Walker Family Haiti Adoption

Janean Walker Frisco, Texas

Our family is growing! We have sensed God’s call to care for the fatherless and have joyfully stepped out in faith and obedience to adopt a child from Haiti.

As we have prayed for guidance and researched different adoption programs, our hearts were drawn to Haiti. Haiti is the poorest country in the northern hemisphere with 80% of its population living below the poverty level.  Haitian children are primarily orphaned or abandoned due to poverty.  One in five children in Haiti will die before their fifth birthday due to malnutrition or disease. We are prayerful that while our interaction with Haiti may begin with adoption, it will not end there.

Psalm 68:6 says “God sets the lonely in families” and we are grateful that he has allowed us to be part of this process. While God calls us all to fulfill James 1:27 and “visit the fatherless” not all are called to adopt. Some are called to pray, some to give financially, some to go on mission trips, and some to adopt. There are many hurdles ahead as we begin this process but God has confirmed many times this call he has for us.

We are stepping out on faith into a lengthy and costly endeavor. We have needs that we, in faith, are trusting our Savior to provide. One of the first needs we find ourselves up against is a financial one. While we are doing what we can to meet as much of this burden as possible, we cannot come close to the full $40,000 this process will cost from start to finish. And so, we humbly ask that you would prayerfully consider coming alongside us on this journey.

We have been blessed with a $3,000 matching grant from Lifesong for Orphans ministry partner, Karis Adoption Fund.  This means that every contribution to our Lifesong adoption fund will be matched dollar for dollar up to $3,000.  All contributions to meet this match must come from the generosity of others, not ourselves.

Would you pray for us? Pray that our financial needs are met. Pray for the little girl we hope to bring into our family. Pray for our family as we prepare to add another member to it. Pray that we have favor with the many organizations involved in bringing our child home.  Pray that we would maintain a God-perspective in this process and that we would not allow the stress, anxieties, and trials that might come to distract us from the blessing that awaits.

Thank you in advance for your prayers and support.  We as a family are incredibly grateful for the support network God has surrounded us with.  We look forward to introducing you to our new addition!

With love and gratitude,

Jonathan, Janean, Rylee, Erynn and Emma Walker


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 “Walker 6853”, 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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My Story

Our family is growing! We have sensed God’s call to care for the fatherless and have joyfully stepped out in faith and obedience to adopt a child from Haiti.

As we have prayed for guidance and researched different adoption programs, our hearts were drawn to Haiti. Haiti is the poorest country in the northern hemisphere with 80% of its population living below the poverty level.  Haitian children are primarily orphaned or abandoned due to poverty.  One in five children in Haiti will die before their fifth birthday due to malnutrition or disease. We are prayerful that while our interaction with Haiti may begin with adoption, it will not end there.

Psalm 68:6 says “God sets the lonely in families” and we are grateful that he has allowed us to be part of this process. While God calls us all to fulfill James 1:27 and “visit the fatherless” not all are called to adopt. Some are called to pray, some to give financially, some to go on mission trips, and some to adopt. There are many hurdles ahead as we begin this process but God has confirmed many times this call he has for us.

We are stepping out on faith into a lengthy and costly endeavor. We have needs that we, in faith, are trusting our Savior to provide. One of the first needs we find ourselves up against is a financial one. While we are doing what we can to meet as much of this burden as possible, we cannot come close to the full $40,000 this process will cost from start to finish. And so, we humbly ask that you would prayerfully consider coming alongside us on this journey.

We have been blessed with a $3,000 matching grant from Lifesong for Orphans ministry partner, Karis Adoption Fund.  This means that every contribution to our Lifesong adoption fund will be matched dollar for dollar up to $3,000.  All contributions to meet this match must come from the generosity of others, not ourselves.

Would you pray for us? Pray that our financial needs are met. Pray for the little girl we hope to bring into our family. Pray for our family as we prepare to add another member to it. Pray that we have favor with the many organizations involved in bringing our child home.  Pray that we would maintain a God-perspective in this process and that we would not allow the stress, anxieties, and trials that might come to distract us from the blessing that awaits.

Thank you in advance for your prayers and support.  We as a family are incredibly grateful for the support network God has surrounded us with.  We look forward to introducing you to our new addition!

With love and gratitude,

Jonathan, Janean, Rylee, Erynn and Emma Walker


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 “Walker 6853”, 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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Deanna

Apr 1, 2018

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Nov 28, 2017

$425

Deanna

Aug 5, 2017

“Donations and bread sales proceeds from friends and family. Thanks to everyone who made this possible!”

$250

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Jun 21, 2017

$100

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Jun 7, 2017

$45

Sarah

Jun 3, 2017

$50

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May 30, 2017

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May 23, 2017

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Jill

May 22, 2017

$500

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May 22, 2017

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May 21, 2017

$50

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May 18, 2017

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May 13, 2017

“Your journey is an inspiration. We are blessed by your friendship and will continue to pray for you throughout this process. ~The Seal Family”

$20

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May 11, 2017

$100

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May 10, 2017

$40

Jalena

May 9, 2017

“Can't wait to meet my future niece!! We love you already and your new parents are wonderful people!! Love always, Uncle Beau and Aunt Lena <3”

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May 5, 2017

$50

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May 5, 2017

$200

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May 4, 2017

$25

Austin

May 3, 2017

$40

Dianna

May 3, 2017

$100

Deanna

May 2, 2017

$50

Jennifer

May 1, 2017

“Thanks for the bread! SOOOOO excited about this journey!”

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Apr 30, 2017

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Apr 27, 2017

“Haiti is huge on my heart. Praying for a smooth process so you can bring home the child God has waiting for you. 💕 - Erin Olson”

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Rebecca

Apr 27, 2017

“Best wishes! So very happy for you! May God continue to bless your precious family as you honor Him!!!”

$100

Jenni

Apr 27, 2017

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Carol

Apr 27, 2017