Bringing Home Baby Presley

Jalyn Presley
Jalyn Presley Birmingham, Alabama

We are Wes and Jalyn Presley and we are on a journey to grow our family through adoption. From the beginning of our relationship, we realized that both of us felt a calling to adopt but were not sure when the time would come to pursue it. Now 6 years later, we have felt the Lord’s calling to step out in faith and begin the process. We felt drawn to the domestic adoption program at Lifeline Children’s Services. Their goal is to both partner with us to adopt and raise a child in a Christ-centered home and to share the hope of the Gospel with the birth parents.

We met when we were both nurses in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit. We were snowed in at work for 3 days during the snowstorm in January of 2014. Since the Lord used a snowstorm to trap us in the hospital together and begin our story, we are excited to see how the story of adding a little one to our family will unfold. The Lord’s provision and grace has been a central theme in our story and that gives us the assurance to see where He will lead us on this journey.

We know this is a calling the Lord has placed on our lives and we also know that we can’t do it alone. It truly takes a village and we’re so thankful to have you join us on this journey. The expenses for this adoption will exceed $30,000. We are so thankful to receive a $4,000 matching grant from Lifesong to help with these expenses.  That means for every donation up to that amount, your donation will be doubled. Donations are also tax deductible. 

Regardless of whether or not you are able to give financially, what we would treasure most are your prayers and encouragement as we travel this unfamiliar territory. Pray that God would guide us and grant us wisdom, discernment, patience, and endurance. We are sure that the Lord is working all these things together for our family’s good and His glory. We are grateful that you are coming alongside us and supporting us in this journey!


STRIPE charges an online processing fee (2.2% +.30 USD per transaction). Your donations will be decreased by this amount. You may also send a check payable to “Lifesong for Orphans”. In the memo line please write “Presley 09136”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 9, Gridley, IL 61744.

Lifesong has been blessed with partners who underwrite all U.S. administrative and fundraising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners). That means 100% of your donation will go directly to the adoption.

  • In following IRS guidelines, your donation is to Lifesong for Orphans. This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor’s suggested use.
  • Lifesong is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Individual donations of $50 or more and yearly donations totaling $250 or more will receive a tax-deductible receipt. Receipts for donations under $50 will gladly be sent upon request.
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Raised to date by 46 people
 of  $20,000
23 days left

My Story

We are Wes and Jalyn Presley and we are on a journey to grow our family through adoption. From the beginning of our relationship, we realized that both of us felt a calling to adopt but were not sure when the time would come to pursue it. Now 6 years later, we have felt the Lord’s calling to step out in faith and begin the process. We felt drawn to the domestic adoption program at Lifeline Children’s Services. Their goal is to both partner with us to adopt and raise a child in a Christ-centered home and to share the hope of the Gospel with the birth parents.

We met when we were both nurses in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit. We were snowed in at work for 3 days during the snowstorm in January of 2014. Since the Lord used a snowstorm to trap us in the hospital together and begin our story, we are excited to see how the story of adding a little one to our family will unfold. The Lord’s provision and grace has been a central theme in our story and that gives us the assurance to see where He will lead us on this journey.

We know this is a calling the Lord has placed on our lives and we also know that we can’t do it alone. It truly takes a village and we’re so thankful to have you join us on this journey. The expenses for this adoption will exceed $30,000. We are so thankful to receive a $4,000 matching grant from Lifesong to help with these expenses.  That means for every donation up to that amount, your donation will be doubled. Donations are also tax deductible. 

Regardless of whether or not you are able to give financially, what we would treasure most are your prayers and encouragement as we travel this unfamiliar territory. Pray that God would guide us and grant us wisdom, discernment, patience, and endurance. We are sure that the Lord is working all these things together for our family’s good and His glory. We are grateful that you are coming alongside us and supporting us in this journey!


STRIPE charges an online processing fee (2.2% +.30 USD per transaction). Your donations will be decreased by this amount. You may also send a check payable to “Lifesong for Orphans”. In the memo line please write “Presley 09136”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 9, Gridley, IL 61744.

Lifesong has been blessed with partners who underwrite all U.S. administrative and fundraising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners). That means 100% of your donation will go directly to the adoption.

