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Baby Alexander's Adoption Fund
$9,304 raised
57% of $16.3k goal
14 contributors
4 Years running

Todd and Leilani are in the process of adopting an infant through Bethany Christian Services out of East Lansing, Michigan. We feel this is something God has placed in our hearts and are very excited to build our family through adoption. 

In order to help bring our baby home, we are in need of financial support. Adopting a child from Michigan costs $21,000-$24,000. We have had several fundraisers to help with some fees that include selling household goods/items, having yard sales, donating plasma, filling out grant applications (which we were awarded $500!), selling handmade crafts, and most recently training to run in the Grand Rapids Marathon for our next adoption fundraiser! 

The Grand Rapids Marathon is scheduled for Sunday, October 19, 2014. I have been training since April and my goal is to finish all 26.2 miles successfully. Training for this run has been such an eye-opening experience but all the miles put in will be worth it when we get to hold our baby. Todd and I know when it comes to race day, we will be overwhelmed with emotions because of your support.  

We are still in need of raising approximately $16,300 to have most of the funds in place when legal placement of our baby occurs.  If you feel it in your heart to donate to our adoption fund, please consider donating any dollar amount.  If you have any questions about adopting or marathon training, please feel free to email

For donations over $100, you will have your name written on a puzzle piece and once all the pieces are sold, the puzzle will be assembled and hung in the baby's nursery so (s)he will see all the wonderful people who helped support bringing him or her home! To keep updated with the training/race or where we are in the adoption process, please check back often. Thanks so much for opening your heart so we can bring a child into our home.

If interested in donating, please make checks payable to:

Lifesong for Orphans

PO Box 40

Gridley, IL 61744

**Please include #4183 Alexander in the memo to ensure proper placement**

If interested in using a credit card, please click here to be taken to Lifesong for Orphans website and please include 4183 as the Family Account number and Alexander and the Family Name or you can click the contribute button on the right hand side but it will not be tax deductible.

On HIS journey, 


Todd, Leilani & Future Baby Alexander

Lifesong for Orphans is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization and any donations over $250 will receive an automatic tax deductible receipt. Any donation less than $250 will have to request a receipt.  

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