Jenney Adoption Journey

Kelsey Jenney
Kelsey Jenney Virginia Beach, Virginia

Proverbs 16:9 “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.”

 

Since the very beginning of our marriage, we have always hoped to adopt someday. Like many couples, we had our own plans and ideas of how our family would grow biologically and thought we would adopt later. We had no idea the path God had ordained for us: to experience the disappointments of infertility, the joys of clinging to our sufficient Lord, and ultimately, surrendering our plans to His. Last year, we decided not to pursue further fertility treatment and began our pursuit of adoption. Although we do not know exactly what the future holds, we are grateful and hopeful that we have the opportunity for God to grow our family through adoption sooner rather than later. 

 

Our desire to adopt is twofold. We recognize there may be opportunity for us to serve and display the gospel to an expectant family considering adoption, to honor them and their decisions, and to show up for them when they are making perhaps the most difficult decision of their lives. We also see the beauty of adoption, as it reflects our own spiritual adoption as children of God through Jesus’ death. We desire to nurture and raise our children to know the Lord and experience the faithfulness of God throughout their own journeys. We trust in the Sovereignty of God and believe that He will be glorified as our adoption journey unfolds.

 

Currently, we are home-study approved for Domestic Infant Adoption! We are working with an outstanding adoption consultant and we are applying for multiple adoption agencies throughout the U.S. to have a greater reach for any opportunities the Lord may lead us to. 

 

Would you pray with us?

-Pray for expectant moms who are considering adoption for their babies. Pray they will find the support they need to parent, if it is safe and possible to do so. If it’s not, pray that God would give them peace, guidance, and support to navigate their adoption journey. Either way, they are giving their child the gift of LIFE, and for that we are so grateful.

-Pray for adoption professionals who are counseling and providing support to pregnant moms in difficult circumstances.

-Pray for us to have discernment in the decisions we will face, grace to love expectant families as Christ does, and trust in God along the journey.

-Pray for our future children, fearfully and wonderfully made by God for a purpose and time that only He knows.

 

Would you like to support us financially?

Adoption is expensive and the cost is variable depending on each situation. Our adoption fees will range between $42,000-$60,000. This wide range is due to varying services provided by different agencies and costs associated with different states. This amount covers agency fees, consultant fees, expectant mom living/medical expenses, ongoing counseling and post-placement support for birth families, legal fees, and travel for out-of-state adoption. We trust God will provide financially and we are so grateful to our family and friends who have expressed desire to support us in this way.

We have chosen to partner with Lifesong for Orphans to fundraise $40,000 for our adoption. We have received a very generous $4,000 matching grant from Murray Family Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans. With this grant, the first $4,000 raised will be matched dollar-for-dollar. We are so thankful for this gift from the Murray Family.

If you would like to give to our adoption fund, instructions are below. *We recommend larger gifts to be sent by check in the mail to avoid the online convenience fee.* We are so thankful for your ongoing love and support, and will keep you posted along the journey!


Online Giving: STRIPE charges an online processing fee (2.2% +.30 USD per transaction). Your online donations will be decreased by this amount.

Check by Mail: You may also send a check payable to “Lifesong for Orphans”. In the memo line please write “Jenney 09466”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 9, Gridley, IL 61744. **There are no processing fees for checks mailed.**

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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My Story

Proverbs 16:9 “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.”

 

Since the very beginning of our marriage, we have always hoped to adopt someday. Like many couples, we had our own plans and ideas of how our family would grow biologically and thought we would adopt later. We had no idea the path God had ordained for us: to experience the disappointments of infertility, the joys of clinging to our sufficient Lord, and ultimately, surrendering our plans to His. Last year, we decided not to pursue further fertility treatment and began our pursuit of adoption. Although we do not know exactly what the future holds, we are grateful and hopeful that we have the opportunity for God to grow our family through adoption sooner rather than later. 

 

Our desire to adopt is twofold. We recognize there may be opportunity for us to serve and display the gospel to an expectant family considering adoption, to honor them and their decisions, and to show up for them when they are making perhaps the most difficult decision of their lives. We also see the beauty of adoption, as it reflects our own spiritual adoption as children of God through Jesus’ death. We desire to nurture and raise our children to know the Lord and experience the faithfulness of God throughout their own journeys. We trust in the Sovereignty of God and believe that He will be glorified as our adoption journey unfolds.

 

Currently, we are home-study approved for Domestic Infant Adoption! We are working with an outstanding adoption consultant and we are applying for multiple adoption agencies throughout the U.S. to have a greater reach for any opportunities the Lord may lead us to. 

 

Would you pray with us?

