If you’ve been waiting awhile to adopt (or even if you haven’t been waiting a long time), you may be wondering ‘when will it be our turn?’ ‘When will we bring our baby home?’ As you wait for your prayers to adopt a baby to be answered, it can help to hear from other successful adoptive families.

In this post, we share 8 inspirational quotes and stories from Lifetime adoptive families who have been where you are right now: patiently waiting for that phone call, saying “we have a baby for you!”

Having a positive outlook is a great place to start while to wait to adopt. Thinking positively will not only alter how you handle your adoption journey, it could also change how you approach your child’s birth parents and your relationship with them.


“We love being parents; he was worth every minute of our adoption journey! One of the best moments was the birth father saying he couldn’t imagine placing his son with a more perfect family!”
-Rick and Jessica


“She was worth the wait and throughout our story a lot of little things happened that helped us to know that God had His hand in every piece of the adoption.”
-Casey and Lisa


adopt_quote_jake_alicia.jpg “The support and love we felt from Lifetime through the course of the adoption was such an encouragement…Words cannot express how thankful we are to all of you at Lifetime for what you do in bringing families together.”
-Jake and Alicia


adopt_quote_kyle_taya.jpg “We would like to thank Lifetime for our journey and for helping unite us with our beautiful daughter. Our lives changed for the best with that one phone call that a birth mother had chosen us and was on her way to the hospital to deliver. Our experience with Lifetime has been flawless. They are passionate about giving encouragement through prayer and scripture as well as offering education to ease the process. We never felt alone and would recommend Lifetime to anyone considering adoption. It is hard to express in words our love for not only our daughter but also for her birth mother.”
-Kyle and Taya


adopt_quote_craig_ruth.jpg“We will forever be grateful for the role that you played in creating our family.  Our son is absolutely the most awesome earthly gift our Lord has given us!”
-Craig and Ruth


adopt_quote_daniel_lisa.jpg“We are so thankful to have found Lifetime! After working with several agencies with no success, we have finally been blessed with a son, and our lives have been changed forever! We would like to thank all of the staff for their dedication and support in helping us become a family.

We can’t tell you what a blessing Jackson has been in our lives.  He is our son, sent to us through our wonderful birthmother and our Heavenly Father.  We are blessed to have such a fabulous birth family.  They have such a great love for Jackson!”
 -Daniel and Lisa



“Aspen is the most precious thing in my life after Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. She is a happy, playful, joyful baby! God is so awesome. I have had the most amazing experience with this adoption and thanks to Him have been able to use our story as a testimony for others who are seeking adoption. I share about the process and what to expect, which is often still a mystery to a lot of folks. And when they see me, a single executive, who has adopted I think their optimism rises.

Lifetime was absolutely a blessing in my life — when people actually do hear the entire story they’re amazed!”



“Thank you for all your help connecting us with Eligia’s birth mom, for the encouragement along the way, and for rejoicing with us now that she is home. We couldn’t be happier with our beautiful blessing.”

-Darryl and Melissa


Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P.
Written by Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P.

Founder of Lifetime Adoption, adoptive mom, adoption expert, and Certified Open Adoption Practitioner (C.O.A.P).

Since 1986, adoption expert Mardie Caldwell has been dedicated to bringing couples and birth parents together in order to fulfill their dreams.

“Many years ago, I was also searching for a child to adopt. We didn’t know where or how to get started. Through research, determination, and a prayer, our dream of a family became reality. I started with a plan, a notebook, assistance from a caring adoption consultant and a lot of hard work; this was my family I was building. We had a few heartaches along the way, but the pain of not having children was worse!

Within weeks we had three different birth mothers choose us. We were overwhelmed and delighted. Many unsettling events would take place before our adoption would be finalized, many months later. Little did I know that God was training and aligning me for the adoption work I now do today. It is my goal to share with our families the methods and plans which succeed and do not succeed. I believe adoption should be affordable and can be a wonderful “pregnancy” for the adoptive couple.

I have also been on both sides of infertility with the loss of seven pregnancies and then conceiving by new technology, giving birth to a healthy daughter. I have experienced first-hand the emotional pain of infertility and believe my experience allows me to serve your needs better.

It is my hope that for you, the prospective parents, your desire for a child will be fulfilled soon.”

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