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.
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.