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Langston recently turned a year old and is walking all over the place! He is the light of our lives and joy of our hearts!
Thanks to everyone there who had a hand in bringing our baby home. Here are a couple recent pictures in case y’all would like to see him these days. Oh! And we go to court on later this month to finalize his adoption! Yay!
Langston continues to be a happy and well-adjusted kid, who loves his friends and family. He is a trusted friend in school and can be counted on to do his best by administration, teachers, and schoolmates.
He loves tennis, basketball, baseball and dancing. He is funny, joyful, intelligent, and a caring individual. I am very grateful to be his mom!
Her Royal Fiveness
I don’t know where the time went, I blinked and my baby turned five!
We are so blessed to be able to share these big events with her birth family, they have become our family too. Here’s a photo of Gaige and I at her party, with her birth mom. So much fun! Hope all is well!
-Derric and Lori
Doubly Blessed by Adoption
Alan and Rebekah just adopted for the second time through Lifetime! Big brother Eli is excited to welcome sweet baby boy Oliver into their family! Alan and Rebekah share:
Wanted to drop you and all the people at Lifetime a note and pictures of Eligia. Can’t believe she turned two yesterday! It seems like we just got the call – and that she has been a part of our lives forever – all at the same time.
Thank you to all the people of Lifetime for all you did in helping us bring her home. She is truly a blessing from God, the one He had chosen for us all along. His timing truly is perfect.
Blessings on your day!
Melissa and Darryl
Full of Smiles
In just one short week we will be celebrating our son’s birthday. I remember how I felt on this day last year, before we ever heard from his birth mother…filled with anticipation to parent, but devastated at how long we had waited. Little did I know, she had already chosen us to parent her child, who would be born days after we first spoke!
Gabriel, at nearly 12 months, is so full of spunk! He is constantly smiling, loves people, and adds immense joy to our lives. We are truly blessed to parent this beautiful boy!
Thanks to Lifetime for making 2016 the most incredible year!
Kristin and Nicholas
Fun at One
Good afternoon! Just had someone reach out and ask me how my experience with Lifetime was and I am so happy to tell them about all of our positive experiences!
It made me realize I haven’t sent an update in a while! Hope all is well with everyone at Lifetime. Our little Camden just turned one, and we’re about to celebrate one year with him! It’s been an amazing month and he’s growing so fast.
Can you believe it has been two years since we were waiting to see if Lucas was going to be ours?! I remember feeling so many emotions, yes there were nervous feelings but I also felt peace like I knew he was my little boy and knew that we had so many people praying for us including all of you at Lifetime!
I remember talking to you and how much you helped me feel this peace and helped me trust in God that it would work out the way it was supposed to. Out of Lawrence and myself, I’m usually the one who stresses the most. But during this time I was calm and was reassuring Lawrence that it would all work out and to stay positive.
Every day when we watch Lucas grow and learn we feel more and more blessed and we thank you and the Lifetime staff for being there every step of the way and for helping guide us to our son!
Thank you Maurice and Kim, for this encouraging update!
“We hope you had a wonderful Christmas. We did a remake of a picture we took back in 2014 when we started our adoption journey!”
We can’t wait to see little Winston grow up in your loving home! Happy New Year!
Our Christmas Blessing, a Year Later!
At this time last year, we brought home our wonderful blessing of Colton!
You all were so wonderful to work with the entire journey. Our road wasn’t easy, but as you always reassured us it would all make perfect sense and it is crystal clear now.
Colton turned a year old this month! He was walking at nine months, is a great eater and sleeper and has the most gorgeous chocolate brown eyes that everyone comments on. He truly is a very sweet laid back little boy, but definitely an energetic boy that likes to check out everything!
We’re so thankful to have contacted you all to start our adoption journey. Though we struggled with a failed adoption – we learned, prayed and pulled ourselves together to carry on. With Colton coming as our Christmas gift last year, literally in a blink our family was complete.
Thank you all for what you do every day for all these babies and waiting families!
-Mark and Tiffany
Making the Grade
William made the honor roll this semester and we are very proud! He loves to read and his teacher says he is reading at the third-grade level.
Football and baseball are still his favorite sports. We recently took a trip to Puerto Rico and he was able to hike through a rainforest and swim near waterfalls. Both William and his brother had a lot of fun on vacation!
-Brian and Camisha
Merry Christmas from Lifetime Adoption!
We wish you a memorable and Merry Christmas, and abundant blessings in the year to come!
From our home to yours, our prayers are for a Christmas blessed with the comfort and abundance of God’s love, always hopeful, through the gift of His Son, Jesus Christ.
Our dedicated team loves the photos that Lifetime adoptive families send at the holidays! Please take a moment to enjoy this video that we’ve created of Christmas photos from our adoptive families:
If you’re thinking about infant adoption, please send us an email or call us at 1-800-923-6784.
We’ll provide you with the steps you’ll need to take to get started on the path towards parenthood!
What a Beautiful Blessing
We finalized Lela’s adoption and she’s officially a member of our family! Everything is going very well. Lela is growing fast and learning new skills every day.
We have been very busy with doctor appointments and testing due to her blindness but finally have an official diagnosis so we are able to step back to just maintenance visits. We are busy with therapies every week and are enjoying every minute with her.
Our relationship with her first family is fantastic and we are looking forward to seeing them again next week. We had three wonderful visits with them when they were in town visiting family.
Our older children are enjoying having a tiny little sister to love on and we got right back into the swing of raising an infant without any difficulty. It is definitely a new experience to juggle three teens, a tween, and a toddler, but we wouldn’t trade it for anything!
We are so in love and so grateful for Lifetime’s help in bringing our beautiful blessing to our family!
Holiday Greetings to you and our wonderful Lifetime Family!
We wanted to share a Christmas pic of Jackson. Our little guy is getting so big! He loves the Christmas tree and all the lights but has decided to take all the Christmas balls off the tree and replace them with his trucks, cars, and tractors. It’s so cute. He is absolutely the best earthly gift we have ever received!
We remain in contact with our birth family, sharing updates and cute stories with them. We will always be thankful for the sacrifices they made to bring Jackson into this world.
Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas and wonderful New Year!
Craig and Ruth
“We’re so happy. Ahava is thriving. She wakes up laughing and smiling every morning.
She’s beginning to make cooing sounds. Bobby and I are so tickled with everything she does.”
We love these updates, Bobby & Tachaundra! Can’t wait to see how she grows up!
Happy Holidays! Gracie is reaching 18 months old…time sure flies. She’s such and energetic, happy and beautiful girl. We love watching her grow and her personality develop. We can’t thank Lifetime enough for helping us with our adoption!
I know it has been awhile since I’ve sent an update, but wow is life busy with a toddler! My boy is just the absolute light of my life and watching him grow and change every day is such joy.
My only complaint is that time goes by so very quickly. I cherish every single moment with him! He is just an amazing child.
If you would please keep us in special prayer. Especially that God continually guides me and blesses me with the wisdom I need to be the best momma for Caden. Being a single momma I definitely feel the pressure to make sure I have it all together but really only God can help me give him what he needs.
This time of year I am especially mindful of Lifetime and just how blessed I am to continue to be blessed by your remembrance of us and your ongoing support. It means so much.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2017!
Our son is an amazing little boy who’s now six years old. He started 1st grade in August and he loves school. He’s very smart, curious, and excited about learning new things. When Yolanda volunteers in his classroom, he always actively and eagerly participates. He likes to have lots of fun, and he loves to try to make others laugh.
Right now, his favorite sport is soccer. This winter he’ll play basketball and he also wants to take Karate. In the summer, he enjoys playing at the beach and in the swimming pool. During the cold months, he looks forward to playing in the snow. He has asked for a snowboard and a pair of skis for Christmas. He also likes music, playing Uno, board games and with his Rubik’s Cube.
I was just on the Lifetime site, looking at the families waiting to be matched. I recalled when we were one of those families and how that feels. This evening, I said a prayer for all those families and the birth parents. God Bless You and your staff for being the angels to guide everyone through the process.
We wanted to wish you and the staff a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! Lucas is doing great! Lucas is growing so fast and learning so much. He brings our whole family so much joy! We are so blessed!
Lawrence and Rhonda
Sweet Baby Boy
Lifetime would like to congratulate adoptive parents Ross and Carol from Nebraska…
They just brought their baby boy, Isaiah, home through a Lifetime adoption!
In this video, you can read their thoughts about open adoption and review of Lifetime Adoption’s domestic adoption services:
Here’s our adoption story…after being active for seven months, Veronica called us with a birth mom that was interested in us. The birth mom was due within one month so we needed to see if this would work fast. We immediately clicked with her and matched relatively quickly.
One thing is for certain: the baby is the one who determines the due date! We spoke to the birth mom the evening before Zavie was born and she stated that the doctor said it could be anytime, but we all thought that meant within the week. We got a call early in the morning that our birth mom was in labor. We immediately made the necessary arrangements to get to the hospital in a different state.
Before we arrived, Zavie was born weighing eight pounds, four ounces and he was 21 inches long. It has been a little over five weeks now getting to know this little boy. Both of us loved him immensely instantly, but now we are just learning his personality. He is very animated with so many different expressions, smart and independent. He has been trying to hold his head up on his own since Day 1, he tries to hold his bottle and wipe his face after feeding. We can’t wait to learn more about him as he grows. Thank you so much Lifetime!!!
-Wes and Caron
We wanted to send you a quick email to catch you up on our wonderful “Lifetime baby” who is now 13 years old! He’s 5′ 9″ tall already! He plays soccer and runs track and does pretty well in school. He is also hilarious and very creative.
As you know, we reconnected with his birth mom a few years ago. She is married now. We went to her wedding in 2012. We go to Texas every year to visit her, her wonderful husband, and their two kids who are three years old and 22 months. Our son loves being a big brother to her kids.
We have been getting along so well that we decided that our two families will go on a cruise together in 2018. Our son’s birth grandmom is even coming along too. Not only did you match us up with a great baby, but we have grown to consider our birth mother as part of our family.
My brother passed away in October at the age of 52. It was really hard for me. So, I asked our birth mother to be my sister and she agreed. We just had to share our wonderful experience with you!
We wanted to give you a quick update on Max. He’ll be 10 at the end of the month! Time sure flies.
He’s completely into superheroes, especially Batman, Star Wars, and playing Xbox with his brother. Max loves being on stage and always looks for an opportunity to perform. Setting up a stage in the living room and doing a musical number for us is pretty common. He also takes weekly drama classes and performs in a play each spring. We’re doing great!
Merry Christmas to all of you there!
Here is an up-to-date picture of Max (on the left) and his brother Mason.
-Jacob and Kimberlee
Baby's First Thanksgiving
We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Bobby and Tachaundra gave us this little update on their daughter, Ahava: “This Thanksgiving we are so very thankful for Ahava, her birth mother, and God leading us to Lifetime Adoption. Happy Thanksgiving!”
It was Ahava’s first Thanksgiving. Look at that big, adorable grin!
Blessed by Adoption
Lifetime would like to congratulate adoptive parents Scott and Christa from Florida…
They just brought their baby boy, Dylan, home through a Lifetime adoption! Dylan joins their other son, Colin, who’s proud to have a little brother.
Oh How They Grow
Good morning Linda!
Here’s a recent photo of Keegan so you can see how much this boy has grown!
He’s doing so great and he has such a fun personality. We absolutely love this age – nearly 18 months already!
-John and Christine
Sweet Baby Girl
Lifetime would like to congratulate adoptive parents Jeffrey and Aja from Texas…
They just brought their baby girl home through a Lifetime adoption!
We can’t believe that it’s one year since Brooklyn came into our lives.
We wanted to share some pics of her as we have been meaning to do so for awhile. We recently took a family vacation to Switzerland, Italy, and Germany.
-Graham and Bonnie
Jared turned six months old today, and his adoption was finalized!
As we sat in the courtroom listening to the judge, our minds kept coming back to Lifetime and how we were so blessed to find you!
Thank you for your prayers, advice, strength when we had lost ours, and most of all for our family!
Shay and Kerri
(Pictured left to right: Shay, the judge, baby Jared, and Kerri at the adoption finalization)
He's Our Answered Prayer
We are enjoying our sweet baby boy so very much. He has answered our prayers a thousand times over!
He is healthy, happy and growing very fast. The past six months have just flown by!
-Morgan and Wendy
Cutest Pumpkin in the Patch
We wanted to share with you some of our recent adventures with our little guy! We celebrated Branlin’s second birthday back in August and he is growing like a weed!
He thoroughly enjoyed pumpkin picking and we can’t wait to see what joy Christmas brings this year! Thank you still isn’t enough for bringing this little blue eyed “Bug” into our lives!
Joshua and Kristi
Our Adoption Story
We got the call from Lifetime a week before our birth mother’s due date and flew out to her town a few days later. She ended up being a week late and baby Braely was born on September 1st. She is a tiny, precious little girl!
We pray for Braely’s birth mother and our potential relationship with her. We are in love with our little girl, who is super easy going. Her big brother is very busy, so they complement each other perfectly as she is patient with him wanting to help us care for her.
We waited for while for our girl and God once again answered our prayers. Holding her gives us peace knowing God’s perfect plan. We must always trust His timing because it is always perfect!
Thank you Lifetime for always being there when we needed information or encouragement. Kimberly at Lifetime helped communicate with the hospital social worker and lawyer when we were waiting for Braely to be born. It is always nice to know Lifetime staff is there to help. Both our children are Lifetime babies and we love that they have that in common! Happy and blessed!
David, Chantel, Liem and Braely
We Were Blessed With a Miracle!
“We can’t believe it has already been three months since we were blessed with a miracle!”
Thank you Jonmark and Amy, for the wonderful update!
If you are thinking about infant adoption, please contact us or call 1-800-923-6784.
We’ll provide you with the steps you’ll need to take to get started on the path towards parenthood!
Thank You, Lifetime, for All Your Guidance!
We want to thank you for all your guidance and care during this transition time in our lives. Just when we thought an adoption wasn’t going to happen before we moved, it happened!
Our daughter, Ahava Grace, was born on Tachaundra’s birthday. How awesome is that?! She is the sweetest. We love her so much. Her birth mother will always hold a special place our hearts.
-Bobby and Tachaundra
A Forever Home
Happy day for David & Deanna…they just finalized their daughter’s adoption! Pictured in the lower photo (left to right) is Adoption Coordinator Tiffany, David, Deanna, their daughter Madison, and the judge.
David and Deanna say, “Thanks so much. Can’t thank you enough for EVERYTHING!”
Lifetime would like to congratulate new adoptive parents Kyle and Taylor. They just brought their baby girl home through a Lifetime adoption! Their daughter was born weighing seven pounds, two ounces, and was 20 inches long.
Kyle and Taylor emailed their Adoption Coordinator, Diane: “We are so relieved and so in love. She is beautiful and so sweet! We’ve decided to name her Zoey Elizabeth!”
We Can't Thank Lifetime Enough!
We got the finalization date for Jared’s adoption today! He will be an official member of our family next month, on his six month birthday!
We will never be able to express how blessed and thankful we are that we were called to Lifetime! Jared is growing like crazy, rolling over, sitting up and has two and a half teeth.
Thank you will never be enough for all you have given us!
Love and God Bless all of you!
-Shay and Kerri
Lifetime would like to congratulate adoptive parents David and Chantel.
They just brought their baby girl home through their second adoption with Lifetime!
Little Braely joins big brother Liem, whom David and Chantel adopted as a newborn in 2012.
David and Chantel emailed their Adoption Coordinator, “We love our easy-going girl! She’s such a doll!”
Life is Good
Many blessings to Lifetime’s adoptive parents John & Christine!
They share, “Life is so good and we continue to be blessed. Keegan blesses us every day and we love this kid so much!”
If you are thinking about infant adoption, please contact us or call 1-800-923-6784. We’ll provide you with the steps you’ll need to take to get started on the path towards parenthood!
Our Two Lifetime Babies!
Here’s a recent photo of our TWO Lifetime babies, Connor and Cate.
Tonight, we’re sitting here thinking about how blessed we are. I’m overwhelmed with love. Thank you for blessing so many families!
The families working with y’all are so lucky. I love these babies more than words can express and we have your wonderful staff to thank for everything.
Brooklyn is doing great growing by leaps and bounds. She now has six teeth and cutting four more. She loves to talk is crawling, standing and so eager to walk. She loves jumping in her jumperoo and is on the go. She waves hi and bye-bye and loves to give high fives! She loves playing and cuddling with her big brother and chasing him around.
She is pure joy and we love watching her explore and learn new things. We’re forever grateful for Brooklyn’s birth mother, and she’s often in our thoughts and prayers.
-Bonnie & Graham
God Brought Us to You
Lifetime would like to congratulate new adoptive parents, Lynn and Leah. They just brought their baby girl home through a Lifetime adoption!
They share, “God has blessed our family with our beautiful new daughter, Landree K’Lynn Grace.”
Our Dream Came True
Hi Diane! Jonah is doing well and growing so fast. He’s two months already and starting to coo and make cute little noises. We just adore him and feel so blessed to have him in our lives. We still have to pinch ourselves sometimes!
Andrea is keeping in touch with Jonah’s birth mother via a Facebook page, and posts photos of him and updates when we go to the doctors. We’ll have our adoption court date in December. What a wonderful Christmas present that’ll be!
Thanks so much again to you and Lifetime for all that you have done! We had a wonderful experience with our adoption. Your adoption webinars were so valuable in preparing us for our adoption experience!
-Andrea and Adolphus
Blessed by Adoption
Lifetime would like to congratulate new adoptive parents, Maurice and Kim. They just brought their baby boy home through a Lifetime adoption! They’ve truly been blessed with a wonderful experience and a lovely birth mother.
Maurice and Kim shared with us: “Time has been flying by, but we are loving every second of it. Here’s a recent picture of Winston, and a video about our adoption journey to him.
Thanks again for everything you have done for us to make our dreams come true!”
Watch their adoption story by clicking “play” below:
We just had to share; Parker is 10 now, Charlie is 8 and Lassiter is almost 6. We can’t believe how fast they have grown, nor that is has been 10 years since we first contacted you. Lifetime made this all possible since. The boys are all in elementary school now, not babies anymore. The baby part is a blip in the calendar. Watching them grow into their own person with the individual personalities is amazing.
It’s been an amazing 10 years. Two weeks before Charlie was born, we had a failed adoption in California. Lifetime encouraged us and reminded us “there is a baby out there for you. Don’t give up.” At the time it was so hard and sad. But you were right! Our sweet Charlie was born 14 days later. Adopting is an emotional experience for both adoptive parents and birth parents and you all make a difference. We feel like our lives have been wonderfully fulfilled. Thank you!
-Laura and Mead
Lifetime Helped Build Our Family
Today we finalized Camden’s adoption! We are so thankful for you and everyone at Lifetime Adoption!
Lifetime made the adoption process so much easier than we ever thought possible. We are so grateful and look forward to another adoption in the future!
We wanted to send you a quick update to let you know that Katie started first grade today!
It does not seem possible that it was seven years ago, next month, that you first called us to let us know that her birth mom was interested in speaking to us. It feels like yesterday, as I recall the events that took place in the two short months between that call and bringing her home!
Katie is excited that she has some of her friends from Kindergarten in her class again, as well as new friends to meet. She is also excited about having a real desk this year and playing on the big kids playground.
Thank you again for everything you did for us in helping create our forever family so that we can continue to enjoy these “firsts” with her every year!
Tricia and Roger
Our Little Blessing
We love getting updates on Lifetime’s completed adoptions!
Congratulations to Shay & Kerri for this blessing!
They write, “Our little man is four months now! Just wanted to share a picture of our little blessing”
A Forever Home
Lifetime is celebrating the finalization of Jonmark and Amy’s son’s adoption! Here he is pictured with the judge and his parents after his finalization hearing.
They share, “It’s official! We are so blessed! Thank you for all of your help.”
Congratulations to your family from all of us at Lifetime!
If you’re thinking about adopting a child start today by applying online (it’s free!)
We're So Thankful for Lifetime!
Through Lifetime Adoption the path of our lives changed overnight by an early evening phone call in November. We’re so happy to announce that our once four-pound seven-ounce baby is now not only crawling and teething but legally became a part of our family! Here’s a photo from Kayda’s adoption finalization.
We are so thankful for Lifetime Adoption’s assistance, guidance, stories, faith, and wisdom they share with both adoptive families and birth mothers. Our love for Kayda’s birth mother cannot be matched with words and these women deserve the utmost respect that Lifetime offers. We will forever be a Lifetime family!
Kyle and Taya
My Lifetime Baby...18 Years Later!
Single adoptive mother Theresa adopted her son Spencer through Lifetime 18 years ago. Both have stayed in touch with Spencer’s birth mother Laura throughout the years. They’ve enjoyed their open adoption!
Theresa recently wrote to us, “we have stayed in such close contact with his birth mom and bio siblings that he is really close to his brother. It turns out they both play football and are somewhat shy, so they have really bonded and we go to each other’s football games now…It’s truly a miracle how our families have really blended…we even went to his birth mom’s grandchild’s 1st birthday party….his siblings love Spencer so much!”
In 2009, Theresa, Spencer, and Laura appeared in a special about adoption shot at Lifetime Adoption Center. In the special, curated by PBS, they talked about their adoption experience:
"We're So Happy and Grateful to Have Her in Our Lives!"
Sophia arrived very suddenly! We were headed to lunch to celebrate Matt’s birthday when I received “the call”.
Being told that we’d been chosen by birth parents to a baby that was already born filled me with joy and wiped all coherent thought from my brain. Luckily, Matt is much more collected while he is overjoyed. We hit the road within the hour and met our daughter eight hours later.
We came prepared. We had packed the baby’s bag, gotten the car seat installed, attended infant care class, and listened to the webinars in advance to that moment.
What we weren’t expecting was the gratitude and love of the birthparents. They continually thanked us and stated how they wanted to give her as a gift to us. I still cry thinking of the selflessness of it all.
Matt and I are so happy and grateful to have Sophia in our lives. It has been six short weeks yet she has brought so much happiness to our lives and those of our family and friends!
Being parents has made our lives so much richer and us stronger as a partnership. We are looking forward to all the joys and challenges ahead of us but are in no hurry. She has gotten so big already!
-Matt and Julia
What a Happy Boy!
We got a visit from this little guy this week! SO CUTE!
It was so nice to visit with new adoptive parents, Silas and Dawn and their nearly six-month-old baby boy. (He already has 2 teeth!) Such a happy boy!
If you’re thinking about adopting a child, apply online or contact us to learn more about the possibilities for your family’s future: LifetimeAdoption.com/apply.
Such a Cutie
Mia is getting so big. She is now on the charts with the rest of the 1-month-olds.
We had a welcome shower for her where she was showered with love. She appeared in some hospital pictures on her discharge day, and we’ve been the paparazzi at home. Her next official shoot is at three months; time is flying! She is such a cutie!
-TJ and Adriane
We Adopted a Baby Boy!
We had a family visit us who recently adopted through Lifetime!
“Baby Molaki is beautiful! Such a nice family…they said their experience was amazing and they are already talking about doing it again with Lifetime! Beaming!” shares Linda, Lifetime Director.
Would you like to learn more about how you can make your dream of adoption come true?
It’s been a while since we’ve sent an update, so we wanted to share a few new pictures of our sweet Carly. We can’t believe how much she’s grown, from a tiny two and a half pounds to a fun two and a half year old. She is full of laughter, excitement, adventure, and smiles. Our hearts overflow with love for her and God’s faithfulness to answered prayers.
You all hold a very special place in our hearts and always will. Blessings to all of you at Lifetime and to all the special birth mothers!
Adoptive parents in waiting: May the smile on her precious face remind you of the smiles that await you. Our dreams came true, with one phone call, and so will yours. God’s timing is always perfect.
-Casey and April
A Gift from Above
We can believe it’s been almost 3 months since we brought little Aviya home. Her personality is really starting to shine now. She laughs and coos all the time! She loves bathtime and having us read to her.
We recently had a homecoming shower and the love and support from our friends and family was amazing. Since Yava is a veterinarian, the party planning committee themed the party in Doc McStuffins. We asked for African American-themed books and especially those related to adoption. We were showered with baby gifts, advice, and books!
Aviya started daycare this month too. Mommy cried and she and Daddy giggled!
We are eternally grateful to Lifetime and her birth mother for blessing our lives so abundantly.
This morning Evelina was so cute with her Cooper the Bear (the sweet Lifetime gift we received) that I had to share! I have passed on the need for families to friends and hope many of them will contact you one of these days.
The video below is a short reminder of the blessings Lifetime is providing!
Hope everyone is happy and well at Lifetime,
Anne (and David)
We'll Forever Cherish Lifetime in Our Hearts
Hi Linda! The date hasn’t been set just yet for Madison’s adoption finalization, but once it is, we look forward to coming to visit the Lifetime staff! Can’t wait! Here are some recent pictures from her Sip ‘n See Party. There were 80 to 100 guests who showed up to celebrate.
Thank you so much, our beautiful, awesome Lifetime family! It’s been so busy here with getting her nursery beautiful, shopping for all needs, and showering Madison Grace with abundant love! We’ve already recommended you all to others we know who are adopting.
Madison has been such a blessing – THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING YOU ALL DO! We thank God numerous times a day for His plan and we will forever cherish you all in our hearts. From the many talks to the long distance hugs, shared tears, and words of encouragement and then the words of celebratory excitement, you’ve always been there for us. We love you all!
-David and Deanna
Our Dream Come True (times ten)!
Brooklyn is so amazing! She is very social and alert and smiley and loves everyone. She fits into our family so perfectly and everyone tells us that she got the best family ever! Great fit for her too!
She is my focus & my everything… and is so loved! I still watch her sleep at times and can’t believe she is finally here. My dreams come true times ten! She sleeps through the night now! Total peach.
We wanted to share this picture from our Disney trip for Aiden’s 2nd birthday with the Lifetime family!
Also, we’re glad to report that Aiden’s birth mother and Toni are still very close, and FaceTime at least twice a month. Through the grace of God, his birth mother was able to share her experience with her family. They have also seen Aiden through FaceTime.
-Gerald and Toni
You can hear Gerald and Toni’s adoption story at AdoptionWebinar.com. Toni answered waitingadoptive family’s questions, parent-to-parent.
We just had Hank’s pictures done for his 2nd birthday, so we’ll send a few in the mail for his birth mother.
Hank is amazing. We can’t believe he’s going to be TWO in just two short weeks. Time is flying by. We’re busy getting ready for his baby brother to be born. I’m 35 weeks along. He is very excited to be a big brother and talks about his baby all the time.
It’s just amazing the journey God had planned for us all. We were hoping to make it up for a visit to the Lifetime office before the baby was born, but we might have to wait until the fall for another visit.
Dustin and Miranda
Our Handsome and Happy Boy
We wanted to reach out to you to share how Weston is doing. Can’t believe how much Weston has grown in eight months, he’s getting so big! He already has six teeth in. Everywhere we go people stop us to comment on what a handsome, happy and well behaved baby he is.
He is a good eater. He loves fruits and vegetables especially avocado, asparagus, and broccoli. He is even starting to self-feed some food.
We are going for a long weekend to visit his birth mother and her family in two weeks. We’re going to go with Weston’s birth mom and her daughters to the beach during this visit!
-Kevin and Jess
He's the Center of My World
Hello Patty, so nice to hear from you…I’ve thought about you and the Lifetime team a lot. Gavin is doing well, I can’t believe he’s almost 18 months either. The time has gone by so fast it’s like a blur. He’s so precious and the center of my world.
He’s definitely a little character. He’s energetic, funny and even on his bad days he still smiles his seven little teeth. I get a text every now and again from his birth mom, she also can’t believe how handsome and big he’s gotten. She doesn’t want to meet him in person which is a little sad but understandable. Here’s a photo of Gavin at the end of his 16th month. He really keeps me on my toes but sometimes I think about giving him a sibling. The summer has been nice and low-key some travel both local and abroad and a few play dates and a lot of mommy and Gavin time!
He's the Light of Our Lives!
Allen and Angelina were blessed to be matched with their birth mother just 10 days after contracting with Lifetime!
They write, “We are enjoying Langston; he is the absolute light of our lives! Thanks for all you did during our adoption journey!”
