Haynes Ohana Adoption

Jay Haynes
Jay Haynes Wailuku, Hawaii

Hello!!!  Thank you for taking the time to read a bit of our adoption story!

Our names are Jay and Melissa and we live in Maui, HI with our two kids, Micah (7) and Judah (5). Jay works as an operations manager at a telecommunication company and as a pastor/church-planter. Melissa is a full-time mom. We both knew we wanted to adopt before we were married! (We will be celebrating our 10-year anniversary on 5/17/2019) Having finally settled in Hawaii, we believe now is the time!

We desire to adopt, even though there are other means that we could grow our family, because of the great need and primarily because of the great love which our Heavenly Father has shown to us. Because He has sought and pursued, and given of Himself at great cost (namely His own Son), we now have been adopted into God’s very own family! What great love! It is this that propels us to pursue a child through adoption.

Our desire to adopt also comes from a desire to obey the biblical command to care for orphans and for those in need!  By the way domestic adoption is set up, we will get to care for directly and love on both the birth mom and the sweet children she is putting in our care. What a great honor and privelage! 

We have officially been matched with a birth mom in Arizona that is due August 22nd with TWIN boys!!!!  So we will soon be welcoming these two babies into our home and are praising the Lord for granting us a sibling group to adopt!  We are excited but it also has significantly increased the amount of money that we will need to raise in order to bring these little ones home!  We are predicting that the total fees (including our finalization fees, post adoption visit, traveling to bring them home,etc.) will be around $55,000.  

Would you join us in our journey? Consider supporting as you can. Here are some means that you can:

1.) Please pray for us. And keep praying for us… The Lord is giving faith and has given faith for each step of this process but there is temptation to be overwhelmed and fearful over all the uncertainties and unknowns.  Pray for the birth parents and for our relationship with them!  Pray that we would love them well and care for them in the hard decisions they are making.

2.) Consider giving money to help us fully fund the adoption. Adoption is very expensive, especially when adopting twins. The Lord is teaching us much through this aspect of adoption. The cost seems like so much and can be overwhelming to think about. But what a great cost God paid to redeem His people. Even this aspect in adoption: the great cost of it all, has taught me new depths of the gospel. Praise the Lord that He did not withhold His Son, despite the great cost. May the Lord help us to not shrink back but to persevere in the pursuit of this little one, despite the cost.

We’re estimating our costs to be around $55,000, including fees, traveling, medical care, etc. Immanuel Baptist Church has partnered with LifeSong for Orphans to provide us with a $8,000 matching grant. This means that if you give $8,000, Lifesong will match it. If we’re able to raise around $47,000, we anticipate most of our expenses being covered. Will you please consider giving to this fund to help us cover the expenses? Our goal date is July 1, 2019.  All of our funds have to be received by the agency by then.

We’re thankful that you’re considering joining us on our journey of adoption, and we can’t wait to see what the Lord will do!

Mahalo nui loa! (Thank you very much)

Jay, Melissa, Micah and Judah


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 “Haynes 8338”, 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 41 people
 of  $40,000
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My Story

Hello!!!  Thank you for taking the time to read a bit of our adoption story!

Our names are Jay and Melissa and we live in Maui, HI with our two kids, Micah (7) and Judah (5). Jay works as an operations manager at a telecommunication company and as a pastor/church-planter. Melissa is a full-time mom. We both knew we wanted to adopt before we were married! (We will be celebrating our 10-year anniversary on 5/17/2019) Having finally settled in Hawaii, we believe now is the time!

We desire to adopt, even though there are other means that we could grow our family, because of the great need and primarily because of the great love which our Heavenly Father has shown to us. Because He has sought and pursued, and given of Himself at great cost (namely His own Son), we now have been adopted into God’s very own family! What great love! It is this that propels us to pursue a child through adoption.

Our desire to adopt also comes from a desire to obey the biblical command to care for orphans and for those in need!  By the way domestic adoption is set up, we will get to care for directly and love on both the birth mom and the sweet children she is putting in our care. What a great honor and privelage! 

We have officially been matched with a birth mom in Arizona that is due August 22nd with TWIN boys!!!!  So we will soon be welcoming these two babies into our home and are praising the Lord for granting us a sibling group to adopt!  We are excited but it also has significantly increased the amount of money that we will need to raise in order to bring these little ones home!  We are predicting that the total fees (including our finalization fees, post adoption visit, traveling to bring them home,etc.) will be around $55,000.  

Would you join us in our journey? Consider supporting as you can. Here are some means that you can:

1.) Please pray for us. And keep praying for us… The Lord is giving faith and has given faith for each step of this process but there is temptation to be overwhelmed and fearful over all the uncertainties and unknowns.  Pray for the birth parents and for our relationship with them!  Pray that we would love them well and care for them in the hard decisions they are making.

2.) Consider giving money to help us fully fund the adoption. Adoption is very expensive, especially when adopting twins. The Lord is teaching us much through this aspect of adoption. The cost seems like so much and can be overwhelming to think about. But what a great cost God paid to redeem His people. Even this aspect in adoption: the great cost of it all, has taught me new depths of the gospel. Praise the Lord that He did not withhold His Son, despite the great cost. May the Lord help us to not shrink back but to persevere in the pursuit of this little one, despite the cost.

