Zetterholm Adoption Story

Andrew Zetterholm

One of the great joys of parenthood is to be a witness to the life of a child.  To be there for the scrapes, and the tears as well as the first steps and first loose tooth. Our next child (children?) would not only have two parents, but also three siblings, and many (many) aunts and uncles, cousins and grandparents and a church community to support, nurture and love on them.  Although we have an active and busy life, we have always felt that our family is not complete.

Adoption has always been on our hearts.  We looked into adoptions before we had our first child, but the time has not been right until now.  While we have three biological children, adoption has always been on the table, and we are so excited to welcome a child/children into our home soon!

Our biological children are just as excited as we are, if not more! They are at great ages right now (5, 8 & 10) to be great helpers and playmates.  This new child/children will have five doting fans from Day One.  We love the picture of adoption, as a way to love someone that didn’t begin as a member of your family and fully receive them.  It is a GIFT to be able to love another child and bring them into our home.

This is the family our newest addition will join…a loving, wild and crazy, always moving, sometimes messy group of people who really love each other.  We are so excited about the possibility of adding another member to our little family!

 

Blessings, Andrew & Leah


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 “Zetterholm 8121”, 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.
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Raised to date by 17 people
 of  $30,000
42 days left

My Story

One of the great joys of parenthood is to be a witness to the life of a child.  To be there for the scrapes, and the tears as well as the first steps and first loose tooth. Our next child (children?) would not only have two parents, but also three siblings, and many (many) aunts and uncles, cousins and grandparents and a church community to support, nurture and love on them.  Although we have an active and busy life, we have always felt that our family is not complete.

Adoption has always been on our hearts.  We looked into adoptions before we had our first child, but the time has not been right until now.  While we have three biological children, adoption has always been on the table, and we are so excited to welcome a child/children into our home soon!

Our biological children are just as excited as we are, if not more! They are at great ages right now (5, 8 & 10) to be great helpers and playmates.  This new child/children will have five doting fans from Day One.  We love the picture of adoption, as a way to love someone that didn’t begin as a member of your family and fully receive them.  It is a GIFT to be able to love another child and bring them into our home.

This is the family our newest addition will join…a loving, wild and crazy, always moving, sometimes messy group of people who really love each other.  We are so excited about the possibility of adding another member to our little family!

 

Blessings, Andrew & Leah


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 “Zetterholm 8121”, 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.
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May 9, 2019

“What an honor to participate in a small way with what the Lord is doing through your family! The video so perfectly captured you all!”

$250

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Apr 24, 2019

$200

Gretchen & Mike

Mar 19, 2019

“XOXO”

$50

Isaac

Mar 8, 2019

$50

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Mar 8, 2019

$400

AARON

Mar 8, 2019

$1,000

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Mar 2, 2019

$500

Lara

Feb 18, 2019

“Can't wait to add this baby(ies) to the family <3”

$1,000

Caroline

Feb 18, 2019

“Leah and Andrew -- every child deserves a family like yours! Love, Carrie Wellman (and the rest of the Birch family)”

$200

Gretchen & Mike

Feb 15, 2019

“Loving, supporting, and praying for you from Nashville!”

$25

Spencer and Caroline

Feb 8, 2019

“We are thrilled for you guys and are excited to come along with you in the loving of this child!”

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Feb 7, 2019

$100

Whitney

Jan 31, 2019

“Wishing you and your family all the best as you open your home and hearts to the children who are out there waiting for you.”

$300

Ben and Janae

Jan 28, 2019

“Praying for this little one(s), as God prepares your home to welcome them home.”

$500

Scott and Sandy

Jan 26, 2019

“We are so thankful for you all and excited about this new baby!!!”

$500

Stephen

Jan 26, 2019

“Happy for you. ——Stephen, Lorraine and Tian”

$300

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Jan 23, 2019

“TY for inviting us to join you in donating!! We pray for the new little one that will soon grace your home and lives!! We love you!! Susan”