We are the Keens and we have 4 beautiful children. Holly is 7 and Henry is 5; Auri, whom we adopted from South Korea a couple years ago, is about to turn 4; and Wesley, whom we just brought home from South Korea a couple months ago, also just celebrated his 4th birthday with us.
For this child, we prayed for two years that he would find a loving home. Then God finally gave us the green light with our agency and they decided we could be that family. For the past year we have gone through the paperwork, all the waiting, and finally got to travel to bring our son home despite the Covid pandemic.
It was not easy, but we are so glad to finally have our son home whom we prayed for and watched grow up overseas for 3-4 years. As many know, adoption can be very expensive and Covid only added to the costs. We were blessed by friends and family to come up with the travel money to bring him home and are so grateful! Unfortunately, we still had to take out a large loan in order to cover all the international adoption fees.
Lifesong had graciously offered us a matching grant of $4,000 to help us with these costs. This means for every dollar y'all choose to donate, they will donate the same amount. If any feel so led, please consider helping us overcome this adoption debt so we can focus on our new life as a family of six instead of worrying about finances.
Thank you, so so much!
- Katie and the Keens
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 “Keen 09224”, 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.
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