Tiny Tech Adoption

Nathan & Deena Tech
Nathan & Deena Tech Richmond Hill, Georgia

Hi! We are Nathan and Deena. Here’s a little of our story:

 

We have both felt for quite a while that God put a call towards adoption in our hearts and that adoption would be part of our story. Deena has been thinking about, praying about and hoping to adopt for as long as she can remember. She has followed Steven Curtis Chapman’s adoption journeys, and has been a Show Hope sponsor for many years. She wanted to help others in their adoption journeys even while waiting for hers to begin. Nathan has been seriously considering & praying about adoption for at least the past five years, ever since meeting a pastor in North Carolina who spoke about picking up odd jobs to help his family raise the money they needed for their adoption. 

 

When we started dating, adoption was one of the topics that came up early in our relationship. We both felt like God had called us to grow our family through adoption. We both knew that we wanted to have a family of both adopted and biological children. We both have a heart for children. Children here in the states and across the world need a stable, loving, Godly home. We believe we are able to provide that kind of home. 

 

We started to try to grow our family shortly after we were married, but God had different plans. Deena had 2 miscarriages, and we are looking forward to meeting our 2 babies in heaven one day. Shortly after the 2nd miscarriage and before we could try to conceive again, Deena was diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer. She underwent surgery to remove the original cancerous mole and surrounding area, and it was also found that the cancer had just started to spread one of her lymph nodes. Deena’s scans have been all-clear since then (Praise God!), but the doctors recommended a year of treatments to help guard against any future re-occurrence. These surgeries, treatments and doctor visits all come with expensive medical bills. We have been able to stay on top of them so far, but that has also limited how much we are able to save towards our adoption fund. Receiving a grant to go specifically towards our adoption fund will be so very helpful for our adoption journey!

 

Because of all the treatments, we were advised to wait at least 2 years before trying to get pregnant again to give Deena’s system time to “re-set.” So, since we have always felt that God wanted us grow our family through adoption, we felt that this mandatory pause before trying again for bio-kids opened the door for us to start our adoption journey. 

 

We also believe that life always deserves a chance, and that life begins at conception. For some, adoption is that chance at life – it is the chance that gives them the best life that they could have. We hope to be able to help meet that need. We can’t wait to share our lives and love with others!

Most of all we’d appreciate your prayers as we navigate this journey! Pray for our future baby. Pray for the expectant mom, and that we will be able to show her the love of Jesus. Pray that the process is as smooth as possible. Pray that we are able to raise just the right amount of funds that we will need. And pray that we are able to share God’s love throughout this whole journey.

God bless!

~ Nathan & Deena & future Tiny Tech

 

***UPDATE*** We met the matching grant amount! THANK YOU to everyone who donated! We're so close to being fully funded!

 

We’re so excited to be awarded a matching grant of $3,000 for our adoption fund! Small Bridges Adoption Solutions has partnered with Lifesong for Orphans for this matching grant. This will be a HUGE blessing to us in our adoption journey! We still need about $30,000 to be fully funded, and we are so thankful that this matching grant will help us get even closer to that amount!

Will you prayerfully consider helping us meet this matching grant? If we raise at least $3,000, it will be matched and turn into $6,000 for our adoption fund! And… all donations are tax deductible!

To give by check:

1. Make checks payable to:  Lifesong for Orphans

2. On the memo please write:  Preference #8471 Tech

3. Mail checks to: Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, Gridley, IL 61744

 

To give online: Just click the Donate button at the top of this page!

🙂

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 “Tech 8471”, 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.

  • 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 19 people
 of  $35,000
73 days left

My Story

Hi! We are Nathan and Deena. Here’s a little of our story:

 

We have both felt for quite a while that God put a call towards adoption in our hearts and that adoption would be part of our story. Deena has been thinking about, praying about and hoping to adopt for as long as she can remember. She has followed Steven Curtis Chapman’s adoption journeys, and has been a Show Hope sponsor for many years. She wanted to help others in their adoption journeys even while waiting for hers to begin. Nathan has been seriously considering & praying about adoption for at least the past five years, ever since meeting a pastor in North Carolina who spoke about picking up odd jobs to help his family raise the money they needed for their adoption. 

 

When we started dating, adoption was one of the topics that came up early in our relationship. We both felt like God had called us to grow our family through adoption. We both knew that we wanted to have a family of both adopted and biological children. We both have a heart for children. Children here in the states and across the world need a stable, loving, Godly home. We believe we are able to provide that kind of home. 

 

We started to try to grow our family shortly after we were married, but God had different plans. Deena had 2 miscarriages, and we are looking forward to meeting our 2 babies in heaven one day. Shortly after the 2nd miscarriage and before we could try to conceive again, Deena was diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer. She underwent surgery to remove the original cancerous mole and surrounding area, and it was also found that the cancer had just started to spread one of her lymph nodes. Deena’s scans have been all-clear since then (Praise God!), but the doctors recommended a year of treatments to help guard against any future re-occurrence. These surgeries, treatments and doctor visits all come with expensive medical bills. We have been able to stay on top of them so far, but that has also limited how much we are able to save towards our adoption fund. Receiving a grant to go specifically towards our adoption fund will be so very helpful for our adoption journey!

