Adoption Stories Then and Now – Brent and Latonia

by | Sep 20, 2017 | Adoptive Families Blog

then and now brent and latonia.jpgToday, Lifetime Adoption is sharing another adoptive couple’s story in our blog series “Then and Now.” Our Lifetime adoptive family today is Brent and Latonia from West Virginia.

They have been blessed twice through adoption: they adopted their daughter Georgia through Lifetime in 2012, and recently welcomed a baby boy, Judah!

As they started their second adoption journey with us, they shared, “We’ve already been blessed once through adoption (with Lifetime!), welcoming our daughter to our family of three in 2012. We don’t feel our family is quite yet complete and strongly believe God is calling us to adopt again. We are already so blessed with two great kids and want to be a loving option for a birth mom.”

Read about their journey to adoption, their cherished experiences and inspirations!

brent and latonia profile.jpgIn their profile for this recent adoption, Brent and Latonia wrote, “We are a happily married Christian couple excited to become parents again! We strongly believe in the importance of a great education and will provide many opportunities for your child to learn, be active, explore their interests and discover new things! 

Our faith in Christ, honest communication, and mutual respect are the foundation of our relationship. We still celebrate the day we met, spending each anniversary where we had our first date.

Although we were initially told we couldn’t have biological children, two years after marrying, we were blessed with our son, Elijah. Still, we both felt called to adopt, and when Elijah was two years old, we adopted our daughter, Georgia. We would love more children, and while we’re unable to have more biologically, even if we could, we would choose adoption.”

brent latonia son.jpgThrough Lifetime, Brent and Latonia recently welcomed a baby boy, Judah, into their home just a few months ago!

The happy adoptive couple emailed us:

“We sing the praises of Lifetime and the support we received and regularly recommend you to anyone who expresses an interest in adopting!

Just this morning, we recommended Lifetime to an adoption support group we’re a part of on Facebook. As I was writing about your support for birth moms and adoptive families alike, I found myself hoping a member of the Lifetime family would read the impact you’ve had on our lives! 

Brent and Latonia's childrenThere’s no greater indicator of an exceptional experience than a repeat client and we are so thankful we returned for our second adoption with Lifetime. 

We also can’t overstate our joy of not only bringing sweet Judah home but also our growing relationship with his lovely birth family. Elijah and Georgia are enjoying their little brother so much! Their only conflict is who gets to hold or feed him next!”

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Brent and Latonia appeared in one of Lifetime’s adoption webinars and shared their unique perspective on adoption as a transracial family. In this webinar, you’ll learn how they came to adoption, the varying insights they have as a mom and dad through adoption, and how open adoption looks in their lives. 

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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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