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From the Heart…

Notes, comments, and emails from Lifetime birth mothers, sharing their stories of giving a baby up for adoption, and their hopes for the future.

Hi Diane!
It makes me so extremely happy seeing the adoptive mom I chose with my son. She’s a great mother and I’d never ever change it for the world. He’s flourishing. He’s very smart, so many things. I love seeing my son. If it could have been different…I try to think about the ways I could have made it work but I still know in my heart I did the right and best thing for him. He’s got the world in his hands. And I’d never be able to give him that. If not for Lifetime, his adoptive mom, and all the support I think I’d have been a bigger mess.

Thank you for everything! I couldn’t have done this without you Diane, and without Lifetime. And am so so happy everything worked out.


Diane,

Hey there. I wanted to thank you again for helping me find such an amazing family for my little girl. In 12 days she will be 1 year old. I can’t thank you enough for making the process to find her adoptive parents so easy! I know she is well taken care of. :) Have an amazing day!


“I just wanted to thank you guys so much for all of the encouraging words and messages. They really meant a lot to me. This is definitely not only the hardest, but most emotional thing that I have ever done in my life. I miss that boy so much and it’s so difficult to know that I won’t see him grow up and enjoy life. Well, I will but it’ll be from a distance. He’s going to be surrounded by so much love and affection by his adoptive parents and for that, I’m incredibly blessed to have that peace that he’ll be taken care of. You guys have been nothing short of amazing. Thanks for absolutely everything!”


Dear Veronica,

I appreciate you for all of your work and dedication. You’ve been nothing but a Godsend throughout this whole process. These past two weeks have been incredibly hard for me and my emotions have been running wild. I just want you to know that you are appreciated so very much.”


Dear Amy,

You always know just what to say. I dont know how you do it, but I am so grateful to have someone like you in my life. I wish I had more understanding people in my life that were as compassionate as you. Thank you for giving me hope. I am just doing my best daily, but I’m growing tired from these trials.Thank you for your support.

Thanks for listening again :) I care about you very much. I’ve grown fond of you because you have been there for me during these hard times. Lovingly I might add. I appreciate you.”


Capture1“Making an adoption plan for my son is easily the best decision I have ever made. I sacrificed so much for this little guy, like my senior year, my body, my relationship, my family, the list could go on.

Never in my life, though, will I regret choosing to endure the nine months to give my baby boy to a loving couple who cannot have children of their own. Through the adoption process, I have been so incredibly blessed and I feel overjoyed knowing I gave life to a family who could not make it themselves. We all have something to be thankful for…for me, it’s a new family.”

-Chloe


“Sara and Richard and I keep in touch very often! It has been the best experience!”

-Savannah


Dear Veronica,
You’re a wonderful and compassionate woman and I am so glad our paths crossed…I will be forever grateful for all of your help and assistance with all you have done for me. I recommend Lifetime to any pregnant mother considering adoption. I have a friend who is pregnant who is due next month that is using your services today. Thanks again!

Love,
Angie


Ms. Veronica,
Thank you so much for the card and gift inside. It means so much to me. The card was so sweet, it brought tears to my eyes. And I am now in the process of filling out the application for the college scholarship through the Lifetime Foundation. Thank you again for being there every step of the way and helping me out. You were a great help and I appreciate it all.

-a birth mother in South Carolina


Hi Veronica,

I just wanted to touch base with you as the time gets closer and closer! I’m being extra careful so that all continues to go well. I’ve been emailing the adoptive couple so hopefully that works out. I think you should also know that the webinar that Libby put together was very helpful to me so thank you for the opportunity that Lifetime provided for that. Let me know if there’s anything that I need to do for you in the little time that remains before.


I can’t believe it’s been 3 years since the adoption. You were so great during the whole process. You and Lifetime will always have a special place in my heart. Thanks to you I was able to place my son with a wonderful, loving family and they have also been a Godsend.