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Lorenzo’s adoption finalization was just two days after his third birthday. So that was pretty amazing! Jody’s parents were there and it went very quick.
We’ve made great strides with Lorenzo. For a while, I think he was struggling with adjusting due to learning right and wrong behavior. He would have small anger and frustration moments when he didn’t get his way. But he’s fabulous now!
He has a toy train set and he loves pretending he’s Thomas the Train. He absolutely loves swimming so going on our boat has been the highlight of the summer so far.
Our family members are planning a “welcome to the family/gotcha party” next month. We wanted some more time to bond with Lorenzo before he met the rest of the family. And trust me we’re big! He’s met some but not all.
He’s grown about three inches since coming home, so we’ve gone through a few “eating everything in sight” and “sleeping a lot” phases. He’s already outgrowing some of his 4T stuff too. We think he’s definitely going to be a tall boy!
We can’t thank you all at Lifetime for being the thread that tied our families together. Lorenzo’s birth mother is an amazing woman and gave us the best gift we could ever ask for. We keep in touch with her quite often and she’s doing great. She’s enrolled in college and almost done with her first term at becoming a nurse. We are so proud of her! We haven’t talked anymore about when a good time would be for Lorenzo to see her again but we will wait for a few more months to pass. It will be great to see her again! Once again thank you so much for everything!
-Pete and Jody
From meeting Kayla in 2009 to now! She has grown into a beautiful little girl. We are so happy for Weston, Lisa and their family!
They write, “We always try refer people to Lifetime whenever we can, and will definitely continue to spread the word. We were lucky enough to be matched and bring our daughter home within 3 months of being active!
Kayla’s now 7 years old! Hard to believe isn’t it? She continues to amaze us every day and is a great big sister to our 4-year-old. After 8 miscarriages, Lisa gave birth to Miss Livie Marie.”
If you would like to work with Lifetime on your adoption journey, please contact us anytime at 1-800-923-6784.
The Girl of our Dreams
We loved working with Lifetime. Thank you for being such an integral part of our family!
Our daughter, Hannah is three and a half now and such a joy! We are daily blessed by her sweet and generous spirit. We are so thankful that God chose her for us and us for her! We are so thankful that God called us to adoption.
Jen and Scott
We were so incredibly pleased with everything that Lifetime offered us. Our experience with you was exceptional. The support, love, and guidance is something that is very hard to find, especially in a situation as delicate as adoption.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything that Lifetime did for us!!!
-Josh and Kristi
Thank You for the Amazing Work You Do!
As we approach Gracie’s first birthday, we cannot thank you all enough. She has blessed our lives in so many ways! Here’s a recent photo of Gracie in between her two sisters. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the amazing work you do!
-Casey and Lisa
Oh, How They Grow
All is well with us! Eliana is growing up so fast! She’s now two years and four months old.
We are just so blessed to have her in our lives!
Here’s a snapshot of her taken on the 4th of July.
We’re thrilled to give you an update on our family. At the beginning of the month, we finalized our adoption of Gabriel! Many friends and family came to the hearing and we celebrated afterwards with a big BBQ in our backyard.
We’ve been so blessed these past five months with our sweet guy. He is active and inquisitive, constantly smiling and on the move. We know that God worked out every detail of this adoption from start to finish. We feel honored to be chosen by the Lord and Gabriel’s birth mother to parent our son.
The waiting was a challenge–but it prepared us to never take a moment of this experience called parenthood for granted. He’s growing so fast, and it’s hard to believe that six months ago we had no idea how drastically our life would soon change for the better.
We appreciate all that Lifetime did to support us in our time of waiting, and also for introducing us to the amazing young woman who changed our world forever by choosing us to parent Gabriel. Thank you!
Kristin and Nicholas
Blue Eyed Girl
Happy second birthday Stevie, from the ladies of Lifetime Adoption!
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As Ava likes to say, “It’s a GOOD DAY!” Today is a good day because Ava’s adoption became finalized today! Thank you for all you did to make our family complete! Here’s a recent photo of the three of us.
Have a blessed day!
Ryan and Laura
Beauty & Wonder
We are excited to continue to watch Hanna grow into a beautiful child. Every day is full of new adventures. We feel so lucky to have her in our lives.
She enjoys visits to the zoo, swimming in the pool, bubble baths, tea parties, playing in the water with the dog, running around in her princess dresses, painting our nails, feeding the neighbor’s fish, playing on her new outdoor fort, planting flowers, learning to fish, making new friends, picking wildflowers, making s’mores around the campfire, going to the amusement park, going to Hershey Chocolate World, and going to the local parks.
No matter where Hanna goes she makes friends quickly!
We pray every night and thank God that Hanna is here and that her birth parents are doing well.
Here’s a recent picture of Anthony. We can’t believe it has been a year already! It went by so fast. We love him sooo much. He has filled our lives with so much love and joy. My family came over to celebrate his birthday and they said, “Anthony has brought so much love and light into their lives. I know he has done the same for you too.” :)
-Juan and Maricela
Our Lifetime "Baby", 8 Years Later!
One of Lifetime’s adoption coordinators shared: “What a way to end the week! I just got a call from adoptive parents, John and Denise, who completed their adoption in 2008. They wanted to say “hi” and let me know that their son is a straight A student going into the 3rd grade.
John & Denise said they are very proud of their son and that he has a beautiful spirit. They recently took up running as a family together.” (These updates are so inspiring! Look at that smile!)
Just wanted to send a quick update to you guys and a few pictures. Last month, Grace became a big sister. She absolutely LOVES her little brother! She gives him kisses every chance she gets (as you can see in the one picture).
She is such a happy girl and we couldn’t be more blessed and thankful! I can’t believe that she is nine months old already. Time sure is flying by and I’m so thankful for all of the blessings God has given us in the last year!
Thank you for all that you do at Lifetime in bringing families together and for caring for the adoptive families, babies, and birth mothers. I recommend you to anyone that asks me about adoption!
Alicia (and Jake)
Adorable Sweet Baby
Congratulations, TJ and Adriane, on your lovely baby girl! We are so excited for you!
One week after she was born, little Mia left the hospital with TJ and Adriane last night. She is doing wonderfully, and the adoptive couple is still pinching themselves with this beautiful “drop in lap” adoption situation.
We just had to send this picture of Hank! We were headed to the pool last night and he was one cool dude. We cannot believe he will be TWO at the end of the summer. He has the biggest personality and keeps us laughing!
We sent his birth mom an update, and over 30 pictures with updates on the back of them.
Brooklyn is doing very well! Seven months, two teeth, sitting up and ready to crawl. She is saying a few words…her first was “DaDa” : )
-Graham and Bonnie
A Heart to Call Home
Good morning Linda and Deena!
Yesterday’s adoption finalization was such a pivotal and moving day! My cousin and a couple friends were there.
Here are a few pics: one was taken after our finalization proceedings; Mason’s teddy bear was from the judge and it has his name on it. The other photo is of Mason in the onesie he had under his “court outfit.”
Congratulations, Roderick and Kim, on the finalization of your daughter’s adoption! We are so excited for you!
-The Lifetime Staff
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Talia is doing great. She is such a sweet baby. She has been smiling up a storm lately! We are waiting for her to giggle while awake…she does in her sleep! We all are so in love with her.
My friends threw a baby shower for us this last weekend. It was so nice. So many friends and family have been praying for us and supporting us, and it was awesome to be able to thank them and celebrate this precious girl.
Sorry it took so long to get back to you. Life with a baby! Haha. So thankful to you and Lifetime for all you have done for us. I especially thank you for the personal attention you gave me when I was feeling frustrated or down. What a long journey to our miss Talia, but so worth it all now that she is here.
How are you? We are doing great! We just wanted to let you know that we finalized Anthony’s adoption on last week. Here’s a picture of Anthony and us with the judge at the adoption hearing. We are so happy! We love him soooo much. We can’t believe he will be turning one next month. We are already planning his birthday party. :)
How are you? Just wanted to touch base and let you know that we’re sending Joshua’s birth mom photos of him every month. We are in communication with the family who adopted his birth mom’s first baby. We’re really excited about that!
The adoptive mother and Lisa talk often and share pics of the boys, and she’s shared a lot of information that we really appreciate. And it is nice and comforting to know that Joshua has another family in them. We think it will be important for Joshua when he gets older, so we are looking to continuing to grow that relationship.
Here is the latest pic of Joshua, who is now 19 pounds! He is growing up so quickly and it has only been six months, can you believe it!? Well, take care and say hello from us to the Lifetime team!
-Daniel and Lisa
Our Greatest Love of All
We are overjoyed that the baby girl that’s been growing in our hearts is now home in our arms. Our daughter, Aviya is truly a blessing and we fell in love with her at first sight! Lifetime has been AMAZING and has made this process smooth as it could be. Tiffany answered our every call and email and helped calm all of our fears. We have ALREADY recommended Lifetime to several of our friends because we trust and appreciate their warmth, genuine concern and professionalism. We pray that other adoptive families and birth moms are guided and supported as we were.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”
Born in Our Hearts
Congratulations, Kevin and Jessica, on the finalization of your son’s adoption! We are so excited for you!
-The Lifetime Staff
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It’s great to hear from you! The kids are doing excellent and are growing so much! We are all very happy and the kids are doing amazing and are in a good place. We are so proud of them and they are such a blessing in our lives! At now five and six, they continue to blow our minds with their progression. They are currently finishing the 3rd grade in homeschool, are taking karate (where they are getting 1st and 3rd place metals in tournaments), they sing in the county children’s choir, are young leaders at our church and are loved by our entire community. We can’t go anywhere without them being recognized and loved on. They are so loving, and giving and kind. We are so amazed by them. Though there were some more challenging times than others, they have persevered in ways I can only credit to God! They have both humbled us and enriched our lives in ways we can not explain in words. The latest and greatest is they are wanting us to adopt more children.
As always, thank you for all you have done for us!
We are quite the busy family! I hope you are doing well and I know that God is using you in all those webinars. I had no idea then how wonderful and crazy this journey would have been. I loved that closeness that one of the birth mothers in your webinars had with the adoptive family. I specifically asked God for a young couple that we could bond with. God only grants us His will and I was blessed that my desires matched!
Jameson’s birth father has the sweetest heart. Since our placement, we have spent days with our son’s birth grandparents on the birth father’s side. So many tiny amazing details in our story and it is all glory to God. People constantly ask how we are able to be so open. Honestly, I know not all adoptive parents can be, but God has just given me His assurance and confidence that I truly have no insecurity. It’s bigger than me. I just want to show them love because God loves and blessed me with this story. We still have contact with Jameson’s birth mom and I pray in her time she will come around more.
Jameson has had a story of his own; he has torticollis and needs a helmet. It has been busy and stressful but I wouldn’t change it for anything. I can’t believe he will be nine months this weekend!
I know without a doubt God brought us to Lifetime. I felt a pull to Lifetime that no one understood. We had many local Christian agencies near us, but what I loved about Lifetime was they put the birth families first. Now, as an adoptive-mom-in-waiting, that was hard when I was in the wait. It was during that wait I was learning about love, God’s love. I learned a selflessness that He has used for me to open up to our son’s birth family in a way that many don’t understand. What came to mind was the “seek first the kingdom of God” verse. I had to remember why I chose Lifetime and that was because there was so much emphasis on the birth parents. I would not change a thing about our story. I love all of the staffs’ hearts and willingness to be God’s hands and feet by bringing families together and letting love cover it all.
Becca and Kalani
Thank You for Bringing Us Together
We are doing great; can’t believe our Lifetime baby is four already!
We have an amazing relationship with Gaige’s birth mom. Gaige understands adoption so well. She knows who her birth mother is and has told her thank you for her mommy and daddy.
We surprised Gaige’s birth mom with a nice dinner out for Birth Mother’s Day. It was a great evening! We especially enjoy sharing our adoption story with others, breaking the negative stigma that some have.
Thank you for bringing us together. We can’t imagine life without Gaige!
-Derric and Lori
So Happy We Chose Lifetime!
We’re excited to celebrate new adoptive parents, David and Deanna, who welcomed their newborn daughter this weekend!
“It’s been unbelievably busy these last few days! Thank YOU SO MUCH. Actually thank you isn’t good enough because how grateful we truly are can’t be put into words! We are SO happy we chose Lifetime on our special journey…God had His plan and He intervened and everything worked out better than perfect! We love all of you very much. It truly is by the grace of God that she is ours and she is absolutely perfect! Love you – huge hugs!”
-David and Deanna
A Baby Boy is a Joy!
Congratulations, Shay and Kerri, on your bouncing baby boy, Jared! We are so excited for you!
-The Lifetime Staff
Shay and Kerri write:
“We had a great Mother’s Day weekend! Jared sent his birth mom a card and gift card for dinner :) We would love to help others while waiting or birth moms…we’ve had an amazing experience with Lifetime! Our adoption may not have been the “typical,” but it was exactly how it was supposed to be! We can say the waiting was hard but “keeping your eye on the prize” kept us moving! After chatting with Jared’s birth mom, we really channeled our prayers toward her and baby. Every time we stumbled we dropped to our knees and prayed! All we can say is God is Good!”
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We were hoping to stop by your office soon, to visit with Weston. His adoption is going to be finalized next week in court!
Here’s a recent picture of Weston as well. Hope you have a nice Mother’s Day!
-Kevin and Jess
Our daughter Kestrel is two months old! She now weighs 4 pounds 12 ounces, over twice her birth weight of 2 pounds 4 ounces. She’s grown more out than up, but has grown from 15 inches long to 17. Kestrel now regulates her own body temperature. That means she’s out of the incubator and into a crib. It also means she can start wearing clothes!
Kestrel began the slow transition to bottle feeding. Two of her eight daily feedings are by bottle, but she typically falls asleep halfway through. She usually gives a good burp without prompting and gives us “the hand” when she’s had enough patting on the back.
Kestrel is more alert now, opening her eyes wide and looking around her room. When she hears someone talking, she looks around to try to find them.
The hospital asked Laura and Kestrel to be models for Kangaroo Care. Kestrel has provided her first photo release form!
In addition to Kangaroo Care on the chest, we are holding her in our arms or on a boppy pillow so Kestrel can see our faces. She is also getting foot and hand massage as assigned by her occupational therapist.
We look forward to being together with Kestrel on Mother’s Day. We hope to all be back home by Father’s Day!
-Eric and Laura
My Handsome Little Man
Mason is now FOUR MONTHS OLD! Here’s a photo comparing him at four days old, and now at four months.
He just had his first cold. Awww…even at his “lower energy” self, he’s still a cute bundle of joy.
Colin is Four, Watch Him Soar!
Happy birthday to Steve and Regina’s “Lifetime baby”, who just turned four! His adoptive mother writes,
“HAPPY 4th BIRTHDAY to my smart, silly, curious, cheerful, reptile-loving boy! It felt like yesterday we were driving to the hospital to wait for your arrival and our lives have been blessed and changed for the better since the day we met you.
Mama and daddy love you to the moon and back!”
Blessed Beyond Measure
Congratulations, Henry and Anna, on the finalization of your son’s adoption! We are so excited for you!
-The Lifetime Staff
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Hope all is well with you! We need to find a time to come up and visit again once school is out for the summer! Hank is growing like crazy! He’s so smart and is such a light in our lives. He keeps us on our toes and makes us laugh every day.
Dustin and Miranda
A Gift From Above
Congratulations, Morgan and Wendy, on your beautiful baby boy! We are so excited for you!
-The Lifetime Staff
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Happy Easter! It is so fun that Katie is old enough to be excited about and remind us that we need to take pictures of her with her bunny to send you for Easter! She loves to look at our profile to see the picture that you requested we take of all of our rabbits lined up in a row. It is a fun memory and a reminder to us about how much you cared about every little detail of our profile which helped lead us to the perfect match with Katie’s birth mom.
Katie is six years old now, loves kindergarten and is reading up a storm! She stays very active with running, riding her bike, swim team and ice-skating lessons. She loves attending “Sunday Church”, playing with her friends and is learning to play the piano. She keeps us very busy and we wouldn’t want it any other way!
We love Easter for another reason also, in that we get to celebrate Katie’s spiritual birthday as she accepted Jesus three years ago this season!
We will be eternally grateful for all of the love, care and prayer that you put into every little detail of our profile and adoption match. We appreciate everything you and the rest of the Lifetime staff has done for our family and we pray often for each of you, the adoptive families and especially the birthmoms.
Tricia and Roger
Sweet As Can Be
I wanted to update you all at Lifetime and let you know that our adoption was finalized a few weeks ago!
Hope you are well and thanks again for all your help along the way. Here’s a picture of Chase; he’s five months old now and such a sweet baby.
Thought we would send you a picture of Micah from his first birthday party. He is doing great and is the most adorable child. Complete strangers have come up to us wanting to play with him! Micah’s birth grandma recently came to visit, and they hit it off.
We’d like to thank you and Lifetime for our beautiful little boy!
Great to hear from you! Brooklyn is doing great; she just turned five months yesterday and is now 15 pounds…happy and healthy!
We are happy to share pics. Hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend!
-Graham and Bonnie
The Sweetest Addition
We are over the moon excited about our sweetest addition to our family! Corbin Edward! We are all home now and doing wonderfully. He’s is doing so well! Sleeps, eats and poops a lot! We’re loving being parents and he was worth every minute of our adoption journey!
Our guardianship was approved and signed by the judge. He’s all ours! His adoption date should be happening in the next month or so.
We can’t thank all of you enough over at Lifetime for all the support and words of encouragement along our journey. The hospital experience was amazing and so special being with birth mom, birth mom’s mom, sister and the birth father. One of the best moments was when the birthfather said when he met Rick and I he couldn’t imagine placing his son with more of a perfect family! We all bonded and it was so bittersweet to say good-bye to all of them. Thanks again and love to you all! Hope you all have a blessed Easter!
-Rick and Jessica
Our Smiles Never Fade
Dear Lifetime Family,
Wishing you an Easter that’s full of little moments to make you smile! Here’s a recent photo of Matthew; he’s almost seven years old now!
We will always remember your help and support as we waited and prepared for our child. Life is now full and unpredictable some days, yet our smiles never fade. Matthew is having lots of fun playing basketball and reading.
-Nick and Lynn
"Thank You for Helping to Make Our Family!"
Hello Lifetime ladies!
Just a short note to touch base with you all and say hello.
The girls are both doing great! Ainsley is now 14 and Courtney is eight and a half. Here’s some updated pictures of them.
Ainsley is all teen: sassy, smart, and stylish. Courtney is full of energy and a big hugger. She is always on the move and very talkative. We hear from her birthmom often. She shares pictures of when she was a kid with us and it’s amazing how much her and Courtney look alike at the age Courtney is now.
Both are very smart girls and we are very blessed. Thank you guys for helping to make our family!
Happy Easter to you all!
-Darin and Pegg
Hoppin' Down the Bunny Trail
Happy Easter from Lifetime family, Jesus and Ronna! We just love this darling update of their sweet daughter. It’s always wonderful to hear from Lifetime’s families years after they adopt!
Grace’s adoption was just finalized! We have been so blessed through this entire process. Grace is such a happy baby and brings so much joy to our lives we can’t imagine life without her! It’s hard to believe she is almost six months old.
We have been blessed to have a wonderful relationship with Grace’s birth mom and family.
The support and love we felt from Lifetime through the course of the adoption was such an encouragement. Words cannot express how thankful we are to all of you at Lifetime for what you do in bringing families together.
Here’s a photo from the day the adoption was final. Hope you are all doing well!
-Jake and Alicia
Merry & Bright
Here’s a photo slide show made of Christmas photos from our successful Lifetime adoptive families. We’re enjoying these adorable Christmas photos year-round!
A Precious New Addition
Here are a few photos from one of our Lifetime couples, who recently adopted a little baby boy!
Little Bohdi Ryan joins big brother Zak, who is excited for a little playmate.
Congrats Eric and Courtney!
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Let Them Be Little...They're Only That Way for Awhile
Hello beautiful ladies! :)
Just want to share the latest picture of Colin. I stayed home yesterday because he was running a fever. :( We decided to get some fresh air and pick lemons in the backyard (he decided to throw them like a ball…never a dull moment!
Made me realize I haven’t taken any pictures of him lately. I can’t believe he’s growing so fast…in two months he turns the big FOUR! So blessed and grateful for each day I’m given to hear this boy call me “mama”.
With love & gratitude,
Regina (and Steve)
A Gift From Above
Congratulations, Gabe and Shaina, on your beautiful baby girl! We are so excited for you!
-The Lifetime Staff
So Thankful for Lifetime for Bringing this Little Miracle into our Lives!
Just wanted to drop you a line about Michaela. She turned three on December 31 and we had some photos made. The photographer was quite taken with her. She has such a great personality!
When people ask her her name she replies: ” I’m Super Girl Michaela!” (In the photo of her with her hands on her hips, she is telling the photographer that she is “Super Girl”.) She was playing at Chick fil’ A just today and I heard one of they other kids ask her name and that was her reply. She is smart and funny and has the sweetest spirit. So thankful for Lifetime for bringing this little miracle into our lives. God Bless to everyone there. Have a great 2016.
-Mike and Julie
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I’ve been so busy, but I wanted to reach out to let my Lifetime friends know that Maya and I are doing wonderful. She’s two and a half now and every day is a splendid adventure. Here’s a recent picture and I wish all of the Lifetime families God’s Blessings!
Our Boy is a Joy!
How are you? Just wanted to give you an update on how Joshua is doing. He is just a complete joy and is growing so fast! He’s now 14.5 pounds and 25 inches long, so we are thinking he is going to be tall? Here are the latest pics!
Say hello from us to the Lifetime team! ; )
-Daniel and Lisa
We hope you had a wonderful Groundhog Day! We always think of you as we celebrate your favorite holiday. This year Katie can actually read some of the books that she has been posing with every year for you. It is hard to believe she is six years old already! She loves Kindergarten, her teacher and hanging out with her new friends. She continues to love running and swimming on the swim team and has added ice skating and piano to her extracurricular activities this year!
We consider it a privilege to be able to watch her grow into the caring and compassionate little girl that she is becoming. We are thankful to the Lord, you and the rest of the staff at Lifetime for making it possible for us to be a forever family! We pray often for each of you, the birthmoms and the adoptive families. We will be eternally grateful for the work you are doing impacting so many precious lives!
Happy New Year, hope you and the staff are well, its been a busy year. Gavin is doing well. I’m currently planning his first birthday party in February. I cant believe he is going to be one, time has really flown by. It feels like it was just yesterday when I held him to my chest for the first time, he was so tiny and now he’s my sweet little touching everything and crawling everywhere little man.
He is an amazing little boy, and a joy to be around, he just loves people and everyone is drawn to him and his little personality. I’ve never been happier being his mom. but he does keep me on my toes. I’ve enclosed some photos from this past month of Gavin.
Gracie is so perfect and she brings joy to our family each and every day. She was worth the wait and throughout our story a lot of little things happened that helped us to know that God had his hand in every piece of the adoption.
Thanks so much for helping us to add Gracie to our family,
Casey & Lisa
A Delightful Sight!
Just wanted to send you a couple of pictures from Ava’s first birthday and Christmas as an update. We are all doing well and Ava had a great first birthday and an even more amazing Christmas. I really think she received the entire toy store. ;) We hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas and are having a great New Year!
How are you doing? I can’t believe it has been a year since we received the call from you, about a little boy that was soon to be ours! We had a Winter Onederland party for Lucas last weekend. He is growing and learning so fast! He brings us so much happiness and laughter! We are truly blessed!
Lawrence, Rhonda and Lucas
The Amazing Gift
Congratulations, Andrea, on your baby boy! We are so excited for you!
We wanted to give you all an update. This have been so crazy the past 3 months (I can’t believe we have a 3 month old now!) We survived the holidays. I’ve never seen so many adults be obsessed with one tiny baby. He was definitely a missing piece we didn’t even know we had until he was here!
He is getting a huge personality and we couldn’t be more in love with him. Our finalization should be happening by mid March. We can’t wait!
Here are a few pictures of him. Enjoy! Thank you so much for all your help :)
-Ryan & Rachael
A Gift From Above!
Such a sweet note from one of our adoptive parents:
“This was the best Christmas EVER!!”
Congratulations Roderick & Kimberly! We wish you the best.
We continue to be so grateful to you for helping us become a family. Here are a few recent family pictures of Lauren. Each year since she was born, Lauren gets a new Holiday Barbie from her sweet birth mom, who carries on this as a Christmas tradition that her own mother started for her when she was born. We hope you are all well and that the families and birth mothers that you are working with have a blessed year.
Rex and Polly
Pleased to Meet You, Little One
Mark & Tiffany,
Congratulations on the newest member of your family! He is so handsome. Wishing you and your family so much happiness!
-The Lifetime Staff
Jordan & Julie,
Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl! We absolutely loved meeting her. She is such a little miracle!
William is doing very well in first grade. He is right on target for reading and enjoys going to school. He finished up pee wee football in October and has now started winter basketball. He was the first to make a basket during last week’s game. William is a typical 6 year old boy…loves riding his bike and playing with his friends.
Hello from Texas! Rich and I wanted to send you both an email to wish you and everyone at Lifetime a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
David is now 5 years old and in kindergarten. He loves playing on his t-ball team, playing Scrabble and building things out of Legos with his older brother Ryan. He is a very happy little boy. David has brought us so much joy.
It’s been a little while since we sent you an update! So, I wanted to write you and tell you Merry Christmas! Adley is growing so fast! I truly can’t believe it! She’s such a joy and the most precious baby ever! She’s counting and saying her ABC’s already! She is so smart! She is truly a gift from God. She amazes me more and more everyday! I just thought I knew what love was before Adley was born, little did I know, she is what love is! She still has the entire family wrapped around her little finger! I just cannot explain this little doll! To hear her holler “Moma, come fix the tv or Daddy, come help me”, is what we waited for! My Moma and I were talking the other day and she looked at me and said what did we do before Adley? (Keep in mind we have a huge, huge family!). I barely remember those long, sad days while we were waiting now! She has changed our lives and I cannot believe she is almost 3 years old! We still send messages to her Birthmom. She is doing very well! We send pictures every now and then and she loves to get the pictures to see how much Adley is growing! She is still just as sweet as she was the very first day we met her! We will always think of her as a true gift from God also! Adley is loving Santa this year! I’ve attached some pictures for you! We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! Keep doing God’s work at Lifetime, you don’t realize how many lives you are blessing everyday doing what you do! We love you!!! Here’s some pictures of what we call “All of God’s grace in one tiny, precious face”!!!
First off, we would like to thank you and Lifetime for our journey and for helping unite us with our beautiful daughter. Shortly before Thanksgiving, we received your call that a birth mother had chosen us and was on her way to the hospital to deliver. Our lives changed for the best in one moment and one phone call. Our experience with Lifetime has been flawless. They are passionate about giving encouragement through prayer and scripture as well as offering education to ease the process. We never felt alone and would recommend Lifetime to anyone considering adoption. It is hard to express in words our love for not only our daughter but also for her birth mother. After one wonderful month, we look forward to many more precious moments and sleepless nights!
Kyle & Taya
Xia Janae’ is nearly 18 months now!!! Check out this group of photos of our perfectly mischievous elf!! Thanks for all your help.
We will forever be grateful for the role that you played in creating our family. Wishing our Lifetime Family a Merry Christmas.
I attached some pictures of our little man. He is absolutely the most awesome earthly gift our Lord has given us. As we celebrate our Lord’s birth we are reminded how we are all adopted into His kingdom.
Merry Christmas! We hope you are doing well. Max is great! We started homeschooling about 2 years ago and he is really thriving. He LOVES people and is extremely social. He can talk to anyone! His activities are Cub Scouts, he’s currently at Wolf rank, and Drama Kids, a theater group that meets every week and puts on a play in the spring. Max listens to music every chance he gets; he really loves all music but his favorites are Elvis and country. We have been fortunate to be able to travel several places-camping in Colorado, to the beach in south Texas, two Caribbean cruises, and of course multiple trips to the farm in Kansas to see his grandparents, aunts, uncles, & cousins.
Max is a brings such joy to our lives. He’s quick to show affection and has a smile for everyone, even strangers. He loves life and is a happy little guy. He is such a blessing to our family!
