Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Tax Deductible Dontations

Hi all!
As many of you know, we have been matched with a baby girl due Sept 4th. The due date is quickly approaching and we couldn't be more anxious and excited! Please see below for our donation information if you are interested in helping.

Here is our support letter:

Dear church, family, and friends,

God desires orphans of all nations to be adopted into Christ-honoring families so they can hear the
Word of God and ultimately be adopted into God’s eternal family through faith in Jesus Christ. While God calls us to fulfill James 1:27 and “visit the fatherless” not all are called to adopt. Some are called to pray, some to give financially, some to go on mission trips, and some to adopt.

We have partnered with Lifesong for Orphans to help us as we fulfill our call to adoption. They are a non-profit Christian ministry dedicated to help meet the needs of orphan children around the world, and to obey God’s call to “visit the their affliction” (James 1:27). With over 147 million orphans worldwide, Lifesong seeks to mobilize the Body of Christ to love and care for orphans. Lifesong serves families, churches and orphans through adoption funding. Additionally, Lifesong brings joy and purpose to orphans globally in seven countries and domestically through foster care initiatives. Please visit their website ( for more information.

As mentioned above, we have sensed God’s call to care for the fatherless and have joyfully stepped out in faith and obedience to adopt a child from the United States. As you may already know, adoption can cost $25,000-$40,000, and this financial burden prevents many godly families from adopting. Once finalization has happened we will have spent close to $40,000. These expenses include travel costs, agency fees, birth mother expenses and legal and medical costs. We have been fortunate and blessed that God has allowed us to get loans in the amounts we have needed so far but we are currently in need of travel funds. It is going to cost about $3,000 for the trip to meet and bring home our baby girl.

Funds donated to Lifesong for Orphans will be given to help cover our adoption expenses. Thank you so much for all you have done to support us so far. We are so blessed to have the body of Christ stand behind us in this journey towards bringing home out baby!

Here's how to donate:

Checks should be payable to “Lifesong for Orphans". In the memo, note “family name” and “family account number” (for us that is Suppe/#5559) to assure it goes to the correct account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, Gridley, IL 61744. Lifesong has been blessed with a partner that underwrites all U.S. administrative and fund-raising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners). That means 100% of your donation will go directly to the adoption.

To pay online go to Select “Give to an Adoptive Family.” Complete the online form and fill in “Family Account Number” and “Family Name” fields (for us that is Suppe/#5559). Please note that PayPal charges an administrative fee (2.9% + $.30 USD per transaction). Your donation will be decreased by the amount of this fee.

In following legal 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.

Individual donations $50 or more and yearly donations totaling $250 or more will receive a tax-deductible receipt. Receipts discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor’s suggested use.
Receipts for donations under $50 will gladly be sent upon request. Lifesong is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization.

Trusting in Him to continue to provide,
Zach and Sarah