Dear Friends and Family,
We felt led to adopt for quite some time now and are excited to start this journey to complete our family! We are adopting domestically using consultants recommended to us by friends.
After suffering two miscarriages in a year and processing the grief that comes with those losses, we felt God calling us to move forward with adoption and are excited to take this step of faith. We realize that sometimes, what we envision for ourselves looks different than the beautiful story God has planned, and we know that, according to Romans 8:28, all things work together for good to those who love God. We also desire to obey God’s command in caring for the least of these, including providing a loving, Christ-centered home for a child in need. We are so excited to meet the child that He has for our family.
We are doing a puzzle piece fundraiser to help with our costs, which we’re anticipating being anywhere from $35,000-$50,000. If you’d like to take part in helping to bring our “missing piece” home, here is how it works:
Each puzzle piece is looking for someone to sponsor it, before it gets connected into the puzzle. You choose the number of pieces you’d like to sponsor. Each piece is $20. After you sponsor the piece(s), we write your name on the back of the puzzle piece(s) and connect it into the puzzle. If you've already given financially, your name will be included in the puzzle as well. When completed, we will hang it in our child’s room in a floating frame, so that for years to come, they can see all of the people who had a part in bringing them home.
We’re thankful for a matching grant of $2,500 which has been awarded by Grace Church of Harmony, a partner of Lifesong for Orphans. When you donate through Lifesong, your dollars will be matched.
Please make checks payable to “Lifesong for Orphans.” In the memo, note “family account number, 8021” and “family name, Yoder” to assure it goes to the correct account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40,
Gridley, IL 61744.
Lifesong has been blessed with a partner that underwrites all U.S. administrative and fundraising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners). That means 100% of your donation will go directly to the adoption. Another option is to give online. Go to www.lifesong.org/donate/family. Select “Give to an Adoptive Family.” Complete the online form and fill in “Family Account Number, 8021” and “Family Name, Yoder” fields.
Family Name: Yoder
Family Account Number: 8021
Please don’t feel obligated to contribute financially. We are so grateful if you’re able, but also welcome your prayers!
Marc, JaLisa and Lincoln
In following IRS guidelines, your donation is to the named non-profit organization. This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor’s suggested use. Individual donations $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. Lifesong is a 501©3 tax exempt organization.
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 “Yoder 8021”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, 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.