Again, we hope this finds you well. I’m happy to send pictures any time!
Jacob and Kim
My, How You've Grown!
Preparing for Christmas … one of our favorite times of the year. Can you believe how big our little guy is getting? Merry Christmas to our friends at Lifetime! We pray for you, for the precious birth mothers (current and past) and for the waiting families. Love from us ….
I just wanted to let y’all know that Lylia’s adoption was final yesterday. It took a while but it’s done! When we told her she’s ours forever, she threw her fist in the air and yelled, YAY! Thank you for everything the Lifetime staff did for us.
I’ve shared our story so many times and even had people tell me they checked out Lifetime Adoption. They will mention they saw our story online, and how they really seem to love seeing all the adoption updates. I hope all you wonderful ladies have a great week!
Carter & Nova-Dawn
Wrapped in Love
I attached a few of her professional pictures we received back. Love, Love them. She is our precious, sweet miracle!!
Oh boy! Our journey has been something else. Crazy wonderful! We just spent a few days up North with our family and Jameson’s birth grandparents came to see us for a few days. It’s amazing the love and bond that is there.
It’s been a little while since we’ve been able to send an update, but please know we think of all of you often and continue to pray for all that you’re doing in the lives of birth parents and adoptive parents. We can hardly believe how fast the time has gone. We just celebrated Carly’s second birthday a few weeks ago. We celebrated with a trip to the zoo and of course, Carly’s favorite, cake. She is growing so fast and is now running and climbing on everything. Her favorite things to do are to play with her brothers, go down the slide, hug her baby dolls, and keep mommy and daddy chasing after her. We are always so grateful for all that you have done for our family. Our adoption story is beautiful and our love for our daughter is immeasurable. She completes our family and our hearts are so full. We often are told how perfectly her personality fits in with her brothers. She brings joy to everyone she meets. Thank you to each and everyone of you! Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!
Casey & April
P.S. The pictures are from her two year photo shoot/ family photo shoot. The Christmas one of her with her baby doll was captured to show how far she’s come. The baby doll in the picture was the same size as her at birth , and the nightgown she is wearing, was the nightgown Carly wore on Christmas day in the NICU.
We are so thankful to have found Lifetime! After working with several agencies with no success, we have finally been blessed with a son, and our lives have been changed forever! We would like to thank all of the staff for their dedication and support in helping us become a family.
–Lisa & Daniel
A Double Blessing
We’re planning a birthday party for the twins, but it won’t be until January because of everyone’s work schedules right now (holidays). We had a little party for them on Tuesday. I will forward a pic once I have the boss’s (Retta) seal of approval on one that looks nice…lol.
Rayne and JD are such an absolute blessing, and we thank God for them every day! And we appreciate so much all of your help in bringing us together!
–Matt & Retta & Rayne & JD
A Boy is a Joy!
We are doing great. Our little boy is getting so big.
We are not quite sure where the time has gone as our princess is turning 6 today and just lost her first tooth! Katie is really enjoying hearing all of the details of the day we got “the call” and her very special birth story!
She loves Kindergarten, her teacher, playing with her friends and reading. She has read over 100 books so far this school year! She is really loving art class and has been drawing every chance she gets! She even had 4 of her paintings displayed in the school art show recently. She also enjoys singing and acting and will again be in our Christmas program at church.
Katie is also turning into our little athlete! She continues to swim on the swim team and runs 5Ks and has recently taken up ice skating lessons. She has also learned to ride her bike this year and rides up to 8 miles at a time.
We have also enjoyed traveling to several states this year to visit family and friends.
Thank you again, Veronica and the Lifetime Staff, for everything you did to help us create our forever family. We will be eternally grateful for all of the love and support you have provided us and Katie’s Birthmom. We continue to pray for each of you, the Birthmoms and Adoptive families and that God will continue to bless your ministry!
Michaela is growing, changing, and learning, learning learning. Here is a couple of pics from the pumpkin patch and one in her Cinderella costume. I so enjoyed watching her at Halloween and I know that Christmas is going to be magical this year. Tell everyone at Lifetime we are doing great and we thank God everyday for how blessed we are!
-Mike & Julie
One Big Happy Family
Lifetime received such a sweet picture update from on of our families!
We are so happy for you John, Melissa and family!
What a Guy!
It’s great to hear from you. Everything is going really well. Landon is growing and spreading so my joy. He is truly our blessing. Here are some photos. Thanks again for checking in. We cannot thank you and the Lifetime Family enough.
Nick, Lillian, & Landon
I Grew in Mommy's Heart
I cannot believe its been 1 year since I was matched. I remember everything about that morning, including calling you back at 10:10 am ET and saying yes.
Lindsay turns 1 in a few short weeks. She has been a constant joy and entertainment. I would not trade a moment of our time together (even the teething, she has 8). She is my Lovey. As I celebrate her year of firsts, I wanted you to know I have not once forgotten about Lifetime or you and the gift you have given me. You and Lifetime are in the business of making dreams come true.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am so blessed to call myself Lindsay’s mom.
Love and blessings, Cynthia
Here are a couple of pictures – I’m afraid he has only gotten cuter…
– Josh & Lindsay
A Girl of Grace
The Lifetime staff wants to congratulate Paula on her baby girl!
A Match Made in Heaven
Here are a few photos from one of our Lifetime families! Congrats Scott & Christyna!
Oh, How They Grow!
Just wanted to say hey and send some pictures of our big guy. He is growing up too fast! Hope all is going well. I know it has been almost two years now, but we will forever be grateful for all of your help!
Hard to believe that our baby girl turned two last Friday. Wow…where does the time go. She is growing to such a young lady. We enrolled her in pre-school this year. She’s one smart cookie that is for sure. Learning Spanish even…she’ll have to teach her mommy and daddy;) lol
Well, you all take care and many blessings. Have a great holiday season as it approaches rapidly. Thanks to you and everyone at Lifetime for making us having a family possible. Paige has brought so much love, joy and sunshine to our lives and she touches everyone’s life that she meets. She gets oos and ahh’s everywhere we go it’s cute. What a blessing and you know it’s funny how after you get to the other side the pain of the wait does seem to go away;)
Enjoy the fall and many blessings.
Chris & Amy
Pretty in Pink
Just wanted to share a few pictures of our beautiful, smart, fun loving, & thriving little Blessing! She just turned 4yrs old!
Thank you all again for all you have done and are doing!
Jesus & Ronna
Forever and Ever!
We wanted to give you another update, and send a few pictures along. Today we received the birth certificate for Eligia, so our adoption journey is finally at an end, and she is totally, forever ours. We are so happy, and relieved to finally get this last piece of the puzzle.
Thank you again for all you and Lifetime have done in bringing our baby home. She is a treasure beyond imagination.
Guess who just turned one!!!! Can’t believe our little man is growing up so fast. We had a wonderful time celebrating with family and friends. We thank God every day for our beautiful son.
He didn’t want anything to do with his smash cake, but his cousins helped him smash it!!! Our wonderful birth family sent him a gift. They are such sweet people. Feeling very blessed!!!
Craig and Ruth
Love at First Sight
Geoff & Natalie,
Congratulations on your little bundle of joy!
Here is our lil pumpkin!! Things are going well with our birth mother too. She calls or texts ~once a month or so and we send her pictures etc. She has been very sweet with us and we are hoping she will come for Ryanne’s first birthday party….. :)
Adam & Tess
Baby, You're the Best!
We are doing well. Isaiah is such a blessing. Its so fun to see all the new things every week. Now that he is 6 months, almost 7, we can really start to see more personality.
Craig & Marissa
The Dream Team
We are doing great, just working on the sleep schedule. We really can’t complain, but it would be nice if he slept just a bit longer at night :-)
Josh & Lindsay
I have attached a picture of our happy family:) Chase is growing like a weed!
Heath & Amy
Growing Like a Weed!
We are doing just well. Chase is growing over night!
Charles & Rosa
Partners in Crime
Elyse is doing well. Dallas is so happy about is sister here are some pictures!
I hope you are both doing well, I just wanted to touch base and send you some photos of Gavin being presented to our Lord in front of friends and family…He was great not a tear in sight just smiles and more smiles…I was truly a proud mom.
He had two godmothers and his godfather presenting him…I think Gavin loves being in the spotlight.
Our Two Lifetime Boys
We are having a great summer! Isaac turned 7 and Julian is 2 1/2 going on 5! Our two Lifetime boys are super active, super smart and super sweet! Thank you so much Team Lifetime for bringing us together!
We just got back from visiting Grandma and both boys caught their first fish! We had a great time touring around NE and hanging out with family.
It’s time to get ready for back to school so Isaac will return to the German Immersion school where he will be a second grader. Time sure flies, it seems like only last week we held our tiny bundle for the first time!
Julian is a VERY active little engineer, always taking things apart and putting them back together, making sure he knows how everything works!
God bless our boys’ birthmothers and bless Team Lifetime for bring our family together. I can’t imagine life without you all.
For families still waiting to adopt, Isaac came to us under six months into our contract, Julian came at 23 1/2 months. It’s in God’s hands and completely worth the wait! Bless you all!
Wow!!! Time is flying by. Tomorrow Matthew will be one month old. Here is just a few pics of me holding him on the day he was born and at home after a few weeks. Words can not express our gratitude, joy, and love. We are so blessed to have been chosen by a wonderful birth mother.
I’m sitting here tonight just in awe of how much my life has changed in just one short year. A year ago I was sitting in a hospital room with a tiny baby boy who was going to call me Mama. I didn’t know how his health was going to be, I didn’t know how the next few days and weeks would play out, and I didn’t know that I could possibly love someone so deeply the first time I saw them. A year ago, our lives were forever changed. Hank is the sweetest, happiest, most loving little guy I have ever been around. I always questioned the journey God had planned for us. I wanted everything my way and on my time. It wasn’t until we completely turned it over to Him that he blessed us with the most amazing gift ever. Being parents. “I’ve found all I’ve waited for, and I could not ask for more!”
I just wanted to thank you again for your endless support throughout this journey. I know we couldn’t have done it without you!
Miranda, Dustin, and Hank
Forever and Ever
We finally made it…this little person is all mine forever and ever…Gavin was good throughout the whole process until it was time for pictures. he had enough waiting at that point. It was a really really good day!
Thank you both and the the rest of the staff for getting us here.
I wanted to let you, and all the wonderful people at Lifetime, that we have finalized Eligia’s adoption! 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 every where we go. I have been told how she looks just like us! She is the one that was missing in our family for all those years.
We wanted to share a couple of photos from Rebecca’s visit this month. It’s been one year since she last saw Lauren, and we had a great visit with her! In the first Photo, Lauren is “reading” “Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born” to Rebecca. In the 2nd one, Lauren is showing Rebecca her back yard play skills. We are so fortunate to have Rebecca in our lives, and will have lots of pictures for Lauren’s memory books that she can treasure someday when she better understands her story.
We got to celebrate Killian’s 1st birthday last weekend! It was so wonderful. Killian’s great grandmother got to come down and celebrate with us. We love getting to see her.
Killian is also up walking around getting into everything. He loves going through my kitchen cabinets, taking his big sister’s dolls, and playing on his big brother’s drum set. He brings so much joy of our lives. I especially love it when I get to come home from work and he smiles and waddles over to me to give me a big hug!
Killian even has his own dog, lol. This past winter, we rescued an abandoned 5-6 week old puppy from the cold weather. He is now about 8-9 months old, weighs roughly 75 lbs and is very protective of Killian. He will stay right with Killian. It’s funny to watch because Killian will get so mad at Leonidas (the dog) for following him around.
Carter and I had an old Youth Pastor (his nickname was PK) come down and visit 2 weeks ago. PK and his wife prayed with us several years ago when Carter and I first thought about adoption. He and his wife have been so supportive of us but they moved right before we got Killian. Well PK got to meet Killian for the first time. It was really amazing. Killian went right to him, held out his arms to be held, and then just started baby talking to PK. It was a blessing to get to witness that.
I hope all is going well for all of you. I enjoy getting onto Lifetime’s webpage and seeing all the updates and cute babies added. I hope you have a wonderful day!!
We would like to say a BIG thank you to the Lifetime staff for helping make our adoption go smoothly. The Lifetime family went over the top to make sure we had everything that we needed while loving on our birth mother and us. Our sweet Ava has grown so much and is learning new things every day.
We are so happy with our bundle of joy! He is growing so fast. :-) Attached is a newborn picture and another one I took today with his Halloween costume. He is our beautiful baby boy! We love him so much. :)
Juan & Maricela
What a Trip!
Hello Patty, Veronica, and all of you over at Lifetime! Time sure does fly when you’re having fun, doesn’t it?
Our little family is doing great! Lissie is now a little over 2 years old and it’s been busy and fun. She is talking and exploring and constantly learning new things that she loves to share with those around her.
She has a wonderful sense of family and really cares about and shows excitement for family members all over. She attends preschool with 2 of her cousins and is often seen “taking care” of them on the playground. When we travel to see family, she knows who they are and where they live and talks about them for days following any trip. We have even been blessed with face to face and FaceTime visits with her birth family, extended and immediate. It’s been so great to have that connection for her and for all of us. We’ve been able to see pictures of her birth mother at the same age as Lissie and it’s been so great for her to see who she looks so much like. She squeals, “That’s me, mom!”
We pray for Lifetime Adoption and all the families we know are waiting for their perfect match…as well as the many families that are choosing adoption for their children. The waiting and the wondering can be challenging for all parties, but I know it brought our family closer together and the wisdom and patience gained from the experience has overflowed into so many other areas of our life.
I hope you enjoy the pictures from our family vacations to the mountains this summer! It was so great to be unplugged and dirty for a week!
I just wanted to let you know that our adoption was finalized last week! Thank you and everyone at Lifetime for making our dreams come true! Again, thank you Diane for being so supporting, especially during the first few weeks. May God bless you all!
I hope you are well, it’s been a while but I wanted to touch base with you both and let you know how both Gavin and I are doing. Its been the best summer ever.
Gavin is now 4 months going on five and he has gotten so big and he is constantly laughing or cooing…the only time he ever cries is when he is hungry, tired or needs changing other than that i could not have asked for a more content baby boy. his little personality is showing more and more everyday. He is finally ok with bath time he use to hate getting into water and bath time but not anymore.
He finally is rolling himself over onto his tummy which makes me a little nervous since he flips over with such force. His appetite is amazing he can suck down a bottle in record time, I’ve decided to start introducing him to solid foods at five months, he is outgrowing his clothes faster then i can buy them but still pretty fashionable for a little boy of 4months.
I know people say this all the time and i never thought i would be saying this myself but i really cant remember what it was like not to have Gavin in my life.
Much hugs to you both and everyone else at Lifetime.
We wanted to send an update on Jackson. He turned 10 months yesterday. Where did the time go??? Saturday marked the one year anniversary of the first phone call we received from Lifetime about Jackson. We celebrated by going to a parade that morning and the same restaurant we were in when we got the call last year. We even insisted on sitting at the same table.
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 love you guys!!!!
Mason came home to live with us full time and it has been and amazing adventure ever since. We had no idea what lied ahead of us when we first received the call about this unique situation. We are so in love with this little boy and all of his amazing traits, thank you for calling and telling us about Mason, our family has not only grown by 1 special little boy, we have also added and wonderful Great Grandmother and a Great Uncle that we look forward to sharing many memories with in the years ahead.
Here are a few pictures for you to share. Hannah loved the snow, and loves being outdoors!! She has been talking about camping and we are planning to camp this summer (it will be Hannah’s first time).
We are blessed to call Hannah our daughter. We would love for Hannah to have a sibling, and we are trusting that God with that desire. God has been so good and faithful to our little family, and we look forward to seeing what He has in store for us.
A Little Blessing
Congratulations Thomas & Ashley from the Lifetime Staff!!
I just sent out another email as a reference for Lifetime! I actually got quite a few here recently! So glad! I hope all is well with you! I still pray for you and all of Lifetime everyday as well as all involved in adoption! Here’s a new picture of Miss Adley! She is growing sooo fast! I just really want time to slow down! She is making small little phrases now when she talks! She mimics everything that we say and do! She is such a joy! We cant even remember what it was like before her! She is our entire world! I honestly didn’t know I could love someone this much! I cant even explain it! She is so precious! Even when she gets mad at me because were still waiting in line for her “French fries” and the drive thru is just too slow for her liking, she starts crying and I look back at her and she tells me to “turn round”! I couldn’t help but laugh so hard at her! She is absolutely God’s gift to us! Here is one of our pictures from Mother’s Day as well! Look at Miss Priss with her hands on her hips! LOL! She is a doll!!!!!!!!! Again, I hope you’re doing great and I just know you’re a blessing to all your adoptive families you’re working with right now! We love you!!!
I just wanted to share with you that we finalized our adoption a little over a week ago! :) We had family and friends there with us to help celebrate our sweet angel being ours forever. It was right in the middle of Hank’s afternoon nap, so he doesn’t looked too excited in the pictures, but he kept everyone entertained during the hearing. The judge was getting a kick out of him!
Happy Easter! Since Katie knows the story now of how you wanted us to get the perfect picture of our bunnies for our adoption profile, she reminded us this year that we needed to take pictures of her and the bunny for you. She even wanted to take pictures the night before Easter, in the dark, in her pajamas!
Katie has grown by leaps and bounds this year. She has been attending Transitional Kindergarten this year (the first year of a two year Kindergarten program) and absolutely loves school. She started reading in February and has already read over 140 books. She enjoys writing, math and art too.
She enjoys swimming on the swim team and riding her bike up to 8 miles at a time. She loves our family runs/bike rides on Saturdays and competing in 5Ks with Mom and Dad.
Thank you again for caring enough about every little detail of our adoption profile that led us to the child that was meant to be ours! We pray often for you and the other Lifetime staff (and the precious birth moms, adoptive families and children that you work with every day). We will never be able to thank you enough for helping us bring together our forever family!
Tricia and Roger
Linda and Deena,
God is good! We are elated to tell you that our adoption of our angels Alexis and Javon finalized via a video conference hearing yesterday. We are a forever family! We are feeling so joyful and so blessed. The kids were so excited about the final hearing that they could barely sleep the night before. They have been telling everyone that they have a forever family. Again thank you all at Lifetime for the persistence and hard work in making our dreams of parenthood come true.
Miss Adley is growing so fast! She is our WORLD! Adley is the most amazing, smart, funny, gorgeous, and lets not forget sassy, little girl in the world! She is so smart! She loves puzzles, and love to dance and sing! She is copying everything that we say now! Her vocabulary is expanding now! :) She is adorable! She keeps us all on our toes, that’s for sure! I love my husband, family, & friends dearly, but I never knew love like this until God placed Adley in our arms!
God had a plan for us long ago and he knew this red headed, brown eyed angel would fulfill our hearts through adoption! It took me a long time to realize that while we were waiting and I want to spread a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel for all those waiting, KEEP THE FAITH! It will happen in God’s time and I heard that so many times from everyone, it was almost frustrating. :) God’s time is Good time! He is NEVER late!
We still text back and forth with Adley’s birthmom. She is doing very well for herself and has now re-married. She loves to see pictures of Adley and how much she has grown! While we were texting about a month ago, she sent me a text that brought me to my knees! Her exact words were “just look at her Mother, you guys are such good people with big hearts! You have no idea how good it makes me feel to know what good people you all are and it makes me feel so great knowing how loved she is by all of HER family. I know that she could not have any better parents in this world besides you and Ronnie.” It was the most heartfelt text and I just cried and cried. She truly is an amazing woman. We still hold her up high on a pedestal and pray for her daily! :)
Well it finally happened, it SNOWED!!! That doesn’t happen all to often in our part of Arkansas. We got 5.5 inches which is A LOT for us.
We had a blast yesterday playing in the snow and I couldn’t pass up getting pics with Killian. He had so much fun watching Ephraim and Tori running around. He wanted to go crawling in the snow. I hope you enjoy the pics I have attached!
Little man has gotten so big and is almost crawling! He talks all the time and everyone says how he’s always a happy baby! Killian is so grown and tall that everyone mistakes him to be a year old and he’s only 7 months. Ephraim and Tori have a blast now that Killian is very active! Ephraim takes Killian into his room in one of his seats and plays his drum set for him. Killian gets the biggest laugh out of it, espceially when Tori starts singing. I don’t know if I would call it joyous but I love it!
I really can’t imagine our lives without Killian in it! The Lord had blessed Carter and I before Killian with Ephraim and Tori but has also blessed so much more now. We are always thankful for Lifetime and for our birthmother.
I just wanted to reach out and share with you that adoption was finalized on February 10, 2015. Aiden is now seven months old and brings us more joy than we could’ve ever imagined. I just wanted to take a moment to share our good news with you and to thank you again for all you have done for us.
I wanted to update our lifetime family of London. Some pics are from her birthday party and the other are from cave of the winds! Can’t believe how fast this year went by!
Jeremiah & Audra
Announcement: the flight of VRM Airlines 102911 has safely landed after 16 months of turbulence and layovers. Dustin, Lizzie and I would like you to welcome to our family, our energetic, funny and giggly 3 year Daughter/Sister—- Violet! I am attaching a few pics as well! Hope you all enjoy!
In addition, thank you all so much for all that you have done for us to reach this goal of being a MOM and Dad to Violet! We will always cherish these moments and encouraging words from all of you!!
Thank you for all your help connecting us with Eligia’s birth mom, for the encouragement along the way, and for rejoicing with us now that she is home. We just had our first post-placement visit, working our way toward finalization! We couldn’t be happier with our beautiful blessing.
Darryl & Melissa
Congratulations to Vince and Dana on their new bundle of joy from the Lifetime staff!
Audrey has Grown!
Hello Lifetime Team!
You are going to be amazed at how much Audrey has grown!
I have also attached another photo (one of my absolute favorites) that was taken last Fall….our two “Babies” . Ginger and Audrey are truly best buddies!
Please know we think of you often and will be forever grateful to the entire team at Lifetime for partnering with us and supporting us through our Adoption Journey.
You helped make our dream of becoming parents come true….and we are the happiest we have ever been!
I just wanted to let you know that we have finalized our adoption of Killian!! He’s 6 months old now and is spoiled rotten! He’s talkative, almost crawling, loves to eat, and all he has to do is smile to get his way!
Thank you all for being with our family through everything! Carter, I and the kids waited 3 years to adopt and now it truely doesn’t seem like we really waited that long. Our family is complete!.
Hope you have a blessed day,
ONE Year Birthday!
Hi there Joan! Just a friendly shout out to Lifetime to say Happy New Year!!
Wanted to share a pic of Levi on his ONE year birthday with Chloe (birthmother) and I. Oh how time flies!!! Spending this beautiful day with our angel Chloe was such a blessing yet again. Love you all and I log on often to stay in touch and to pray for all the waiting families. It brings me joy seeing “matched” or “adopted” stamped across pics. Makes me smile every time. We appreciate all the hard work all of you do to make families whole.
I hope this email finds you and the entire Lifetime family well! I just realized it’s been almost 2.5 years since I’ve written! We are still so very thankful to you and everyone at Lifetime for making us parents.
Avery turned 3 last week and is constantly amazing us in one way or another. She is incredibly smart and is just the funniest and most active little girl. She loves to read stories and make us laugh. We’re so excited to see the person she grows into. I’ve attached a photo…where does the time go??
Thank you for all you do!
Miles of Smiles
Happy New Year to you! It’s nice to hear from you. Everything is going well. We have been quite busy! We had a great summer with trips to see the grandparents (Can we say getting spoiled!), visiting amusement/waterparks and museums for the first time and their favorite, dressing up like cows for Chick-fil-A Cow day. Alexis and Javon are doing excellent! They have transitioned quite well. They are such AMAZING children! We are so amazed each day of their progress. They soak up education like a sponge! They LOVE schoolwork! Yes! Can you believe it? If they could have learning time all day, they would. They have developed great friendships with the kids in our new neighborhood, church and in our town. They are extremely personable and love people. We live in a close-knit community where “everyone knows everyone.” They have made such an impression with everyone here. We can’t go anywhere without everyone asking for them! They get SO much attention! It doesn’t matter if we go to the grocery store or shopping or to the post office, everyone knows of Alexis and Javon as the sweetest kids they have ever met. If I go anywhere without them, people are literally disappointed. It’s so funny.
It was such a pleasure to experience all the holidays with them. You can imagine all the excitement in the house with them learning about Halloween/Harvest Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas! We also continue to have a great relationship with their birthmother and stay in contact with her often. She is doing great, working so hard to start achieving her future goals.
Attached are some pictures of the kids! Thank you and your office for all the hard work in bringing Alexis and Javon into our lives! We cannot thank you enough! They are truly such blessings and amazing children! We all are so full of joy! Thanks Deena!!!!!!!
With Much Gratitude and Thanks,
Raphael and Kim
Our Dream Come True
We can’t thank you guys enough for all the joy and blessing you have bought us. We just can’t stop singing your praise of how professional and helpful Lifetime has been in making this a smooth and enjoyable experience. I know we have referred Lifetime to several families that have expressed interest in adopting.
Our little princess was born in December and this is absolutely the most precious blessing anyone could pray or wish for, she has brought so much joy into our life.
We continue to be in contact with Jayden’s birth mother and things are going great. We have developed such a love and admiration for her! Here is a recent picture of Jayden … he is truly the happiest and most easygoing baby I’ve ever been around … pure joy!
I hope all is well with you,
Laurie & Ryan
It's the Big ONE!
Hope this finds you doing well and ready for Christmas.
It’s hard to believe that Paige is one now:) Been meaning to forward you a picture of our beautiful princess but time just gets away from us.
Have a blessed and Merry Christmas. This was taken on her first birthday and of course took out the pretty bow I had in her hair and especially set aside for her birthday.
Chris & Amy
A Giving Tradition to Bless Birth Mothers
Our family is doing well. This past week, we finalized Carly’s adoption. It was such a special day, filled with lots of love and smiles.
Every year, our family chooses an organization to help at Christmas time and this year we have chosen to bless the special birth parents you work with. Lifetime will forever be dear to our hearts.
We wanted our children to feel the joy of giving to others. We took each of them to the store, let them pick out a stocking and fill it with whatever they felt birth mothers may need/want. I say this not to bring attention to what we did, but to give you an explanation of why you will see fun things, such as Sponge Bob tissue and other silly items. I hope it helps bring a laugh or smile to a birth mother in need. Carly wasn’t able to pick things out this year, but she loves to snuggle in her warm pajamas, so warm pink pajamas seemed fitting to donate from her. They are so excited to share their stockings and love with birth mothers in need.
Just wanted to send you a few pics of baby Darcy. She is very loved by everyone in our family, and is growing way too fast! We are anxious to have her first Christmas this week! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
Hello from Texas! Rich and I wanted to send you a few pictures of our precious David and wish our Lifetime family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
David Is doing great. He is 4 1/2 now and is in his last year if preschool before starting kindergarten. He loves building things with blocks and Legos. He enjoys taking our dog Skittles to the park and riding his scooter with his big brother Ryan. He is such a joy to us.
We hope you all are doing well. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
-Rich & Jennifer
Soaking up Every Minute
Our sweet Blessings 3rd Christmas! We are enjoying her so much it’s unreal!
– Jesus & Ronna
A Day of Grace
All is well here. Here are some pics from her baptism a few weeks ago.
Our Christmas miracle! I can’t believe she’s 3 months already!!
Kevin and RaiAn
It’s official! Hunter’s adoption has now been finalized as of yesterday. Words can’t express how grateful we are for Lifetime and Hunter’s amazing birthparents.
Eric & Michelle
Big Things Come in Small Packages
Hi Diane!! Just wanted to share a few pictures of Henry. We can’t believe he is already four months old. We are on our way home from his four month check up. The Dr. said he looks great!! He weighs 14 lbs 6 oz and is 24 3/4 inches long! He’s getting so big and has such a fun personality! We are hoping to visit you all in the new year!
Just a quick hello to wish everyone a Happy Holiday!
Rosalie had her second photo with Santa and like last year, she wasn’t really impressed. Ha!
She looks a bit terrified and looks like she might burst into tears but she didn’t, our brave little girl! She will be 18 months when Christmas comes so it will be fun to see her excitement on Christmas Day as she opens her presents.
