Tyler and Kristen’s Journey to Adoption

Kristen

 

As many of you know, we’ve been praying over the last several years for God to provide us a child.  In this season of waiting, while we’ve had lots of ups and downs, God has truly taught us a lot.  Last fall (2017), God provided us an opportunity to adopt.  While this particular situation didn’t work out the way we expected, and we experienced pain and had a lot of questions, God taught us a lot about adoption.  Through this experience and spending several months processing what we’d been through and seeking wise counsel, we know God was leading us to continue to pursue it.  In March of 2018 we began the adoption process with an organization called Lifeline Child Services (http://lifelinechild.org).  They are based in Birmingham, AL and work with many states in the Southeast.  Over the summer, we completed the initial process by completing questionnaires, an extensive home study, we attended a Lifeline adoption conference, and we created a profile book.   We fell in love with the way that the organization prepares adoptive families and how they care for birth parents.  Their desire to share and demonstrate the Gospel to birth families is a desire we also have and are excited to partner with.  In September we were fully approved, and now we are waiting to be matched with a child.

 

One thing our Lifeline case worker told us was that we need to prepare our hearts like the adoption could happen in a few years, but to prepare our finances like it could happen tomorrow.  Through the power of community, many people around us have asked how they can help.  There are several ways you can help.  In the email we sent you, we have given you some specifics on how you can be praying during this journey.  This page was specifically setup, so you could help us financially.  We trust in God’s provision and continue to steward our funds carefully, but we also know God works through His people to make His plans happen.  Will you help us make this adoption happen?  The adoption process is around $40,000.  We are asking for help with $20,600 to help cover the last 2 fees through the adoption agency.  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.

 

Donation Options:

 

1) Give online by clicking the red DONATE NOW button in the top right. An online processing fee (2.2% +.30 USD per transaction) will be deducted from your donation.

 

2) Send a check payable to “Lifesong for Orphans”. In the memo line please write “Burleson #7993”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, Gridley, IL 61744.  100% of your donation will be given to our fund if a check is mailed.

Thank you for partnering with us as we are on this journey to adoption.

 


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 “Burleson 7993”, 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.
Read more
Raised to date by 27 people
 of  $20,600
222 days left

My Story

 

As many of you know, we’ve been praying over the last several years for God to provide us a child.  In this season of waiting, while we’ve had lots of ups and downs, God has truly taught us a lot.  Last fall (2017), God provided us an opportunity to adopt.  While this particular situation didn’t work out the way we expected, and we experienced pain and had a lot of questions, God taught us a lot about adoption.  Through this experience and spending several months processing what we’d been through and seeking wise counsel, we know God was leading us to continue to pursue it.  In March of 2018 we began the adoption process with an organization called Lifeline Child Services (http://lifelinechild.org).  They are based in Birmingham, AL and work with many states in the Southeast.  Over the summer, we completed the initial process by completing questionnaires, an extensive home study, we attended a Lifeline adoption conference, and we created a profile book.   We fell in love with the way that the organization prepares adoptive families and how they care for birth parents.  Their desire to share and demonstrate the Gospel to birth families is a desire we also have and are excited to partner with.  In September we were fully approved, and now we are waiting to be matched with a child.

 

One thing our Lifeline case worker told us was that we need to prepare our hearts like the adoption could happen in a few years, but to prepare our finances like it could happen tomorrow.  Through the power of community, many people around us have asked how they can help.  There are several ways you can help.  In the email we sent you, we have given you some specifics on how you can be praying during this journey.  This page was specifically setup, so you could help us financially.  We trust in God’s provision and continue to steward our funds carefully, but we also know God works through His people to make His plans happen.  Will you help us make this adoption happen?  The adoption process is around $40,000.  We are asking for help with $20,600 to help cover the last 2 fees through the adoption agency.  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.

 

Donation Options:

 

1) Give online by clicking the red DONATE NOW button in the top right. An online processing fee (2.2% +.30 USD per transaction) will be deducted from your donation.

 

2) Send a check payable to “Lifesong for Orphans”. In the memo line please write “Burleson #7993”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, Gridley, IL 61744.  100% of your donation will be given to our fund if a check is mailed.

Thank you for partnering with us as we are on this journey to adoption.

 


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 “Burleson 7993”, 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.
Read more

Comments

$1,000

Eddie

May 15, 2019

“We love you guys!!”

$250

Molly

May 14, 2019

“We’re praying for you guys and so excited to watch you become parents!”

$250

Hidden

May 11, 2019

“Tyler & Kristen - We love you both and are praying for you, the baby and the birth mom and her family. We're praying that God would use you all to point everyone to His love. Love, Jake & Hannah Sligh”

$2,000

Hidden

May 9, 2019

“We're praying for your family as it grows! We also pray for the birth mother and her family, that they see God's love and grace during this process.”

$1,500

Craig

May 8, 2019

$250

Will and Martha

May 7, 2019

$250

Robbie & Stacey

May 7, 2019

“❤️”

$100

Jen & Ben

May 7, 2019

$250

Hidden

Mar 28, 2019

$510

Hidden

Mar 23, 2019

“We love you guys and are continually praying for baby Burleson! We know this process has been full of heartbreak, but we serve such a faithful God and we know there will be so much joy coming y’all’s way! We can’t wait to meet him/her! 😊”

$1,022

Mark and Bridget

Dec 31, 2018

“We are so excited to be a part of baby Burleson’s journey! Love you guys and will continue praying!”

$1,000

Glynn

Dec 28, 2018

$200

Offline Donation

Dec 21, 2018

$100

Hidden

Dec 10, 2018

$100

Hidden

Dec 9, 2018

“We are so excited for you to start this process and will be praying for and thinking about you. Let us know what we can do to help! I’m sure we’ll be “expert parents” regarding newborns after just a couple weeks and can give tons of advice ;)”

$500

Offline Donation

Nov 30, 2018

$500

Offline Donation

Nov 30, 2018

$250

Teri

Nov 27, 2018

$1,000

Hidden

Nov 26, 2018

$3,000

Offline Donation

Nov 25, 2018

$2,000

Offline Donation

Nov 15, 2018

$2,500

Offline Donation

Nov 14, 2018

$500

wanda

Nov 13, 2018

$100

Heather

Nov 11, 2018

$100

Hannah

Nov 8, 2018

$250

Stephen and Paige

Nov 6, 2018

“We’re so grateful for the example you’ve set and very encouraged to see God working through you both. You’ve had a tough road to this point and the way forward will certainly have it’s painful moments, but we love you guys and will certainly be praying for you through this entire process.”

$55

Kennedy

Nov 5, 2018