adoption again, but couldn't find a country with children that would allow us to maintain birth order. Then, in 2017, our daughter Elizabeth was born. We quickly began thinking about adoption again and began talking with an agency we had always partnered with previously. We learned that they had recently opened up their India program and after a few discussions and a lot of research, we realized we met India's qualifications AND India fulfilled many of the desires on our hearts.
We are thrilled, humbled, excited, and prayerful as we journey to bring a child home through adoption. We know God has called our family to this work and we know He will provide all we need to complete it. We are thankful for friends and family like you who are willing to parnter with us! From the bottom of our hearts, 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 “Parker 7333”, 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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