She is learning SO much and doing SO much we just love seeing her soak up all the new words she learns and repeating them. She is SO much fun! We truly are blessed!
Ricardo, Raquel and Rosalie
A Blessed Adoption Update
Hello Lifetime Family,
Sarah is almost 15 months and we wanted to let you know we finalized our adoption. We are so blessed and thankful for Sarah’s birth mother and everyone who has helped us along the way. We think back to the day we received our phone call and heard those amazing words from Diane. We are so thankful and grateful for all you have done to make our family complete. Blessings to all of you!
-Glen and Wendy
Our Dreams of Parenthood Came True!
Hello Lifetime Adoption Team!
We have great news to share! This past Friday marked the formal final end to our “Journey to Parenthood”… we finalized Audrey’s adoption! As you know, this is her “Gotcha Day” and a date that will be forever special to us.
We can’t thank all of you enough for helping to make our dreams of parenthood come true. Audrey is such a blessing, answer to prayer and she is loved so very much by not only her immediate family…but also by the village and community that surrounds her. She is one LOVED child.
Every one of you at Lifetime will forever hold a special place in our hearts…you were the ones that brought us together with our amazing birth mother and you made the magic happen. We will forever be grateful! Your hard work makes dreams come true. Sending all of you love and hugs!
We have some exciting news to share; we have just returned home after finalizing our adoption!
Braelyn is gaining weight and growing so fast! She started out a tiny four pounds, 14 ounces and recently weighed in at nine pounds, 13 ounces at her two month doctor’s appointment.
We are very excited about our future as a family of three and look forward to many more milestones! Please give everyone there our best!
-Ben and Nicole
Here’s a sweet adoption update from Lifetime couple Tom and Samantha: “Have a wonderful Easter! Here’s a photo of Easton visting the Easter bunny!”
God's Timing Was Perfect
Happy Easter, from our family to yours!
Two years ago, today, we signed our adoption contract to complete our family. Not knowing what the journey would look like, how long it would be, or what our story would entail, we knew it was placed on our hearts through God’s calling. We took this journey on…filled with classes, loads of paperwork, home interviews, profiles, videos, websites, and patience, but most importantly faith. God’s timing was perfect, for His plan from the very beginning was to bring this precious girl into our lives. She’s a blessing, a treasure, and a dream come true. Thank you for supporting us through prayer and encouragement, as we waited and lovingly welcomed her into our family.
Without all of the wonderful staff at Lifetime, we wouldn’t have her in our lives. Thank you!
-Casey and April
Being Sisters is Something Special
Happy Easter! We thought you might like to see an updated picture of our two Lifetime girls.
Ainsley is now 12 and Courtney is six and a half years old!
-Darin and Pegg
Hope this finds you had a blessed and restful Easter. We had a very low-key, but very much a blessed Easter with Miss Paige:)
Here is a picture we took up at our city building where they have a big piece of property that has the Texas state flower running through it (the bluebonnet.) Enjoy!
Chris and Amy
Our Charming Little Man
Hi Michelle (and Lifetime staff)!
Just wanted to wish you a Happy Easter and send a updated pic of Sam! This weekend marks three years since we were matched with Sam’s birth family. Can’t believe how fast the time has gone…it seems like it took forever while we waited and now it’s already been three years! We can’t imagine a moment without our charming little man. God is so good!!!
Happy Easter! We especially think of you during this special time of year. It was really fun to share the story with Katie this year about how you wanted us to get a picture of our 3 bunnies for our adoption profile and how we had to chase bunnies for quite a while to make that happen! She is still laughing and talking about it. Thank you for caring about each little detail of our adoption which led us to the Forever Family God had for us. Katie is a true blessing from above! We also celebrated Katie’s first spiritual birthday on Easter as she accepted Christ as her savior last Easter.
Katie is a very active, vibrant little girl now. She loves to run long distances, swim and dance. She loves to sing and has recently memorized a lot of songs from Disney movies. She has a vivid imagination and loves playing with her pre-school friends. We have traveled a lot as a family this year, including a mother-daughter road trip over Spring Break to visit friends and some of her cousins (three of whom are adopted also). Katie loves to travel and explore new places!
Thank you, again, for everything you and the others at Lifetime have done for our family. We can never thank you enough for the part you each played in creating our forever family. Katie is an absolute Joy and we cannot imagine life without her!
Tricia and Roger
Growing By Leaps And Bounds
Happy Easter! Here’s a picture of Ellie on Easter; she is getting so big! Although we call her a baby, the sweet girl is seeming more and more like a toddler! Running after her big sisters, chasing the kitty (who nicely allows himself to be caught), always bringing a book to us, demanding we read it to her…
We’ve treasured every day in the last 17 months and still find ourselves overwhelmed with gratitude that God brought her into our family. Our wait was long, but we’re now so thankful for it because we can’t imagine not having Ellie in our lives. Thank you for all you did to bring Ellie into our family! Sometimes God needs us to help fullfill His plan and you were there that day to lead her to our family.
-Alisa and Kevin
Our Pride & Joy
I just spoke with another family about Lifetime as they were directed to us to be a reference. I still love sharing our story and I sure hope that they choose Lifetime! I share with each contact that you and Lifetime are remarkable! I assure them it was the most important thing in our lives, we could not have been any more happier with you all and I trusted Lifetime with this very precious adoption!
Princess Adley is growing so fast! She has a mouth full of teeth already! She’s starting to talk a lot more now and we love it! My very favorite part of the day is seeing her eyes light up and that big ole smile with those precious little teeth come running towards me! She just melts my heart! She’s our pride and joy!
Just wanted to say hi and give a brief update on baby Levi. He is such a joy and just perfect. God really opened up the gates of Heaven when He placed Levi in our care. We couldn’t be more blessed at this point in our lives. Levi is growing so well and is on target if not ahead on all of his little milestones. About his weight and length…well he is off the charts! He is our little ham. We are still very much in touch with his sweet birth mother and will be traveling to California this summer to see her graduate. We can’t wait to be in the great state of California! Here are a few pics for you to share!
Thank you all so much for being a part of our blessing!
All is well! Luke had his one month doctor appointment yesterday…he’s 10 pounds, one ounce now and doing great!
A Child of God
I cannot begin to describe what being a mother means to me. The past 19 months have been indescribably the best! Easton fills my heart with so much joy and happiness. He is an absolute blessing and by far is my greatest gift.
The Lord has blessed Tom and I with a son who fits so well into our arms and into our families. He is a perfect mix of both of us (and his birth parents). We even have people say he looks like us. He doesn’t have to look like us at all but it is really sweet to hear. I truly believe that when God was creating him he added in some of his birthparents and some of Tom and I too. He is head-strong and has an incredible will power (just like Tom although Tom will say he gets it from me). He is athletic like Tom and enjoys sports and outdoors too. I think he gets his brains from me as well as his curious nature.
Easton is a sweetheart and is known for his good hugs. He is all around a wonderful child of God and we thank Him every night for bringing our sweet baby to us and making us a family. It is an incredible feeling and we feel blessed to have him in our lives. Currently, he can count from two to seven, knows most colors, and he is talking up a storm. He is a friendly and outgoing little boy. His favorite things to do are: play outside, take a bath, listen to music, play with toys, run, and explore. Easton is a healthy eater and enjoys eating just about everything. He also loves bonding with his dogs and watching his fishy. I look forward to what adventures are to come with my silly little boy!
The Light of Our Lives
We just finalized Michaela’s adoption! It was a beautiful day (in the 70’s) Mike’s parents flew in and all of my family but two were able to make it. We had a few close friends as well. We had 18 adults and four little girls including Michaela. It all went very smooth and of course we had a big party afterward. Here are a few pics of the BIG day as well as some from Easter too.
Our little girl is getting big and learning so much. She knows where her hair, nose, ears, fingers, belly button and toes are. She can say several words, a few animal sounds (doggy is her favorite); she is using a fork with precision and the spoon is about halfway there. She knows the hand motions to songs like “This Little Light of Mine”, “Patty Cake”, and “Itsy Bitsy Spider.” And last night something finally clicked and she learned the sign language for “more” and “please”. Needless to say, this is one proud momma! It is as if she is learning something new every day now. She takes good naps and sleeps through the night. She has 12 teeth and seems to be working on all four of her canine teeth at once.
We are so blessed to have jobs that allows us to spend so much time with her. She is such a joy and the light of our lives. She absolutely gives the best hugs and kisses in the world. She is very outgoing; we call her our “social butterfly.” We go shopping or out to eat and she says “hi!” to anyone she sees. She will jabber and make hand motions and carry on a conversation with anyone.
Hope everyone there is doing well and thank you again for your role in finding our sweet birth parents and the biggest joy of our lives, Michaela Ann.
Mike and Julie
Happy Birth Mother's Day!
We would like to wish all of your amazing birth mothers a very special day today!
May they all be blessed, as they have blessed so many others.
-Rex, Polly, and daughter Lauren
It’s now been two months since Caleb came into our lives, and we don’t know what we ever did without him. He is such a sweet, funny little boy. We still have a hard time believing that we were fortunate enough for God to bless us with this child. He is growing so fast and changing every day.
We would like to thank all of you for all the work you did for us. We could not have been treated any better, and just as importantly, Caleb’s birth mother could not have been treated any better either.
We just wanted to touch base with you and everyone at Lifetime to wish all a very merry Christmas and a splendid New Year of 2015. Parker is just over 2 and a half already and it has been nothing but fun and amazing. He is talking up a storm lately. He loves owls, reading books, playing with his Thomas the Train set, going to parks, playing basketball and visiting our cool science center downtown. He is 2 1/2 going on 7, I always say. We are forever grateful for his birth family and for Lifetime for such a perfect match. Our birth family has been just as amazing. His birth mom came to our place this fall where we picked pumpkins, went on hay rides and ate pumpkin donuts. We had a blast watching Parker enjoy the bouncy castle and going on pony rides. We feel blessed and grateful every day and especially touched around the holidays for little man, Parker and our extended family that is his birth family and you at Lifetime. We hope you have a blessed holiday season.
With love and best wishes,
Janna, Pete, Parker, Bear the dog and Piper the kitty
Today, as we celebrate Carly’s first birthday, we just want to say thank you for helping to bring Carly into our family. She brings more joy and love into our family than we can write in words. She has come so far, from a tiny 2lbs to a happy, healthy one year old. She’s crawling, standing, says a few words, loves anything sweet, and loves to play with her big brothers. During the process, there were so many unknowns, but through faith and patience, Carly was brought to us. We waited 16 months and we would have waited an eternity for this baby girl. She lights up our world with smiles, kisses, laughter, and love. Thank you will never be enough for the gratitude we extend to you, her birthparents, and all of the people that have helped us complete our family. We love all of you and pray for all those touched by adoption. May your Thanksgiving be blessed, just as you have blessed us.
Well, our little lineman is already 4 months old now. We call him our little lineman because he is so long and stought. He’s only 2 pounds smaller than a 1 year old that we know, and Killian is not chunky either. He enjoys grabbing Carter’s glasses, playing with Nova-Dawn’s hair, and LOVES it when his big brother and sister play with him. He smiles everyday and has become very vocal. In fact, for Thanksgiving, we are driving about 2 hrs to go take Killian’s great grandmother out to lunch. (she is a wonderful lady) It has been wonderful! I have gotten to share my story about our son with other couples who are considering adoption.
Thank you again and I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving,
Carter & Nova-Dawn
The Miracle of Adoption
Dear Lifetime Family,
Words cannot express the thankfulness we have for all you have done for our family! Because of your ministry, we not only have been blessed with a beautiful daughter, but also a deeper understanding of the miracle of Adoption. Amy, your thoughtfulness to our family is such a blessing to us. We’re so thankful that God blessed us with your as our Coordinator. We could not have gone through the adoption process without you.
Lifetime will continue to be in our prayers!
Harrison and Rebekah
Here is a sweet video of Harrison and Rebekah meeting their daughter Faith Anne for the first time!:
Chris & Chrissi Adopted a Baby Girl!
Congratulations from the staff of
Twice Blessed by Adoption
We’ve been reminiscing lately over this last year and all that we’ve been blessed with in Dane’s adoption. He turned one a couple of weeks ago! Time sure flies when you’re having fun! I am moved to tears every time I pray over my boys and thank God again for the gift He gave us in them. Thank you so much for your hand in bringing us our boys and making us a larger family! We treasure you!
Some updates….Colin is now seven and in second grade, Dane is now one and on the verge of walking. The boys have a special connection and Dane squeals in delight every time Colin walks into the room. God has recently blessed us with a large home and we can’t wait to fill it with more kids! Dustin is in search of a new job in the computer industry and I am enjoying every moment at home caring for our family. We currently have another family living with us while their house is being built and the boys are loving having other little boys around to play with!
Our relationship with both our birth moms are flourishing and we so blessed to be a special part of their life. Colin’s birth grandma has come to visit multiple times and we cherish those visits.
Thank you for all you do for each Lifetime family! You are priceless.
Both our boys are doing really great! Ian has adjusted to life in the country very well. He loves being outside as much as the rest of us! I hope you all are doing well.
-Josh and Kathy
The Joy of Having a Boy
Brady is a joy!
We wanted to share that we just finalized his adoption this morning!
-Lauren & Kenny
Oh, How They Grow!
Hello Diane and Lifetime,
One year ago this week, our adoption was finalized! It is amazing to us how this little guy has grown in that time. He wasn’t even crawling yet when we finalized and now he is in constant motion, at very high speed. He loves all things sports and tractors. First words in the morning are “hi” and “tractor”. We can’t go anywhere without stopping to look at anything related to sports, particularly football and basketball. His happy little self brings so much joy to everyone around him, even at the grocery store. He waves and says “bye” to everyone he sees and they laugh, smile, and wave back, even in the parking lot. He is just plain awesome!
Every day, we see our little boy growing and maturing. We catch glimpses of the young man he is becoming and are so proud to be his parents. We steal away moments to remember him as he is now. Looking back at pictures and videos remind us of the adorable itty-bitty he was. Every moment too precious to forget.
We’ve been able to visit with his birth family at the zoo and we had a wonderful time. It was such a treat watching them bond. Eli’s birth mother, birth grandparents, and cousin were there. She got to hold him for his first carousel ride. He was beside himself and they both smiled the whole time. Our birth mother told us that Lifetime awarded her a birth mother scholarship for college. Thank you so much! She is a wonderful young lady. She starts college this month. We are so excited for her!
Thank you for all you do!
Brandon and Jen
A Blessed Lifetime Adoption
Here’s a recent photo of the three of us…Alan, Eli and me :)
Can’t BELIEVE he will be ONE next week! We’re looking forward to working with y’all again for our second Lifetime adoption!
-Rebekah and Alan
Eli just had his first day of Kindergarten! Where has the time gone? My precious baby boy is now in “big kid school.” Praise the Lord, we are all still intact and there were no tears – just smiles. Now we have to wait five more hours before we get to pick him up!
Blessings and love to you and Eli’s birthparents for making our dreams come true – we thank God for him always…
-Jason and Natalie
Our Open Adoption Story
We were lucky to have been matched with a birth family that fit us like a glove! We all shared similar interests and passions in life. The birthparents are amazing people who wanted to give their child a wonderful life and trusted us to do so. We are all very happy with our connection. We were fortunate to meet the birthparents during the pregnancy and got to know each other.
When the big day came, we drove up to the hospital and waited patiently for updates from the birth father. When our son was born, the birth father came running out to the waiting room to congratulate us on the new arrival. We all hugged and shared joyous tears. We then got to spend a few days in the hospital in a room right next to the birthparents. We all shared time with the new arrival until it both birthmom and baby were discharged.
Saying goodbye to the birthparents was bitter sweet. We are so honored that they have given us this incredible gift. Its such a good feeling to have the family we always dreamed about. And we have a lasting bond with a remarkable couple. We think about how fortunate we are now, it makes the waiting seem like no big deal. It’s all worth it!
-Eric and Michelle
Introducing Our Newest Lifetime "Angel"
Hugs to our Leading Ladies at Lifetime…Jessica, Diane, Amy!
It has been six weeks since baby Xia and I arrived home to an eagerly awaiting Daddy and her three siblings! Xia is our biggest baby yet weighing in at nearly 10 pounds at birth, and currently around 15 pounds! She is the queen of toothless grins and has a very ‘big voice’ (which only aids her in getting tons of attention from the rest of us) :)
It was a precarious two weeks before we were cleared to come home, but Lifetime was once again professional and consistently available every time we needed them. Jessica, you did a great job of keeping things rolling and helping us jump all the necessary hoops both states required. Your experience in adoption inspires me, and was incredibly helpful as we navigated this situation. Diane, your straightforward, no nonsense approach has been a godsend! Amy, getting to know you (prior to our call about Xia) has been a delight, and we loved working with you!
As we now move towards finalization, we look forward to keeping you in our prayers as you step up to the plate every day, helping scores of other families navigate the intricate details of adoption…way to go ladies, we continue to send hopeful couples your way as we spread the word about adoption and building families, one baby at a time!
Thank you Lifetime, for finishing what you start!
Michael, Trish, Noah, Kohl, Holli-Yahna, and baby Xia
Our Delightful Daughter
Here is a recent picture of our Bethany. She is three years old now and continues to grow and change every day. She used to often say, “Would you help me?” Now she says, “I can help me by myself!” We enjoy her so much and thank God for the delight she brings to our lives.
Matt and Teri Jo
Forever Ours Through Adoption
Thank you for everything! We just adore our baby girl, Eliana. She has grown so much since this picture. We would not be parents without you. We have an immense gratitude for each and every one of you!
Regina and Mark
We wanted to send a quick update on Carly and say hello! Carly is eight months old now and is such a blessing to our family. She has grown from a tiny two pounds to 13 pounds. Her favorite people in the world are her three big brothers…her face lights up with smiles when they are in the room, as do theirs. She is almost crawling, loves to tell stories to us, is working on a few teeth, and loves to snuggle in our arms. She took her first trip to Disneyland this summer, as well as her first camping trip. It was a lot of fun.
We are so thankful for all of you and the work you do. We are truly blessed and continue to pray for all of you, the birthparents, and waiting families.
“I (We) thank God upon every remembrance of you.”
Can’t believe a year has past with our sweet Miles! We just celebrated his first birthday at a local farm and a great time was had by all. It has been full of joy and wonder as we watch our little guy grow and learn. He already says about seven or eight words, understands so many more, dances to songs, and is taking quite a few steps. As much as we cannot wait to see what the Lord has in store for him, we are relishing in these awesome moments.
Lots of prayers for all the birth and adoptive families!
-Arlene and Joel
Lifetime adoptive couple Tom and Rhonda just finalized daughter Evalin’s adoption. They write:
“We had our final court date! Thank you so much for all that everyone at Lifetime did for us!
-Tom and Rhonda”
Bouncing Baby Boy
We have waited so long and prayed so much to be able to add to our family. Everyone at Lifetime has been amazing in helping us on our journey!
Now we get to add a precious little baby boy, Killian, to our family!
We have thanked the Lord every day since we got our phone call from Veronica and we could not have made it without Lifetime.
-Carter and Nova-Dawn
The Love of Our Lives
I was driving to work this morning, reminiscing about the afternoon you called to let us know we had been chosen. All of the emotions I felt: shock, joy, fear, elation…what an amazing moment of my life. I just wanted to say thank you again for everything you did for us and for Caleb’s birth mother to make the whole experience as smooth as possible. He is the love of our lives!
Just wanted to share that Emmanuel turned one a couple of weeks ago. He is a big, beautiful son! He is very tall for his age…off the charts the doctor says. We are so happy for this blessing. He is walking and talking some; he even says “bless you” after someone sneezes, too cute!
Everything was finalized exactly six months after his birth and it all went well. We still keep in contact with his birth mom by sending pictures and via texts. As you can imagine, it is still quite difficult for her so we are so glad that we decided to keep in contact with her. She says it makes this time in her life a bit easier to know that Emmanuel is loved, healthy, and doing awesome. He and his big sister get a long perfectly and the rest of the family just smothers him with love. We’re grateful for all your help. Until next time, God Bless!
It’s so great, as always, to hear from you and Lifetime. We would love to be a part of helping other hopeful adoptive parents through their journey.
We still sing the praises of Lifetime and the support we received and regularly recommend you to anyone who expresses an interest in adopting.
We were indeed able to overcome concerns about an open adoption. Latonia communicated quite a bit with Georgia’s birthmom before she was born, drove her to the hospital and was able to be present for Georgia’s birth. We also were able to spend the entire time Georgia was in the hospital with her. The surprise has come from the ongoing contact with Georgia’s birthmom. We exchanged cell phone numbers and text her every month or so with a picture and anecdote about what Georgia’s up to. Georgia’s birth mother also sends texts for her during milestones, like her birthday, Christmas and Mother’s Day. She is very respectful of us as Georgia’s parents and we’d love to share with other parents that contact with your child’s birthmom doesn’t have to be scary.
We would love to assist in helping other parents. We may even be interested in another adoption!
God is so good! Here are a few more pictures (some from our newborn photos and a few more recent) of my sweet baby Caden who is the twinkle in my eyes and the joy of my life! I am enjoying every single moment with him. He is such a happy baby and his smile melts my heart!
We finalized his adoption on a few weeks ago, and were surrounded by so much love of our family and friends in great celebration of his amazing life! He is so loved!
I am blessed to be able to share our story to so many and to provide my perspective on our open adoption. I love and respect his amazing birthparents more each day and thank them and God daily for Caden!
It’s hard to believe that a whole year has already come and gone since our sweet Rosalie came into this world. Our lives were forever changed when we left the hospital. She truly is the light in our lives!
Being able to watch her grow and reach every milestone is a dream come true for this mom. She is so close to taking her first steps on her own; she waves and says, “hi”and “hello” and recently started saying, “bye” all special moments that I get to cherish for a lifetime! I’m so very proud of my sweet girl.
We celebrated her birthday with close family members and let her go to town on her very own smash cake! She loved every minute of it! What made the day more special was being back in contact with her birth mother. We skyped on Rosalie’s birthday so she could talk to Rosalie and see her eat her smash cake, she was so thankful and I know it meant a lot for her to be a part of that. I am so proud of our relationship. We continue to grow closer in friendship because we know we all want whats best for Rosalie and that is the love of both families. She is so special to so many people!
We wanted to drop you a line to thank you for all you did to facilitate the placement of Olivia Grace with us! She is an absolute dream and we feel so blessed to have her. Things were a little hectic after we brought her home with everyone adjusting to a new routine and a new baby in the house, but we are all moving along now like she has been with us forever. In fact, we can’t ever imagine how we managed without her. She has enriched our lives beyond our wildest dreams!
Terry and Danette
A Gift from Above
Greetings from Idaho,
We are so glad to be back home with our precious little man! We wanted to tell everyone at Lifetime THANK YOU! You guys never gave up on us and we appreciate all the encouragement and prayers during our adoption journey. It is truly God’s perfect timing! As we can look back we know that the Lord was doing far more than bringing us Justus, but He was working on our hearts preparing us for the time we would spend with the birthparents and everything that followed! He is a beautiful cuddly baby and truly a gift from God. We can’t thank you enough for all that you do for the adopting families but also the birthparents. We are forever grateful!
Faith, Hope and Love,
Jerrod & Amy (and now 4 boys!)
A Year Goes By Fast
I wanted to send you and the Lifetime ladies well wishes and to let you know that Maya turned a year old. I can’t believe a year went by so fast and how busy a one-year-old can be! As a single mom, I have little down time, so I must steal those few moments when I can, normally when Maya is sleep or during my commute home from work. But, I have never been so happy.
God has really blessed me and my family with the most wonderful little girl and Maya is such a sweetie and a little Silly Billie. Even the teachers at her daycare remark on how Maya is always smiling and laughing!
I wanted to let the Lifetime families who are still waiting to know that God knows exactly when to bless you with the right child as Maya was my second match and I can’t imagine life without her. I’m still in contact with her birthparents and they’re doing good.
Here’s a picture of Maya from her birthday party and another of her clowning around at home…
God Blessings to All,
Can you believe that our baby girl is turning one on Wednesday? We had a big first birthday party for her yesterday! Here’s one of the pictures we took just before her party.
Lifetime helped us make our dreams of parenthood come true and we will forever be grateful!
Blessings to all of you at Lifetime!
-Sean and Charlene
With Love, There is Nothing that Cannot be Done
We would love to share our adoption story! During our “waiting period”, we found the webinars helpful. For me the best ones were from birth moms; we felt their responses to questions were very helpful. On the subject of “dads” in adoption, I am so lucky to be a stay-at-home dad. Evalin is now five,and I thank God every day for this chance to see the world thru a five year old’s eyes.
We have an open adoption with Evalin’s birth mom. We think she is an amazing girl and are very close with her. Evalin talks with her a few times a month. Evalin is fully aware of the adoption process and understands mommy and daddy, as well as she has a birth mommy. Tom was adopted at four years old and his adoptive dad was the same age Tom was when we adopted Evalin. Also, Rhonda is close in age to what Tom’s adoptive mom was. Tell me that’s not amazing!
We answer every question Evalin has about adoption so she will never wonder about it. She is a confident, smart, social little girl. With Love there is nothing that cannot be done!
Thanks you so much,
Thomas and Rhonda
Here’s a sweet adoption update we received from adoptive couple Joseph and Brittiny, who adopted boy/girl twins:
“We finalized a couple of months ago. Everything is going really well, Joseph and Bryannah are great.
They will be eight months soon and they’ve gotten so big. Everything is going really great!”
A Blessed Adoption Journey
God had His hand in our adoption every step of the way, and Lifetime was wonderful (and will be for our next adoption!) Our journey has been such a blessing, and as we continue to stay in contact with our birthmom, we appreciate more and more what an amazing gift she gave to us in little Eli!
Eli is growing so fast, we can hardly keep up!! Here is a recent pic of all three of us :)
Rebekah & Alan
P.S. You were right about our adoption experience with Lifetime inspiring others…we have been sharing with a couple from our church, and they have chosen to go with Lifetime for the adoption of their first little one!
So great to hear from you! Life is grand. Aspen is the most precious thing in my life after Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. She is a happy, playful, joyful baby — who is now WALKING!
She’s also got a very strong personality and she’s not at all shy — she’ll wabble up to perfect strangers and start playing with them. (Definitely something I’ll have to temper once she starts talking…LOL) And everyone who meets her falls in love…I have people walk up to me in grocery stores, malls, anywhere and comment on some aspect of who she is.
God is so awesome. I have had the most amazing experience with this adoption and thanks to Him have been able to use our story as a testimony for others who are seeking adoption. I share about the process and what to expect, which is often still a mystery to a lot of folks. And when they see me, a single executive, who has adopted I think their optimism rises.
Lifetime was absolutely a blessing in my life — when people actually do hear the entire story they’re amazed (but again, I am picky about who I tell it to because there are people who have waited for years and I want to be sensitive to their yearning).
Thanks and blessings,
Our Little Man
Good afternoon Michelle!
Life has gotten pretty busy around here. We’re happy to say that Caleb is doing wonderfully! He is a bright, sweet, funny little three-month-old who is quickly developing his own personality! Our contact with his birth mother continues to go very well. We even exchanged emails on Mother’s Day, sharing the joy with one another. To have her wish me a happy first Mother’s Day meant more to me than I can even begin to explain.
We’ve already started discussing the timing of what we hope to be adoption number two! We hope you’re all doing well, and thank you for continuing to do God’s work by blessing both adoptive families and birth families alike.
Darren and Heather
David & Jamie Adopted a Baby Boy!
Congratulations from the staff of
David and Jamie write, “May we present Joshua, the most perfect little boy ever! He is wonderful and we are tired. We would not have it any other way!”
Here’s a picture we got of Hank this weekend. It’s so hard to believe that it’s already been a month since our lives were blessed with such a precious gift. He truly is our miracle. We are so in love!
Dustin and Miranda
So Worth the Wait
Thanks so much for all your support and guidance during our match. You took such good care of our sweet birth mother and her family! We are so grateful.
To all at Lifetime-thank you for your love, support, and prayers!
