Start An Adoption Fund
At Your Church

It’s easier than you think to start a fund at your church. We’ll help—and it’s free.

518 Adoption Fund Partners In 44 States

Supporting adoptive families across the U.S.

“Lifesong makes my job simple. We can focus fully on ministering to the families and fundraising so that we can continue to say yes to families.”

Julie James Hearts of Compassion,
Colonial Heights Baptist Church

Common Barriers to Starting an Adoption Fund

  1. Your “plate” is too full.

    As a partner, we’ll manage and facilitate your fund using mutually-agreed-upon criteria for applications, accounting, receipts, disbursement, etc.

  2. You feel uncomfortable approving or denying families you know.

    We’ll provide all the screening, reviewing, approving, and denying on your behalf.

  3. You’re unfamiliar with the legalities of hosting an adoption fund.

    As specialists, we use existing grant/loan procedures that are IRS- and ECFA-approved to maximize stewardship resources and keep your best interest in mind.

How Adoption Funds Work

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How We Help

When you start an adoption fund you have access to these tools and resources
We’ll help guide you through the fundraising process, keeping it simple so you can focus on helping your families.

We’ll award dollar-for-dollar matching grants which act as a catalyst in raising further funds for homestudy-ready families. As donations come in for specific families, matching grant money becomes available.


We’ll offer interest-free loans through covenant agreements where adopting families repay the loan through manageable monthly or annual payments.


We’ll provide mySTORY access—a free online giving platform exclusively for approved families. Donations tie directly into a specific family’s Lifesong Family Fund Account and make it easy for families to share their story publicly.


We’ll equip your approved families with an adoption fundraising kit, and allow their friends and family to receive tax deductions for donations.


We’ll provide your adopting families with encouragement and support on their adoption journey, giving them access to important resources such as conferences, training, and counseling.

With Lifesong

100% of what you raise goes to your adoption fund

Lifesong administrative costs are already covered, so every penny of received donations will go to help fund your adoption.

How the 100% pledge works

Gifts to your adoption fund are tax-deductible

Lifesong is a 501(C)3 non-profit ministry.

Access to free and simple fundraising tools

Every approved family can use our simple fundraising tools, including crowdfunding pages that directly tie into their adoption account.

Get Started

Start An Adopton Fund

Whether you are looking for ways to support adoptive families in your church or community, or you are looking for information to share with your church leadership, we’d love to send you more information. It’s completely free.

Take The First Step

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Ways you can
use your fund

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Be part of something big. Help approved families outside your church fund their adoption.

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Adoption without

Join like-minded families and churches in the USA to support Christian families in Ukraine who are seeking to adopt.

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Partner with an International Ministry

Take a mission trip. Write letters. Financially support the work. Care for orphans who might never be adopted.

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Don’t see what you’re looking for?

Have a question? Want to talk with someone about adoption funds?

We’d love to answer your questions.

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A Few of Our Adoption Fund Partners