White Family: Party of 4

Andrew White
Andrew White Mineral Wells, Texas

We always knew that adoption would be part of the story God was writing for us. But we had no idea how that story would unfold. While we were dating, way back in 2007, it became clear to both of us that God was calling us to adopt. We believed adoption was a way that we could demonstrate the gospel through our family.

We knew that adoption comes from the heart of God, that He has commanded the church to care for the orphan, and that we ourselves had been adopted into God’s family through faith in Christ.

We were motivated to adopt because of who God is and what He has done for us.

But we still wanted to have children naturally as well. After a few years of trying to conceive, Carmen was diagnosed with breast cancer. She bravely endured multiple surgeries, five rounds of chemotherapy, and months of radiation therapy. Her treatment culminated in a hysterectomy.

(We are happy to report that she has been in total remission for 7 years!)

While theology was our initial motivation for adoption, biology edited our timeline. After the treatments were over, we decided to begin the adoption process.

The Lord was faithful to us. He turned our mourning into dancing. He brought us from sorrow to joy. In less than a year and a half, God provided, through the generosity of believers throughout the country, 100% of the funds we needed! In 2016, we got the call that a baby boy would soon be born and his birth mother had chosen us to raise him as our own. We rushed across several state lines and arrived at the hospital moments after our son was born.

From that moment on, our son has been one of God’s greatest gifts to us and a source of unending joy in our lives. Wesley James is now a rambunctious, brilliant, hilarious, compassionate, and beautiful four year old. We love being his parents more than we could possibly describe.

Now, we are excited to begin the adoption journey one more time! We are eager to bring another child into our family through the domestic adoption process. We are thrilled to be working with a Christ-centered agency called Lifeline Christian Services.

To the praise of God’s grace, we have been given a $4,000 matching grant from the Karis Adoption Fund (administered by Lifesong for Orphans). Adoption is a very expensive endeavor. We expect the total cost to be somewhere between $30,000–35,000. But the Lord provided what we needed once and we believe He will do it again!

Thank you for praying for us!

Thank you for helping us financially as we seek to bring another child into our family!

Thank you for sharing our story!

We pray that God will be glorified in our 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 “White 09316”, 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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Raised to date by 34 people
 of  $25,000
98 days left

My Story

We always knew that adoption would be part of the story God was writing for us. But we had no idea how that story would unfold. While we were dating, way back in 2007, it became clear to both of us that God was calling us to adopt. We believed adoption was a way that we could demonstrate the gospel through our family.

We knew that adoption comes from the heart of God, that He has commanded the church to care for the orphan, and that we ourselves had been adopted into God’s family through faith in Christ.

We were motivated to adopt because of who God is and what He has done for us.

But we still wanted to have children naturally as well. After a few years of trying to conceive, Carmen was diagnosed with breast cancer. She bravely endured multiple surgeries, five rounds of chemotherapy, and months of radiation therapy. Her treatment culminated in a hysterectomy.

(We are happy to report that she has been in total remission for 7 years!)

While theology was our initial motivation for adoption, biology edited our timeline. After the treatments were over, we decided to begin the adoption process.

The Lord was faithful to us. He turned our mourning into dancing. He brought us from sorrow to joy. In less than a year and a half, God provided, through the generosity of believers throughout the country, 100% of the funds we needed! In 2016, we got the call that a baby boy would soon be born and his birth mother had chosen us to raise him as our own. We rushed across several state lines and arrived at the hospital moments after our son was born.

From that moment on, our son has been one of God’s greatest gifts to us and a source of unending joy in our lives. Wesley James is now a rambunctious, brilliant, hilarious, compassionate, and beautiful four year old. We love being his parents more than we could possibly describe.

Now, we are excited to begin the adoption journey one more time! We are eager to bring another child into our family through the domestic adoption process. We are thrilled to be working with a Christ-centered agency called Lifeline Christian Services.

To the praise of God’s grace, we have been given a $4,000 matching grant from the Karis Adoption Fund (administered by Lifesong for Orphans). Adoption is a very expensive endeavor. We expect the total cost to be somewhere between $30,000–35,000. But the Lord provided what we needed once and we believe He will do it again!