-Adam and Shelli
Our Adoption Miracle...A Year Later
Hello to everyone at Lifetime,
Here are a couple of photos of Daesy Grace. The one on the left is of her at about 10 days old in the NICU. The second is of Daesy Grace enjoying her first birthday cake! She turned one earlier this month. She has come so far in one year! Thanks for everything!
Amber and Jim
Ready, Set, Grow!
I was good to talk to you today. I know you all must be enjoying your new building. I saw it when I was there and it certainly looked like it would be a good location. Well, I thought I would send you a photo of Daesy Grace. It is hard to believe that she is almost a year old!She doesn’t look like a preemie anymore!
Thanks for all y’all do!
Oh…please say hello to all the Lifetime staff for us!
Can’t believe that Killian is going to be three months old this Friday! He has grown so much and has been a complete blessing to our family.
I look forward to every morning when he wakes up because as soon as he sees me, he startes smiling and coo-ing at me. He’s such a momma’s boy! My other two children have also spoiled Killian rotten!
I just want to say thank you so much for everything all of you ladies have done to make our lives complete.
-Nova-Dawn (and husband Carter)
A Gift from God
Elijah Marley is a joy every day….I love him more than words can express!
He is a gift from GOD! Elijah is almost 10 months old…thanks to his birth mom (we love her) and Lifetime!
Dear Lifetime Family,
We still can’t believe how PERFECT our match was. After two reclaims (one with another agency), we questioned God’s path for us. But when Jace was placed in our arms, we knew immediately that God had chosen THIS child for us.
We could never have imagined how much love could shine from the eyes of a small child. When we look at Jace, we are moved by his simple joy and peacefulness. His smile touches all those around him. He truly is a gift from God!
Our family continues to pray for all waiting Lifetime Families!
-Lamont and Valerie
Chris & Amy Adopted a Baby Girl!
Congratulations from your friends at Lifetime!
Things have been pretty crazy around here! Tons of visitors, food, gifts, diaper changes, feedings, and smiles all around! We are SO blessed!
We have been praying for Eli’s birth mother every day. At at the hospital, we did let her know that if she ever wanted to open up communication to more than annually, that we would be more than happy to give her updates/photos more often or whenever she requested.
Here is a photo of our precious little Eli!
Rebekah and Alan
Our Bright Little Guy
We are simply fabulous and enjoying our funny little guy! This year so far we have done Disneyland, a few local amusement parks, multiple carnival with rides, beach outings, countless birthday parties, repeat aquarium visits (so much we are members and have unlimited annual access) and the year is not even over yet!
Jalen is the most funny, bright, charming and thoughtful little guy ever. Our entire family is just all about Jalen. Michael is really enjoying his buddy, and well I try very hard to let them just be boys, regardless of how messy the outcome may be!
Jalen’s loves are anything fish or anything ocean, his beloved teddy bear, his blanket, Snoopy, Elmo, his dog Ricci and birthday cake (anyone’s birthday cake), he’s a party animal! He talks a whole lot, loves to sing and loves going to his playgroup.
We keep Jalen’s birth mother in our prayers as well as you and all the other Lifetime Angels. God Bless you all. Until the next update…
Michael and Rosemary
When we first started looking into adoption, we were extremely sure that we did not want an open adoption. Those words alone scared us. We thought that by having an open adoption, our child would be confused on who their parents were. Would they call both Ana and the birth mom “mommy”? Would the birth mom tell us how to raise our child? It was not something we wanted to do. Once we signed up with Lifetime, we began seeing things a little different when it came to open adoption. Between the coordinators, live webinars, and lots of reading materials that were sent to us, we learned a lot and felt much more at ease.
We had a “drop in the lap ” adoption. We really did not have any time at all to get to know the birth mom or the birth father ahead of time. We received a call early on a Thursday morning stating there was a baby boy being born in a state within driving distance from us. We packed our stuff and left the moment we found out the birth mom had chosen us.
We spent three days with her and her baby in the hospital. We were over the moon to see that beautiful baby boy who we knew would be our son. However we took the advice of our coordinator and made it all about mom. Before we got to the hospital, we called the lawyer who was with her and asked if there was anything she needed (she asked for Kit-Kats & Skittles). We talked to her about her likes, dislikes, watched TV, munched on fast food and candy late at night…we bonded. She and her family were so wonderful. Everything went so well, it felt like we had known each other forever. It just felt right.
We keep in touch pretty regularly actually. We text, email, and send pictures. Our son will know that we is loved by two very special families. Open adoption should not be a scary thing. It’s truly a joining of two families doing what is best for a little angel. One family shares biology, the other shares their love and unconditional care for the little angel.
-Robert & Ana
Dear Diane and Lifetime Family,
Wow! What a whirlwind and journey we have been on with our little angel Mya Rebekah! We are so excited that she has been here with us for almost four weeks now. We went out to her birth mother’s state early so as to not miss the delivery, and Mya decided to make her appearance a week later than her due date. But then the interesting part of our journey took place as Mya had to be transferred to another hospital. We were terrified, but we knew God had His hands in everything! We were introduced to two other families in the hospital while we waited for Mya to be released and God showed us that we needed to rest in His peace, because He’s got it for us.
We realized that Mya was simply a miracle and in comparison to some of the other families in there our journey had been an easy one! Mya was released from the hospital, and that afternoon, we were told we were cleared to go home, after only waiting four days! Our birth mother is very happy with the way that everything is going and so are we. We couldn’t have done this without Lifetime, from the very start with being matched with our birthmother to the very end with leaving the state…words can’t even begin to describe our gratitude for you! Thank you, thank you!
Matthew and Sarah
Time flies! Our baby girl has turned a year already. We are so thankful to Lifetime for helping with the match of our baby girl. Everyone at Lifetime will forever be in our hearts. We are in contact with our daughter’s birth mother regularly through text, a website we set up for her, and send picture albums in the mail. We are looking forward to her visiting soon.
Our baby girl is doing amazing, having been born nine weeks premature. She is our wide-eyed “Sweet Pea”, and is adored by her mommy and daddy and three big brothers. We still feel like we are dreaming sometimes. We just cannot believe she is here and is ours. We are SO blessed! The wait seems so insignificant when you are finally holding your baby in your arms. No wait will be too long when you see your child face-to-face. I want to encourage the waiting families at Lifetime that God knows the face of your child. Wait with anticipation. The wait is worth it!
We came across Lifetime Adoption Center after being on a very long wait list through our adoption agency. At our previous adoption agency we had multiple ignored emails and phone calls. The staff was often rude to us. We felt in the dark about the whole adoption process. We quickly found out Lifetime Adoption Center was going to be a totally different experience than our first local agency. From the first phone call to Lifetime, everyone we spoke to was friendly, patient, and genuinely wanted to help answer all our questions. Every time we called, the phone was answered. Every email was also answered in a very timely manner. We were never overlooked. Our daughter’s birth mother was very happy with everyone she worked with at Lifetime also. The Lifetime staff have been so gracious to pray for our baby girl who was having medical problems a year after bringing her home. We highly recommend Lifetime to anyone considering adoption for their family or any birth parents considering an adoption plan for their child!
-Danny & Sarah
Our Dream Came True!
We are doing great! We are settled at home and in a somewhat routine. Tate is doing awesome and filling our lives with so much joy! He laughs and smiles, and has his days and nights mixed up. Tate is a great eater…up to four ounces! He’s so strong, and holds his head up already.
Thanks again for all you do to make people’s dream to be parents come true!
God bless you all,
Courtney and Jessica
Dear Lifetime Family (there is no way to single out any one person at Lifetime to address this to, as we have developed a relationship with just about everyone there),
Our adoption journey, even with the bumps in the road that we faced, is simply miraculous and we are the very grateful and blessed parents of this beautiful baby boy! Jayden has been with us for five weeks now and is pure joy. Considering that he was so tiny at birth, he is thriving and will reach an ‘average’ scale within a month of so.
We continue to be in contact with his first mom and in a recent email we let her know how much we admire and respect her for her choice to make an adoption plan for him. Her response was, “Thanks for the respect and admiration. I appreciate it. I also appreciate your family for taking him in with open arms and lots of love and giving us both an opportunity to have a fighting chance of a bright future. I want nothing but the best for him, so thank you.” Getting to meet her and spend some time with her was very important to us. As much as we thought we were prepared to take another’s child into our arms, it was truly an eye-opener to see the love she had for him as she handed him to us. It is something we will never forget and that Jayden will always be told about.
Our daughters are like little mother hens around him and absolutely adore him. Here is what was probably the most significant ‘family’ moment of our journey. As we sat in the agency’s conference room filling out paperwork directly after he was placed in our arms, I handed him to our oldest daughter (nine years old) who had some apprehensions about adding a baby boy and another culture to our family – she was talking to him thinking nobody could hear and this is what she said, “Well baby brother, our family sure is colorful…but you just made it SO much more beautiful!” The adoration she had at that moment is a picture in my mind that will never fade. Our family is indeed colorful – and VERY beautiful due to each of our very unique children.
Lifetime has been a pleasure to work with and each person that I’ve spoken with has been real, always willing to say it like it is, and always there with words of encouragement. Most of all, knowing that our family, our birthmother and future baby were all being covered in prayer by the family at Lifetime was such a blessing. Thank you for all you to do bring together forever families!
-Ryan and Laurie
God Had a Baby for Us
Hello Patty and Veronica,
We just wanted to send a quick note to let you know that we are all doing well. Hannah is eight months today! She is crawling, babbling, smiling and giggling all the time. We are so thankful each an every day for this precious gift from the Lord. We are also grateful for the roles you both played in our adoption process…we will be forever grateful to you! We send pictures to Hannah’s birth mother on a regular basis, and we are getting to know her better.
While our adoption journey seemed like a long process at times, we can look back and clearly see God’s hand in every step of the way. He was perfectly preparing us to be parents to Hannah. One of the verses that helped us through the harder times of the adoption journey was Isaiah 26:3 “He will keep in perfect peace, Him whose mind is stayed on you, because He trusts in you.”
At times it was hard to trust that God had a baby for us, but we had to choose to trust despite how we felt. God blessed us with peace, even during the most challenging times. He is always faithful, and continues to bless us with His peace and grace as we raise our baby girl.
Thank you again for all you have done for us through the journey.
We send our love and blessings!
-Scott and Jen
A Princess Worth Waiting For
We have truly been blessed!
Adalynn Mae was born at 5:17 am, we were with her birth mother through the whole delivery and she was AMAZING! Her birth mother and Wendy even spent the night in the same room post-delivery. We left at the same time, in fact she helped buckle her in the car and gave her a sweet kiss. We are fortunate to live in town right across the river. Adalynn’s birth mother even breastfed her in the hospital, as we both felt it was what was BEST for Adalynn! Since then she’s pumped for her and was so excited to be able to do this for her. We would like to say we feel that we are doubly blessed with a beautiful princess and a wonderful tummy mommy! We wanted an open adoption preferably from our area with an awesome birthmom and we got our wish!
Jeremy and Wendy
The Love of Our Life
To all the Lifetime staff that was patient and reassuring, we say thank you.
Our adoption experience with Lifetime was very positive and we would recommend them to other families seeking adoption. We now have the love of our life, baby Jordan. He is truly a blessing and each day is an adventure. He is growing so fast and we are enjoying every moment. We are so thankful to God for allowing us to love and care for him. We not only fell in love with baby Jordan, but when we met our birthmother, it felt as if we had known her for years. We are thankful for her strength and commitment to this process. Our daily scripture is “every good and every perfect gift comes from above…”
We have truly been blessed!
David & Bridget
Diane and all at Lifetime,
Thank you again! We just wanted you to know that Lily’s adoption was finalized a few weeks ago. Her sister and her sister’s adoptive mother as well as her grandparents celebrated the special day with us!
Our warmest blessings,
Gary and Sonia-Maria
It Was Meant to Be!
We thank God for planting the seed of adoption into our hearts 13 years ago. God truly has a plan for all His children that He creates. You all at Lifetime poured your hearts and souls into our adoption and helped make the “perfect match” for our family.
From the first moment our birth mother and myself spoke, it was just meant to be by God. Scott and I had always known our baby’s middle name would be hyphenated to what the birthmother had chosen for her baby. So I asked, “what name comes to you when you think of your baby”? She immediately replied,” we always said if we were having a girl her name would be Isabella and we would call her Bella”. I screamed and cried into the phone and said,”that’s her name, that’s her name”! We had named her Isabella a year ago and would call her Bella. Our birthmom and myself were speechless and could only cry. She said, ” its just meant to be by God”.
We thank God every day for our birthmom. Her strength, commitment, and courage was empowering to witness. She wanted both of us to be in the delivery room for the entire induction. She said,” I want you guys to have all the perks of having a newborn”. The nurses had me put on a hospital gown. As the last push was approaching, the nurse prepared the recliner next to our birthmom for me to lye in. Scott had requested for me to cut the cord since he had been privileged in doing so for our 3 other children. After cutting Isabella’s cord I immediately laid in the chair. She was placed on my chest, underneath my gown, still wet with amniotic fluid. As a mother this is an amazing feeling of bonding with your baby. The hospital staff were so supportive and even gave us a hospital room to stay in since I was breastfeeding Isabella.
We hit a huge bump in the road with our birthfather. Our birthmom and her husband fought alongside Scott and I the entire fight. We are so blessed to have had their strength with us, during that difficult time and because of them we prevailed. Our birthmom and myself have become best of friends and talk daily. What a beautiful love to have. We are like sisters and wow, how amazing it will be for Isabella to witness this bond.
To all you families in waiting, please believe and know in your hearts that God has a baby in the making for you. Your strength, commitment and most importantly your ” Faith” plays the biggest role in your adoption dream coming true. Trust in the Lord and Lifetime for your perfect match. Whenever in doubt, remember these 9 words: Everything In Life Worth Having, Is Worth Fighting For. Our adoption journey is proof of these 9 powerful words and little Bella is our precious gift from God because of it. God Bless you all at Lifetime for the great work you do. We send prayers of comfort and strength to all you families in waiting. Just know that Gods plan will soon unfold upon your family. Our family is finally complete thanks to God and Lifetime!
Scott and Meredith
Our Family is Complete!
We are so excited to tell you that we have finalized! We are still so amazed at how smoothly this all went. We went active in August, matched in October, and Eli was born in December. 8 months later, we are finalized. From the time we decided we wanted to adopt to his birth was 9 months! We love y’all for guiding us through the process and being there for the match. You were amazing. Family complete!
Brandon and Jen
Blessed by Adoption
We are so thankful that you stuck with us through our crazy adoption process. We were surprised by a call from Veronica. She told us very little information; she didn’t have much. A baby girl, born at a hospital just 30 minutes from our home.
I was ready to jump in the car, but Veronica said to talk it over with Jason, along with a possible medical condition we needed to be ready for. We took five minutes to discuss it and we knew this was our baby!
From the first moment she was in my arms at just 30 hours old, she has been our daughter. We can’t imagine a more perfect baby and we love our Molly May immensely.
Thank you again Lifetime for your support, and thank you Veronica for calling us that Monday afternoon and changing our lives forever.
Tamra and Jason
Evalin is so amazing! She is doing so well; she’s finished pre-school and started pre-K on Monday. She loves school.
Her teacher and tells us Evalin is really a smart child with an amazing memory. Her social skills are excellent and she does well in school.
We can’t tell you how much we love her. Everyone who has seen us say it’s like we have been a family forever. We never knew life could be this good since Evalin became part of it!
Tom and Rhonda
We just wanted to send you a quick note about Janelle. She is now seven years old and in the second grade. She loves to read, go to ballet class and swims like a fish!
-Julie & John
God Has a Baby for You!
Our adoption experience was amazing. Even though there were a few rough patches just “waiting” it was all worth it in the end when we got to hold our sweet baby boy Stetson. Going through the adoption process also helped both of us grow in our faith and have true evidence that God does not give you more than you can handle. Lifetime was very helpful in the process. Anytime we had a question or just needed someone to talk to we know we could call anyone at Lifetime and they would help us out. We would like everyone to know that no matter what stage you are at in your adoption process, God has a baby for you and when the time is right he will gift you with the sweet baby.
-James & Kris
The Light of Our Lives
Hi Mrs. Patty and Mrs. Diane,
I was thinking about y’all and wanted to send a note to update! I hope y’all are dong great. I’ve been seeing some great things on Facebook about Lifetime! So happy y’all are able to keep spreading love all over the place!
Things are going great. Miss Adley is the light of our lives! I did not know exactly how much love and sunshine this precious little girl would bring to us! I cannot imagine life without her. She’s so perfect! I can’t believe she’s almost 6 months old already! Time is flying by! She’s learning new things and she’s so observant! She’s actually kind of nosy! She wants her head up listening to everyone all the time! We just love her so very much! Everyone always tells us how beautiful she is, it’s actually funny because she honestly looks like Ronnie! Lots of people tell us all the time how much she looks like him even our pediatrician! It’s the little things that just melt my heart. She’s teething, she rolls over now, she will stick her tongue out at ya, she hasn’t started any kind of crawling yet. I’m sure it will be soon though! She has the sweetest little laugh ever! She is just our little perfect miracle baby!
I talked to her birthmom last week. All is great with her and her family. We sent more pictures and she couldn’t believe how big she has gotten! We talked about how they were doing and her other two children not ready for summer to be over yet! We think of her always! She’s definitely holding a big spot in our hearts! Just wanted to update you all and tell y’all we think and pray for all of you daily!
Ronnie and Sandi
We are all fine. Tyler (we call him by his middle name) is great! We just celebrated his first birthday (as you can see by this photo). Time truly does fly by! He is walking all over the place, and loves to spend time in the pool with his brothers and sister.
Chris and Stephanie
Thankful Every Day
We wanted to check in and let you know that we are all doing really well. Hannah is growing and is such a joy! We are so thankful for the blessing of our little girl. We are daily thankful for the role Lifetime played in making us parents!
With Warm Regards,
Scott and Jen
Just Hanging Out
Just wanted to share this little picture of Lauren “hanging out” at a friend’s birthday party a few weeks ago. She’s a strong little thing, and this photo really captures her fun personality!
We cannot get over how everything with our adoption was just meant to be. If those infertility treatments had not failed, we would very likely not have Lauren and she is absolutely meant to be our baby! If we had only been able to see into the future, we would have been spared a lot of pain and sadness, but the joy she has brought makes every step worthwhile!
Rex and Polly
Our Boy is a Joy
We’re doing wonderful; our new baby boy Josiah is a tremendous blessing! He turned eight weeks old today. Time just flies by so quickly. We appreciate all that you have done for us at Lifetime! We sing your praises and have at least two families that are going to look into Lifetime when they are ready to adopt. Yeah God!
Our birth mother is doing well…we are in communication with her via email and text, sharing what our sweet baby boy is doing. We wanted to thank Veronica at Lifetime, who was a tremendous support to us as we made that quick decision to match with our birth mother.
We love him so! He was truly chosen by God to grace our family. We will let you know when we go before the judge to finalize.
David and Monique
Pretty in Pink
Our sweet daughter turned four last week! We can’t believe how fast the time has gone. Brooklyn wanted to go Storyland for her birthday and meet Cinderella, so that’s exactly what we did. We love her so much and think of Brooklyn’s birth mother and the staff at Lifetime often.
-Phil & Tracy
Full of Firsts
We have been loving our first summer with our Eli. He is the perfect age for great summertime firsts. He enjoys the outdoors. As we hike, he watches the tree limbs sway in the breeze and the birds fly by. He has a great time in the pool, both big and little. He slept through his first drive-in movie. He was even very interested in the July 4th fireworks. His cousins love visiting with him. They all want to hold him and feed him, all of the time. The long-distance cousins constantly ask when they get to see ‘my E-I’ again. The youngest ones can’t quite get the middle sound in there. It’s cute.
Eli loves music! His favorite seems to be country. However, he ‘dances’ like crazy when he hears hip-hop. Anything with a funky beat gets him smiling. Toby Mac is the artist of choice right now. We enjoy watching baseball together and his favorite foods so far are blueberries and butternut squash. He loves jumping and goes to an infant gym class where he is making lots of friends, learning sign language, and how to tumble. He is so close to crawling! He is constantly on the move though and his ‘talk’ has grown to quite a few more sounds. His face lights up when we talk to daddy on the phone and when he walks through the door. He gets a belly laugh when we play catch with our dog.
Needless to say, we happily have our hands full. He is amazing! We are so happy with our growing relationship with his birth mother and her family. They are such kind, genuine people. Our family is complete and we thank you so much for helping to make that happen.
Brandon and Jen
Thank Heaven for Our Little Girl
Things are so amazing! Evalin is the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to us. She is doing amazing and her transition has been really good. She started her first day of school today, 8:30-12:30, Pre-K. She was so excited. There have been none of the fears and problems we thought we may have had. In fact, everyone who has seen us all together, said it seems like we have been together forever.
She calls us daddy and mommy. Evalin is smart beyond her years and just a very happy little girl. We go to the movies, shopping, and Tom takes her for rides in his old truck through the country. We go the the pool and the splash pad regulary and she loves playing with other kids. We thank you all at lifetime for making this dream come true!
-Tom and Rhonda
The Most Precious Gift
Hello Diane and staff at Lifetime!
Life has been crazy for the last two weeks but what an awesome two weeks it has been! Sweet baby Rosalie Judith-Marie was born June 20 at 7:12 pm weighing seven pounds, two ounces, and measuring nineteen and a half inches long. She is the most beautiful, precious gift ever! We are extremely in love with her. We thank God and her birth mother every day for trusting us to raise her: we are so blessed. As you know, it was a journey to get here but we made it and we are so thankful. Thankful to the staff at Lifetime for not giving up on our dreams to become parents!
Our relationship with her birth mother was more than we imagined: we have so much love for her and we see ourselves sharing the life of this beautiful baby girl. Rosalie is a good, sweet baby. We are so lucky to have her in our lives and so very proud to call her our daughter!
Ricardo and Raquel
Laughing, Playing, and Doing New Things Every Day!
Hi Michelle and Heidi,
Just wanted to send you a quick update to let you know how things are going from our family. It is hard to believe that Josiah is 5 months old. He is such a blessing to us! He has grown so much from the preemie that we brought home at 2 days old. Now he is laughing, playing, and doing new things every day. Of course, his two sisters are in love with him as much as we are!
We are also excited to let you know that Josiah’s adoption was finalized last Wednesday, June 26th. We can’t imagine our lives without him and we are so thankful to all of you at Lifetime and Josiah’s birthmother for the huge part that you played in bringing Josiah to us. We won’t ever forget that late night phone call on January 31st that resulted in us flying out the next day to pick up our son. We know that God chose Josiah just for us from the beginning and our “waiting period” was necessary for him to be a part of our family and of course, God knew exactly what He was doing!!
-Leon & Jackie
Our Son is Heaven Sent!
We thought his name was fitting for the occasion, Emmanuel, ‘God with us’. He fills our hearts with so much love. We have family and friends who love him and can’t wait to meet him at his upcoming welcoming baby shower. His birth parents are a loving, selfless, and caring couple who also love him so much, and we are forever grateful to them. We plan on keeping in touch with them and their lovely little family from here on out.
We cannot believe how quickly this all began. We were full-on with Lifetime in late January, matched by early April, and had baby in our arms by mid-June! Emmanuel decided to come ten days early, so when we got the call that birth mom was in labor, we took the first flight out. Luckily, we were prepared and already had our luggage packed. We were elated to find out that he was a big, healthy, baby boy! When we arrived at the hospital it was a joy to meet him and his birth family. There was some unexpected interference from the hospital, but our attorneys quickly took care of that; because of the drama there was worry that birth mom may change her mind, but God quickly took care of that! We know that God’s will has been done! We are thankful to Lifetime’s staff who were with us in spirit, prayed for us, and supported us every step of the way. The attorneys were able to arrange it so that all court proceedings were done while we were there so we wouldn’t have to return in six months for finalization. We quickly got ICPC clearance, in seven days after arriving, so we were in the state for a total of nine days, but very ready to get home. Now, Emmanuel is almost 4 weeks old, and we can’t wait to see what God has in-store for him.
For waiting adoptive parents, your blessing is on it’s way too! It may not happen as fast as you would like, but be patient, keep praying, and it will happen. You have a caring and supportive team at Lifetime whose goal is to see you adopt. We will be praying for all of you. It’ll all be worth it in the end!
-Corey & Joann
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Can you guys believe Cambell’s about to turn 4!? Just wanted to share. He and his sisters spent a whole week this month at his biological grandparents! Had the best time! Here is a recent photo of Cambell before his first ball game. We are so blessed to have such an amazing family!
-Michael & Kimberley
It has been way too long! Charles is all grown up! He just graduated from pre-K and is looking forward to going to kindergarten. He is counting to 100, spelling his name and he just recently accomplished tying his shoes!
We pray you all are well and please continue to use us as a reference from prospective families, although it’s been years we still sing your praises and we are still thankful for the hard work you all did making us a forever family!
Thank Heaven for Our Little Boy
We will always be grateful for what you and the Lifetime family has done for us. Our experience was emotional, since we had two birth mothers to change their mind at the hospital. However, it was so worth it. Mason is an AMAZING little boy and he just turned three. He also has a wonderful birth mother. Overall, we had a good experience. We recommend Lifetime to any family that has an interest in adopting!
Have A Blessed Day!
-Gerald and Yolanda
Hi ladies at Lifetime,
It’s been 6 weeks since I’ve adopted my beautiful baby girl, Maya. I must admit, I’ve never been so exhausted and overjoyed at the same time! Maya was a premie (born at 4 pounds, 4 ounces) and has grown to 6 pounds, nine ounces at her 5-week doctor’s visit.
To the waiting families: I want you to know that I continuously pray for all of you during this anxious journey. I was concerned being a single woman, but working with Lifetime and the birthparents was a blessing in and of itself. Lifetime staff was always responsive and compassionate with my many questions. Maya’s birthmom and I immediately clicked and we communicate via text and photos.
I wanted to share with waiting families to pray without ceasing! Maya was born almost 11 months after I signed with Lifetime and it was truly God’s timing!
Enjoy Each Moment
Hello Veronica and staff!
Just wanted to drop by and tell you once again, though it has been a while, how thankful we are that you matched us with baby Parker! He is already over a year and we can hardly believe how fast the time has flown. He is in full throttle walking and baby babbling. “Mama” “Dadda” “Maow” (meow) “Wuff” (Woof) and “Ba” (ball) are a permanant fixture in his vocabulary. Ohhh and “uhh ohh”; can’t forget that one. We are having a blast with Parker and each moment, we are truly thankful for. Thank you for all that you do, Lifetime. We are so grateful for Parker and can’t imagine life without him. He is our baby angel!
Janna and Pete
So Very Thankful
Curtis is such a blessing and joy. He is so sweet and still very affectionate. I am pretty sure he is the smartest toddler around! Thank you, to all of you, for what you have done, not just for our family but for all the families you work with! By the way, Curtis is a whopping 30 pounds and is only 20 months! Here is a recent picture of him for you.
Chad and Mandy
Into Our Arms, Unto Our Hearts
Doug and Bridget just finalized son Damien’s adoption in court! Pictured are adoptive couple Bridget and Doug with their son and the judge.
Congratulations from the staff at Lifetime Adoption!
Hello Libby and everyone from Lifetime!
Our precious David Anthony just three years old! David loves trains, cars and hitting baseballs off the tee in our backyard. He loves going to the zoo and feeding lettuce to the giraffes. He is looking forward to an upcoming trip to the beach so he can make sand castles and swim like a fish. Take care and have a wonderful summer!
-Jennifer and Rich
Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice
Hi Diane and Libby,
Hope you are all doing well! My goodness, we LOVE this baby more than words can express! Here she is in a pic from last week, 17 months old now!
-Rex & Polly
A Kid With Class
Hi Diane and Libby,
It is hard to believe that Evan is graduating from private kindergarten tomorrow at just five years three months. He will attend public kindergarten next year, but we signed him up a year early for this kindergarten to ensure he received the challenges he needed. His day care teachers told us last year he would be bored in a pre-k class so they encouraged us to put him in kindergarten. He has an awesome teacher that incorporates Christian values in his everyday learning.
We wanted you to hear the speech he memorized for the graduation ceremony tomorrow. He is amazing! We think of you often and pray for the staff and waiting families.
