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.