We’re estimating our costs to be around $55,000, including fees, traveling, medical care, etc. Immanuel Baptist Church has partnered with LifeSong for Orphans to provide us with a $8,000 matching grant. This means that if you give $8,000, Lifesong will match it. If we’re able to raise around $47,000, we anticipate most of our expenses being covered. Will you please consider giving to this fund to help us cover the expenses? Our goal date is July 1, 2019.  All of our funds have to be received by the agency by then.

We’re thankful that you’re considering joining us on our journey of adoption, and we can’t wait to see what the Lord will do!

Mahalo nui loa! (Thank you very much)

Jay, Melissa, Micah and Judah


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 “Haynes 8338”, 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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MATCHED!!!!! WITH TWIN BOYS!!!!

May 1, 2019

We officially received word today that we have been chosen by a birth mom in Arizona!  She is due with twin boys on August 22, 2019!  

 

Would you please keep praying?!? Pray for financial provision. Twins cost more in all the ways! Pray for grants to come through and people to be moved to be generous! Pray our fundraising efforts would make lots of money to bring these two home! 

And pray for our family and the birth mom and dad during this time. Pray that we would love her and him well, with the very love we have been loved with. Pray that we would walk each day casting each care and anxiety on the Lord who cares for us. Pray for the twin boys to be kept and sustained. 

We feel weak to do all these things but feel confident in the steadfastness of our God! Please continue to pray for us!

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Comments

$45

Kay

May 21, 2019

“Love y all! Can't wait to see you add to your beautiful family!”

$25

Stacy

May 19, 2019

$41

Angela

May 14, 2019

$250

Amanda

May 12, 2019

“We're praying for your family! Love, Dillon, Mandy and Alistair”

$26

Tami

May 11, 2019

“Many blessings to your growing family!”

$40

Rebecca

May 10, 2019

“For envelopes #15 and 23!”

$99

Todd

May 10, 2019

“We love you guys!”

$1,050

Scott

May 9, 2019

“We love you Haynes!!!!!! James 1:27. -Scott and Sunshine Piland”

$107

Jupiter

May 9, 2019

“We love y'all and are praying!!!!!”

$40

Brittany

May 9, 2019

“Congratulations. Praying for your sweet family.”

$49

Hidden

May 9, 2019

$35

CHRISTY

May 9, 2019

“envelope event”

$40

Ashlee

May 7, 2019

“So excited for you and praying constantly.”

$101

Carrie

May 7, 2019

$22

Jill

May 7, 2019

$80

Randi

May 6, 2019

“Love you all! Excited to see how the Lord grows your family through adoption and shines the light of Jesus as you reflect His adoption of us!”

$40

Sarah

May 6, 2019

“Praying for you and your sweet family!! You will always hold a very special place in my heart, and I am so thankful for the ability to keep up with all the ways God is moving you and your family to love and reach others!!”

$21

Hidden

May 6, 2019

$100

Cindy

May 6, 2019

“Two more to love!!!”

$25

Hidden

May 6, 2019

“Praying for you and your new addition in August”

$100

Suzette

May 5, 2019

“so excited, what a journey, cant wait to see this unfold.”

$30

Dolores

May 5, 2019

“Congratulations”

$100

Kelsey

May 5, 2019

“We are so freaking excited for you all and are thankful for an opportunity to show our care for your family! Love, The Hurds”

$100

Andre and Rebecca

May 5, 2019

$25

Anna

May 5, 2019

“Praying for you and your family”

$2,500

Hidden

May 4, 2019

“You and your family are an inspiration for all reflecting the great glory of God and his benevolent nature.”

$1,000

Davra

May 3, 2019

“We are so excited for you! Love you guys! Michael and Davra”

$250

Hollie

May 2, 2019

$500

Andrew

May 2, 2019

““It is important to realize we adopt not because we are rescuers. No. We adopt because we are rescued.” David Platt”

$52

Stephani

May 1, 2019

$250

Karen

Apr 29, 2019

“May the Lord continue to guide, keep, and lead you through this process. We are praying for you!”

$300

Hidden

Apr 27, 2019

“Can’t think of a better way to spend my money!”

$100

Kristin

Apr 26, 2019

$100

Christy

Apr 25, 2019

“Aunt Christy is very excited!! Much Love!”

$500

Hidden

Apr 25, 2019

“I’m so excited to find out who God has in store for your family! ❤️”

$150

Blake and Claire

Apr 24, 2019

“Love yall and excited for how the Lord is working!”

$1,000

Emily

Apr 24, 2019

“Love you guys!”

$100

Jessica

Apr 24, 2019

$40

Pholly

Apr 23, 2019

“We are excited for your new addition! God’s plans are thorough for His glory and y’all’s good no matter what. Hope all is well! Love y’all!”

$200

Hidden

Apr 22, 2019

“We're excited that y'all are adopting! We'll be praying for you through this process and as your family transitions.”

$300

Hidden

Apr 19, 2019

“Proceeds from the garage sale, Moma Sue donated.”