West Family Adoption

Casey West Archdale, North Carolina

Adoption has been on our hearts for as long as we can remember. For Casey, she grew up with adoption as a part of her story because her mother was adopted as an infant. Casey knew from a very young age that she would want to adopt one day. For Mason, God placed adoption on his heart as a teenager as a way to grow his future family. When we began dating, this was an early conversation to make sure that we were on the same page. We had no clue that God had written this on our hearts long ago.

Fast forward to 2021 when we had our first son Elijah. It was a difficult pregnancy, but Casey was healthy overall… until she wasn’t. At 32 weeks pregnant, she came home from work one day with swollen feet and ankles, which seemed normal enough at the time. After the swelling continued at a rapid pace, along with high blood pressure, she was being closely monitored for preeclampsia. The following Sunday, after a week of feeling dizzy, swollen, with a constant headache, something told her to reach out to her doctor on call. She called the doctor, who told her to go to the hospital to get checked out. Within the first hour of being at the hospital, she was being admitted with severe preeclampsia. Thankfully, God saw us through as Casey completely recovered and Elijah is now almost 2 years old and as healthy as can be. We were told however that it would be very dangerous for us to have anymore children biologically. While this would be distressing news for others to hear, it only confirmed the desire that God had already placed in our hearts long ago.

We are thrilled to announce that we are hoping to adopt an infant domestically through the agency Flourish Adoption Ministries, Inc. We have officially been in the adoption process since February 2023, and are currently on the waitlist. We have already witnessed the Lord work in so many ways and cannot wait to continue to share our journey with you all.


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 “West 10608”, 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.
  • *3.5% fee for donations given with an American Express card
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Raised to date by 76 people
 of  $35,000
132 days left

My Story

Adoption has been on our hearts for as long as we can remember. For Casey, she grew up with adoption as a part of her story because her mother was adopted as an infant. Casey knew from a very young age that she would want to adopt one day. For Mason, God placed adoption on his heart as a teenager as a way to grow his future family. When we began dating, this was an early conversation to make sure that we were on the same page. We had no clue that God had written this on our hearts long ago.

Fast forward to 2021 when we had our first son Elijah. It was a difficult pregnancy, but Casey was healthy overall… until she wasn’t. At 32 weeks pregnant, she came home from work one day with swollen feet and ankles, which seemed normal enough at the time. After the swelling continued at a rapid pace, along with high blood pressure, she was being closely monitored for preeclampsia. The following Sunday, after a week of feeling dizzy, swollen, with a constant headache, something told her to reach out to her doctor on call. She called the doctor, who told her to go to the hospital to get checked out. Within the first hour of being at the hospital, she was being admitted with severe preeclampsia. Thankfully, God saw us through as Casey completely recovered and Elijah is now almost 2 years old and as healthy as can be. We were told however that it would be very dangerous for us to have anymore children biologically. While this would be distressing news for others to hear, it only confirmed the desire that God had already placed in our hearts long ago.

We are thrilled to announce that we are hoping to adopt an infant domestically through the agency Flourish Adoption Ministries, Inc. We have officially been in the adoption process since February 2023, and are currently on the waitlist. We have already witnessed the Lord work in so many ways and cannot wait to continue to share our journey with you all.


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 “West 10608”, 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.
  • *3.5% fee for donations given with an American Express card
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$100

Hidden

May 16, 2024

$360

Offline Donation

May 11, 2024

$50

Susan

Apr 29, 2024

$100

Holly

Apr 25, 2024

$200

Scott & Flossie

Apr 21, 2024

$100

Aaron, Robin and Josie

Apr 8, 2024

“So excited for you!”

$100

Steven

Feb 1, 2024

“I am a friend of Rene Oporta. Lord be with you and work this out.”

$100

Lois

Jan 30, 2024

“Soooo excited for you guys on this adoption journey!”

$100

Travis

Jan 1, 2024

$154

Hidden

Dec 1, 2023

“Jesus has got this!!!”

$377

Offline Donation

Nov 22, 2023

$50

Lou

Nov 9, 2023

“~We'll be praying for you and your family as you open your lives, hearts and home for another child that God will provide. What an exciting and blessed journey! ~Jerry and Lou Midkiff”

$100

Madison

Oct 24, 2023

“So excited for you all!! I can not wait to see your sweet family grow!”

$500

Jeffrey

Oct 23, 2023

$140

Whitney

Sep 15, 2023

“DudeWithASaw”

$25

Terri

Sep 14, 2023

$20

Sandi

Sep 12, 2023

“Prayers and hugs”

$20

Michael and Chelsea

Sep 11, 2023

“1 ticket- DudeWithASaw!”

$50

Hannah

Sep 1, 2023

“So excited for you guys and this journey. Y’all will be the best parents to this child who needs all the love! Inspired by y’all for truly listening to the Lord and bravely taking this step! I’ll be thinking of you guys and praying for y’all throughout the process. Loved reading your story and how God directed your steps and made it so clear to you!”

$1,000

Hidden

Aug 31, 2023

$50

Daysy

Aug 27, 2023

$40

Judiann

Aug 27, 2023

“So excited for you all! Praying blessings on your growing family.”

$100

Jeana

Aug 25, 2023

“10 puzzle pieces from William, Jeana, Mason and Nolan Taylor! Love you guys!”

