Vanessa Coming Home

Some argue that “happy airport homecoming” videos aren’t the most accurate picture of adoption.

Every adoption involves heartache, loss, and disappointment, and yet we celebrate it with balloons, banners, and parties. Why? Because adoption is a beautiful contradiction of loss and gain.

The beautiful videos and joyful meetings have such value. They give us a peek at God’s heart when we’re adopted into His family. We can celebrate the airport homecomings because one joyful day, God will celebrate our ultimate homecoming—made possible through Jesus’ sacrifice!

Adoptive parents Ben and Amanda sent us a video of their daughter, Vanessa, coming home. It’s absolutely heartwarming, and we want to share it with you. We pray that the love little Vanessa experiences reminds you of the love God has for each of His children.



In Amanda’s words—

“After recently completing the international adoption process that led us to our son, we felt called to begin the process again—this time to meet our daughter.

“Every step of the way, we felt the support of friends, family, and even strangers in our journey to Vanessa. The Lifesong community played a significant role in our adoption process.

“We are beyond blessed to now have both of our children home. Praise God, and thank you, Lifesong community!”


Considering adoption?

We were blessed to walk along Ben and Amanda as they fundraised to bring Vanessa home, and we would love to help you as you navigate your journey!

Why?—We believe money should never be the reason a child doesn’t have a family, so we offer matching grants, loans, fundraising support, and a FREE crowdfunding platform. Lifesong has supported nearly 8,500 adoptions since 2002.

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