Joel & Laura Shores

Joel & Laura Shores

Bartlett, TN

Adoption has always been part of our family plan. Our adoption journey began in November 2012 when we attended worship on Orphan Sunday. Joel approached Lori about adoption becoming a permanent part of our family design. Events over the next month confirmed that God was blessing our family through adoption. We adopted our son over two years ago. God has taught us so many things about His community, service, and sacrificial love through our family design. We are excited to grow our family through adoption again.

Adoption has always been part of our family plan. Our adoption journey began in November 2012 when we attended worship on Orphan Sunday. Joel approached Lori about adoption becoming a permanent part of our family design. Events over the next month confirmed that God was blessing our family through adoption. We adopted our son over two years ago. God has taught us so many things about His community, service, and sacrificial love through our family design. We are excited to grow our family through adoption again.

A Waiting Child

Orphan USA

We are in the process of adopting our second child through Christian Homes and Family Services. We have requested an infant. We would be excited to have a boy or a girl! We have been blessed with one healthy child through adoption. We ask that the Lord bring us another healthy child again!

Ms. Deborah

Widow Memphis, TN

We are serving Ms. Deborah who lives in Memphis, TN. Deborah and her family have lived in the same house in Memphis for over 30 years. Her husband passed away several years ago. She works for a non-profit organization in Memphis that serves children and families.

Our Both Hands Project

Project September 17, 2017

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 Shores 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 "Shores #6865"

This project is administered by Lifesong for Orphans, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. Lifesong has been blessed with a partner that underwrites all US administrative and fund-raising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners). That means 100% of your donation will go directly to the need…helping orphans. Lifesong is a certified member of the Evangelical Council on Financial Accountability.
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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...

James 1:27 (NIV)

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