-Pray for expectant moms who are considering adoption for their babies. Pray they will find the support they need to parent, if it is safe and possible to do so. If it’s not, pray that God would give them peace, guidance, and support to navigate their adoption journey. Either way, they are giving their child the gift of LIFE, and for that we are so grateful.

-Pray for adoption professionals who are counseling and providing support to pregnant moms in difficult circumstances.

-Pray for us to have discernment in the decisions we will face, grace to love expectant families as Christ does, and trust in God along the journey.

-Pray for our future children, fearfully and wonderfully made by God for a purpose and time that only He knows.

 

Would you like to support us financially?

Adoption is expensive and the cost is variable depending on each situation. Our adoption fees will range between $42,000-$60,000. This wide range is due to varying services provided by different agencies and costs associated with different states. This amount covers agency fees, consultant fees, expectant mom living/medical expenses, ongoing counseling and post-placement support for birth families, legal fees, and travel for out-of-state adoption. We trust God will provide financially and we are so grateful to our family and friends who have expressed desire to support us in this way.

We have chosen to partner with Lifesong for Orphans to fundraise $40,000 for our adoption. We have received a very generous $4,000 matching grant from Murray Family Fund, administered by Lifesong for Orphans. With this grant, the first $4,000 raised will be matched dollar-for-dollar. We are so thankful for this gift from the Murray Family.

If you would like to give to our adoption fund, instructions are below. *We recommend larger gifts to be sent by check in the mail to avoid the online convenience fee.* We are so thankful for your ongoing love and support, and will keep you posted along the journey!


Online Giving: STRIPE charges an online processing fee (2.2% +.30 USD per transaction). Your online donations will be decreased by this amount.

Check by Mail: You may also send a check payable to “Lifesong for Orphans”. In the memo line please write “Jenney 09466”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 9, Gridley, IL 61744. **There are no processing fees for checks mailed.**

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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$500

Celia

15 hours ago

“Jenny, Met you at Caroline's Sprinkle Shower and was blessed by your example of faith and trust. Blessings to you, Celia Yeo (Caroline Mastrangelo's mom)”

$200

Esther

Apr 11, 2021

$300

Adam

Apr 10, 2021

“Kelsey and Zeke, We are so excited for you! Praying for you all as the Lord prepares you for each other. May God bless you as you expand your family. Love, The PC's”

$1,000

Hidden

Apr 9, 2021

“I’m excited for you guys and am grateful you’ve invited us to share in this with you.”

$500

Hidden

Apr 9, 2021

“Love you guys! We are happy to help and wish you well! We can't wait to see what God has in store for you and your adopted child! Love, The 5 Umlaufs”

$4,000

Offline Donation

Apr 8, 2021

$100

Stella

Apr 7, 2021

“I'm super excited for you guys, Can't wait to meet the little one ;)”

$50

Pam

Apr 7, 2021

“Sending prayers love & hugs 🙏🏻❤️”

$500

Stacey

Apr 7, 2021

“So excited for you both!”

$500

Hidden

Apr 6, 2021

$200

Hidden

Apr 6, 2021

$500

Timothy

Apr 6, 2021

“Love you guys! Praying for this journey in your lives”

$1,000

Hidden

Apr 6, 2021

$500

Hidden

Apr 6, 2021

“In Christ”

$75

Hidden

Apr 5, 2021

“Blessings to you!”

$2,000

Christopher

Apr 5, 2021

“May the Lord God bless our friends and this precious new life. We can’t wait to see what God has in store for you guys :)”

$500

Hidden

Apr 5, 2021

“We are so excited about this for you all and are praying everyday for you!”

$1,000

Timothy

Apr 5, 2021

“This is so exciting! Please let us know if you need more and how we can be praying for you guys!”

$500

Hidden

Apr 5, 2021

“We are so excited to see this part of the story unraveling for your family! It has been an honor to pray for your family, listen to your story and watch you rely on the Lord’s timing through it all. We love y’all so so much!!”

$200

Hidden

Apr 4, 2021

$200

Hidden

Apr 4, 2021

$1,000

Hidden

Apr 4, 2021

“I’m so exited for you. You will be outstanding parents. Love you both!”

$2,000

Larry

Apr 4, 2021

$121

Nicholas

Apr 4, 2021

$100

Cindi

Apr 4, 2021

“Can’t wait to meet another sweet grand niece or nephew. We know you will both make great parents and any child will be blessed to be gifted to you as much as you’ll be blessed by the gift of this child. ❤️”

$1,000

Offline Donation

Apr 1, 2021

$1,500

Offline Donation

Mar 31, 2021

$1,000

Offline Donation

Mar 28, 2021