-Stan & Michelle
Lifetime Created Our Family
Dear Mardie and our Lifetime family-
We want to say THANK YOU for helping us with our second adoption. With your help, we were able to connect with some truly amazing birthparents. We have had such a great experience – we even were able to catch a plane on the day our special little boy Jax was born – arriving just an hour after he was delivered!
Saying ‘thank you’ isn’t enough for helping us realize our dream of growing our family. Lifetime has done such a fabulous job with helping us on both of our adoptions. We’ve had an incredible journey to this point. We were so honored and blessed to share our story (before Jax was born) on a Lifetime webinar with Libby (who we absolutely LOVE). Jax is now seven months old, but we wanted to let you know how thankful we are for you. Here is a brand-new family photo…hope you enjoy! God bless you!
Tim, Tisha, Arianna, and Jax
Blessed for a Lifetime
Hi Diane! I hope you are doing well. We are all doing just great!
I wanted to give an update on our little big man. Bentley is growing up so quickly and he is changing every day. Our days are filled with so much fun and laughter. All of us are centered around Bentley and watching him grow and change. He doesn’t even look like the same little peanut that he was when he was born. He is an eight month old big boy! He is rolling all over, sits up very sturdily, rocks back and forth as he is getting ready for takeoff, and babbles and babbles. He just wants to be in our conversations and we can tell that he has a lot to say! There is never a dull moment with him. We are all so in love with him and in love with everything that he has brought to our family, which is nothing by love and joy. He is just an absolute blessing. Words can’t truly describe the feelings we have. Our hearts are filled.
I thank God every day for blessing us with Bentley. I am so thankful we were with Lifetime because I can’t imagine Bentley with anyone else but us. I don’t even give it a second thought, because him and us were meant to be with one another for a Lifetime. Having two biological children, I really can’t say there is much of a difference at all. I sometimes think I gave birth to him! Nothing has ever felt ao right. We are so happy and so in love!
Danny and Shannon
Bouncing Baby Boy
My blessing Elijah is now four months old!
I am so thankful for the opportunity to be his mom…thank you to Lifetime for all of your help and support.
Elijah is a happy, wonderful, bouncing baby boy! His birth mom and I communicate often through text messages and pictures. Every day is a joy as I watch him grow. I love being his mom!
Hello Diane & Libby,
We finalized Grace’s adoption last week. Yay! We were fortunate to have the same judge who finalized Olivia’s adoption. Thank you so much for all your hard work over the last couple years. We had some rough experiences but are so grateful and feel so blessed to have found our way to Grace!
-Eric & Melody
Our Lifetime Experience
Lifetime adoptive mother Marla shares:
“We had an excellent experience with Lifetime! We would highly recommend it to anyone and we have to several people!
The ladies at Lifetime are so warm and caring! And they help you through all the steps, step-through-step. I cannot share enough good things about them.”
Adoption Will Bless You!
Josie amazes us and delights us every single day with her intelligence, her sense of humor, her independent spirit, her spunkiness, and her excitement about the world around her. She is always learning and we’re blown away by how quickly she “gets” new concepts. Josie loves to spend time with her family and friends, she likes to draw, dance, and sing, she likes to make others laugh, and she’s such a sweet girl. It’s hard for us to remember what life was like before we had her in our family. Our house is less tidy, but our hearts are filled to overflowing with love for her. It’s been the best two years of our lives!
Even in the joy of our daughter, we remember so vividly the anxiousness of “the wait.” We keep in touch with you not only because we are proud of Josie, but because we want to offer our prayers and encouragement to your waiting families and birth mothers. So many people loved and supported us while we waited for God’s plan to unfold for our family that we feel compelled to return that blessing.
To the birth mothers: words cannot describe the amazing gift you will bestow on a waiting family. Your courage, determination, and love are humbling. Thank you for these qualities, thank you for your strength, thank you for the opportunity you give to us to become a family.
To the families who are anxiously awaiting the call: know that you are constantly surrounded by the love, prayers, and well-wishes of those of us who have walked this journey. In your times of anxiousness and nerves, remember to breathe deeply and trust God’s plan. He is steadfast and, when you do get the call (and you will!) you will see how He chose just the right situation just for you!
And, of course, a huge thank you to the entire Lifetime staff! We value each and every one of you and are so grateful for your expertise and guidance. Without your help, we wouldn’t be a family of three!
Much love and many blessings,
Alyssa and Scott
Our Precious Lil' Peanut
It has been almost a year since our little precious peanut joined the world and became part of our family. Evelyn is such a joy that we’d struggle to say a single bad moment we have had. Even her one bad three hour stretch of teething was something we loved. To be blunt, she is the perfect baby. Happy all the time, a personality that commands a room, amazingly perceptive on everything, sleeps and has slept the entire night from day one! We can’t thank you enough for the match you put us in contact with.
-Roric & Michelle
Growing by Leaps & Bounds
Isabelle is doing great and changing all the time. She is up to 27 pounds and 33 inches tall. With the nice weather the last couple of days, she has been outside playing and does not want to come in at night to go to bed. Isabelle is very talkative and starting to say quite a few words. Some of her newest words are: Elmo, bye, clock and Minnie. Her favorite word the last couple of days has been no.
We just started potty training and she has done pretty well with that. Sometimes she will go when we ask her if she needs to go potty but normally, she tells us after she has gone in her diaper but she’s making great progress.
We went to New Orleans for Kelly’s cousin’s wedding and she made the 17 hour car ride with no problems! We kept plenty of toys and movies in the car for entertainment.
-Justin & Kelly
Our Precious Princess
Hello my sweet friends! Life has definitely changed so much with little Miss Adley Grace here with us finally…we couldn’t be any more excited! She is our precious little gift and we love her so much! Everyone just loves her so much and every time we take her somewhere, someone is always holding her, getting all of her sugars! When she smiles, our hearts just melt. She is so very perfect! We’re having the best times of our lives with her! The past two nights she has slept through the entire night. At first, she would get up every few hours but now she’s getting good rest at night! We’re so happy that she is comfortable and she fits right in with us! We’re not Sandi and Ronnie anymore when we go somewhere; we’re Adley’s parents, and we love it!
We thank God every single day for blessing us with this precious baby girl. We have kept in contact with her birthmom. We text every other week or so. We have sent her some pictures and she loved getting them. She seems to really like it when we tell her everything that’s going on at that time with Adley’s development. We plan on always staying in contact with her. She’s also very precious to us and she will always have a huge place in our hearts, along with her other two children.
We still pray for everyone involved in adoption and we pray that Lifetime will always be around to help other families like us! Thank you again for everything that y’all done!
Ronnie and Sandi
We Couldn't Be Happier!
Hello Heidi and the Lifetime staff,
When we signed up for Lifetime, I thought that we would have to wait for at least one year before getting matched up with a birthmother. I also thought that it was going to be a long road. You and the Lifetime staff have made it so easy. You all have been very helpful along the way. We were nervous wrecks when we were matched up with Jerold’s birthmother, but when we spoke on the phone we clicked right away. We spoke like we old friends. The whole time, I was afraid that she would change her mind and we would have to start all over again. After he was born and I held him for the first time, I fell in love with him. We couldn’t be happier! He is getting so big, so fast. It was pleasure working with Lifetime, and if I was able to do it again, I would definitely come back to you. Thank you for everything!
Demetrius and Janice
Our Two Adoption Blessings
It’s so ironic how similar our two kiddos look! Jake had an opportunity to correct some misconceptions of adoption on his flight home last week. We couldn’t be happier with how large the family feels now; the blessing of adoption was well beyond being parents. Cassidy’s birth mother will be flying out to spend time with us in June to celebrate Cassidy’s second birthday, and we’re hoping that Connor’s birth mother can make it out too. Both kids call them “belly mamas”…It’s pretty cute to hear them talk.
Jake and Tanya
My Brother, My Friend
We just wanted to send a quick update on our two Lifetime babies. Julian is five months old now and we are looking forward to finalizing his adoption in June. Wow does time fly! Big brother Isaac will be five in June and he is a very proud big brother! He loves helping teach Julian new things and tells everyone we meet about his “baby brudder”. He especially loves the days when they can both wear their spaceship shirts and be “twins”.
Thank you all for everything you did to help us build our family. There aren’t words to say what an amazing team you have there doing God’s work. Bless you, bless you, bless you!
-Michael and Lyn
Our Boy, Our Joy
Here’s a picture of Jack at his 3rd birthday party. Our experience with Lifetime could not have gone better. We started our adoption process in November, matched in March and had our son home with us in April. Our attorney was excellent and we finalized our adoption in September. As you know it does not get much smoother or faster than that! Our little boy Jack is amazing. He is happy, funny, affectionate, almost potty-trained and most of all loved by many.
– Dave & Telita
We have been admiring baby Elisbeth Rae and counting our blessings all night. She is perfect! She’s eating and sleeping real well and has a few hours of wakefulness during the day. Here is a little photo of her! Thank you for everything!
-Jess and Kevin
Our Adoption Joy
Here is a recent picture of Isabelle…We had a pretty good adoption experience. We were contracted with Lifetime 42 days when we found out a birthmother had picked us and she was in labor when we found out so we rushed to the hospital that night to meet her and our baby!
-Justin and Kelly
Lifetime Blessed Us
Lifetime adoptive mother Pam shares:
“Our experience with Lifetime was perfect! God really blessed us through your organization, and I pass that info along to everyone that inquires of Lifetime…they also were very good with our birth mother; they were able to assist her with things she needed.”
To hear more about Pam and her husband Bret’s experience with Lifetime, please press the “play” button below:
Hello Diane and Lifetime,
It has been three months since Eli came into our lives. We are forever changed. Eli is the most happy baby we’ve ever seen. He smiles all of the time – a big, toothless, ear-to-ear smile! He is amazing. He is outfitted for his first hiking trip. We took him to REI for the first time to get his gear. Carrier: check, Cute hat: check, Mommy and Daddy: check. He’s ready to go! He seemed really interested in the red kayaks. Hmm – possible hobby?
We have been able to visit with his birth mother. We met her and her sister for dinner. It was such a great visit. Her sister brought her two-year-old daughter. We are so excited to have them in our lives. Eli and his cousin were so cute together. We haven’t heard from his birthfather yet. We are hopeful to visit with him and his family this summer.
We love our Eli so much. Thank you for helping put this family together!
Brandon and Jen
Our Little Sunshine
Here is a little video of Olivia Grace (11 months) that we wanted to share with you. She is our little “Sunshine” and the light to all those around her. We have been blessed beyond words! Thank you to everyone at Lifetime for helping to make this happen for our family.
-Fred & Mary-Lee
Lifetime, Through a Family's Eyes
After waiting two years with another agency, Darren and Tammi were able to adopt a baby girl in just two months with Lifetime! Please press the “play” button below to hear about Darren and Tammi’s experience with Lifetime:
Open Adoption has Blessed Us!
Dear Veronica and Libby,
Here is a recent picture of Jacob, our “almost three year old”! This was taken Easter weekend. He looks so big in his suit! Jacob and Tammy went to see his first mommy for a wonderful visit. There were activities to do and Jacob had such a good time. There was lots of laughter! He remembered an event from our last visit with her just a few months ago, and it struck me that from here on out he is going to have his own memories of his visits with his first mommy! We look forward to our growing, open adoption story, and pray that it blesses them both. We know that we, the adoptive parents, are blessed!
Patrick and Tammy
Cherished in Our Hearts
Dear Veronica, Patty, and the entire Lifetime staff,
Thank you doesn’t seem adequate enough to describe how grateful we are to you for all the work you have done on our behalf to bring Hannah May into our lives! We are so grateful for your support and encouragement on the long journey to adoption. We are blessed by our daughter, and so thankful to God for her and her birth family. The role Lifetime has played in our lives will always be cherished in our hearts!
Scott and Jen
I love to tell my adoption story! I actually had the picture-perfect adoption experience. I am single and when I decided to adopt I had several doors shut but once I called Lifetime, it all fell into place and eight months after I signed my contract my son Cooper was born. It all happened much quicker than expected and I was in the delivery room and cut the cord. I actually babysat his two siblings for a couple hours until a family member could come to the hospital to pick them up. We had a couple of bumps when the birthmom started to change her mind but they really didn’t last long and went pretty quick.
I know that God was in control of our adoption and I appreciated that my Lifetime counselors were Christian. I also appreciated how Lifetime helped me to find someone here to do my home study and helped me with the attorneys. I consider the Lifetime staff my family, even though I have never met any of you!
Blessed Twice by Open Adoption
When we share about our two adoptions with Lifetime, we typically share how our two experiences were so different. With our first adoption, we had such a rollercoaster nine months with failed matches lots of interest in our profile and lots of craziness, but that we have our wonderful daughter and the wonderful relationship that we still enjoy with her birthmom.
With our second, we submitted our profiles and heard nothing for 18 months and that was so hard. Month after month of check-ins with nothing. But when we matched, that was it, there was no rollercoaster, it went smoothly.
We like to let people know that open adoption is nothing to be afraid of and that it can be a wonderful thing for both adoptive parents, birth parents, and for the children!
-John & Peggy
I'm the Big Sister
Our Maggie just turned two years old…and last month she became a BIG SISTER!
Our little boy, Andrew, Jr., was a little early but he was completely healthy and absolutely wonderful! We are adjusting to two little ones in the house, and loving every moment!
We have nothing but great things to say about our experience with Lifetime – and we enjoy sharing our story with others hoping to add to their family through adoption.
Have a wonderful day!
Nancy & Andrew
Growing Like a Weed
Sydney is growing like a weed and just attended kindergarten round up. It’s so hard to believe she is five years old. As you can tell she is a very happy and energetic girl!
– Polly and Shane
Blessed Beyond Words
Last week our family took a stroll to the courthouse to finalize the adoption of our precious little Caroline! Here is a photo of us at Caroline’s adoption finalization in court. She is now three and a half months old. We are all so happy! Blessed beyond words!
Thank you for the effort and dedication you put into our adoption. You were the perfect Adoption Coordinator for our family! We have so many positive memories from working with you and the staff at Lifetime. Thank you for working so hard for our family!
Chris and Holly
Ready, Set, Grow!
We hope you had a wonderful Easter! Here’s a recent picture of Lena. She has gotten so big and wonderful she will be two in June and already knows her ABC’s and is potty trained — Yay!
Lewis & Loreen
She Lights Up Our Lives!
Happy Easter! We always think of you this time of year and wanted to send you our annual photos of Katie with the bunny! These photos are of Katie and Hershey this year. Taking them always reminds us of you asking us to take the “perfect” photo of our bunnies for our profile. We appreciate the attention to details that you and the others at Lifetime put into our adoption which led us to a perfect match! Thank you again for everything! Katie is now a very active three year old who lights up our lives!
Roger and Tricia
Pretty in Pink
Veronica, Libby, Patty and Michelle,
Michaela is growing so fast! She has such a sweet smile and personality. It is just amazing how much she has changed in just three months. The doctor says she is perfect, but we already knew that. She is cooing, smiling, kicking, holder her head up and most recently had her first laugh/giggle. And we were lucky enough to get it on video! She is even sleeping through the night. We have been corresponding through email with her birth parents. They are such a sweet couple and we enjoyed our time with them. Our hearts are so full of love for them and for what they have done for Michaela. We are sending them updates of Michaela’s milestones along with photos.
We want to thank you for all the help and direction you have provided for Michaela’s birth mother and for being the connector God used to bring us together. It is funny how whatever you can dream, that God just dreams it so much bigger. Michaela is so much more that we could have ever hoped, dreamed or prayed for. But God is like that, going above and beyond. We will keep you updated on our finalization.
Mike and Julie
Scott and Meredith Adopted a Baby Girl!
In this photo, Isabella poses alongside their adoption profile book
Congratulations from the staff of Lifetime Adoption!
Our Boy, Our Joy
Dear Michelle, Kim, and Tonya,
Thank you guys for your wonderful support! Here is a picture of our beautiful boy Adam at one week.
We are now parents of a beautiful baby boy and our hearts could not be happier!
With much appreciation and gratitude for everyone at Lifetime!
-Alfred and Landria
Girl of Our Dreams
I’ve been meaning to send some pictures your way of Elisabeth (Ellie). We went recently and had the girls get pictures together and also just ones of Ellie. She is doing so good. Sleeps all night, takes nice naps, is growing great and just all together a very healthy girl!
We have confidence that God knew about Ellie 10 years ago when we first felt compelled to have adoption as part of our family’s story. Somehow, through a very winding path, He had her in mind for us. We also know He used you to bring her home. Her birthmom didn’t choose us, you did. I have no idea what criteria you were looking at that long, sleepless night, but I am so thankful it led you to call us at 4 in the morning. The wait was hard, but worth it. So, thank you for our daughter!
-Kevin and Alisa
Thank Heaven for Our Little Girl
Where did the time go? Can’t believe we just celebrated Gaige’s first birthday. She is such a joy! We’re so blessed to call her our daughter.
I’m hoping your non-profit program for birth mothers received some donations in her honor. We asked friends and family to donate to that program in lieu of birthday gifts. Enclosed are a few extra checks that were brought to her party.
Thanks again for all your help in bringing Gaige home!
-Derric & Lori
Our Little Bundle of Joy
We haven’t ever felt such joy as we have this past week! Miss Adley Grace was born six pounds, 17 inches long and we got to experience so much with our baby and her birth mom! It has truly been an amazing and breathtaking experience! Adley is just so perfect!
Our birth mom is one of the strongest, motivated, loving, wonderful persons we know! We met with her and had a fantastic time with her and her two kids for a few days…we’ll definitely never ever forget them! We’re excited to be able to stay in touch with her and send her lots of pictures.
This has all been led by our Jesus! We prayed so much for our baby and her birth mom. Things could not have went any smoother for all of us involved! We’re on the road headed home right now. It’s a long way to go, but EVERYONE back home is waiting on this little bundle of joy to get there!
We cannot express how much we LOVE and appreciate ALL of the staff at Lifetime. We could not have done this without you! We would like to say an extra special thank you to Mrs. Patty and Mrs. Diane! You two have been our rock from start to finish! It brings tears to my eyes thinking of you two! We pray that God and Lifetime continues to bless lots of other families just like us, that thought it would not ever happen! To all the waiting families, Hang in there, call Mrs. Patty, cry, and pray constantly! There was a time that we didn’t think it would ever happen. It’s all in God’s time! I heard that so many times throughout it all, IT’S the TRUTH though! God Bless and thanks so much Lifetime! We love you all!
-Ronnie & Sandi
So Very Thankful
Please forward our letter and photos to Maryn’s birth mother. Thank you for doing this for us. It’s important to us that we keep up our open adoption agreement. Maryn is doing great and we are so thankful to Lifetime! and you!
Doug & Trina
Our Open Adoption
Oh my, where has the time gone?!? After Grey’s (Greyson’s) birth things just got crazy. Crazy good, but crazy nonetheless. Ha! Now that we have a little more time to breath, we just wanted to reach out and give you all at Lifetime a HUGE thank you! You all helped to match us up with the most amazing son that two parents could ever hope for. There isn’t a moment that goes by that we don’t thank our lucky stars for him!
When we first signed up with Lifetime we were a little apprehensive about the whole process, and what an open adoption would look like for us and our future. Well, I am here now to say that it is amazing. You all did such a great job of holding our hand and walking us through the process. We put our faith in you, and boy was it ever worth it! We now have a beautiful son and a great relationship with his birth mom too. Open adoption has been a true blessing for our family.
We wanted to share the full story of Grey’s birth…We headed up to his birth mother’s state almost a week before Grey’s due date, since we wanted to do all we could to be there when he was born. When we first got there we were very nervous about meeting the birthmom, but a few minutes after meeting her we knew she was an amazing person. Since Grey decided to hold out a few days past his due date, we were able to spend some great quality time with her. We did a few dinners, a doctor appointment and even a mani/pedi afternoon. In hindsight I think that was great for all of us. When she finally went into labor she called us right away and we rushed right to the hospital. She did not have much family support there for her, so we were there to walk the halls with her and hold her hand through labor.
Kayla was in the room when Greyson made his entrance into the world, and even got to cut the cord. It was a dream come true and absolutely love at first sight for us! The hospital was so great to us. They gave us a room to spend the days with Grey and we would also take turns going down and sitting with his birth mother. She had requested to not see Greyson because she felt like that would be harder for her, but we wanted to make sure that she knew we loved her too. We decided to honor Greyson’s birth mother with his middle name.
After we went back to the hotel with Grey our attorneys went to work and got all of our paperwork in line. We were excited to get back home to settle in so it was nice that we didn’t have to stay too long after the birth. Since then, things couldn’t be better. Grey is AMAZING and we love being his parents! We also keep in contact with his birth mother via text messages, pictures and videos. We plan to travel to her around Grey’s first birthday so that Grey and his birth mother will get to see and know each other. We are thankful every day for the gift that she has given us! And again, thank you for all that you did to match us up together. It couldn’t have been more perfect! Thanks!
– Kayla and David
And Baby Makes Three
Hi everyone at Lifetime!
We are having an absolute blast being Brendan’s parents. I can’t believe he’s almost two months old already! He is getting too big for his newborn outfits now, so it’s sad to have to pack those away already, but it’s worth it seeing him grow and change each day. He just started smiling a LOT and doing these cute little “laughs” where he inhales quickly. He’s such a happy little guy, with hilarious expressions! He loves staring at faces and when we talk nonsense to him, and is also a big fan of Celtic music (unless bagpipes come on…he apparently hates those!). He’s honestly the most mellow and happy baby I’ve ever seen.
His pediatrician laughs at how “chill” he is even when being poked and prodded. He’ll just look up with his big eyes like “whatcha doin?” and take in everything around him with no complaints. He also loves bathtime! The first time we poured water on his head, he closed his eyes and got a big goofy smile. He hardly ever cries unless he’s particularly hungry or has a wet diaper, but the tears stop immediately once we figure out what he wants, so we’re definitely learning how to interpret his needs! It’s been a great experience, being parents, and we’re excited to see him continue to flourish. We also have a great relationship with his birth family, and continue to share plenty of updates and pictures. We feel so blessed to have met them and feel like our family has grown by more than just one. I’m so happy that Brendan has so many people who love him! Thanks for your part in bringing us all together!
-Josh & Laci
Evan had a wonderful first Valentine’s Day! I do believe I heard him he asked me to be his Valentine! He is growing so fast and has already doubled his birth weight in just three short months! He is also holding his head up!
– Brandy (and Todd)
Blessed by Adoption
Well it’s hard to believe it has been four years! Eli just had his first soccer practice today and we don’t know where the time has gone. He has got to be the most precious little boy in the world. We love him more than words can describe and am so grateful to Lifetime and his birthmother for this priceless gift. We think about Eli’s birthmother all of the time and although we are miles apart, she stays in our minds and prayers. Thank you again for our little man!
-Jason and Natalie
Our Dream Came True
Hello Lifetime Family,
We’re over-the-moon happy with the adoption of our daughter Sarah Elizabeth! We received a drop in the lap call from Diane while getting ready for church. A few hours later we flew across the country to meet our daughter and birth mom. We met and simply fell in love with Sarah that night. Sarah is healthy, happy and growing so much each day. We give God the glory, for it was His Hands that orchestrated this divine match.
We give thanks to Jen and Joan for supporting us during the craziness of traveling, the ICPC process and until we arrived safely home. Lifetime, we cannot thank you enough for making our dream come true to become parents and completing our family; each one of you has a special place in our hearts. Words simply cannot express our gratitude. Like Libby and adoptive families always say in Lifetime’s adoption webinars, when we look back, every wait, decision and event was clearly planned by God, Who is ever faithful. Lifetime, you are and will always be part of our family!
Glen and Wendy
Happy Groundhog Day! We think of you often, but especially on Groundhog Day because we know you love the holiday so much! Here’s a picture of Katie showing you some of her favorite pages out of our Groundhog Day books. She had fun celebrating at pre-school with her friends. We pray for everyone at Lifetime often! I have enjoyed sharing our story in the Lifetime webinar, answering questions and providing adoption support for new Lifetime families who are just beginning their journey!
Tricia and Roger
Hi Veronica and Our Lifetime Family!
Our adoption finalization court hearing was last week! We are now an official forever family! These past six months have passed so quickly and Kallie Grace is growing so fast. She is amazing and we are so in awe of what God did for us! It’s exciting having two birthdays to celebrate with Kallie and our family here is so grateful as well that she is ours forever. Thank you for making the adoption process seem so easy and just always being there for us. We will never forget you. We hope to start the adoption process for our second Lifetime baby soon so that Kallie can have a little (or big) brother.
Della and Tony
Then & Now
Ten years ago today, in the evening, we received the call from Lifetime that Daniel had been born at lunchtime by emergency C-section (one pound, 14 ounces & 13 inches long – 28 weeks gestation.) A surprise for everyone!
So the following morning, we all loaded up & then drove on to where Daniel was in the NICU – 550 miles from home. We made it to the hospital Friday morning. Can you see the size of the pacifier compared to Daniel?! Richard’s party trick is to take his wedding ring off & tell everyone that he could fit that all the way up Daniel’s arm!
We often get asked if it is easy to bond with someone else’s child & with this our first adoption, we had asked ourselves that same question. We can honestly tell you that as soon as we received the call from Lifetime, we were ready to “fight” for our son! There was absolutely no doubt in our minds that he was ours. Daniel’s situation was a little complicated, but as an adoption plan had been made & the birthmom giving us Power of Attorney we were able to make all the medical decisions needed right from the time we arrived at the hospital without DFS becoming involved.
Most babies at 28 weeks do not have fully developed lungs – they need a ventilator to breathe. The doctors told us that Daniel had fought for life in the womb as his lungs were fully developed (surfactant normally develops 72 hours before full term birth) & he never needed a ventilator, just some oxygen once in a while. He was truly a miracle albeit a very tiny one. We were not able to hold him for a week, all we could do was put our hands in the incubator & touch him.
After the first eight days we had to go home but came back to visit Daniel each weekend. Saying “goodbye” was hard but we also knew he was in excellent hands & it was only a temporary measure. Daniel was in the hospital for seven weeks before being released at just over four pounds. Daniel had sleep apnea so was on a monitor at night plus he choked very easily on his milk & would often stop breathing when this happened. Of course we were in the hospital when it first occurred – scared Richard to death as he wasn’t a paramedic then! The nurse just told us to flick his feet & make him scream. I can remember it happening the first time in public & folks around just looked at us in horror & amazement! Daniel will still choke once in a while. It is happening less & less as he matures, but happened regularly those first few years.
We are SO blessed to have Daniel in our lives. He is so full of enthusiasm & the joys of life. For some reason this birthday has him more excited than any other. Here is a photo of Daniel today – still with that very thick head of hair which many folks comment on.
We are very excited to now be working on Adoption #4! Wow! Looking forward to seeing who God is going to place in our hands this time.
Liz and Richard
Hey there Michelle,
Just a little update from us…we still can’t believe that we have a daughter, thanks to the Good Lord & Lifetime! She is now 17 months old; she is beautiful, smart, and healthy. A perfect gift! She fits so well with our family. We do still have contact with her birth family and have kept our open adoption agreement; they are awesome. We also drove to the town where they live & attended the zoo! We do plan to keep in touch with them and meet up a least once a year. We want Gracelyn to know her other two sibilings as well. We will keep in touch with you guys as well. Thanks again to our forever family!
-Jesus & Ronna
Dave and Deb Adopted a Baby Girl!
Congratulations from the staff of Lifetime Adoption!
Cassius and Rhonda Adopted a Baby Girl!
Here is Cassidy with her proud big brother Tre.
Congratulations from the staff of Lifetime Adoption!
Our Precious Gift
Dear Joan and Lifetime,
A very heartfelt “Mahalo” (thank you) for all your help and support over the past year in our quest to be parents. Makena is absolutely adorable and we are enjoying every minute with her, sleepless nights and all. She is perfect; 10 fingers, 10 toes, a smile and big beautiful eyes that would melt anyone’s heart. There is no other love more pure, than the love we have for this precious Christmas gift. We want so much for her, that our hopes and dreams are now her hopes and dreams.