I don’t worry about how he’s being treated or raised and they send pictures from time to time so I’m able to see how much he’s grown. I thank you so much! I would’ve been so lost without your help. I appreciate you more than you’ll ever know. Thank you for all you’ve done for me. I pray God continues to bless you for all you do for birth moms like me and families like Kim and Steven. Jordan is a happy, intelligent and well cared for child and knowing that I sleep with a lighter heart. Much love and thanks to you and the staff at Lifetime Adoption :)


I cannot express in words how much it means to me that there was another “birth mother” with whom I could share with, when I was questioning options for my pregnancy. It helped me a a lot.
– Katie, 25


Dear Diane,

Thank you for everything! I honestly couldn’t have done this without Lifetime, and you! My baby daughter has a beautiful family and will have a wonderful life due to your help, and for that, I will be forever grateful!


Dear Lifetime,

The reason I decided on adoption for my son was wanting more for him. Love was the most important of the reasons. I just wanted to make sure that he would be LOVED. I knew that I could have given him all the love he needed, but that was probably all I could have given him. The parents he is with have much more and that has allowed me peace in my decision. I am glad I had support from the Lifetime staff and my friends!


Hi Veronica, Thank you so much for all your support and help throughout my adoption process. I am so happy with the way everything turned out and am so happy I chose to contact lifetime. It has been such an amazing experience and am so blessed to have worked with you and through Lifetime!


Hi Diane, I wanted to say thank you for all the wonderful things. It means a lot knowing that others care. I also appreciate all the work you have done to help me find Josh and Emily. I couldn’t ask for anything more. They were exactly what I was looking for, and I love them with all my heart. They called yesterday letting me know they got home safely and they are happy to be home with the whole family. Thank you again!


Hi Veronica, I hope all is well with you. I thank you for your help throughout this process. It is still difficult to deal with, although, I did what was right under the circumstances.I thank you for honoring our confidentiality and treating me with dignity and respect. I hope to meet you in person when you have availability. Words cannot express the gratitude felt for your assistance…God bless!


Diane, Mardie, and the Lifetime staff, I really wanted to thank you for the support that you provided me throughout my college years (as well as before!) Thank you for the Lifetime scholarships, as well as providing me the opportunity to find a wonderful family for our daughter at such a young age! The support has led to the graduation I have earned! I will be walking in the ceremony this May, getting my B.A. in Political Science.Thank you again and I will keep in touch! Keep on changing lives!

Birthmother in California


To Diane, my Lifetime Adoption Coordinator,

It has been almost a year since the little bundle of joy that I’m proud to call my birth son has been born. I looked through tons of profiles while I was pregnant trying to find the family who could raise my baby. One couple always stood out because the woman reminded me of my mother. I ended up talking to a few couples that didn’t work out and as my due date came closer, I was worried if I could find the right couple. About a week before I had the baby, I started talking to these wonderful people. They came to the hospital the morning after I had my baby and I knew that they were the right ones. They keep me posted and send me lots of pictures. I’m truly grateful to have found them. It was the hardest thing I have ever done, next to actually giving birth. He will always be my birth son. These people and their families have taken in this child and given him the love, care and support a child needs to grow. I cannot express enough how truly grateful I am. I never gave up my child; I’ve gained a second family.

Forever grateful,
Birthmother in Nevada


To our adoption coordinator, Thank you so much for everything that you’ve done to help us out…you have been so kind and thoughtful. We can’t thank you enough!

Birthparents in California


Dear Lifetime,

I feel that it is destiny that I found Lifetime. If not meant to be, I wouldn’t have reached a live person when I called. I’m so glad I got to talk to someone.

Birthmother in California


To my coordinator, Lori,

Thank you sooo sooo much for the ring and for everything! I can’t explain how much it means to me! I didn’t think you’d care or think of me after I had a miscarriage. The cards and sympathy really meant a lot to me, I can’t thank you enough!

Birthmother in Tennessee


Dear Lifetime,

Hi. I just wanted to thank Libby Murray (my coordinator) so much for all she did in helping me to get through my adoption. If it wasn’t for her then I don’t know the situation that I would be in now, but thanks a lot.

