We are so excited to announce our partnership with Lifesong for Orphans, located in Gridley, Illinois. Lifesong for Orphans (www.lifesongfororphans.org) is a non-profit Christian ministry dedicated to help meet the needs of orphan children around the world.
We believe orphan care at its core is evangelism, but not all are called to adopt. Some are called to pray, some to give financially, some to practically support adoptive families, some to go on mission trips, and some to adopt.
As you may already know, adoptions can cost up to $30,000 (or more), and this prevents many godly families from adopting. Lookout for Orphans believes that God has raised up the Lookout Mountain Community to establish an ADOPTION FUND to help provide for many adoptions. Here are the ways in which Lookout for Orphans can assist financially:
Provide families with grants to use toward their adoption. Direct grants (range from $2,000 – $4,000) encourage the adopting family by providing direct funds to be used towards their adoption expenses.
Provide families with matching grants. Matching grants (range from $2,000 – $4,000) encourage the adopting family’s community to financially and prayerfully support the adoption. Involving the community creates a lifelong bond between the community and the adopted child. We can match “dollar-for-dollar” an agreed upon amount that an adopting family can raise from within their church, family, and friends
Provide families with an interest free loan to use toward their adoption. Interest free loans help families overcome the high cost of adoption. Families enter into a covenant agreement to repay the loan through manageable monthly or annual payments.
Any gift is tax deductible and you will receive a tax-deductible receipt. 100% of all funds raised from our community are held by Lifesong and go directly to families in our community who are in the process of adopting. No money is taken out for Lifesong for Orphans administrative costs because Lifesong has been blessed with a partner that underwrites all US-based administrative costs (TMG Foundation and other partners.) That means that 100% of your donation will go directly to the need . . . helping orphans in your community. Lifesong serves our ministry by using Lifesong’s existing grant and loan management processes to administer our Adoption Fund (i.e. qualifying families on mutually agreed criteria administering funds, etc.) This eliminates the need for the local church to “re-create the wheel” in establishing a fund. Lifesong simply helps administer the Adoption Fund, at no cost to the ministry or the fund!
Checks may be made out to Lifesong for Orphans and mailed to the following address:
Lifesong for Orphans
P.O. Box 40
202 N. Ford Street
Gridley, IL 61744
Please add “Lookout for Orphans” to the memo line of your check!