The Winter Family Adoption Story

Keith & Lauren
Keith & Lauren Clermont, Florida

We are so excited to officially announce that our family will soon(ish) be growing!!

Since Keith and I first started talking about having a family, we have both known that our hearts were longing to adopt locally. About two years ago Keith and I went on a beach weekend with the sole purpose of praying for our future child and reaching out to different adoption agencies to try and figure out our next steps. We ended up connecting with Bethany Christian Services and have been walking with them in preparation for the past year and a half. We have spent countless hours filling our stacks of paperwork, saving up money, praying for our future little one, and going through training to help us be as prepared as possible for what is to come.

 

After all this work we are excited to say that our home study was finally approved!!

If you would like to follow along on our adoption journey, feel called to help financially, or are looking for specific ways you can pray for us during this time please look at our website for any and all information! We have some really neat things that we are selling in order to raise some funds and will keep people up to date via this site as our adoption case evolves. Thank you so much for being part of our adoption story!


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 “Winter 10092”, 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 25 people
 of  $60,000
40 days left

My Story

We are so excited to officially announce that our family will soon(ish) be growing!!

Since Keith and I first started talking about having a family, we have both known that our hearts were longing to adopt locally. About two years ago Keith and I went on a beach weekend with the sole purpose of praying for our future child and reaching out to different adoption agencies to try and figure out our next steps. We ended up connecting with Bethany Christian Services and have been walking with them in preparation for the past year and a half. We have spent countless hours filling our stacks of paperwork, saving up money, praying for our future little one, and going through training to help us be as prepared as possible for what is to come.

 

After all this work we are excited to say that our home study was finally approved!!

If you would like to follow along on our adoption journey, feel called to help financially, or are looking for specific ways you can pray for us during this time please look at our website for any and all information! We have some really neat things that we are selling in order to raise some funds and will keep people up to date via this site as our adoption case evolves. Thank you so much for being part of our adoption story!


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 “Winter 10092”, 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
Read more

Comments

$15,000

Offline Donation

Apr 6, 2024

$125

Christine

Mar 2, 2024

$25

Phyllis

Feb 29, 2024

“So excited for ya’ll~ looking forward to your Baby Shower❣️❣️”

$50

Roberta

Feb 23, 2024

“Congratulations! I work with Andria!”

$25

Phyllis

Feb 15, 2024

“I work with your Momma & by Gods grace hope to contribute more monthly. Praying Gods will for your Family as you All prepare for the Twins!!”

$50

Abigail

Feb 13, 2024

“Congratulations!! Prayers for this next step in your family♥️ -Abigail (a friend of Andria’s).”

$100

Kathy

Feb 12, 2024

“Congrats!”

$250

Steve

May 29, 2023

“This gift is given in memory of Debbie Winter who’s soul entered heaven two years ago. Given in loving memory by her family.”

$50

Phil

Oct 19, 2022

$1,000

Sharon

Sep 10, 2022

“What a joy to share in this adoption with you both. I love you, Sharon Kelly”

$250

Nick and Emily

Aug 26, 2022

$205

Hidden

Aug 24, 2022

“<3”

$100

George

Aug 24, 2022

“Hey Cousins! My family and I will be praying for yall as you continue to move through this process. Love you both, Mike/Danni/Mac”

$1,000

Steve

Aug 24, 2022

“Looking forward to meeting my third grandchild. Love, Dad/Steve”

$100

Julie

Aug 23, 2022

“Blessings on your special adventure anyone would be blessed to call you two mom and dad”

$750

Hidden

Aug 20, 2022

“I love y'all more than words can express. You will be the absolute best parents.”

$20

Hannah

Aug 20, 2022

“I love you guys!!!”

$50

Hidden

Aug 20, 2022

$50

Tim & Myrtzie

Aug 19, 2022

“Congratulations to the new soon to be Mom and Dad.”

$100

Victoria

Aug 19, 2022

“We love you so much. May God richly bless your growing family!”

$50

Phil

Aug 18, 2022

“So excited for you guys!”

$1,000

Hidden

Aug 18, 2022

“Love you Keith, your wife is beautiful! good luck!”

$50

Jenna (Shields)

Aug 18, 2022

“Praying God’s blessings in your lives through the beautiful work of adoption!”

$5,000

Tiffany

Aug 18, 2022

$200

Hidden

Aug 18, 2022