$50

Corey

Aug 25, 2023

“Love you guys! Excited for this next step in parenthood! I know God is going to use you both in this next season <3”

$40

Alixe, David, Jonah and Sam

Aug 25, 2023

“Aunt Alixe, Uncle David and your cousins already love you little one and are praying for you, your future mom, dad and brother.”

$50

Katie

Aug 21, 2023

“So happy for y’all!”

$8,750

Offline Donation

Aug 18, 2023

$10

Victoria

Aug 16, 2023

“One puzzle piece!! Vic&Ry :) LOVE YOU GUYS. Can't wait to keep supporting!”

$50

HANNAH & SHAWN

Aug 13, 2023

“Praying for you guys!”

$80

Jeslyn

Aug 7, 2023

“You could say this is from Jacob and Jeslyn Grimes!”

$50

Abby

Aug 7, 2023

$20

Tiffany

Aug 6, 2023

$50

Tori

Aug 6, 2023

“What a beautiful journey y’all are on! We are so excited for you to add a sweet baby to the West family. You are inspiring to us and you are a testament of obedience and courage. Never forget the village of friends and family praying alongside of you. With love, Tori Viers and Blake Baker (Sponsoring 5 puzzle pieces)”

$1,000

Kara

Aug 6, 2023

“100 pieces and y’all get to pick the names ;) so excited for y’all, love you and so happy to be witnesses to this journey. Love Kara and Ryan Murphy”

$100

Carly, Jake, and Penelope

Aug 6, 2023

“We love your family and we are so excited for the newest little member! Love, Jake, Carly, and Penelope”

$50

Katie

Aug 6, 2023

“The Linebacks Praying over this next blessing!”

$20

Michael and Chelsea

Aug 6, 2023

“Love y'all!”

$20

Javier and Laurel

Aug 6, 2023

$100

Riley and Eric

Aug 6, 2023

“Auntie Roo and Uncle Eric love you SO much!”

$10

Dylan

Aug 6, 2023

$20

Lori

Aug 6, 2023

$60

Stephanie

Aug 6, 2023

“Sponsoring 6 pieces for our new cousin!! One for each of us, with love - Cary, Stephanie, Gabriel, Naomi, Elizabeth & Israel Griggs”

$40

Meredith

Aug 5, 2023

“Praying for all the puzzle pieces to come in! I'd like to sponsor four. You can use "Meredith" or "Meredith Koontz"--whatever works best for y'all! Love your family!”

$20

Sonja

Aug 5, 2023

“Proud of you and know that your new son/daughter will be the luckiest to have your love and support. ❤️”

$10

Catie

Aug 5, 2023

“I’m praying for y’all!”

$50

Jacob & Amber

Aug 5, 2023

“Praying for you guys and can't wait to see the baby the Lord blesses you with! (5 puzzle pieces: Jacob, Amber, Jackson, Thomas)”

$20

Wendi

Aug 5, 2023

“What a precious gift for you and the child you will be blessed with!! One puzzle peice from Wendi and one from Taylor❤️”

$20

Zoe

Aug 5, 2023

“Continued prayers as y’all continue this wonderful adventure ❤️”

$20

Josephine

Aug 5, 2023

“2 puzzle pieces :) Praying hard that this God’s hand is wrapped around y’all throughout this whole process. Much love, The Hynes Family”

$20

Brandon

Aug 4, 2023

“Love ya!”

$50

Mary Kate Clegg

Aug 3, 2023

“5 pieces Mary Kate Kirk Moo MK Kirky Clegg love you guys forever <8”

$50

Rick, Val & Tori

Aug 2, 2023

“So excited for you guys and your growing family! Can’t wait to meet that little nugget!! ❤️”

$200

Maryann

Aug 1, 2023

“We love y’all so so much. Praying as this journey continues!”

$10

Emily

Aug 1, 2023

“Love you guys!!”

$100

Kevin

Aug 1, 2023

“The Pettinato's - Kevin, Sarah, & Sienna”

$100

Hidden

Aug 1, 2023

“Vince, Morgan & Olivia Gobble”

$100

Curt

Aug 1, 2023

$20

Hidden

Aug 1, 2023

“Best wishes! Charles & Stephanie”

$160

Ivy

Aug 1, 2023

“Love this idea!!”

$50

Rachael

Aug 1, 2023

“Praying for you and your family! What a beautiful piece of your story. ❤️”

$1,000

Hunter and Allison

Aug 1, 2023

“Praying for you all! Proud to call you friends.”

$500

John

Jul 25, 2023

“Praying with y’all during this journey! John & Susan”

$5,000

Offline Donation

Jul 25, 2023

$1,000

Melissa

Jul 21, 2023

“So happy for you, your family, and your journey! Love you!”

$100

Michele

Jul 17, 2023

“Good luck to your family.”

$50

Meredith

Jul 10, 2023

$250

Casey&Shae

Jul 10, 2023

$75

Page

Jul 9, 2023

$500

Alex

Jul 9, 2023

$100

Sharon

Jul 9, 2023

“Congratulations what a blessing for your family and ours❤️🙏”

$25

Joanne

Jul 8, 2023

$25

Emily

Jul 8, 2023

“Sending so many prayers for your growing family. Love you guys 💖”

$50

Savannah

Jul 8, 2023

“Best wishes to your family! This is an amazing thing y’all are doing.”

$50

Whitney

Jul 8, 2023

“I’m so proud to call y’all my friends 💕”

$50

Caroline

Jul 8, 2023

“So excited for your family!”

$1,000

Adrian

Jul 8, 2023

“Love you guys!”