  • In following IRS guidelines, your donation is to Lifesong for Orphans. This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor’s suggested use.
  • Lifesong is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Individual donations of $50 or more and yearly donations totaling $250 or more will receive a tax-deductible receipt. Receipts for donations under $50 will gladly be sent upon request.
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Comments

$200

Celeste

Dec 1, 2020

“What better cause than a child's life on Giving Tuesday. Love you guys !!”

$250

Kevin

Nov 9, 2020

$75

Andy and AJ

Nov 7, 2020

“Congratulations we are praying you both during this adoption process!! Love Andy and AJ”

$100

Michael

Oct 25, 2020

$500

William

Oct 16, 2020

$100

Mandy

Oct 10, 2020

“I think this is awesome. There are so many children that need a good home and someone to love them.”

$50

Irene

Oct 10, 2020

$100

Lisa

Oct 10, 2020

$100

Kight & Stephanie

Oct 5, 2020

$100

Emily

Sep 16, 2020

“Praying for you guys throughout this entire journey!! Love you both so much!”

$155

Donna

Sep 14, 2020

“So happy for y'all!”

$30

Missy

Sep 14, 2020

“Praying blessings over you both!!!”

$50

Erin

Sep 12, 2020

“So happy for you!!!!”

$1,900

Hidden

Sep 12, 2020

“Love y'all!”

$50

Emily

Sep 12, 2020

“Jalyn and Wes, I am so excited for you both and cannot wait to see how the Lord will bless you as you become parents!”

$50

Kori

Sep 12, 2020

“Much love and many Prayers for y’all’s Blessed journey💕💕”

$250

Hidden

Sep 12, 2020

“We love you both and are praying for y’all during this exciting journey!”

$20

Courtney

Sep 12, 2020

“Praying all the blessings on your journey❤️”

$330

Hidden

Sep 11, 2020

“I am so happy and excited for you!! Praying for you guys every step of the way! This baby will be blessed over and above to have you two as their parents! I love you guys so much!”

$50

Cruz and Ashlyn

Sep 7, 2020

“Praying for y’all on this journey! We love you two so much!”

$103

Lisa

Sep 7, 2020

“I know you both will be very special parents and give a child more love that anyone could imagine. God will bless you beyond measure!!! Love you both!”

$25

Hidden

Sep 6, 2020

$25

Sarah

Sep 5, 2020

$100

Frank and Barb

Sep 3, 2020

“I pray God gives Wisdom and patience in this process. May your Yes be Yes and your no be no. And that you would be wise as serpents and innocent as doves”

$100

Dodd

Sep 2, 2020

$200

Mike, Jennie, and Chad

Sep 1, 2020

“Praying for God's blessings on your journey to find your precious child! We love y'all !”

$250

Linda

Aug 31, 2020

“Such a wonderful decision to adopt! May God bless you two and the family you are building!”

$40

Hidden

Aug 31, 2020

“Good luck guys!! Yalls good peoples.”

$100

Hidden

Aug 31, 2020

“With love and best wishes for your sweet little blessing!”

$50

Hidden

Aug 30, 2020

$100

Ben

Aug 29, 2020

$100

Lauren

Aug 29, 2020

“You two will make wonderful parents. Congratulations ♥️”

$100

Thomas & Patti

Aug 29, 2020

“Congratulations!! 💕💕💕”

$100

Hidden

Aug 29, 2020

$200

Jerry

Aug 29, 2020

“From me and Brandi. Good luck!!”

$25

Hidden

Aug 29, 2020

“Congratulations”

$100

Lena

Aug 29, 2020

$10

Ericka

Aug 29, 2020

$50

Hillary

Aug 29, 2020

“Congratulations! I’m so happy for y’all and so encouraged by your desire to follow the Lords calling on your lives!”

$250

Samantha

Aug 29, 2020

“We are so thrilled for y’all!”

$50

Andrew

Aug 29, 2020

“Congrats and good luck on y'alls journey for adoption-Drew & Kayra”

$25

LeAnne

Aug 29, 2020

$200

Celeste

Aug 29, 2020

“Congratulations !!!”

$1,000

Hidden

Aug 29, 2020

“You guys will be awesome parents!”

$100

Janet

Aug 29, 2020

$25

Amy

Aug 29, 2020

“Thrilled for y’all!! Excited for your journey and all you will experience. Journal it...you’ll see His faithfulness over and over again😉”