Because of you, over 6,500 orphaned and vulnerable children have become sons and daughters through adoption. Thank you for continuing to give so that families–like the Tubergen family–can bring children into their home. Here is their story.
MEET DAVID & MELISSA
Like many young couples, David and Melissa first began discussing their desire to adopt when they were dating and then newly married. But also like many young couples, they were intimidated by one thing: finances. 38% of practicing Christians have seriously considered adoption, but only 5% have actually adopted. One of the biggest barriers? Adoption fees.
In time, God gave David and Melissa 4 biological children, but adoption was always in the back of their minds and firmly in their hearts. David remembers vividly when he knew it was time to take the next step–
I remember sitting in church, and it was the last week of a series talking about money. The pastor gave a challenge, saying, ‘If there is something that God has laid on your heart that you think about a lot but you’re pushing it off because of money, I challenge you to take that step of faith.’
Following the service, David turned to his wife and said, “Are you ready?” to which Melissa responded, “Yes!”
Finances were still intimidating at this point, but God had already prepared a solution using the Tubergens’ Church Adoption Fund and an Adoption Fund through Premiere Designs–both administered by Lifesong–to help meet the need.
God blessed David and Melissa with two children via adoption, and now they are excited to tell others how God used adoption funds to help make it happen.
MAKE ADOPTION POSSIBLE
Church Adoption Funds
Here at Lifesong, one of our goals is to help Christian families overcome the financial barrier to adoption. Further, we believe the Church is the solution to the orphan crisis and money shouldn’t be a barrier to adoption. Specifically, we help churches like yours work together to support adopting families. We offer financial solutions for adoptions in your church that are fee-free and administratively simple. There are 3 basic steps–
- Your church allocates funding using missions budget, benevolence funding, or money raised.
- Your church uses our existing grant and loan management processes at no cost to your church or fund. We are happy to guide you every step of the way, creating little-to-no administrative burden for your church staff or family.
- Your church engages local church members to actively care for orphans and vulnerable children. You watch financial roadblocks disappear and celebrate children adopted into permanent Christian families.
Currently, we work with 446 adoption fund partners in 44 states to help families like the Tubergens–and like yours–take the next step in bringing a child home via adoption.
Your church can reach orphans.