Lifesong Blog

Allie Zehr


08/12/2020

Who Does the Term “Orphan” Actually Refer To?

God calls us to care for orphans and those who cannot care for themselves. Lifesong is built on this belief. But in order to run after this calling, it’s important to ask the question…   Who does the term “orphan” …

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08/07/2020

How God Led One Family to Adopt a Daughter with Down Syndrome

Adoption is complicated. To an outsider, it might seem like families choose to complicate it even further by adopting a child with special needs. But here’s a look at one family’s perspective… When we first started the adoption process, we pursued …

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07/24/2020

“Chance Had Nothing to Do with It.”

Have you ever walked through something frustrating, only to realize it led to amazing things? As followers of Jesus, we know this isn’t just chance. We learn in Romans: “…for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are …

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06/26/2020

What’s in a Name?

From a huge miracle (avoiding a historical pandemic) to tiny, precious details (a nickname at the orphanage), God showed up in amazing ways to bring little Joshua home to his permanent family. His mom, Crystal, shared with the Lifesong team… …

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06/19/2020

What to Do If Your Adoption Gets Overwhelming

“I have learned to kiss the wave that throws me against the Rock of Ages.” —Charles Spurgeon A little over one year ago, Bryan and Joy traveled to Burundi, Africa, to adopt their son, Samuel. Get a peek into their …

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06/04/2020

Visit Lifesong Ukraine Today!

We aren’t all able to hop on a plane and fly across the ocean to visit our team in Ukraine, so we brought the Lifesong Ukraine team to you. Keep scrolling to experience of our first-ever virtual vision trip…   Welcome …

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05/22/2020

1 Year Out of the Orphanage and in Her Family’s Arms

Many of the stories we share conclude with a child coming home. But as every adoptive family knows, “gotcha day” is just the beginning. Bonding as a new family is serious work. If you’re an adoptive or foster parent in …

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05/15/2020

A Miracle in a Misread Ultrasound

For many people in the world today, the future feels more uncertain than ever. We’re plagued with questions like: “When will things begin opening up?” “Will our family vacation happen this summer?” “How long will our savings last?” Thankfully, in …

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05/01/2020

When You Aren’t Prepared to Adopt

The call to adopt comes in different forms. For some, the call has been laid on their hearts for years. For others, the call comes slowly with much prayer and contemplation. But to be certain: no one feels entirely prepared …

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04/03/2020

Loaves, Fish, & Adoption Funding

What God desires to happen, He makes happen. God is faithful to give us what we need in order to live in obedience to His will. And we find evidence of this in a story tucked in each of the …

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