When we got married in June of 2013, we began preparing our life for what we believed marriage was, and for the eventual step of growing our family and having kids. We bought a house, an SUV to fit the family, and dreamed of what our days would be like with children in the home. We had talked about one day the desire to bring a foster child or adopted child into our home. After many complications, and many visits with specialists that Connie was diagnosed with endometrial cancer. Shortly following that, Connie needed a hysterectomy and several rounds of chemotherapy. As time passed by, and the healing began, God put it on our hearts to consider adoption. But, it wasn’t just considering adoption, it was for a specific sibling group of 4 children. Throughout this past year, God has moved many mountains and opened many doors for us to be in the position to be able to offer these children their forever home.
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 “Van Pelt 09092”, 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.