Lifetime Adoption is thrilled to present another Lifetime adoptive family’s story today in our blog series “Then and Now.” Today’s adoptive parents are Craig and Ruth from West Virginia.
As they began their journey with Lifetime, they shared that always agreed that children would be the center of their lives. After struggles with infertility, they felt as if God was showing and preparing them for adoption all along! “We are excited to welcome our first little one into our family with loving, open arms!” Craig and Ruth exclaimed as they began the path to the adoption of their baby.
In their adoption profile and “Dear Birthmother letter”, Craig and Ruth wrote, “We love being with each other no matter what we are doing: traveling, hiking, camping, swimming, or a quiet evening sitting on our front porch enjoying the sunset-all things we are thrilled about sharing with our precious child!
We both enjoy the outdoors and traveling. We do activities as a couple and with extended family. Whether it’s enjoying the majestic view of the mountains or riding the waves at the beach, we are constantly having fun. We can’t wait to expose our little one to lots of different cultures and areas!
Our home was built in 2006 and is nestled on 8 acres of rolling hills. We have four bedrooms and a large family room. There is plenty of space for children to run, play and build forts in the woods. The big maple tree in our front yard provides lots of shade for a swing set.”
Just months after joining Lifetime for their adoption, Craig and Ruth were chosen by their son’s birth mother. They were elated to adopt a baby boy through Lifetime!
Craig and Ruth wrote to us, “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.
Thank you for making our dreams come true of being a mom and dad. We will forever be grateful for the role that you played in creating our family. We love you guys!“
Heidi Keefer is a Content Creator for Lifetime Adoption and has 15 years of experience in the field of adoption. An author of thousands of blog 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.