Adoption Grants to Help Families Adopt
Most people know adoption can be expensive. Lifetime recognizes that the cost of adoption is an obstacle for many loving couples who feel the Lord’s call to provide for a child in need.
At Lifetime, we don’t want finances to keep these loving Christian couples from being able to adopt. We believe that loving couples who are called to domestic adoption should be able to open their hearts to a child. Fortunately, loans and grants are available to help families offset fees to make their adoption more affordable.
The Ride for Life: Making Life Affordable
As a retired pastor and business owner, Randy and his wife, Linda, have witnessed the overwhelming hurdles and costs it takes to finalize an adoption. Because they wanted to help adoptive families somehow, they founded the organization The Ride for Life: Making Life Affordable in 2021. The mission of Ride for Life is to raise awareness and funds to assist those who are planning to expand their families through adoption.
Randy and Lisa are about to embark on a new adventure in the coming weeks. They will bike across America, traveling over 3,000+ miles through 13 states, carry only essentials in backpacks, camp out along the way, and vlog the entire bicycle journey to raise funds for families seeking to adopt. “By the way, we are both 69 years old, and this isn’t our first endeavor of this kind!” says Randy.
All donations made to Ride for Life are tax-deductible and go directly to our non-profit adoption charity, Lifetime Adoption Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. We will, in turn, use the funds raised to provide grants to help make adoption more affordable for families.
The first Ride for Life event was held in 2021, a combination solo bicycle ride and driving marathon by Randy. He started biking from the front steps of the Supreme Court Building in Washington D.C. and traveled to his place of birth, Longmont, Colorado. He covered over 1,300+ miles on the bicycle alone through five states!
Randy completed this adventure in two months and raised several thousand dollars for three couples who were in the process of adoption. Since this first journey was such a success, Randy and Linda have decided to make it an annual event! They plan to do at least one and maybe two rides a year.
“The Ride for Life was birthed out of a need to help couples wanting to adopt with some of the financial burdens of the process. Many people don’t know that a single adoption can cost anywhere from $30,000 to $50,000. So we do these rides along with other events to help bring awareness to and to be able to help with the high cost,” Randy and Lisa share on the Ride for Life YouTube channel.
Support Ride For Life
Randy and Lisa are riding across America to raise funds for families looking to adopt. With your donation, you can make it possible for loving Christian couples to realize their dream of adopting a baby or child!
Each donation is appreciated, enabling the Lifetime Adoption Foundation to continue our mission of supporting families adopting hard-to-place children. You can choose to donate per mile completed, per state crossed, or any amount on your heart.
Information about Ride For Life Adoption Grants
Ride For Life adoption assistance is possible because of the Ride For Life efforts of retired pastor Randy Johnson and his wife Linda. Grants are being awarded to Christian adoptive parents to help offset the cost of adoption. Grant amounts will vary based on availability up to a maximum $1,000 per qualified family.
There is no application deadline and qualified families are invited to apply at anytime, provided they have a current approved home study for either a domestic or international adoption. Families must be U.S. citizens and demonstrate financial need, perseverance in their adoption pursuit, and be matched with an adoption pending.
Begin the Adoption Grant Process
To be considered complete, please fill out the grant form in it’s entirety. You will be asked to upload a copy of your completed home study and your last tax return (Form 1040 only). If you prefer to mail the documents, you may submit them to our mailing address (Lifetime Adoption Foundation, PO Box 1116, Nevada City, CA 95959).