The Stracke’s Adopt!

Tyler Stracke Des Moines, Iowa

The Announcement: 

As we have grown together in marriage, so has our desire to start and build a family. Through much prayer and discernment, we are excited to make this announcement: WE WILL BE ADOPTING! 

Since the beginning of our marriage, the Lord has laid on our hearts to grow our family through adoption. We see this not only as a way to start our family but also as an extraordinary opportunity to embody what God the Father did for us through Christ Jesus –  adopting and loving a child in need of a family. 

For the entirety of the seven years of our marriage, we have known that we hadn’t been granted the opportunity to give birth to children naturally. On our journey with infertility, there have been several burdensome and frustrating seasons – times of tears and lamenting. 

However, as we have journeyed through these seasons, our faith in God has only been extended. God has been faithful to us. He has gracefully placed incredible family and friends in our lives who, in their loving-kindness, have faithfully walked through this journey with us. Though we might not have always felt like it, God has been in control of this story long before we knew it. Seeing how God has already used our story in the lives around us has been an incredible blessing to be a part of.

We Need Your Love and Support:

We are still early in the adoption process; having completed our home study, we are waiting to be matched with a mother. During this time of waiting, we seek support from our family and friends. There are two ways we could use your love and support:   

  • Prayer – We believe in the power of prayer. We ask that you keep us, our future child, and the child’s birth parents in your prayers. 

  • Financial Support – The estimated cost of our domestic adoption is $25,000. We have applied for multiple grants and, by the grace of God, have been given the incredible opportunity of 2 matching grants.

a. Lutheran Family Services has provided a $3,500 matching grant.
b. Lifesong has provided a $1,500 matching grant as well.

Thats for a total of $5,000 in matching grants, meaning every dollar given will be matched up to our total amount!  

Thank you: 

Whether this is the first time you have heard our story or if you have been with us since the beginning, we want to extend our deepest sense of gratitude to you. We are so excited for this next stage of life – one that God has been preparing us for. We appreciate any support given to us. 

 

Blessings,

Tyler and Sydney


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 “Stracke 10849”, 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.
  • *3.5% fee for donations given with an American Express card
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My Story

The Announcement: 

As we have grown together in marriage, so has our desire to start and build a family. Through much prayer and discernment, we are excited to make this announcement: WE WILL BE ADOPTING! 

Since the beginning of our marriage, the Lord has laid on our hearts to grow our family through adoption. We see this not only as a way to start our family but also as an extraordinary opportunity to embody what God the Father did for us through Christ Jesus –  adopting and loving a child in need of a family. 

For the entirety of the seven years of our marriage, we have known that we hadn’t been granted the opportunity to give birth to children naturally. On our journey with infertility, there have been several burdensome and frustrating seasons – times of tears and lamenting. 

However, as we have journeyed through these seasons, our faith in God has only been extended. God has been faithful to us. He has gracefully placed incredible family and friends in our lives who, in their loving-kindness, have faithfully walked through this journey with us. Though we might not have always felt like it, God has been in control of this story long before we knew it. Seeing how God has already used our story in the lives around us has been an incredible blessing to be a part of.

We Need Your Love and Support:

We are still early in the adoption process; having completed our home study, we are waiting to be matched with a mother. During this time of waiting, we seek support from our family and friends. There are two ways we could use your love and support:   

  • Prayer – We believe in the power of prayer. We ask that you keep us, our future child, and the child’s birth parents in your prayers. 

  • Financial Support – The estimated cost of our domestic adoption is $25,000. We have applied for multiple grants and, by the grace of God, have been given the incredible opportunity of 2 matching grants.

a. Lutheran Family Services has provided a $3,500 matching grant.
b. Lifesong has provided a $1,500 matching grant as well.

Thats for a total of $5,000 in matching grants, meaning every dollar given will be matched up to our total amount!  

Thank you: 

Whether this is the first time you have heard our story or if you have been with us since the beginning, we want to extend our deepest sense of gratitude to you. We are so excited for this next stage of life – one that God has been preparing us for. We appreciate any support given to us. 

 

Blessings,

Tyler and Sydney


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 “Stracke 10849”, 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.
  • *3.5% fee for donations given with an American Express card
Read more

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$200

Elena

May 6, 2024

“So thrilled for you guys! Praying for all three of you!! Jesus, bless this family in all the good and beautiful ways!”

$250

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May 3, 2024

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Lance

Apr 15, 2024

$500

Andrew & Meagan

Apr 2, 2024

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Mar 13, 2024

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David and Christine

Feb 28, 2024

$250

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Feb 23, 2024

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Patti & Chris

Feb 4, 2024

“Boldly praying for you- we love you!”

$500

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Jan 28, 2024

“Love you both so much and can’t wait to meet your little one in His perfect timing. Excited to see how the Lord uses your adoption process and story in the future!”

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Connie

Jan 24, 2024

“wonderful---Love you guys”

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Katie

Jan 23, 2024

“Praying that you would both feel blessed, loved, and cared for by God and your community through this process. What an exciting and joyful time!”

$50

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Wendy

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