Birthmother in North Carolina


Hello to my Coordinator at Lifetime, Libby

Thank you so much for the website. I haven’t had time to really look through it but I will when I am ready. Thanks again. I just wanted to send some pictures of my family and let you know I am doing alright. Pam (Elijah’s adoptive mother) is such a blessing to me. Knowing that my son is safe and loved is all I ever wanted but I did not expect the bond that she and I would share as Mothers of our beautiful baby boy. He is so big Libby. I told Pam that she is going to make him POP!!! I am sure she has sent you pictures already. She keeps me posted. I wouldn’t want to share my son with anyone else but her! Thank you again for bringing Pam and Ed in my life. They have turned my pain, and worry into joy and peace with my decision.

All My Gratitude,

Birthmother in California


Dear Lifetime Adoption,

I just want to thank Lifetime for helping me through the toughest part of my life.

Birthmother in California



Baby Kye

Dear Lifetime Adoption,

I really enjoyed the whole experience of the adoption. The coordinator that I worked with really made it easy to talk and helped me a lot. She called and checked in on me and I couldn’t have picked a better MOM and DAD than Nikki and Garrett.

Thank You,
Birthmother in Texas


To Vincent and Adrienne,

Not long ago we met as strangers. We were strangers who needed each other. I needed you to open your hearts and home to my child. You needed me to give you a child that you had longed for. It is my belief that at the time of conception, God was forming a plan to bring us together in spite of the hundreds of miles that separated us.

From the moment we met, I felt a sense of relief. I was relieved that God had sent angels to care for my child. Although I was relieved, I was also hesitant to believe total strangers could love my child as their own. It wasn’t until I watched you two at the hospital holding and caring for my child, did I realize how amazing adoption could be. My fears quickly deteriorated.


Vincent feeding his baby girl.

Vincent, as if vowing to protect her, you gently picked up my little girl and wrapped your arms around her. The look in your eyes was priceless. It was not unlike the way my deceased father used to look at me when he told me he loved me. You were always concerned when her last feeding or diaper change was. It was clear to me that she had not only conquered your heart but that she was in good hands. I will not be there to see it, but God bless the day that she first calls you Daddy.

Adrienne, when a woman delivers a child, instinctively she cries tears of joy.
You might as well have delivered her because your tears never ran dry. You are truly a gift from God. The love and nurture that you gave my child was so real and strong that all who was privy to witness you with her felt it. It is my honor to have played such a role in you becoming a mother.

I love you both. I cannot tell you how much it means to me to know that two people such as you adopted my baby. I wish you all the happiness in the world. May God bless you because you have definitely blessed me.

Thank You,
Birthmother in Indiana


Dave and Dawn's baby girl
Dave and Dawn love their little girl.

Hello to My Coordinator at Lifetime,
This is Dave and Dawn’s birthmother just writing you a note to say how wonderful you guys were on helping me on short notice. This is the hardest time of my life right now and you helped me through it. I appreciate it. I hope that everything goes as planned and this is the perfect family for my little girl. Dawn and Dave seem like they are the perfect couple and have everything that my little girl needs. I hope that they send lots of pictures and keep me updated on her life and how she’s doing . Please let them know that I care.

Thank you so much,
Birthmother in Nebraska


Dear Lifetime Coordinator,

You are a wonderful person. If there were more people in this world like you the world would be a better place. Thank you for all that you’ve done for me and I know if you treat everyone like you’ve treated me they feel the same. Keep up the good work

Thank you,
Birthmother in Michigan


Hello to My Coordinator at Lifetime,


“Aimee Jo’s adoption was almost magical”

I am writing with the honor of the good news of the birth of Aimee Jo! She was born at 6lbs 13ozs, 19inches long. Her birth was surprisingly fast and painless. I was in labor for about seven hours and only two of which were at the hospital. Jeff and Lise were there in time and made everything almost magical. I am so touched by the true power of God and his outstanding love. Everything could not have gone better for all involved.

The hospital was concerned and careful with every one of us, making my stay one to contend with that of a five star hotel. I can honestly say none of this beautiful experience could have happened without you, the preverbal link in the chain of love between us all. Thank you for who you are and the self-less service you provide to all. You have touched my life so deeply and I could never express the joy you have enabled me to have during this pregnancy. You are forever a part of my heart and will be in the future. God Bless your virtuous soul!

Thank you to Lifetime for turning an unexpected pregnancy into a gift from God to all involved. I am forever enlightened and encouraged by this experience. Happy New Year!

Birthmother in Wyoming