What’s an Adoption Fund?
Grace Church of Alexandria is committed to “caring for orphans in their distress” (James 1:27) as a compassionate reflection of God’s loving heart. Lifelong For Orphans administers our fund at no charge to our congregation.
Grace Church’s Adoption Fund provides:
- matching grants
- interest free loans
- fundraising support
- crowdfunding platform
- funds for pre- and post-adoption training.
Who Can Apply For Adoption Fund Assistance?
Members of Grace Church of Alexandria are eligible to apply for financial assistance from the church adoption fund. There are 2 easy steps.
- Fill out the application.
- Send your application to Lifesong for Orphans. Lifesong will process your request They will recommend your eligibility and an appropriate amount to our fund administrator, Pastor Garrett Lee.
How Do I Give To the Adoption Fund?
Give directly to Lifesong for Orphans, specifying that your gift goes toward Fund P386 Grace Church of Alexandria. P386 is GCA’s account number at Lifelong.
- Give online
- Mail a check to:
Lifesong for Orphans
Attn: Grace Church of Alexandria Adoption Fund P386
P.O. Box 40
202 N. Ford Street
Gridley, IL 61744
*Remember to specify that your gift is for Fund P386 Grace Church of Alexandria!
Your gift is tax-deductible. You can give to the fund generally, or you may specify that you wish for the gift to go toward a specific individual/family in Grace Church who is adopting. No administrative costs will be deducted from your gift, so 100% of what you give will help member families with the cost of adopting, which may include application fees, paying hospital costs of a baby’s birth, travel costs to another country, home study costs, etc.
Donations of $250 or more will automatically receive a tax receipt. If your gift is smaller and you would like a receipt, please request one with your gift. To give for a specific family, that family must already have an approved application at Lifesong – so check with the family before sending in your gift. Because of IRS tax law, Lifesong cannot promise that your gift will go toward a specific adoption, but Lifesong understands your preference in giving and has a history of honoring donor requests. PayPal takes a 2-3% admin fee for online donations.