Adoption Stories Then and Now – Brent and Carrie

by | Jan 5, 2017 | Adoptive Families Blog

Blessed to adopt, Brent and Carrie share their storyToday’s episode in Lifetime’s blog series Then and Now“, shares Missouri adoptive parents, Brent and Carrie’s adoption story. Read about how they were blessed to adopt a baby girl!

Once they joined up with Lifetime for their adoption, they shared how excited they were to experience the joys of adoption and the blessings that only come from growing a family through infant adoption.

They said, “After having our four biological children we thought we were done growing our family.  However, God had other plans for us. Within the past few years we’ve discovered we aren’t quite done and have plenty of room in our hearts for more children.  After consulting with doctors we discovered that we are not able to have more biological children.  We have many friends who have adopted so it has been a part of our lives for a long time.  We decided to pursue adoption and we believe that we can provide the unconditional love and acceptance every child deserves!” 

brent and carrie profile-1.jpgIn their adoption profile for birth mothers to learn more about them, Brent and Carrie wrote, “We are excited to share our family with you. We long to add another child to our family and adoption offers the opportunity to bring our child home in a very special way. We are a Christian family who offer a unique combination of structure and stability with a good measure of silliness and spontaneity added in.

Brent is an affectionate and devoted husband and father, and works hard at an Internet Technology company. Carrie’s a loving mother and wife, and a busy stay-at-home homeschooling mom. Our home is located in the suburbs of a large Missouri city. We live in a four bedroom house on a quiet street. We promise to provide a secure and peaceful Christ-centered home where your child will receive unconditional love, acceptance, and support!”

lela.jpgThrough a Lifetime infant adoption, Brent and Carrie were blessed by infant adoption and adopted a baby girl!

They emailed their Adoption Coordinator at Lifetime Adoption:

“We finalized Lela’s adoption and she’s officially a member of our family! Everything is going very well. Lela is growing fast and learning new skills every day.

We have been very busy with doctor appointments and testing due to her blindness but finally have an official diagnosis so we are able to step back to just maintenance visits. We are busy with therapies every week and are enjoying every minute with her.

brent and carrie with children.jpgOur relationship with her first family is fantastic and we are looking forward to seeing them again next week. We had three wonderful visits with them when they were in town visiting family.

Our older children are enjoying having a tiny little sister to love on and we got right back into the swing of raising an infant without any difficulty. It is definitely a new experience to juggle three teens, a tween, and a toddler, but we wouldn’t trade it for anything!

We are so in love and so grateful for Lifetime’s help in bringing our beautiful blessing to our family!”

On the left photo below is Brent and Carrie pictured with their children before adopting Lela…and on the right you can see that their family, complete through a Lifetime infant adoption!

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Heidi Keefer

Written by Heidi Keefer

Heidi Keefer is a Content Creator for Lifetime Adoption and has over 15 years of experience in the field of adoption. An author of thousands of articles and social media posts over the years, Heidi enjoys finding new ways to educate and captivate Lifetime’s ever-growing list of subscribers.

Heidi has a keen eye for misplaced apostrophes, comma splices, and well-turned sentences, which she has put to good use as a contributor to Lifetime’s award-winning blogs. She has written and published hundreds of adoption articles which explore the various facets of domestic infant adoption today.

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