Hi! We are the Turner Family (Mark, Whitney, Jackson, Abby, and our oversized pup, Jetta). We are adopting domestically and could get "the call" any day!
Adoption is an idea God placed in our hearts early in our relationship. Before we were even engaged, we would discuss our future family and adoption was always a part of the plan. After our marriage we were blessed to have two children biologically, however, the idea of adoption continued to grow in our hearts.
We see the theme of adoption in Scripture (e.g., Eph. 1:5; Gal. 4:5-7; Rom. 9:8; John 1:12; Rom. 8:14-19; Gal. 3:26; John 1:13). We see adoption as a primary means of demonstrating the truth of the gospel in our lives and our family. We have been adopted by God through Jesus and want to demonstrate the same deliberate, purposeful, uncompromising, sacrificial, and unconditional love to a child. We also believe adoption is an extension of our views about the sanctity of life. Not only do we vow to protect life from conception until death, we want to provide parents with unplanned pregnancies genuine options other than termination. An adoption is a choice that involves both pain and beauty, love and sacrifice, loss and joy. We want expectant parents to be hopeful about the opportunity to adopt rather than fearful about their child’s future.
By God’s grace we hope to provide a child with a safe and loving family where he or she can thrive. Adoption is a time-consuming and expensive endeavor, but we know that God will provide everything we need to obey his call. We are thankful for the many people and organizations that help make adoption a possibility.
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 “Turner 6716”, 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.