Growing our Family

Jeff and Heather Dempsey Bennington, Nebraska

We’re Jeff and Heather! We have been married since 2013, after meeting in North Carolina, where we had both moved for work. Four years ago, we moved to Nebraska to be closer to family and for Jeff to pursue additional schooling. We have always felt very strongly about adopting to grow our family and after several years of being unable to grow our family naturally, we have been following God’s leading down this road of adoption. We strongly believe that God calls us to be the hands and feet of Jesus to his people and community. We are committed to loving this child’s first family as our own and helping this child know who he/she is as part of our family, their first family, and God’s family. We know that adoption starts in brokenness and loss on all sides, but that God can redeem every story for his glory. We are excited and terrified at the same time to become parents and see the plans God has set out for our family.

During this season, we have been saving and putting money away. However, due to the high cost of domestic adoption (which includes financial support for expectant families as they make hard decisions), we have been awarded a matching grant from Lifesong for Orphans. This means that Lifesong will match any donations made to our story up to $4000. We are so blessed to have been awarded this grant and will be able to fund our adoption. God has already been so good to us in how he has provided for us financially and with our community. Even if a monetary donation is not possible, please pray for our family as we journey this road. Please also join us in prayer for this child’s first family as they are making life altering choices and facing the unknown as well. 


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 “Dempsey 08902”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, 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 10 people
 of  $4,000
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My Story

We’re Jeff and Heather! We have been married since 2013, after meeting in North Carolina, where we had both moved for work. Four years ago, we moved to Nebraska to be closer to family and for Jeff to pursue additional schooling. We have always felt very strongly about adopting to grow our family and after several years of being unable to grow our family naturally, we have been following God’s leading down this road of adoption. We strongly believe that God calls us to be the hands and feet of Jesus to his people and community. We are committed to loving this child’s first family as our own and helping this child know who he/she is as part of our family, their first family, and God’s family. We know that adoption starts in brokenness and loss on all sides, but that God can redeem every story for his glory. We are excited and terrified at the same time to become parents and see the plans God has set out for our family.

During this season, we have been saving and putting money away. However, due to the high cost of domestic adoption (which includes financial support for expectant families as they make hard decisions), we have been awarded a matching grant from Lifesong for Orphans. This means that Lifesong will match any donations made to our story up to $4000. We are so blessed to have been awarded this grant and will be able to fund our adoption. God has already been so good to us in how he has provided for us financially and with our community. Even if a monetary donation is not possible, please pray for our family as we journey this road. Please also join us in prayer for this child’s first family as they are making life altering choices and facing the unknown as well. 


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 “Dempsey 08902”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, 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

$1,000

Donald

Aug 29, 2020

$100

Tommy and Rachel

Jul 27, 2020

$50

Scott

Jul 27, 2020

$50

Beckie and Larry

Apr 16, 2020

“We love you and will have you in our daily prayers! How exciting”

$50

Michelle

Apr 15, 2020

“We're praying for you guys!”

$25

Amanda

Mar 7, 2020

$100

Daniel

Mar 7, 2020

“Jeff & Heather, Thank you for sharing your story and following God's calling in your life. We will be praying for you two as you enter into this next stage of life as I am sure it will come with many ups and downs through the process! "...but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." - Isaiah 40:31”

$30

Julie and Brian

Feb 29, 2020

“Praying for you and Jeff on your journey. God bless and God has a plan for you! ❤”

$200

Hidden

Feb 28, 2020

“God’s blessings”

$50

Jeff and Kristi

Feb 28, 2020

“Praying for you and your adoption journey! Love, Team Ryan”