Thank you for praying for us!

Thank you for helping us financially as we seek to bring another child into our family!

Thank you for sharing our story!

We pray that God will be glorified in our 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 “White 09316”, 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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New Video!

January 13, 2021

We finally finished working on our adoption video! Check it out and please share it far and wide!

https://youtu.be/r41GAUnG4xM 

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Ain’t God good?!

December 8, 2020
The Lord is doing it again! He’s providing what we need. Last week, we launched our MyStory page to raise money for our adoption. The Lord brought in what we needed to make our first payment (and really get the ball rolling with our home study) in less than 24 hours!
 
Ain’t He good?! Won’t He do it?!
 
We still have a LONG way to go to raise the funds we need. If you want to read more about our adoption story and/or if you want to donate to help us complete our family, check out our MyStory page!
 
*Awesome note* The first $4,000 we raise will be automatically matched by the wonderful folks at Karis Adoption Fund. So, the best way to get the most bang for your buck is by donating early on in the process!
 
Thank you to all our generous friends and family who have supported us so far!
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$700

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Aug 31, 2021

$15,017

Offline Donation

Aug 31, 2021

$100

Indian Creek

Jun 9, 2021

“Donation made by member of ICBC”

$210

Ashley

Apr 7, 2021

“Love you and praying for you!”

$200

Travis

Apr 6, 2021

“Andrew, Carmen & Wesley James, Your family is a testimony to the gospel! Thank you for inspiring my family as we consider adoption. We're honored to come alongside you in this capacity and even more so in prayer! Travis, Molly, Leland & Josie Suits”

$100

Valerie

Apr 6, 2021

“This donation was made by a member of Indian Creek Baptist Church. No need to send donation records.”

$500

Wes and Jan

Mar 27, 2021

“Mom and I love you both! And of course, we love Wesley James bunches and bunches!!!”

$100

Gavin & Kelsey

Mar 21, 2021

“We love you guys!!! Support you ALL the way!!!!”

$140

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Mar 19, 2021

$200

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Feb 25, 2021

$4,000

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Feb 8, 2021

$50

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Feb 1, 2021

“Praying for your precious family! May you all be blessed!”

$200

Drew & Stacy

Jan 31, 2021

“We love you guys sooo much!! Meeting y’all is one of the biggest blessings of our life! Being with you through difficult times & joyous times no matter the distance has always amazed me! So glad we get to do these life things together!! Can’t wait to meet the newest member of your little family!”

$350

Amy

Jan 28, 2021

“We love you guys!”

$100

Jose

Jan 20, 2021

$1,100

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Jan 19, 2021

$100

Karen

Jan 15, 2021

“God bless you all in the journey! Love you guys! Karen and Rob”

$200

Tom

Jan 14, 2021

$63

Colleen

Jan 13, 2021

“Love you 3. Awaiting #4.”

$50

Boomboom

Jan 13, 2021

$100

Jeff&Shelby

Jan 10, 2021

“Love you and thankful for your family!”

$50

Josh & Bethany

Jan 9, 2021

“Love ya!”

$120

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Dec 14, 2020

“Love you and praying for your growing family!”

$250

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Dec 12, 2020

$250

Doug & Jeanne

Dec 10, 2020

“So happy for you guys! Hope this helps! Love you”

$250

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Dec 5, 2020

“God bless you!”

$200

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Dec 2, 2020

“Y’all blessed us before we were even a family. We could never show you how thankful we are.”

$50

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Dec 1, 2020

“God bless your growing family❤️”

$50

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Dec 1, 2020

$50

Marcus

Dec 1, 2020

“That's awesome! Praying you reach your goal!”

$250

Jena and Sherer

Dec 1, 2020

“Love you all! Can't wait to meet the next member of the family!”

$500

Melissa and Brian

Dec 1, 2020

“We love you guys VERY much! So excited for you all!!! The Snow Bunch”

$50

Stacy

Dec 1, 2020

“We love you guys and are excited to one day meet the little one God is planning on bringing into your family!”

$50

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Dec 1, 2020

“We love your family and we are praying for you.”