Adoption Stories Then and Now – Mac and Shay

by | Jul 25, 2018 | Adoptive Families Blog

series then-now-mac-shayThank you so much for all of your time, patience, effort, and support on our adoption journey…All of the webinars and advice you guys give have really helped us develop a strong bond with our daughter Lucy’s birth mother,” share Lifetime adoptive parents Mac and Shay.

Join Lifetime as we share Mac and Shay’s beautiful open adoption story today as a part of our blog series “Then and Now.” 

As they began their adoption journey with Lifetime, they shared, “We are eager to welcome a child or children of any race into our hearts and home. Mac is an engineer and Shay is a former teacher now a stay-at-home mom. Our home is full of love and laughter. Some of our family favorites include playing board games, visiting the zoo and local amusement park, and attending community fairs.  We are thrilled to share these with our growing family! 


In their adoption profile, Mac and Shay wrote, Hi! As a family, we pray daily for the health, safety, and strength of our birth mom and child. We promise to provide a stable home and will love and support our children emotionally, financially, and physically so that they are able to chase their dreams. One of the reasons we chose adoption is our inability to have more children. Over the years we have learned how to lean on each other and rely on God. Our marriage is full of trust, kindness, and a genuine love for each other. We really are each other’s best friend.

Most of our time together is spent playing with our son, Owen. You will find us out exploring parks, riding roller coasters at our local amusement park, and visiting the zoo and aquarium. We also enjoy playing board games, taking family vacations, and walking around the neighborhood with our dog, Manny. We are excited to share these and make new memories with our growing family.”

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Mac and Shay joyfully welcomed a baby girl, Lucy, into their home through a Lifetime adoption! We feel blessed to be able to share their story here. 

They emailed Diane, the Adoption Coordinator who handled their successful adoption: 

“Thank you so much for all of your time, patience, effort, and support on our adoption journey. Lucy’s birth mother has been the most amazing birth mom. We have a very strong bond and I am so thankful for that!

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Lucy is doing so well. She is such a happy and snuggly baby. And her cheeks…I can’t get enough of them! We are on our way to go have lunch with her birth mother. I’m excited to spend some time with her. All of the webinars and advice you guys give have really helped us develop a strong bond with her. Thank you for that! Here are a few pictures of our sweet Lucy! Thank you all!

 We’d love to help you create your own
beautiful adoption story!

Call Lifetime Adoption at 1-800-923-6784 to learn how to get started, and fill out our free online application to adopt.

Heidi Keefer
Written by Heidi Keefer

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.

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