Waples Family of FIVE!

Justin & Abigail Waples
Justin & Abigail Waples Normal, Illinois

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this story! We are overjoyed to welcome a little baby girl into our family! We’d love to share the story of how this little girl entered into our family below: 

 

 

This past week has been one of the busiest yet most beautiful moments our family has ever experienced! On Tuesday of this past week, we met with an expectant mom who was formulating an adoption plan for her baby girl! She interviewed us, asked us lots of questions, and shared her vision for what open adoption would be. We left that meeting feeling a strong connection to her, and we prayed that we would be able to minister to her as long as she was a part of our lives! 

 

The very next day we found out that this expectant mom had officially chosen our family to adopt her baby girl! We were thrilled to hear that news! We were in for a SHOCK when the next sentence we heard was, “…and she’s headed to the hospital right now to have her baby!” Wow! Baby girl was coming three whole weeks early! What unexpected timing!  

 

We immediately rushed around preparing and four hours later our bags were packed with teeny baby girl clothes and sitting by the front door! We barely slept Wednesday night as we waited the “come now” word from the hospital! 

 

The next morning at 11:19am a teeny little baby girl was born! She weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces. Less than 2 hours after her birth she was placed in Abigail’s arms! Abigail stayed in the hospital with her till she was discharged, and now we are all home together as a family of FIVE! 

 

Please be praying for our family as we adjust to life as a family of FIVE! What a blessed time this is for us! Please also pray for this baby girl’s brave birth momma! Pray she would experience the peace only God can give as she heals emotionally and physically. Pray we would be able to love her and encourage her as she grieves and heals. 

 

Please also pray for our family as we quickly need to raise the necessary funds to complete this adoption. The total costs will be $14,000, and since baby girl is already here, these funds needs to be raised very, very quickly. We are trusting that the Lord has brought us to this place and He alone will see us through these days of waiting and trusting. We’re trusting God’s plan is PERFECT & we know He works all things out for good!

 

We are rejoicing that we have been provided a $2,500 matching adoption grant through our church and a $1,500 matching grant by Lifesong. We are so thankful for the quick work of these two groups to expedite our applications and grant us approval and grants in less than 72 hours! Please join us in prayer for the remainder of the necessary funds to be raised soon. If you would like to partner with us in raising these funds, we would be so grateful! 

 

Thank you so much for rejoicing with us in welcoming this little girl into our hearts and home! We are so grateful and humbled that the Lord would give us the gift that is this little girl! We pray she comes to know Him at a very early age and will spend her days serving Him! 

 

Love, 

 

The Waples Family 

 

 


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 “Waples #9166”, 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.
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My Story

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this story! We are overjoyed to welcome a little baby girl into our family! We’d love to share the story of how this little girl entered into our family below: 

 

 

This past week has been one of the busiest yet most beautiful moments our family has ever experienced! On Tuesday of this past week, we met with an expectant mom who was formulating an adoption plan for her baby girl! She interviewed us, asked us lots of questions, and shared her vision for what open adoption would be. We left that meeting feeling a strong connection to her, and we prayed that we would be able to minister to her as long as she was a part of our lives! 

 

The very next day we found out that this expectant mom had officially chosen our family to adopt her baby girl! We were thrilled to hear that news! We were in for a SHOCK when the next sentence we heard was, “…and she’s headed to the hospital right now to have her baby!” Wow! Baby girl was coming three whole weeks early! What unexpected timing!  

 

We immediately rushed around preparing and four hours later our bags were packed with teeny baby girl clothes and sitting by the front door! We barely slept Wednesday night as we waited the “come now” word from the hospital! 

 

The next morning at 11:19am a teeny little baby girl was born! She weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces. Less than 2 hours after her birth she was placed in Abigail’s arms! Abigail stayed in the hospital with her till she was discharged, and now we are all home together as a family of FIVE! 

 

Please be praying for our family as we adjust to life as a family of FIVE! What a blessed time this is for us! Please also pray for this baby girl’s brave birth momma! Pray she would experience the peace only God can give as she heals emotionally and physically. Pray we would be able to love her and encourage her as she grieves and heals. 

 

Please also pray for our family as we quickly need to raise the necessary funds to complete this adoption. The total costs will be $14,000, and since baby girl is already here, these funds needs to be raised very, very quickly. We are trusting that the Lord has brought us to this place and He alone will see us through these days of waiting and trusting. We’re trusting God’s plan is PERFECT & we know He works all things out for good!

 

We are rejoicing that we have been provided a $2,500 matching adoption grant through our church and a $1,500 matching grant by Lifesong. We are so thankful for the quick work of these two groups to expedite our applications and grant us approval and grants in less than 72 hours! Please join us in prayer for the remainder of the necessary funds to be raised soon. If you would like to partner with us in raising these funds, we would be so grateful! 

 

Thank you so much for rejoicing with us in welcoming this little girl into our hearts and home! We are so grateful and humbled that the Lord would give us the gift that is this little girl! We pray she comes to know Him at a very early age and will spend her days serving Him! 

 

Love, 

 

The Waples Family 

 

 


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 “Waples #9166”, 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.
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Jul 22, 2020

“Congratulations!”

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Chad and Cora

Jul 22, 2020

“So exciting to see your family grow!”

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Jul 21, 2020

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Jul 21, 2020

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Sandra

Jul 20, 2020

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Patrick

Jul 20, 2020

““Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me,” Matthew 18:5 May God bless your growing family!”

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Jul 20, 2020

“Praise God for His goodness & your love for Felicity Mae!”

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Jul 19, 2020

“Praise God for his wondrous works. May he continue to bless and guide you as you raise your three children!”

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Jul 19, 2020

“God bless your beautiful family! It brings us joy to have a small part in your miracle!”

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Jul 19, 2020

“Blessings to you and the joy you will bring to this child through God's Spirit!”

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Danny

Jul 19, 2020

“Waples Family, we are so proud of you and grateful to God that He is seeing fit to expand your family through adoption! Love you all! --Danny, Sarah, and Family”

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Jul 19, 2020

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Colleen

Jul 18, 2020

“To God be the Glory... ice cream toppings!”

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Renee

Jul 17, 2020

“Soooooo happy for you!!!”

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Bob and Lynny

Jul 17, 2020

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Jul 17, 2020

“Praise the Lord for His gift of Felicity. We are rejoicing with you!”

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Carol

Jul 17, 2020

“We are so happy for you and are praying for you as you adjust to being a family of five!”

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Elizabeth

Jul 17, 2020

“May God continue to bless your family!”

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Louise

Jul 16, 2020

“Congratulations!”

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Jaymee

Jul 15, 2020

“So thrilled for you and how the Lord is working in your lives!”

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Lee and Hannah

Jul 15, 2020

“We love you!”

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Darryl

Jul 14, 2020

“Felicity, we are so excited and we can’t wait to meet you!”

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Gillian

Jul 14, 2020

““Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.” -Psalm 127:3 So excited for this sweet addition to your family. Praying for strength and provision from the Lord during this seasons. Love, Nathan and Gillian Gray”

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Jul 14, 2020

“Praise God for His perfect love and provision! So excited for you all.”

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Lilly

Jul 14, 2020

“So excited for you guys!”

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Richard

Jul 14, 2020

“Congratulations!!”