Jim & Donna on their Wedding Day 1987

Jim & Donna Today

Our Founders


Our names are Jim and Donna Murphy. Heaven’s Gain started out of our own miscarriage experiences at 9, 14, and 17 weeks. We were frustrated that we were unable to find a little baby casket for any of our miscarried babies. Even a casket for early stillborn baby was difficult to find.

We believed each miscarried and stillborn baby is truly a loss. Proper burial of our miscarried/stillborn babies in a little casket was very important to us. Even after diligently searching, we were not able to find a little baby casket or tiny coffin for any of our miscarried babies. We did not want any other family to be in this situation and so we start Heaven’s Gain. It is so important for us to offer dignified caskets and urns for families experiencing the loss of a baby.​ We also offer support , advocacy, and guidance for grieving families. We hope we can serve as a part of your healing as you grieve your baby

Jim and Donna

The Founders Family

Donna and Jim are the parents of eleven children: three in Heaven, and eight on earth. They have seven biological children. Their rainbow baby (baby after the storm), grew in their hearts and not in Donna’s womb. They adopted a little girl in December of 2009 whom they had fostered since she was two days old. She is a blessing to their family.

After feeling the call to start the ministry, Donna and Jim researched during the entire year of 2007, and opened the ministry in February of 2008. They contracted skilled wood crafters to make the baby caskets.

What started out in their home is now located at 6962 Harrison Avenue in Cincinnati Ohio.  Jim and Donna, continue to work as volunteers with Jim continuing to craft urns and caskets, as well as being vice president on the board. Donna is the Executive Director, Loss Doula, and Grief Counselor. We hope the information on our website is helpful to you. We are here to answer your questions regardless of whether you make a purchase. We hope that our ministry is helpful to you in acknowledging your grief, affirming the dignity of your baby, and promoting your healing.