Adoption Funding

1 Year Out of the Orphanage and in Her Family’s Arms – Foster Parents Article

Many of the stories we share conclude with a child coming home. But as every adoptive family knows, “gotcha day” is just the beginning. Bonding as a new family is serious work. If you’re an adoptive or foster parent in the trenches, here’s some encouragement that God can work miracles in your child’s life.   In one mom’s words, “We just wanted to say thank you again for the grant we received for our daughter’s adoption. On April 15 she…

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Loaves, Fish, & Adoption Funding – Foster Parents Article

What God desires to happen, He makes happen. God is faithful to give us what we need in order to live in obedience to His will. And we find evidence of this in a story tucked in each of the four Gospels. 5,000 people had gathered to hear Jesus speak. After a long day of learning, they were hungry. The disciples suggested sending the crowd to surrounding towns to find food for themselves. But Jesus had a different idea. From…

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“The Moment We Knew We Were Called to Adopt.” – Foster Parents Article

Just three years after grieving the loss of their daughter, Jon and Kristen felt called to adopt. The following post written by Jon details their journey from calling to homecoming.  In January 2013, we mourned the loss of our daughter Kate. She was stillborn at seven months. We think about the many moments when we felt Kate’s hands and feet push out against Kristen’s baby belly and the eagerness and anticipation we experienced waiting to bring her into our world.…

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Vanessa Coming Home – Lifesong for Orphans – Foster Parents Article

Some argue that “happy airport homecoming” videos aren’t the most accurate picture of adoption. Every adoption involves heartache, loss, and disappointment, and yet we celebrate it with balloons, banners, and parties. Why? Because adoption is a beautiful contradiction of loss and gain. The beautiful videos and joyful meetings have such value. They give us a peek at God’s heart when we’re adopted into His family. We can celebrate the airport homecomings because one joyful day, God will celebrate our ultimate homecoming—made possible through…

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Think Big: What 2020 Could Hold – Foster Parents Article

2020 is less than a day away! Even with the new decade rapidly approaching, there’s still time this year to make a big difference in the coming year. From now until midnight on Tuesday, December 31, your gift to Lifesong is matched up to $1,000,000.   MATCH MY GIFT!   What would hitting the $1,000,000 match mean for children in 2020?   FOR ADOPTION… 500 more families—like the Tubergens—being one step closer to adoption with help from Lifesong financial assistance. In…

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10 Things Birth Moms Want You to Know – Foster Parents Article

Back in 1985, I chose adoption for my son. Being a birth mom has changed my life forever. Regardless of our place on this planet, birth moms share the journey of facing a decision in a pregnancy and letting our love for our child lead the way. The individual circumstances may be very different from culture to culture, but ultimately we come to a place where we feel that what is best for our child is to have a life…

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A Mother’s Journey to Adopt 15 Children – Foster Parents Article

When we first stepped out in obedience, we asked God to work in our lives in a way that only He could get the glory. And He did. He called my husband Dave and I to adopt. We currently have 17 children. Our family is happy, organized chaos.  We were first blessed with 2 beautiful, home-grown children. And then God called us out on the ride of our lives to this journey called adoption. Through international and domestic adoption, God has chosen to…

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Financially Impossible? Not for God. – Foster Parents Article

Choosing a hard yes over an easy no. From fundraising to waiting to adjusting, adopting isn’t easy. But with God’s leading, every adoptive and foster family makes the decision to say YES to their child (and the JOY that comes with them), even when it seems impossible. Hear from a Lifesong family who recently shared with us– Bennett’s adoption was our third adoption in 3 years time. We still had outstanding debt for our second adoption when our agency called…

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It Was Instant Love – Lifesong for Orphans – Foster Parents Article

Love at first sight. It’s the stuff of fairy tales and romantic comedies… right? Believe in it or not, nearly all parents talk about this feeling. When their son or daughter is born, many birth parents mention the instant love they had for their child. And the same often holds true for adoptive parents upon seeing their son or daughter for the first time. It was certainly the case for William and Paige, who met their daughter less than 24…

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