Thursday, October 11, 2012

Matching Grant!!

Domestic adoption is different from international in many ways, but one way that it’s similar is in terms of cost. Adoption is expensive! There are agency fees, legal fees, medical fees, birth mother expenses, and more. As you know, we’ve been fund-raising, saving, working, and applying for grants since last year. 

This week we got the wonderful news that we’re being given a $4000 matching grant from Promise 686 and LifeSong for Orphans! That means, for every dollar that is donated, up to $4000, Promise 686 will match it. The $8000 this could potentially raise would bring us so close to having all the money we need to complete this adoption. And all donations are tax-deductible. Our goal date for raising this money is November 30, 2012.

So we’re asking for your help. Asking for money is never fun, but two things we’ve learned through Laina’s adoption are that people are generous, and that it takes a whole community to bring a child home. God has been so gracious to us through this adoption, and we invite you to be a part of what He’s doing, if you so desire.

We're sending out letters this week and next week, but we want to take advantage of social media as well--hence this blog post! If you're interested in helping us make our $4000 goal, read on. 

 If you want to donate, please:

1. Make a donation via check or PayPal to LifeSong for Orphans. In the memo line or on the PayPal screen write “Preference: Brannon #2955 adoption.” This is very important to make sure LifeSong knows where to direct your donation. (Also, please note that if you pay via PayPal, PayPal will charge a service fee of 1.9-2.9%.)

2. If you’re sending a check, mail to 
LifeSong for Orphans
PO Box 40/202 N. Ford St
Gridley, IL 61744

3. If you’re paying via PayPal, go to and click the donate button. Remember to enter “Preference: Brannon #2955 adoption” on the PayPal screen.

Note: 100% of all funds received by LifeSong for Orphans will go directly to cover adoption costs. Nothing is taken out for administrative costs. And again, every dollar that is donated will be matched, up to $4000!

Also note: 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.

Thank you, thank you, thank you. We are humbled over and over again that people would donate to help us adopt. We really appreciate it.

Jeremy and Allie
Iain, Cory, Laina, and baby 


Adrienne said...

Awesome! I am so thankful you received this matching grant! What a blessing!!!!

Joanna K. Harris said...

That's great news! How's it going? Still praying.