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Adoption as war: Will you join us in battle?

“Adoption isn’t charity. It’s war.” So writes Dr. Russell Moore in his book, Adopted for Life. What a powerful, compelling statement. While I have used this space to reflect on adoption and the call upon Christians to care for the orphan, I have not discussed shared much of the personal journey of adoption that my wife, Kim, and I have been on. Instead, we have chronicled that primarily on our personal website, JeantetFamily.com. While I do not intend to make an ongoing plea here, I do want to make an exception in this, what I consider important, case.

When people hear that we are adopting, they think, “Well, that’s nice.” They look at us and think “charity.” But adoption isn’t charity. It’s war. Will you join us in battle?

The entire cost of our adoption from Zambia is estimated at $26,000.  We have worked hard to save, scraping together every penny to pay for the adoption. Still, we need approximately $12,000 more to bring our child home. Will you prayerfully consider giving to support our adoption?

If you feel called to partner with us in this way, we have set up an account with Lifesong for Orphans where you can send a tax deductible donation and we will then receive 100% of your donation from them.*

To give by mail:

  • Make checks payable to: Lifesong for Orphans
  • To make sure it goes to our account, please write: ”preference Jeantet/#1791 adoption” in the memo line
  • Mail checks (preferably by April 8, 2011) to:

Lifesong for Orphans
PO Box 40 / 202 N. Ford St.
Gridley, IL  61744

To give online by credit card (using PayPal):

Words cannot express how blessed we are to have family and friends walk beside us as we welcome baby #2 into our family in this unconventional, yet very exciting way.  Thank you for your love, your prayers and your generosity.  They are life changing!


*Note: In following IRS guidelines, your donation is to the named non-profit organization. This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor’s suggested use.


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