At Lifetime, we love to get the news from adoptive couples that they’ve finalized their child’s adoption. Darryl and Melissa recently emailed their Coordinator Amy that their daughter Eligia’s adoption was finalized in court:
“Good morning, Amy!
I wanted to let you, and all the wonderful people at Lifetime that we have finalized Eligia’s adoption!
The photo seen on the top right here is Darryl, Melissa, Eligia, and Eligia’s birth mother with the judge after finalization – she had a gift for Eligia as well as anyone else who wanted to remember the day!
The photo on the bottom right is Eligia and her birth mother after finalization. Her birth mother’s nickname for Eligia is “Goose.” So, the birth mother’s gift from the judge was a beanie baby goose, so she let her goose play with her “goose” after the proceedings.
We are so thankful to you for your help in completing our family. Eligia is a happy, healthy, delightful baby girl, who is a favorite and a head-turner everywhere we go. Though I have been mistaken as “grandma” due to my age, I have also been told how she looks just like us! She is the one that was missing in our family for all those years.
-Darryl and Melissa”
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.