We appreciate you facilitating such a perfect “match” with Makena’s birthparents. They really have been amazing and we have so enjoyed getting to know them over the past months. We were pretty nervous during our first phone conversation, but the relationship easily transitioned into a daily email and text dialogue. We were able to visit with them twice before Makena was born and spent those days getting acquainted, checking out the local sights, walking along the beach, and dining on some great local cuisine. They have become part of our family and we are thankful that their sacrifice is the source of such joy in our lives. We have much admiration for their strength and courage.
Of course, there were times that we had doubts that this dream would come true. But we stayed firm to our belief that everything would work out as God intended. We took each day as a gift of hope and tried to enjoy the process, staying true to our daily routines and even managing to squeeze in a vacation before the big event. We prayed for Makena’s birthparents, and had faith that they would make the best decision for themselves, which in turn would lead to the best situation for us. Good or heart-breaking, we were thankful for the fact that hope existed where it did not before.
As it turns out, we could not have dreamed of a smoother adoption process and appreciate all the love, help, and support we have received from the entire Lifetime staff. Six weeks later, Makena is thriving!! She is truly our little treasure!
Lisa and Mike
Look at Me! I'm Three!
Just wanted to touch base with you to let you know how we are doing. It has been a wonderful experience being a parent to our smart, beautiful, funny daughter, Nadia. She has brought us so much joy. She keeps us busy, but that’s a good thing. We’re grateful to have the opportunity to love, protect and teach her about life. We wouldn’t change these times for anything.
This picture is of Nadia at her 3rd birthday party. Thank you to Lifetime Adoption for helping us and hopefully we can do it one more time. Take care and hope everyone has a great new year!
-Stacey & Jackie
The Boy of Our Dreams
I thought you may want an update…Corey is six years old now!
– Jay & Jill
I'm a Mommy!
I am so happy to have newly adopted through Lifetime! I signed on with Lifetime in August and became a mother the first of January. It was four months and some days.
I am a single African American woman and was assured that ‘THE PERFECT MATCH” was out there. Boy, was it ever…Elijah’s birthmom is amazing and I look forward to a lifelong relationship with her. I had moments of will this happen and many prayerful days… I AM a Mommy!
It has taken us so long to write, but having a six month old is a full time job! We all are doing wonderful and cannot express our gratitude enough through words, about how happy we are.
The relationship with Harper’s biological family is wonderful. He is the happiest little boy who is growing and learning new things every day. I can’t believe it has almost been seven months since you called us with the greatest news of our lives. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, all so much and may God bless the rest of the families waiting for their little angel.
With all our love,
Amy and Troy
Hello Libby and our Lifetime Family!
Happy New Year! Here is a picture of David and his big brother Ryan. David is now two and a half years old. David loved everything about Christmas – from decorating our tree with ornaments, to getting his favorite toys from Santa (choo, choo trains) to attending a Happy Birthday Jesus party at our church. We hope everyone at Lifetime is doing well. For all of the adoptive parents who are waiting – the right time and the right match will come for you. It did for us.
-Rich and Jennifer
God's Gift, God's Blessing, God's Timing
Dear Diane and Lifetime,
We are so in love with our little Eli! We hold him and just stare into his beautiful little face. He is the star of our Facebook profile! Friends and family are trickling in from around the country to meet and hold him.
Thank you so much for helping grow our family. The journey has been so much smoother, with minor hiccups, than we could have imagined. Our birth parents and their families are amazing. We look forward to that growing relationship.
Our beautiful Eli laughs in his sleep! The first time we saw that, we all just fell out laughing. He is such a blessing. He is amazing…God’s gift, God’s blessing, God’s timing. Praises to Him!
Brandon and Jen
We signed on with Lifetime at the very end of last January and Liem was born November 20th, so it was ten months, the same time frame as a pregnancy. We think that is pretty neat. We were matched at the end of August with our birthmother and we were the only family that she talked to. We instantly hit it off and had many things in common. Since she lived close, we were able to meet with her a couple times. She is amazing and we are forever greatful to her. We were blessed that she lives in California because our families live there.
After Liem was born we were able to stay with them while waiting for approval to leave the state. Liem was two weeks late, so the time seemed like forever. We were at the hospital when she was in labor and at the last minute she decided she wanted us to be the first ones to hold him after he was born. That was super important to us for bonding and it was just such a blessing.
From the first second we saw Liem, we knew that he was our child and that God had made him especially for us. He looks soo much like my husband, which he loves. He was born with tons of hair and he was nine pounds, nine ounces. From that point on Liem has been with us. We stayed with him one night in the hospital before he was released. Our birthmother wanted to see him and us at the hospital. The most touching part was that she, in pain, got up from her bed while holding Liem and physically handed him to us. We will always cherish that moment. We were released from the hospital the day before Thanksgiving and we couldn’t have been more thankful. Liem is super easy going and only speaks up when he needs something. We are thankful for that, since we are first time parents. He is very expressive with his eye brows and has huge feet and long fingers. Seven weeks later he is still a big boy and a super healthy eater. He is very attentive, has a huge smile and has started talking back. He loves toys with music and lights, loves to stare at the ceiling fan, but most of all loves attention. We are soo anxious to see what his personality will be and we are just excited to be on this new adventure with him.
-David and Chantel
MaRay Adopted a Baby Boy!
Elijah was born weighing eight pounds, 14 ounces.
Congratulations from the staff of Lifetime Adoption!
We celebrated Stella’s third birthday yesterday! It’s hard to believe it has already been three years since we witnessed her birth and she was placed in our arms. She is as sweet and sassy as ever and her personality is fun, independent and also so loving. We still keep in touch with her birth family and we feel so blessed that we were chosen to be Stella’s mom and dad! Thanks, again, for all you do!
-Megan and Jason
Blessed by Adoption
It has been a couple of years since we have had contact with you all at Lifetime…just let ourselves get busy with these kiddos & didn’t take the time to send an update!
We signed up with Lifetime just over six years ago. We were in our twenties and had no children. We were blessed to adopt our daughter through connections with friends. You all were wonderful to let us pick right back up where we left off and help us with Weston’s adoption. He was this beautiful little six week baby boy & it was love at first sight! He is now a spirited three year old boy, full of smiles and sillyness. Just this past summer we were again given the opportunity to adopt a baby boy through the help of my aunt & friends. It overwhelms us to think how God has given us more than we could have imagined or dared hope for six years ago!
Here is a recent family picture. We are so thankful for Lifetime’s part in growing our family according to God’s plan for us. Thank you for the work you did for us, Weston, and his sweet birthmom!
Thank you so very much!
-Josh & Emily
An Amazing Bond
Brendan Asher was born at 1:28 am, weighing seven pounds, 10 ounces, and measuring 21.5 inches! Our birth mom was able to be discharged from the hospital today, so she signed the paperwork today at 5:45 pm, making the adoption official and irrevocable. The lawyer said she expects finalization will probably occur in about four months! The hospital was kind enough to give us a room tonight for the three of us to stay in. The nursing staff has been wonderful!
We got to get to know the birth mom’s mom quite well while waiting for delivery. They are both amazing and are coming back tomorrow for his discharge. We were able to stay with her in her room the whole time, which helped us all bond very well.
Laci’s parents and brother drove down and got to meet Brendan in person today. We got to do video chats with Josh’s parents, sister, and grandpa (gotta love technology!) We are planning to fly back on next week. It’ll be nice to be in our own beds, although the beds at the condo are great (the couch at the hospital, not so much).
The picture above is of both of us holding him is about 20 minutes after birth. Thank you all so much for your love, prayers, and support! Brendan is perfectly healthy, and prayers to get through the flight are appreciated. The birth mom and grandma are doing remarkably well, but I’m sure they’d appreciate prayers, as well.
Josh & Laci
Our Greatest Gift
We wanted to say thank you once again for all of your help in finding us our baby girl. Here is a picture of our new family with our little girl Alaina Victoria who is now six months old. We have our court hearing in a couple of weeks to finalize everything. We couldn’t be happier. Thank you. We hope to work with Lifetime again soon!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Chris and Kelly
Our Little Princess
We wanted to send you a quick note and a recent photo of Avery. She is doing so well! She started walking before 10 months old and is so full of energy and laughs. We had such a wonderful time celebrating her first Christmas. I still pinch myself sometimes to make sure I’m not dreaming. I can’t believe she’ll be one next week…where does the time go?
We are getting together with her birthmother and maternal grandmother next month to catch up and celebrate her birthday. I’ll send photos of the celebration.
Happy New Year and thank you to all the Lifetime Staff for what you do for so many!
-Mark & Vanessa
Hi Diane and Libby,
Just wanted to let you know that yesterday we finalized Elisabeth’s adoption! She is now officially and forever ours! The whole legal process went very smoothly thanks to our great attorney. He made sure it all happened quickly for us.
Elisabeth is starting to smile, which is just amazing. She is such a mellow, sweet girl who loves to spend her days being held, which isn’t a problem between Kevin, myself and her two big sisters!
We are so thankful for Elisabeth and the help you provided to bring her into our family!
-Kevin & Alisa
Doubly Blessed by Adoption
We are so grateful for all you have done to help us build our family! Because of you, we are so blessed with two amazing children, that we love so much. Our adoption experiences have been incredible and we couldn’t have asked for more wonderful children, experiences, and memories.
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year ahead!
Melissa and Robert
Hello Veronica and Lifetime Staff,
I am so sorry it’s been so long since I’ve written to you and sent an update…motherhood CHANGES EVERYTHING! Lucy just turned nine months old and I know it’s a cliché statement, but where has the time gone? Lucy is already starting to try and walk! She is the life of the party and loves to laugh, squeal, and clap her hands at everything. This Christmas season, I finally have a childlike heart again—Lucy has brought that back out in us. We are forever grateful to Lucy’s birth mother. We text every now and then and talk occasionally, so we definitely stay in contact. She is forever my kindred spirit. We are also grateful to everyone at Lifetime! You are the glue that brings families together-THANK YOU! I scrolled through some of the waiting Lifetime families and I am so happy to see many of the families that traveled our journey with us have either been matched or adopted; it warms my soul. I pray you have a blessed Christmas season!
Whitney and Leann
My Dream Came True
Hello Lifetime Family,
I’m happy to inform you that Jacob’s final adoption hearing was last week. The past few months have been the most difficult, yet most rewarding time in my life. Thanks so much for your encouragement and support throughout this entire process! I wanted to share my adoption story with waiting adoptive families, in hopes that it provides encouragment to keep the faith and never give up on their dream of having a child!
The Christmas Prince
Joshua is growing “like a weed”. He’s really excited by the Christmas tree this year and loves to look at all the ornaments. He is so interested in everything…so much so, that I have not wrapped any presents yet! Joshua sent his letter to Santa…and Santa wrote back to him and even sent him a video message.
We still find ourselves overwhelmed with the love we have for our little boy. He is the light of our lives, and I frequently tell him he is my heart. Joel cannot sneak up on me after work…Joshua knows his truck before he pulls into the driveway and excitedly announces, “Daddy Home! Daddy Home!”….and runs to meet him at the door.
Please know that you are all very special to us and are in our prayers. Thank you, again, for all you did to help us create our family!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
-Nan & Joel
Everyday is a Gift
Merry Christmas! We hope everything is going great at Lifetime and you are enjoying this busy, happy time of year. Here is a recent picture of our angel, Juliana. Like all parents, we think she is the funniest and smartest kid around. She knows just what to say or do to make us laugh and is happy to be the center of attention in our living room singing and dancing all day long.
We keep in touch with her birthparents through emails and texts and have face to face visits with her birthmom one to two times per year. Her birthfather came with her birthmother for the first time Thanksgiving weekend and we had a great visit. I think he will come again next time and that makes us so happy.
We are starting to think about our next adoption journey and when to make that leap. I’m sure we will be in touch when we feel ready.
We are so excited to be celebrating the holidays this year with our sweet baby boy. Easton is such a perfect gift and we are blessed beyond belief to have him in our lives. We will be finalizing his adoption next week. Oh what a nice Christmas present! Stay tuned for a letter and pictures.
Tom & Samantha
Hope you and all of the Lifetime staff are enjoying the holidays thus far! Ava turned three years old in August and also started school for Development in August as well and is thriving! She needed help with speech and so she has therapy sessions several times a week, and now she is talking up a storm! Here’s a recent pic of Ava. All of you hold an unbelievably special place in all of our hearts! We love our little Ava and it is a joy to watch her personality develop. She is quite funny! Thank you and Merry Christmas to the staff at Lifetime!
-Bryan & Shara
Good afternoon Diane,
We just wanted to let you know that our adoption was finalized a couple of weeks ago, and she is fitting into her new life. There is a lot more excitement, with having three new brothers. She always has someone to play with!
We are all doing great and very busy. Dad was able to spend about a week with Zaniya before he got deployed again. We get to talk to him most nights. We are very happy for that. She loves school and her new teacher.
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
-John & Monette
Our Family is Complete!
Just thought we’d say hi, and update you all. We finalized our adoption of Tyler today! He has already been such a source of joy for our whole family! He is four and a half months old, loves to coo and squeal, and has the most precious smile and contagious laugh! We still keep in contact with his birth mother, and she is doing well also.
We wish you all at Lifetime, as well as the waiting families peace, joy, and happiness this Christmas Season!
Chris and Stephanie
The Girl of Our Dreams
Hello to all the Lifetime family!
Things are settling in and our darling Madison Kale’a is doing wonderful. She has gained four pounds since coming home. She was born at three pounds and is now well over 10 pounds! Woohooo! We have been keeping contact with Madison’s birth mother through a Shutterfly website and text messaging. She is amazing and we just “clicked” right away. Our family shares the same sense of humor with her which is great. Our adoption was finalized exactly two months after bringing our baby girl home. God was in control of everything and I think we may have had the smoothest and quickest adoption ever. We are so grateful for a wonderful experience with all of you at Lifetime. Everyone I have spoke with has been amazing. God bless you all!
Danny and Sarah
Into Our Hearts
We just had to share this photo…here is Aubree making sure the judge does everything right at our adoption hearing!
-Helen and Don
It was great to talk to you and find out that Max’s birth mother is doing well. I always thought there was so much potential for her to be successful—I’m glad she has found a way to make that happen! I’ve included a new picture of Max (and Mason). He’s doing great and loving school.
Max is getting so big and growing up so quickly. He’s in Kindergarten this year. Max is extremely social; he loves EVERYONE! He’s never met a stranger. He’s so fun to be around-he just draws people to him. Max’s greatest love is music. He listens to music all the time and loves to sing and dance. Music calms him when he’s angry, makes him happy when he’s sad, and is the first thing he wants to do in his free time. In fact, for Christmas this year, he is asking Santa for a new guitar and a keyboard.
We have traveled a lot and Max has had the opportunity to visit many places. We love to camp and have visited lots of places in Colorado. We also enjoy going on cruises, which we do with all our extended family. Max is VERY close to all of his grandparents and cousins, loving to spend time with all of them.
Max is a joy. He is a snuggler and is happiest in someone’s lap. He loves his big brother- they play and fight like brothers! He has a great sense of humor and keeps us all laughing. He has such excitement and joy in the simplest things-a beautiful sunset, decorating for the holidays, and the moon in the night sky. He brings such an innocent happiness to all around him. He’s an amazing hugger and has a very tender heart. He’s the first to try to help someone who is hurt or upset.
We are an incredibly blessed family!
-Jacob & Kimberlee
Our little Evan was a month old yesterday. Just wanted to share a picture of our little man enjoying his tummy time!
– Brandy and Todd
Giving Thanks With a Grateful Heart
We felt like Thanksgiving was the perfect time to unite and share our gratitude for all that Lifetime has done for our family. We continue to be so grateful for the gift of our daughter and for everyone at Lifetime who made our dream of being a family into a reality!
We also wanted to send a quick update on Josie. She’s amazing! She fills our hearts to overflowing with joy and love and we couldn’t be happier! She is smart, fun, spunky, funny, and such a delight to be around. We are truly blessed. We remain in contact with Josie’s birth mother and it makes me happy to update her on how well Josie is doing.
We thank God every day for the generous gift of our daughter and for leading us to Lifetime in the first place. Without you and the wonderful work you do, we wouldn’t have adopted our daughter. We pray for everyone at Lifetime, for all your birth mothers, and for your families in “the wait.” We know so many prayed for us and it brings us joy to pay that forward. As always, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all that you do. God bless you all!
Scott & Alyssa
The Sweetest Thing
The last two weeks have been a whirlwind for our family, but we are settling in at home with baby Elisabeth. It was so great to make it home right before Thanksgiving with her and to be able to spend the holiday enjoying quiet time with all THREE of our girls. Her big sisters love her to pieces and are always begging to hold her.
Elisabeth really is just the sweetest thing and we are so blessed to have her join our family. I keep thinking that God had a plan long ago to bring her into our family and we are all the better for it.
Blessings and thanks to all of you who worked so hard to bring Elisabeth home to us!
-Alisa and Kevin
Two Lifetime Blessings
Dear Diane and Lifetime staff,
What a way to end the year! We were at the very end of our contract and had pretty much given up hope of adding another child to our family. I was packing the crib up and getting ready to deliver it to my co-worker who is having a baby soon. Then came THE CALL.
At first it was hard to believe and we kept expecting our birth mother to change her mind. But within a few short weeks we were headed out of town on the way to meet our son, Julian! He is a healthy, happy, easy baby and the apple of his brother Isaac’s eye. We have a hard time getting Isaac to go to bed unless Julian is asleep too! When Julian wakes in the night, Isaac has to get up to kiss his “baby brudder”. What a beautiful gift, a little brother for our first Lifetime baby!
We can’t thank you all enough for the support you gave us during this time. Our birth mother was glad to always have someone to talk to and Diane was available for us every step of the way. Sometimes it still doesn’t seem real that we have been blessed with two perfect little ones! I know it’s been said a thousand times, but it all happens in God’s time, not ours. Our first adoption was super fast, our second took the whole two years! God gives us the gifts we need, when the time is right.
For prospective families, don’t lose hope. It can happen, it can happen fast, it can happen at the last minute.
For birth parents, thank you. You have no idea the joy you bring to families built through adoption. There are no words to describe how we felt as we sat in the hospital with Julian’s birth mother, picking out names together. The fact that she was so loving and committed to creating a family with us was absolutely amazing. We look forward to keeping in touch and sharing our son’s milestones!
We are thankful for the staff at Lifetime and for all the others in our lives who have supported us in our family’s journey!
Lyn and Michael
Look at Me! I'm Three!
Dear Veronica and the Lifetime Staff,
We wanted to send a note as we celebrate Katie’s 3rd birthday to say thank you for the part you all played in creating our forever family! We have been remembering the events of that day 3 years ago when we got “the call” and all of the emotions that went along with them! We can’t imagine life without her now!
Katie loves life as much as we love her! She loves playing with her friends who come to our house for pre-school each day. We are thrilled that four of my other students are adopted also, including one other Lifetime baby! She recently earned her t-shirt at swim lessons for swimming across the pool on her own. She has a wonderful imagination, a great sense of humor and loves to tease people now. We have enjoyed many trips to Disney this year and Katie’s new goal is to grow to be 40 inches so she can ride on Space Mountain! Katie loves Sunday School and will be singing and performing in our upcoming Christmas program at church with the other children and with daddy.
We are thankful every day for all of you and for Katie’s birthmom for making it possible for us to be Katie’s parents. We pray for each of you, as well as the other adoptive parents, Lifetime babies and birthmoms often.
Tricia and Roger
Lovely Little Lady
This time last year we were anxiously awaiting the birth of our daughter and worrying that her birthmom would have second thoughts, and that this wouldn’t be our time to become parents. Now, our sweet baby will be one in a little over a month, and it is so clear that she was meant to be with us all along! Lauren is so spunky and full of joy. Everyone who knows her is amazed by her personality! We think we have a cute, little tomboy in the making! She is a speed crawler and just about to take her first steps! We text with her birthmom often and she loves seeing the photos of this beautiful baby who has her eyes and our smiles. Every time someone asks us about our adoption journey, we let them know about our amazing experience with Lifetime! Thank you so much for making our dream of being parents come true with little Lauren! I know there must be many parents waiting to be matched or for the birth of their baby, and we send out love and blessings to them to help them through the wait for their own little miracle. We are so in love with our little one! The best decision of our entire lives was to adopt and we love sharing photos with you all because you were there through our whole adoption.
Polly and Rex
Dear Lifetime Family,
We are so happy to share that Georgia’s adoption is now final! Thank you so much for your prayers, expertise and support as well as the fantastic attorney reference. It’s still hard to believe the entire process was only nine months from the time we signed up to Georgia being forever ours. You have blessed our family in more ways than you’ll ever know! Here’s a picture of our beautiful baby girl.
Brent and Latonia
Lovely Little Lady
Good Morning Ladies:
Hope all is going well. We wanted to share a photo of Erica enjoying bath time! We want to thank each of you as well as all of the other staff at Lifetime for supporting us during our journey. You laughed, cried and prayed with and for us. We have also been so blessed with the most wonderful birth mom.
Erica is the most wonderful little baby! She has such personality and is already such a girly girl. Our families are so in love with this little lady. My father even learned how to get photos off of his phone and now wants a new picture sent to him every day so he can brag to his friends about his new granddaughter.
As I write this I remember sitting there looking at the other babies being adopted and wondering ‘when will it be us who has the new baby or child?’
And now here we are with our beautiful little girl. So as you read this prospective families, have faith knowing all things happen in God’s time and not in ours as He sees the big picture and we only see a pixel. If it had been left up to us, we would not have the wonderful birth mom we do or the beautiful little girl; He puts the right people in the right places at the right time. God does have a plan for all of us. We need to remain strong in knowing Lifetime is His vessel to assist us on this journey and we must follow the direction they guide us as God has brought us all to this point to fulfill His plan for each of us.
Thank you again to Lifetime and Thank you to God for all of His wonderful blessings!
-Eric & Dee
Our warmest wishes at Thanksgiving…we hope your holiday is an enjoyable one! Thank you for making us a family!
Gary & Sonia-Maria
Bouncing Baby Boy
Our bouncing baby boy was born at 4:06 yesterday! He weighed six pounds, four ounces and measured 20 1/4 inches long. He’s healthy and eating well. We should all go home tomorrow. His birth mother seems to be doing well and we are spending some good time together. She’s a sweet girl.
Here’s a picture of Lyn and proud big brother Isaac with our little blessing…more to come as things progress!
-Lyn and Michael
Can you believe it??!!! Sydney is FIVE years old today!! Thank you for helping bring home the truly BEST part of our lives! We love you Sydney!
-Shane & Polly
The Joy of Having a Boy
Hello Kristine and Everyone at Lifetime Adoption!
I’m enjoying motherhood and I’ve never been so tired and stressed in my life. But, every moment of it is beautiful. My little boy Miles is just an amazing baby! At eighteen months we have started to count and say the ABC’s; amazing he’s growing so fast. It’s like I just brought him home yesterday. Documenting every step or adventure he makes. I would love one day to adopt him a baby sister, I’ll just keep praying and allow the Good Lord to make that decision for me. If He has that for me and Miles in the future then we will be using the wonderful services of Lifetime to find our girl!
Too Much Candy, Too Little Time
Here are the kids right before trick or treating this year. Luke had a great time on his first Halloween and big sister took good care of him and held onto his candy bag for him. (I think she plans on eating his candy for him as well…)
Dana & Tom
My, How You've Grown
Isabelle is growing up so fast! She is up to 22 ½ pounds and 30 inches long. She has mastered walking and is all over the house now. Along with walking all over the place, she is talking as well. She can say mama, dada, hi and, Andy (our dog’s name). She says mo for more for when she wants more to eat or drink. She is quickly picking up on words and trying to say new things all the time. She can also tell you what a cow says, what a dog says and what a cat says.
Isabelle’s biggest interest right now is reading books. Once in a while she will play with her toys but most of the time we can find her looking through a book. The one other thing she loves to do is watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, especially before going to bed. Minnie Mouse seems to be her favorite character from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
For Halloween, we dressed her up as a butterfly and went over to her aunt and uncle’s house to help pass out candy. We only took her to a couple of houses in the neighborhood since she’s still a little too young to know what’s going on and we don’t let her eat much candy.
As far as her eating habits, we haven’t found anything she doesn’t like. Her favorite foods right now are french fries, vegetables and fruits. She is into trying to feed herself and doesn’t like when you feed her.
God bless & take care!
Justin & Kelly
Our Family is Complete
We are so very in love with our new addition! Evan was born weighing six and a half pounds, and measuring 19 inches long. He is the sweetest little baby and his birthmom is so precious. She is our Angel! Thank you for all of your help to complete our family!
-Brandy & Todd
A True Blessing From God
Our little Avery is one of the happiest babies you will ever meet! She is always smiling, talking, singing or laughing. She talks a lot and can say so many words/phrases already. We are predicting she will be saying sentences soon, she really talks so well. She isn’t walking yet, but is pulling up all the time & pushing around any thing she can get to move, even if it’s not suppose to be mobile. She adores her big sister Emma and follows her everywhere. Emma is really good with her but of course has her moments when she wants Avery to just go away (typical sister stuff).
We had her 1st birthday party over the weekend and she was so busy playing/being herself it was hard to get her to sit still to open her presents. But after we showed her what was inside she got into it. She wasn’t too keen on eating her birthday cake but she didn’t want me to take it away. She mainly just wanted to play with the plate.
I talk to her birth mother occasionally through Facebook and she sent Avery an engraved jewelry/keepsake box for her birthday which is very pretty. Avery’s birth mother actually asked us a few months ago if it would be okay for her to send Avery birthday and Christmas presents & we of course do not see a problem with it. We’re still sending her pictures of Avery as per our agreement & she follows us on Facebook as well.
We are just thrilled to have Avery in our family. She is such a joy & a true blessing from God.
-Chris & Angie
Enjoying Our Animated Toddler
It has been a while since we have updated you on our precious baby boy Jalen. Can you believe it’s been almost 21 months that we were at the hospital waiting for the birth of our son? It’s so funny how you want to speed time from the adoption process, then you want to slow down time when your baby is actually here. We couldn’t imagine a more perfect son. He’s the funniest little guy who wants to be just like grandpa and daddy. He is my father’s shadow and my husband’s heart, but will always be mommy’s baby.
We continue to send his birth mother quarterly photos, and update her on Jalen’s latest and greatest. She wrote us back thanking us as she see’s a very confident and outgoing handsome baby in the photos we sent her. We couldn’t be any more happier about her comment.
We are really enjoying our busy little toddler, but look to expand our family soon. Sending lots of love to you and all the other Lifetime Angels.
Michael, Rosemary and Jalen
Our Beautiful Gift of Life
I hope all is well with you. I really don’t feel like the words below really express how thankful we are for Bentley. Maybe the tears that I get in my eyes every time I look at him can say more than words. It really is a dream come true, truly. Everything about him proves to us that he was meant to be with us.
We weren’t sure what was going to end up happening when we signed on with Lifetime. We hoped and prayed for a child and we knew that God would bless us with what was right for our family. We have had things fall through in the past and we weren’t sure what to expect when we got the call that we were matched. We knew it was really happening when it was time to get on a plane and go meet this new life.
Well, he’s cuddled up in me right now. He’s home and we are one happy family. We couldn’t be more thankful for this beautiful gift of life. For anyone that is trying to adopt, please don’t give up on Him or on hope because miracles do happen…..it’s all in God’s timing!
Bentley is five weeks old now. Every day with him brings new changes. He has started interacting with us, which includes smiling! He is strong. He can hold up his head so well and is getting to be a pro at tummy time. He is so alert when he is awake and he is the best snuggler. He is a beautiful and healthy baby boy. Every day with him is a blessing.
We are thankful to Lifetime for making this a very pleasant experience. Everyone we worked with has been so kind and patient. Our son also has one amazing birthmother. We are forever grateful. We are so happy and so in love.
God bless you!
-Danny and Shannon
Our Beautiful Little Girl
Dear Lifetime Staff,
It’s been over three years now since we brought home our sweet girl. She amazes us every day and we are so thankful for her! Here is a picture that we took at the park last weekend of Brooklyn with her big brothers.