 

Because of all the treatments, we were advised to wait at least 2 years before trying to get pregnant again to give Deena’s system time to “re-set.” So, since we have always felt that God wanted us grow our family through adoption, we felt that this mandatory pause before trying again for bio-kids opened the door for us to start our adoption journey. 

 

We also believe that life always deserves a chance, and that life begins at conception. For some, adoption is that chance at life – it is the chance that gives them the best life that they could have. We hope to be able to help meet that need. We can’t wait to share our lives and love with others!

Most of all we’d appreciate your prayers as we navigate this journey! Pray for our future baby. Pray for the expectant mom, and that we will be able to show her the love of Jesus. Pray that the process is as smooth as possible. Pray that we are able to raise just the right amount of funds that we will need. And pray that we are able to share God’s love throughout this whole journey.

God bless!

~ Nathan & Deena & future Tiny Tech

 

***UPDATE*** We met the matching grant amount! THANK YOU to everyone who donated! We're so close to being fully funded!

 

We’re so excited to be awarded a matching grant of $3,000 for our adoption fund! Small Bridges Adoption Solutions has partnered with Lifesong for Orphans for this matching grant. This will be a HUGE blessing to us in our adoption journey! We still need about $30,000 to be fully funded, and we are so thankful that this matching grant will help us get even closer to that amount!

Will you prayerfully consider helping us meet this matching grant? If we raise at least $3,000, it will be matched and turn into $6,000 for our adoption fund! And… all donations are tax deductible!

To give by check:

1. Make checks payable to:  Lifesong for Orphans

2. On the memo please write:  Preference #8471 Tech

3. Mail checks to: Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, Gridley, IL 61744

 

To give online: Just click the Donate button at the top of this page!

🙂

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 “Tech 8471”, 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.

  • 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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Less than $16,000 to go!

October 14, 2019

This adoption journey definitely has had it’s ups and downs. Hopes, tears (lots of them), prayers, love, and hard work have been our constant companions. But one thing is always at the forefront… We feel that God has called us to this journey, and we know He will be faithful to see us through. Thank you so very much for joining our story! 🙂

We have been matched with an expectant mom, and the baby is due in Jan. 2020! We need to raise just over $15,000 in less than 3 months to be fully funded before the baby comes. Will you consider supporting us on our adoption journey? There is absolutely NO WAY we can do this alone! Whether it is support through prayers, donations, or in other ways, we are eternally grateful to each and every one of you!

 

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Almost 75% fully funded!!!

September 30, 2019

It’s been a while since we updated on the numbers side of where we are with fundraising… But believe me, we look at the figures quite often. 😬🙈 GUESS WHAT??? We are almost 75% fully funded!!! 🙌 Under (did you hear that???) *UNDER* $20,000 left to go!!! 😱 I never doubted that God would help us bring in the funds we need, but IT’S STILL AMAZING that this much could be raised in just about a year. 🙌 GOD IS FAITHFUL! 🖤

Yes, it’s so very exhausting having to constantly rack our brains for the next thing to try. And some days I just break down and cry because I’m just so very tired of it. Or because I’m just so physically & mentally worn out from it. Or because it just doesn’t seem fair that it costs this much. 😢 But we’ve crunched all the numbers over and over, and it does. 😞 We get tired of asking, and I know y’all get tired of hearing us ask. But we are sooo eternally grateful for each one of you! 🖤 There is absolutely NO WAY we could bring a Tiny Tech home without y’all! 🖤

110 more days to go till baby’s due date! 🖤🍼🖤

If you feel led to help us raise the remaining funds we need before January, we would be eternally grateful! #tinytechadoption #adoptionjourney #adoptionfundraising #adoptionishard #adoptionisworthit #adoptionislove #littlebylittle

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Comments

$40

Amanda

6 hours ago

“We wish you both all the best and pray for both of you daily. You will be amazing parents and deserve this more than any two people I know. Your love for God is simply amazing and you guys are an inspiration. Love, The Love family ❤”

$500

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Sep 8, 2019

“Happy Birthday!”

$80

Lukas

Sep 7, 2019

$100

GamiPapi

Aug 27, 2019

“Boy”

$100

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Aug 20, 2019

$24

KayMarie

Aug 19, 2019

“Praying for y’all, mama and babe! Can’t wait to see your traveling post and then your new family of 3! :)”

$25

Karen

Aug 3, 2019

“Can’t wait to meet the future Tiny Tech!!”

$300

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Aug 2, 2019

$1,000

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Aug 2, 2019

$250

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Aug 1, 2019

$500

Rachel

Aug 1, 2019

“Hoping to adopt one day myself. I'm not in a position to do so now, but praying for ways to be involved. Thanks for being brave and faithfully standing in the gap for the life of another.”

$205

Deborah

Aug 1, 2019

$100

Mary

Aug 1, 2019

“❤️ You will be great parents!”

$100

Eric

Aug 1, 2019

“We are excited for you guys! Praying God continues to meet this need and brings that sweet baby home soon.”

$20

Kelli

Jul 31, 2019

“For 2 puzzle pieces. We are praying for y'all. Justin & Kelli Bufford”

$100

Herman

Jul 31, 2019

“We love y'all very much. We are proud of all the hard work you put into it. We're thankful in having a small part in this. Y'all are going to be wonderful parents! Jeannie and Herman”

$150

Joshua

Jul 31, 2019

$250

Dan

Jul 31, 2019

$40

Megan

Jul 31, 2019

“Congratulations!!!”