Paul & Bethany Martin

Janesville, WI

Hello! We are Paul and Bethany Martin. We have been married for almost nine years now, and have four kiddos: Daniel , Kathleen, Samantha, and Desmond. A few years ago, we felt that God was calling us to pursue adoption, we just didn't know how or when. We believe that all human life is valuable because it is created by God, and adoption is a beautiful, gospel-centered way to put that belief into practice. Now, after years of talking and praying, we are excited to welcome baby Martin #5 into our family this October.

Hello! We are Paul and Bethany Martin. We have been married for almost nine years now, and have four kiddos: Daniel , Kathleen, Samantha, and Desmond. A few years ago, we felt that God was calling us to pursue adoption, we just didn't know how or when. We believe that all human life is valuable because it is created by God, and adoption is a beautiful, gospel-centered way to put that belief into practice. Now, after years of talking and praying, we are excited to welcome baby Martin #5 into our family this October.

Waiting Baby

Orphan USA

After a few years of feeling like we were on standby, last year we felt like God was telling us it was time to get started looking for our baby. After a scramble to complete our home study, and a short wait on the National Down Syndrome Adoption Network's registry, we got the call that we had been chosen by a birth family for the placement of a baby boy with Down Syndrome.

Ms. Jane

Widow Janesville, WI

The widow we have the opportunity to serve is Jane Swanson, who lives in Janesville with the youngest of her six children, Jaimee. The Swanson family has been a very important part of both our lives for many years, and we are so thankful to have an outlet to "give back" to a person who has given so much to her church family and community.

Our Both Hands Project

Project September 15, 2018

A team of volunteers is completing a service project of fixing up a widow's home. We are raising sponsorship for our day of service. The funds raised will help an orphan to become adopted into a forever family. Will you sponsor us?

Help the Martin adoption today!

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Avoid credit card processing fees by mailing a donation check payable to "Lifesong for Orphans" and mail to:

Lifesong for Orphans
P.O. Box 40 
Gridley, IL 61744
write in the memo line "Martin #7891"

Your donation is tax-deductible! *In following IRS guidelines, your donation is to the 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Both Hands Foundation. Both Hands’ governing board retains full discretion over the donation’s use, but intend to honor the donor’s suggestion. Both Hands does not charge an administrative fee and raises its operating support separately from adoption projects. Both Hands is a member of the Evangelic Council for Financial Accountability. Both Hands partners with Lifesong for Orphans to provide adoption accounts for families. Our mission together is to eliminate the financial barrier to bringing orphans into forever families. Donors who supply their email will receive a tax receipt upon donation. Those who leave it blank will receive a mailed tax receipt at year end for donations over $250.
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Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress...

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