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Friday, May 2, 2014

We met our Matching Grant!



As you have probably seen, we found out late Wednesday night that we met our matching grant! I cried, we praised the Lord and I (Alisha-just to clarify) cried some more - tears of joy and tears of gratefulness!!!!! The Lord provides in the most incredible ways and we are beyond thankful for His provision! So many people have supported us not only financially but emotionally and prayerfully along this journey and we could not be more grateful and humbled! 

So from here - we continue to raise money! We will need at least $30,000 to actually finalize on an adoption. BUT we now have enough that we can start applying to agencies! We will start next week with MORE paperwork and this time it is actually feeling REAL and so much CLOSER (although there is no timeline)!!!  We have chosen 4 agencies across the USA that we will be applying to with the help of CAC (Christian Adoption Consultants)! Most of those agencies waive any application fees for CAC families so this is another HUGE blessing!!! 

We have had so many people ask if we are still raising money and if they can help and the answer is YES followed by a HUGE HUG :)

We met the $10,000 matching grant but are still working on getting the remaining $4-6K needed to finalize on an adoption!!! Here is how::

*Give Online*
2. Select 'Give to an Adoptive Family'
3. Complete the online form and fill in our familiy account number and family name!  (4335 / Forbis) This is very important!!!! Please make sure you note this on any donation given!!! 
*Please note that PayPal will charge an administrative fee (2.9% + $.30 USD per transaction). Your donation will be decreased by the amount of this fee.
*Please note that PayPal will charge an administrative fee (2.9% + $.30 USD per transaction). Your donation will be decreased by the 
*Give by Check*
Please make checks payable to Lifesong for Orphans
***Important!!! In the memo please make not your gift preference with our family account number and family name - (4335 / Forbis)***

Please mail checks to:
Lifesong for Orphans
PO Box 40
Gridley, IL  61744
Lifesong has been blessed with a partner that underwrites all US administrative fund-raising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners). That means that 100% of your donation will go directly to the need!