The Vests are Adopting

Joey Vest
Joey Vest North Chesterfield, Virginia

Our Story

We are so excited to have you join us in this adventure to grow our family. Adoption has always been something that we have thought about and feel that God is calling us to it now. When we were dating we talked about what we hoped our future family might look like, we both said “as many kids as possible”. That sentiment was quickly followed by a vision of adoption. While we had originally hoped it would turn out to be a handful of biological kids and then adopt, that hasn’t been the plan God has for us.

We have rejoiced in new pregnancies and mourned through miscarriages while still trusting and praying that God has a plan for us to grow our family. Our son, Theo, has been such a blessing and joy and we are excited with the possibility of adding to that through adoption.


The Process

We have been accepted through a consulting agency and are very thankful for how God has provided so far with initial fees. The cost of adoption can be pricey ($35,000-$50,000) due to legal fees, medical costs, and other odds and ends. While this is daunting, we trust that God will be glorified through this process and will continue to provide.

We will be putting out various fundraisers where you can buy something and have proceeds come to help us, but you can always feel free to give directly through this site. Whether you are able to help and support through these opportunities or if you are able and willing to support us through prayer, we are so thankful and grateful for you.

Thank you all for your love and support!


The Official Stuff

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 “Vest 09440”, 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 147 people
 of  $50,000
124 days left

My Story

Our Story

We are so excited to have you join us in this adventure to grow our family. Adoption has always been something that we have thought about and feel that God is calling us to it now. When we were dating we talked about what we hoped our future family might look like, we both said “as many kids as possible”. That sentiment was quickly followed by a vision of adoption. While we had originally hoped it would turn out to be a handful of biological kids and then adopt, that hasn’t been the plan God has for us.

We have rejoiced in new pregnancies and mourned through miscarriages while still trusting and praying that God has a plan for us to grow our family. Our son, Theo, has been such a blessing and joy and we are excited with the possibility of adding to that through adoption.


The Process

We have been accepted through a consulting agency and are very thankful for how God has provided so far with initial fees. The cost of adoption can be pricey ($35,000-$50,000) due to legal fees, medical costs, and other odds and ends. While this is daunting, we trust that God will be glorified through this process and will continue to provide.

We will be putting out various fundraisers where you can buy something and have proceeds come to help us, but you can always feel free to give directly through this site. Whether you are able to help and support through these opportunities or if you are able and willing to support us through prayer, we are so thankful and grateful for you.

Thank you all for your love and support!


The Official Stuff

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 “Vest 09440”, 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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Treasure Map Fundraiser

May 15, 2021

The new fundraiser is here! The new fundraiser is here!

In the Treasure Map Fundraiser your goal is to dig up some buried treasure on this map. There are 10 treasures buried throughout the islands on the map. These treasures are an assortment of gift cards (e.g. Sweet Frog, Amazon, Home Depot, etc.). 

Each box is a location to be dug up and the number is the cost of that box. The treasure locations will be announced once all locations have been dug up. Only one treasure per family.

You can buy one box or multiple boxes. I will post a updated pictures of the map showing which boxes are still available. 

Head over to our MyStory page to make your donation.  There is a box at the bottom to leave a message – tell us there which box or boxes you are digging up.

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Puzzle Fundraiser

April 11, 2021

Our next fundraiser is here! 

It works like this:

1. We had a 250 piece puzzle created

2. We are “selling” each piece for $30. You can choose to buy 1, 2, 3, or 10! There is no limit!

3. To purchase head to https://lifesong.org/give-adoptive-family/ and type “VEST” in the search box. Find and click our names in that list.

4. Once you purchase a piece, we will write your name on the back of one of the puzzle pieces.

5. Once every single piece has been “sold”, we will put the puzzle together and hang it in a double-sided glass frame for the kids’ room so that they can always look back and be reminded of who had a “piece” of bringing them home!

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Gobena Coffee Fundraiser

February 25, 2021

Gobena Coffee Fundraiser

Hey everyone!

 

Our first official fundraiser is up and running. Gobena Coffee is partnering with Lifesong for Orphans to send 50% of all sales to us – and Lifesong will then match all of that!

If you are a coffee drinker, coffee mug enthusiast, or just want to buy some to give away, this is a great opportunity.

Head over to our page to see what they have in their store!

Vest Adoption Fundraiser

 

Thank you all for your love and support!

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Jun 11, 2021

“Praying for Gods blessings on your adoption”

$100

Ellen

Jun 4, 2021

“This will help me win the treasure! (ie, future grandchild!)”

$72

Jean

Jun 3, 2021

“Treasure Map: boxes 31 and 41 Much love to you guys!”

$103

Neil

Jun 2, 2021

“I took care of boxes 12, 15, 17, 18, 19 and 22”

$300

Connor

Jun 2, 2021

$80

Elizabeth

May 30, 2021

“Treasure map 12, 33, & 35. Praying for the baby that God has chosen to be part of your family.”

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Karen

May 21, 2021

“Treasure map 1,3,4,6,7,8,21”

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Renee

May 20, 2021

“box 44!”

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Candice

May 20, 2021

“5,6,13,16,11,14,26”

$100

Ellen

May 18, 2021

“20, 30, and 50 because 100 was taken. I am excited about this future grandbaby!”

$130

Connor

May 16, 2021

“7,27,29,67”

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Michael

May 10, 2021

“Salam aleykum, Hope your family is well! Have a great day! -Michael and Erin Martin”

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Tom

May 1, 2021

“We’re so excited for you all!”

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“Love you guys!”

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JoAnna

Apr 30, 2021

“I am praying God will soon bring a child to you!”

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Shannon

Apr 30, 2021

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Michael

Apr 30, 2021

“Don’t be puzzled!”

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sandra

Apr 30, 2021

“Praying for your family as you move forward to adopt a child needing a family and a home. Love to you all.”

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Josh

Apr 30, 2021

$90

Carmen

Apr 30, 2021

“This is for the puzzle! The Black family is so excited for the Vest family!! Lots of love, prayers, and blessings for all of you.”

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Jill

Apr 30, 2021

“so exciting!! xoxo”

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“Hope Joey gets his whole face:)”

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Connor

Apr 29, 2021

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Bekkah

Apr 29, 2021

“Puzzle....find Joey’s face!”

$50

Sarah

Apr 29, 2021

“Good luck Hutchiap!! Sending you and your fam lots of love! Sarah Bellezza (née Alonso of Monday Night Social days :)”

$120

Sarah, Mike, Mallory, & Carter

Apr 29, 2021

“We can’t wait to meet you! 💜🙏👶”

$60

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Apr 28, 2021

“1 piece per Knakal 😘Michael, Christine, Alex & Naomi”

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“So excited for you guys!! -Redmonds”

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