Yesterday we received a gift that left me speechless. This gift was more than we could have asked for - more than we expected - but exactly what we needed. It was not one, but TWO grants for our adoption. TWO. My phone has not been working great (Hey Apple, can you make an app that would make your phones work?!?!?) So my phone didn't even ring, I just got the voicemail notification. I listened to the message and instantly fell to my knees and started crying. The girls sat at the table eating their cereal with that "Mom has lost it look" on their face, so I quickly smiled and told them "It's good news!" I called Mike, and then immediately called Lifesong back. Bless them. The staff at Lifesong is simply amazing - they handled a grant that were were gifted with for Bridget's adoption, so to talk to people who knew our story with her, and were walking with us into the story of our son - it just makes the whole thing more beautiful.
So, long story short, Legacy 685 (one of LifeSongs Outside the Walls church fund partners) has gifted us with 1). A $5,000 direct grant AND 2). a $5,000 matching grant, meaning, whatever we raise, they will match up to $5,000 which means we have the potential of $15,000 for our adoption. INSANE IN THE MEMBRANE!!!!!! Our God is so good.
And the timing of the matching grant could not be more perfect because in March we get to be a featured family on the Give1Save1 blog where they will promote our family for a week, post our video and people can donate to our adoption, and since we have a matching grant, all those donations will be DOUBLED!!!!!! If you want to help, giving info is below. Also, be watching for our Give1Save1 debut and help us get the word out so we can get this amazing boy home!
To read more on how these grants are a HUGE gift from God, go to The Gift (Part 2) and read all about how God had brought our children home.
- Checks should be payable to “Lifesong for Orphans. In the memo, note “family name” and “family account number” (Solecki/#4354) 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 fund-raising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners). That means 100% of your donation will go directly to the adoption.
- To pay online go to Lifesong For Orphans. Select “Give to an Adoptive Family.” Complete the online form and fill in “Family Account Number” and “Family Name” fields. Note PayPal charges an administrative fee (2.9% + $.30 USD per transaction). Your donation will be decreased by the amount of this fee.