Matthew and Rachel Jackson: Our Adoption Story

Matthew and Rachel Jackson
Matthew and Rachel Jackson Smyrna, Tennessee

In life nothing is guaranteed. We are not guaranteed health. We are not guaranteed prosperity. We are not guaranteed children. We realized that within a few years of our marriage. After trying to have children the natural way, we decided to pursue adoption over two years ago!

We have been through a lot in those two years: paperwork, background checks, home visits, heartbreaks and “not yets,” a kidney transplant, and a LOT of refinement from God!

We were finally chosen by a family in California expecting a baby in September! We have run the gamut of emotions: excitement, fear, trepidation, sorrow for baby’s first family, and happiness for us. We are now facing a scenario where expenses related to family needs have risen. They have chosen LIFE for their babies and they have chosen US to raise this baby. Their choice is so selfless and admirable.

We have just been awarded a MATCHING grant from Hope that Binds and Lifesong for Orphans! PRAISE GOD! Donations are tax-deductible and go directly to adoption expenses! Donations can be made on this page, by sending a check to Lifesong (memo: Jackson 10163), or by purchasing Gobena coffee! Copy and paste the following link for coffee orders. The sales go directly to our Lifesong account! https://my.gobena.org/stories/jackson-adoption-fund/?ID=768

Please be in prayer for Baby J, baby’s first family, and for us! We know that we are not guaranteed to leave this experience with the baby our hearts yearn for, but we also know we are right where God has placed us. We would like to ask – if you feel the same way we do about supporting men and women who choose life for their babies – please consider donating to help us fund this family’s needs for the next several weeks and to help us bring home Baby Jackson!


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 “Jackson 10163”, 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.
  • *3.5% fee for donations given with an American Express card
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Raised to date by 35 people
 of  $15,000
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My Story

In life nothing is guaranteed. We are not guaranteed health. We are not guaranteed prosperity. We are not guaranteed children. We realized that within a few years of our marriage. After trying to have children the natural way, we decided to pursue adoption over two years ago!

We have been through a lot in those two years: paperwork, background checks, home visits, heartbreaks and “not yets,” a kidney transplant, and a LOT of refinement from God!

We were finally chosen by a family in California expecting a baby in September! We have run the gamut of emotions: excitement, fear, trepidation, sorrow for baby’s first family, and happiness for us. We are now facing a scenario where expenses related to family needs have risen. They have chosen LIFE for their babies and they have chosen US to raise this baby. Their choice is so selfless and admirable.

We have just been awarded a MATCHING grant from Hope that Binds and Lifesong for Orphans! PRAISE GOD! Donations are tax-deductible and go directly to adoption expenses! Donations can be made on this page, by sending a check to Lifesong (memo: Jackson 10163), or by purchasing Gobena coffee! Copy and paste the following link for coffee orders. The sales go directly to our Lifesong account! https://my.gobena.org/stories/jackson-adoption-fund/?ID=768

Please be in prayer for Baby J, baby’s first family, and for us! We know that we are not guaranteed to leave this experience with the baby our hearts yearn for, but we also know we are right where God has placed us. We would like to ask – if you feel the same way we do about supporting men and women who choose life for their babies – please consider donating to help us fund this family’s needs for the next several weeks and to help us bring home Baby Jackson!


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 “Jackson 10163”, 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.
  • *3.5% fee for donations given with an American Express card
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Comments

$3,500

Offline Donation

Oct 10, 2022

$50

Allison

Sep 22, 2022

“Praying for baby Artie and your family! Much love and blessings to you!”

$50

Matt

Sep 6, 2022

“From our fans that gave you the card”

$50

Chris and Jac

Sep 2, 2022

$550

Kimberly

Sep 1, 2022

$25

Sharon

Aug 21, 2022

“Thinking of you all during this exciting time!”

$100

Siboney

Aug 20, 2022

“Seven years ago on this day we were blessed to bring home our daughter Siboney. Each year we share the blessings with another family in hopes that one day they too will pay it forward. God has already handpicked this little one for your family and you will be forever changed. I know in the midst of the wait it can seem never ending but God has a plan. Just trust in Him.”

$100

Amanda

Aug 20, 2022

“Love you!”

$25

Cynthia

Aug 19, 2022

$100

Lyndie

Aug 16, 2022

“I am so happy for you both and am praying for you, baby and momma ❤️”

$150

Carol

Aug 15, 2022

“Rachel, Rachel, Rachel!! You're gonna have a baby!!! So exciting!! If you need a baby sitter hit me up!! Luv Ya!!”

$50

Offline Donation

Aug 15, 2022

$30

Moore

Aug 14, 2022

$100

Bob and Amanda

Aug 13, 2022

$50

Shute

Aug 12, 2022

“Good luck guys!”

$100

Rebekah

Aug 12, 2022

“Chris and I are thrilled for you, and we are praying for you through this journey! Thank you for your faithfulness and love to this sweet child.”

$50

Macey

Aug 12, 2022

$20

Jason

Aug 12, 2022

“With love and prayers from Kim, Jason, Landon, and Lillian Reiter”

$25

Jania

Aug 12, 2022

“Congratulations!”

$100

Haylee

Aug 11, 2022

“Love you Rach! So excited for you to be a mom”

$15

Tyrene

Aug 9, 2022

$100

Stephanie

Aug 9, 2022

$25

Regina

Aug 9, 2022

“So excited for you Rachel. I’m not sure you remember me but I have known your family for many years. I cannot wait to see you start your journey as a mom. You will be awesome. May God continue to lead and bless you. Regina Jones”

$25

Hidden

Aug 9, 2022

$15

Cathy

Aug 9, 2022

“I am so happy for all of you.”

$100

Terry

Aug 9, 2022

“Prayers & best wishes on your continued journey for Jackson & you both! Fred & Terry McFalls”

$100

Colleen

Aug 8, 2022

$50

Rob

Aug 8, 2022

$100

Sherri

Aug 8, 2022

“Congratulations”

$50

John

Aug 8, 2022

$50

Debra

Aug 8, 2022

“Much love Aunt Mable Munsey and Debra Munsey Jones! Now better get some sleep, that month away will be here before you know it!!! We love you!! prayers!!”

$90

Kelly

Aug 8, 2022

“I’m so so excited for you guys! You’re going to be the best mom!”

$25

Mallory

Aug 8, 2022

$25

Haley

Aug 8, 2022

$30

Frances

Aug 8, 2022