Adoption has always been something discussed between Stephen and I. Between experience with our extended family to volunteering with ministries, we felt like we were around adoption a lot. When the time came for Stephen and I to start a family, we had dreams of having biological children and then “one day” we would discuss adoption. Turns out that "one day" was a lot sooner than we thought. We started the adoption process with our home study in October. We went active to see profiles on December 9th and expecting to take months to years until we matched with a birth family. On December 21st, we were chosen by Jordan's mom to be his adoptive parents. Twelve days later, Jordan was born and his mother bravely gave us the opportunity to be his parents! It's been a whirlwind but one which we are so grateful.
We applied for grants as early as possible but with a due date originally for March 8th, all of our grants were not processed until February. We are so thrilled that we have been selected for a matching grant with Lifesong to help raise the final support to pay the last few bills of the adoption process. We are so grateful for the support we have already received and we thank you all for the continued support throughout Jordan's life.
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 “Ramsey 09464”, 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.