Tracy and Phil
A Lifetime of Love
Autumn is growing so fast and each day is a new discovery. Yesterday, she discovered her little hands. It’s the sweetest thing because she put her little fist up to her face and then her eyes cross as she examines her fist moving back and forth. After a little while, we’ll see a smile cross her face as she’s trying to figure out what her little fist is doing. She has a precious smile and we are seeing it more and more throughout the day. She has several favorite things she enjoys such as sitting in her little chair listening to the music it plays, falling asleep in her swing, laying on her activity mat watching the flashing lights and listening to the music, watching her big brother make silly faces at her and being held and rocked. She’s a cuddly little baby and really enjoys snuggling and cooing as we talk to her.
We just can’t get over how fast she is growing! Most of her newborn clothes don’t fit her anymore, and she has started wearing 3-month clothes now. She is such a good baby at night time. In fact, she slept through the entire night last night for the first time! We’re very thankful that she is such a good sleeper and has adjusted to a schedule really well. Throughout the day, she is usually up for a couple of hours after enjoying a bottle and then she’ll take a nap and then wake again for another bottle. It’s really a great schedule that she’s set on for being only two months old. Now that the weather is cooling down, we enjoy taking a walk to the park after dinner on some evenings. Autumn loves the fresh air and listening to Ethan at the playground.
We have some fun things planned this next month. We’ll be celebrating Ethan’s 3rd birthday next week, visiting local pumpkin patches and having fun dressing up in Halloween costumes. Our next update should have some cute pictures and more milestones to report!
– Eric and Lexy
Our Darling David
Hello Libby and Our Lifetime Family,
We hope you are doing well! David is now two years old and loves life. He enjoys playing at the park with his brother Ryan, taking bubble baths and rolling balls down the stairs at our new house. We are looking forward to upcoming holidays like Halloween (David has chosen to be a cow this year), Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Jennifer and Rich
Our Adoption Blessing
Hello Diane and Lifetime friends,
We hope you all are doing well! We wanted to share a picture from our sweet girl’s 18-month photo session – isn’t she beautiful?! We are just amazed watching her grow and are reminded daily how blessed we are. We never could have fathomed receiving such an incredible gift from God while we were waiting on our miracle, and 18 months later we are still so thankful for everything you all at Lifetime did to make our dreams of becoming parents a reality. We love sharing updates with our sweet birth mother and it warms our hearts to hear how well she is doing. Our little angel is happy and thriving, and we are enjoying the adventures of toddler hood with her. She is also so very smart! She has a huge vocabulary, knows all of the letters of the alphabet, and is beginning to count and say her colors and shapes. Even her teachers at church are amazed with all that she is doing. We are so proud of who she is and who she is becoming as she grows. Our whole family adores her and couldn’t imagine life without her. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins just cannot seem to get enough of her. All of our hearts are so full!
We continue to pray for your staff (our angels) and all of the waiting families and birth parents who are a part of the Lifetime family. May God bless you all!
Wes and Emily
I just wanted to share with you an update on Zander and recent photo of him, taken at three months old. He was baptized this past Sunday and it was a really wonderful service and my family is so happy! He was pretty mellow and did not cry when the Pastor poured water on his head.
Precious & Precocious
Good afternoon, Veronica!
Jabari will be 11 months on Thursday, and his adoption was final in May! He is walking now and has been since about one week prior to his 10th month! He’s eager to explore new things and loves his home…as you can probably see by this photo! Looks like we baby-proofed the cabinets just in time (LOL).
Sam & Sabrina
Hi! Just wanted to send you a recent picture of our precious little man! He is only three and a half and in size 5/6 clothes! He may be big, but he is a teddy bear! He’s very protective of his little sister and a complete love bug. However, he is ALL boy. super tough, athletic and active! The other day, we found our new puppy’s pad had been “used” in the laundry room and was so excited that she learned how to urinate appropriately until later Eli told me I would need to replace the puppy pad because he had used it earlier that day (maybe he was trying to teach her?) Oh, how we love our little boy! So very helpful!
-Jason & Natalie
Enjoy Every Moment
Here is a recent picture of our sweet Bethany. She is 16 months old now, and she continues to fill our lives with joy. She’s a busy, happy toddler who loves her baby dolls and playing outside.
She’s talking and pretending and loves ring-around-the-rosy. She likes to play little jokes, and then she laughs and laughs.
We enjoy every moment of every day spent with her!
Matt and Teri Jo
WOW! What a whirlwind! TWO at ONCE??!!! Everyone said that it would be a blur once we got “the call”…well, our blur turned into a slight loss of vision we had to regain. Never in a million years did we think that two brothers were what we would be adopting. I think that everyone has a picture in their mind of what He has in store for them…but as we all know, what we think is right, is usually not what IS right. We had such a long wait, and then we had to wait even longer because of all the legal things going on, and two children being involved. But it was ALL worth it! They are so beautiful, and are doing remarkable! God does answer prayers, and He will never give us more than we can handle! Thank you for sticking with us thru it all! We love you, and the amazing work that you do for so many families!
Peter, Michelle, Jarryn, & Dylan
Baba & Candace Adopted a Baby Girl!
Congratulations from your friends at Lifetime!
Lena has grown up so much this past year! Here is a recent picture of “Ms. One–derful”. We look forward to expanding our family further with another Lifetime adoption!
-Lewis & Loreen
Thank You for Your Support
We are so grateful for all the support you gave us during the long road to Lana Michelle.
We are so happy!
Albert and Karen
Nicholas is Getting so Big
Hello to our Coordinator,
Greetings! Nicholas is doing wonderful. He is a healthy, and may I say very energetic, little boy. He is pulling up and trying to walk. So every spare moment I have is keeping him out of things. He’s off of the height and weight charts and he has 6 teeth! That’s just how big he has gotten. Thanks for all of your help and we love you guys very much. From our family to yours…God bless.
Nicholas, Teneenisha & Nicholas
A Dream Come True
To Our Friends at Lifetime,
Words cannot express how grateful we are for all you have done to help us become a family! Our daughter, Lillian Reese, was born March, 2006, and it was an amazing experience to be present for her birth. We are so thankful to have a wonderful birthmother and we will always consider her to be a member of our family. Because we had such a special relationship, our journey through adoption has been an experience we will never forget.
Sarah Jane is Such a Joy
Dear Veronica, Libby, and all staff at Lifetime:
Words cannot express the joy we are experiencing with our new baby daughter. Sarah Jane is a 100% healthy child, despite our Birth Mom’s use of meth-amphetamines during pregnancy. Sarah is eating and sleeping well and has a very loving and sweet disposition. God has truly blessed us with this wonderful child.
We want to thank you all for your hard work on our case. You all worked wonders, with extreme graciousness, under difficult circumstances for not only us but for the Birth Mom as well. We don’t know if our birthmom and her family appreciate all you do, but we do! Thank you for providing the service that you do with such compassion and commitment.
May God bless you continuously in your work for Him,
David & Sheri
God's Perfect Timing
Thanks to the entire Lifetime Staff, especially our coordinators Libby and Diane! We are still experiencing the adrenaline rush from becoming “Insta-Parents!” About a week after sending in our profiles, we were matched with an eight month pregnant birthmother. Just when it sunk in that we’d be parents in three weeks, she gave birth two weeks early! Wow! Contracted for less than 60 days and instantly we’re parents of a beautiful baby boy, and it was all part of God’s ultimate plan for our lives.
The most amazing part of our adoption story is that we live in California, and a Pennsylvania birthmother picked us. Brian is originally from Pennsylvania and his side of the family still lives there. As it turns out, the birthmother lives less than five miles away from where Brian grew up! Not only was our son born in the same hospital as our three nephews from PA, but we were able to stay with family for the two-plus weeks required wait for interstate adoptions. God is so good and if we wait on His perfect timing, He will work everything out better than we could have imagined. Thanks again, Lifetime!
Brian, Amanda, and our new little guy, Trevor James
Lucas is Such a Joy
Lucas is doing great!!! He is such a joy to have and is a very happy baby. He loves to smile and have others hold him. He’s popular with the ladies! Everything is going great with the adoption proceedings. Lucas’s final adoption should take place this summer. We are very grateful that you matched Lucas with us. Thank you!!!
Mike & Janice
David & Annette Have a Baby Boy
This is such a huge milestone for us. I remember saying to David that I couldn’t wait for the day that we were matched and got our “Are Matched” next to our name and picture, then next get to see “Have a Baby Boy!”. We looked forward to that from the very beginning, because we knew that it would happen for us, and when it did that we would be ready to welcome our precious baby home.
Baby Cameron is so Happy
Everything is going great. Cameron is growing like crazy and is already six weeks old. We are hoping to finalize in the middle of May when we will have to travel back to Pennsylvania. Thanks again for everything you have done, he is the best thing that could have ever came into our lives.
Gale & Tabitha
New Year's Baby
For our family, 2006 started not with a bang, but with a baby! Simon Jacob was born New Year’s Day weighing 5 lbs 15 oz. We were so blessed to have had the opportunity to meet his birthmother and make a visit to Lifetime to meet all of you who helped make our dream of parenthood a reality! Thank you!
For families in the waiting stage:
We know how difficult it can be. We wish there was a magic trick we could share with you to help the time pass, but all we can tell you it is that it is definitely worth the wait and heartache! God has a plan much greater than the one we picture for ourselves and all we can do is continue to pray and believe he will provide. He will hear you!
We want to encourage families to consider situations involving drugs and alcohol. These children truly need a loving family to grow and thrive in. If you are willing to consider, do your research on the potential risks and consequences of the substance abuse, discuss it as a couple, and lift it up in prayer. God will give you the strength to decide what is right or not right for your family. God answered our prayers in ways we never could have imagined and we believe Simon’s angel was working overtime; for all that could have been, he is a perfectly healthy, beautiful little boy!
Kevin, Jennifer & Simon
Blessed with Two Sons
Hi Lifetime Staff,
I have been wanting to write this letter for sometime, but we have been kinda busy around here. We want to say a BIG THANK YOU to Lifetime and all of the staff involved with helping us with our dreams of having a family. Only three and a half years ago we were blessed with our first son through adoption and now we have just welcomed our second son home!!!!!
Looking back I never thought after trying to have a family on our own that in just three and a half short years we would be blessed with two beautiful children, and all because of the wonderful staff at Lifetime. We cannot begin to thank you for everything you have done, we are so blessed. Here is a picture of the boys. Wyatt is three and a half years old and Shay is four weeks. Again, thank you is just not enough… and who knows, you might not have seen the last of us.
Thank You and God Bless the Staff at Lifetime,
Julie, Kevin, Wyatt & Shay
Madison Turns 1
Dear Everyone at Lifetime,
We wanted to take the opportunity of Madison ‘s 1st Birthday to thank you for making our dream of being parents come true. Madison is wonderful and we love her so much!! God truly brought us the right baby for our family. We are even told that she looks like us – what a blessing. Whether or not she does, we could not be happier and look forward to starting the process all over again with Lifetime. We think of and pray often for our birth mother. We will forever be grateful to Lifetime for introducing her to us and to her for her loving sacrifice. And to any waiting parents out there, don’t loose heart. Waiting is the toughest part (at least until your child becomes a teen) but then, you too will soon be parents. Whenever we look into Madison ’s eyes we see God’s faithfulness. We also see that every tear that was shed during the waiting period, every frustrating day and every heart ache was worth every minute. We did not know then that each day’s experience was bringing us closer to our daughter, but it did and we would not change a thing. Thank you Lifetime!!
May God richly bless you all,
Don, Cecy & Madison Grace
God's Plan is Always Perfect!
Hi to our Coordinator,
Hayden is so Precious!!! We are just crazy about him. And big brother Hudson is so proud of his little brother, he loves to show him off and loves to make him laugh!!! God’s plan is perfect and we are so thankful.
In His love,
Tim & Darlene P.S. We continue to pray for birthmothers decisions and waiting families.
Mikayla's Adoption Day!
David and Aimee finalize their adoption with daughter, Mikayla.
Congratulations from your friends at Lifetime!
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
We wanted to say thank you for everything you did in making our dreams come true. We appreciate all of the time, effort, and support you provided during our journey to become a family. We truly appreciate your effort in finding our “Matching Angel” (our birthmother) – because of that, we have the greatest miracle anyone could ask for…our family! Thanks again for everything, you will always be part of our family.
Scott, Shelly, and Ty
Update from Mark & Lisa
Dear Everyone at Lifetime,
Thank you all so much for making our dream come true. Joseph is a wonderful baby and we love him so much. We are having so much fun with him. We wanted to send you a picture of him that was taken right before Christmas. He just had his two month check up last week and is healthy! The doctor says he is going to be a big boy. He is still just on formula but it seems to be agreeing with him so far.
All of you and all of the staff at the hospital have been so helpful. We plan on going through Lifetime again. Thank you all! You will always be very important to us. When I would start getting frustrated you all would make me feel so much better. You were so right when you said the right baby will come along. We cannot imagine our lives without Joseph. He is an angel in every way and we love him so much. Thanks again and we will keep in touch.
Mark, Lisa, and Joseph
God is so Faithful
Thank you for all you did for us in introducing us to our wonderful birthfamily and ultimately our miracle – Jonah! It is hard to believe that he is our son – what a great Christmas it was at our house this year. God is so faithful – and answered our prayers beyond what we even knew to ask for. Our experience has been awesome – thanks for taking every step of the journey with us.
With much gratitude and love,
Jeff, Holly, and Baby Jonah
Thank You Lifetime!
Thank you Lifetime for all your help and support. We especially want to thank the coordinators that we worked with!
William, Ashley, Colton and Tanner
Our Lives Have Truly Been Changed for the Better
Dear Lifetime Coordinator,
We cannot thank you and the staff of Lifetime enough for all that you have done for us. Our lives have truly been changed for the better. Jaren is the best Christmas gift a family could ask for. We have truly been blessed. To look in his beautiful eyes and see that wonderful smile gives us added energy from those sleepless nights. May God continue to bless each and everyone of you!
Vernon, Marla, and Jaren
What a Wonderful Christmas!
Aidan Michael was born December, 2005, weighing seven pounds, four ounces. We were all able to spend Christmas with family.
Thank you for all your prayers!
Aaron & Brooke
A Special Note to Waiting Families
Dear Lifetime families,
It is on my heart at this time to let you know that although this season may have been difficult for you as you wait, I think every family can relate to this waiting and not knowing. It is very hard, yet very worth it. I read somewhere that adoption is considered the “Road Less Traveled.” Most of us don’t intend on having to go this route, but it is as if we take a detour and end up taking a beautiful scenic route that we didn’t know existed. The blessings are endless!!
Have courage during this time of waiting. Your baby is out there and every good thing comes to those who wait. We had no idea last year in December that we would be matched in January with our Birthmother and that our baby would very soon be born. We have several friends who are waiting right now for their babies. I wear a prayer bracelet in their honor. We keep you, also, in our prayers.
Anna-Grace is now almost 9 months and we look at her with awe and can’t believe that she is really with us this year. May God grant all of you Faith and Love and give you an extra measure of Hope for this next year 2006.
Kerry, Tammy, Samuel, and Anna-Grace
Merry Christmas Lifetime Family
Marcianna Isabella is now a whole 18 months old. Can you believe it! She is the most intelligent, beautiful, wonderful, awesome little girl in the world ( a little bias maybe). What a blessing, we can’t wait for our second Christmas with our daughter. We pray you all have a blessed Christmas and a wonderful New Year. We know we will! Again, we thank you all for your hand in our miracle. We can’t begin to explain how much love there is for this precious baby girl.
Marcel & Gloria
Our First Christmas
Dear Coordinator and Lifetime Family,
What an amazing journey this past year has been, with many many thanks to you. We never dreamed it would turn out to be one of the happiest years of our lives. We eagerly anticipate celebrating our first Christmas with Corey. He is one of the sweetest babies we have ever known and has brought us so many joys and giggles. It brings me great joy to watch both of our sons play and love each other.
We have developed a close relationship with both sides of Corey’s birthfamily and a much deeper understanding of open adoption. They are wonderful people — they’ve given him roots and we’ve given him wings.
Our heartfelt wish that you enjoy a peaceful Christmas filled with family and love.
Steve, Laura, Aiden & Corey
To Our Coordinator,
Ruth and I can’t put into words how wonderful it is to finally be parents. It is truly one of the greatest feelings in the world. Our thanks and deepest gratitude to you and the entire Lifetime team for making this possible. Please share the attached pictures of Natalie with everyone around the office so that they may see the joy they’ve brought into our lives.
Again, many thanks!
Brian & Ruth
Looking Forward to a Joyful Christmas
Our baby girl Jillian is smiling already. She is now 4 weeks old. We waited so long for her and our journey was not an easy one but God knew just the right time to bring her into our family. We were so thankful to meet her loving birthparents and all of you at Lifetime. What a joyful Christmas we will have now that our family feels complete.
Jim & Eleanor
Update from Garrick & Valerie
Merry Christmas! It’s hard to believe Tripp is almost six months old already. What a Merry Christmas this will be!
Garrick, Valerie and Tripp
Dear Lifetime Staff,
Here is a recent photo of our beautiful son Drake at 17 months old! He is an absolute joy – funny, smart, energetic, and full of life! We are all looking forward to a wonderful second Christmas together and a Happy New Year’s Day when we will visit Drake’s birthmother.
Thank you so much for bringing us together!
Stephen, Linda, & Drake
Update from Tony & Missy
To Our Coordinator,
Just a few months ago we signed with Lifetime in hopes of becoming first time parents. Never in our wildest dreams did we believe it would happen so quickly!!! We received the call, and a week later we were on our way to pick up our little guy. Hudson was born at the end of September, 2005, and we couldn’t be more proud. We truly believe God has a plan for everyone, and we are glad his plan was for us to parent this precious baby. There were a few ups and downs throughout our adoption process, but with prayer it all seemed to work out perfectly. This Christmas we wanted to thank Lifetime for your help in our adoption process. We truly are blessed with the best Christmas present ever, our precious baby boy!!!
Thanks again for everything!!
P.S. Here’s a picture of our little miracle! He’s growing so fast!!!
Tony & Missy
Eva was Heaven Sent
Dear Lifetime Family,
Thank you so much for all you did to bring the love of my life to me, my daughter Eva. I know it’s been said many of times, but it’s true, I know God sent the only child that was meant for my family and me. Eva is the joy of my life and also the joy of all my family and friends. Just look at that face, she is truly Heavenly sent!!!!
God Bless Everyone,
Anita & Eva
While writing our Christmas letter for the year we happened to look back at some letters from past years. Our 1995 version talked about us trying to get pregnant and have kids, and asked for prayers from our friends and loved ones. So, it is probably pretty obvious that our journey to parenthood has been long and full of ups and downs…. and many, many prayers. Last December, our prayers were answered and we now find our lives transformed and enriched by our twin son and daughter, Chris and Kelly, and a new extended family. When we tuck them in each night we now understand why there was a long wait. God’s time isn’t always the same as our time.
May He bless you and help you keep faith.
Paul & Debra
A Thanksgiving Blessing
Geno and Mary welcomed their baby boy to their family on Thanksgiving Day.
They were able to come and visit with us the following week and introduce us to Jacob. The five months that they spent working with Lifetime was a pleasure.
Congratulations Geno and Mary!
From Everyone at Lifetime
Our Dream Has Come True
To Our Coordinator,
All three of us are doing really well and looking forward to the holidays! Ryan turns seven months old today, so we all went down to the portrait studio for his seven month pictures (we’re taking pictures of him on each monthly birthday for his first year) as well as our first family portrait for the holidays. We can’t believe how quickly he’s growing!! He’s such a super handsome little guy (of course we’re a little biased!)– and an exceptionally good baby. He’s always so smiley! We’re so fortunate!
We can’t begin to thank you enough for all of your assistance with Ryan’s adoption. We’re looking forward to having everything finalized in the coming months, and hopefully contacting you again soon to begin the adoption process again so that Ryan will have a little brother or sister to grow up with!
In the meantime, we hope you and everyone at Lifetime have a happy holiday season!!
Thank you again for everything… you’ve truly helped make our dreams of having a family come true!
Alan, Kelli and Ryan
John is Living Proof that Miracles Happen!
To our Friends at Lifetime:
Today was our first day of a lifetime of days at home with our son. It was just ten days ago that our life took a dramatic change for the better when we received that certain phone call that said “Catch the next plane to California!” Although you had told us many times over that our baby was out there waiting for us and to always be ready, we still can’t believe we got the call. You were there every step of the way, and you always gave us positive encouragement through our long wait. You were right! Our child was out there waiting for us. He is living proof that miracles do happen.
Yesterday, as we brought our son home, we told him (although he’s likely not going to remember the conversation for a while!) that he had already taken us on an adventure that most people will never have in a lifetime.
Now it’s up to us to help him begin the next leg of his adventure!
Everyone at Lifetime was wonderful through this experience. It warmed our hearts to get to meet everyone in person. John Clinton is home and doing wonderful and is well on his way to getting spoiled by all of his family and friends! Lifetime, keep up the good work, and thank you for all that you have done. God Bless You All!!!
Matthew, Teresa, and John Clinton
We Are Home!
To our Friends at Lifetime ,
Thanks so much for the great job you all did for us throughout the adoption of our son, Patrick Ryan. What a blessing and gift he is to our family! While celebrating our 10th anniversary in Cancun, Mexico, we received the call that our son was born, seven minutes before our anniversary! What a great anniversary gift!
The Lifetime staff was there for us in the early morning hours as we flew to California where our son was waiting. It’s hard to believe after the wait that Patrick is home with us. Thanks, Lifetime, for everything, and God Bless you all!
To waiting families: Don’t give up! When the waiting gets long, trust in the Lord! God’s timing is so perfect and somewhere out there He has a special child chosen just for your family!
Rich, Tina, Caleb, Katrina and Patrick
Thank You Lifetime!
Your staff has been so wonderful. We cannot tell you how much we appreciate everything you have done for us. We are sure that we will be visiting the area and will definitely stop by and say hi and thank you. The staff at the hospital was awesome. They were all so nice and helpful. The transition with Lifetime help and the hospitals help could not have gone any smoother or wonderful. We are having a ball with Joseph. He is a wonderful baby. He is so perfect. He is a miracle and definitely worth waiting for.
Again, we thank all of you so much… you have no idea what you have done for us. We will keep in touch and can’t wait to come and visit. You all are the best, again Thank you, Thank you… we love all of you for making our life long dream come true.
Mark & Lisa
We Are So Proud of Our Little Girl
This is a picture of our little girl when she was two days old. She is doing well and has been very mellow and content. She’s sleeping a lot and going through lots of bottles and diapers!
We can’t thank you enough for what you have all done for us. We feel so blessed and thrilled that our dreams have come true.
Casey & Kim
Everyone is Doing Great
We are doing great. Colby is an awesome baby and hasn’t shown any signs of meth withdrawal. He’s eating well and has already gained 2 pounds and two inches. We still can’t believe someone passed up on the opportunity to parent this little sweetheart. He is about as sweet as they come!
We appreciate all that you did.
Brandon, Jill, Cooper & Colby
Gift from God
We would like to share a little of our story to those families that are still waiting. After experiencing some difficult situations on our road to adoption, I (Valerie) never gave up hope because I never expected to leave this process without a baby. It would only be little while later when we would get a call about a single birthmother.
The coordinator told us this birthmother was still considering two other couples, but did want to talk with us. I said that I would write all of the information down and I would talk with my husband about it and that we would call Lifetime back in about thirty minutes. Needless to say, my husband said this one sounds right. After the birthmother had been told of some of what we had already been through and had been told to really consider if she doubted her choice, she called us back within five minutes. After talking we knew this could be the one. She again called us back in another five minutes confirming we were the couple she would choose.
Her baby was due four months later. We flew to meet her and all the way up until the signing she would continue to reassure us this was for real and she wasn’t changing her mind. Now looking back we both say it was all worth it and we have no regrets. God did bless this broken road that led us straight to our baby. Our son’s name is Tripp Mateo (Spanish for “Gift of God”) which he truly is a gift from God! He was born in June, 2005 weighing 6 lbs 4.4 oz and 18 1/2 inches long. We were able to be there for the delivery and I fed him his first bottle and everything was perfect! I knew that if God’s will were done as I prayed for so many times that somehow the end would be GRAND.
Thank you Lifetime and God bless the road that each adoptive family is on.
Garrick, Valerie, & Tripp
Hudson is Home
We just wanted to let everyone know Hudson is home! He was born at the end of September, 2005. He weighed 7 lbs and 4 oz and was 20 inches long. We wanted to thank everyone for all their thoughts and prayers while we had an extended stay in his home state, 24 days to be exact. But he is definitely worth the wait! He is so cute, and is such a good baby, except he has his days and nights mixed up and his mommy and daddy aren’t getting much sleep. Thanks again for everything!
Tony & Missy (the proud new parents)
Our Smiling Charlie
We are writing to say thank you for making our dreams come true! Charlie will be six months old on Sunday and, as you can see, is the happiest baby in the world. Charlie is loved by everyone he meets especially his big brother, grandmother, and aunt and uncle. He is a flirt and wakes up smiling every day! While our journey was definitely full of surprises and a few bumps, the reward is the most amazing gift in the world. We decided to pursue adoption in December, put our profile on the website in March, and were matched in three days. Charlie was born a week later. Our birthmother is a wonderful woman and we were lucky enough to spend time with her and her family during our three-week stay in her hometown. The staff at Lifetime held our hands and calmed us down as we went from being new Prospective Adoptive Parents…to Expectant Parents in three days…and then Mommy and Daddy ten days after that.
Thank you for all of your help!
Curt, Margey, Parker, and Charlie
Update from Mike & Marlena
Hello to Our Coordinator,
We are doing wonderfully. Leighla had her two month check up last week and she’s over 10 lbs and 22 inches long. She started sleeping through the night around four weeks. She has huge brown eyes, sweet plump cheeks and a smile that melts your heart. She and Connor (our son) are truly our angels. Leighla has all of us wrapped around her finger, especially her big brother who will sit quietly to feed her, rock her, and read to her. Connor’s pretty excited to take her trick-or-treating. We think he knows he’ll get her share of the candy when the night’s over!
Leighla’s birthmother emailed us last weekend. She sounds like she is doing really well. I responded back and sent her some pictures of Leighla. It was great to hear from her and be able to show her how Leighla is thriving.
Mike & Marlena
Thank You Lifetime!
I would like to thank Lifetime for helping me start my family. I have been blessed with a beautiful baby girl. She has been an absolute joy to my life and my families life as well.
Thank you for all your help, the calls and all the hard work and support in helping my dream become a reality. To my coordinator: I thank you for being so nice. Your calls, concerns, and keeping me uplifted during my wait. Thanks so much for everything.
Everything Went So Well
We wanted to let you know that Hunter was born this month. His birthmother is doing well and everything went smoothly at the hospital. We were even able to meet Hunter’s birthfather while we were there.
Greg & Stephani
Thank You Will Never Be Enough!
Dear Mardie and All of Our Friends at Lifetime,
Having been through a Lifetime adoption in 2003, my husband David and I anxiously, and naively, began the process to adopt a second child in 2004. The birth and adoption of our son Evan, in 2003, had been the most loving, and generous event I had ever experienced. A wonderful birthmother, a three-month period to anticipate and prepare, and the arrival of a beautiful and healthy baby boy, allowed us the experience of a “Lifetime.” We could not wait to do it again!
This, our second adoption, was much different. After 10-months, and two failed adoptions, I found myself wondering what God’s plan was. Little did I know how He was preparing my heart and mind for what was to come. My prayer as I waited for the arrival of a new baby was simple, “Lord, please be with our unborn child and his or her birthmother. Protect them and keep them safe from harm – comfort the mind of our birthmother as she struggles to make decisions for both her and her unborn baby.”
A phone call one morning announcing the arrival of a baby girl, sent our heads spinning. We always knew this could happen – but you could never plan for the wave of emotions that comes with this type of news! The next few days were much different from those first few days after Evan’s arrival. Emma Grace came into this world with a very different situation and a body addicted to meth-amphetamines. I have never before felt physical pain, brought on my pained emotions, the way I did throughout these days. I prayed for strength, I prayed for wisdom. My husband and I honestly did not believe we could go forward with Emma’s adoption. The fear of the unknown was almost more than we could accept.
As we cried for Emma, and prayed, I remembered the prayer I had repeated, prior to her birth. I was once again reminded how big our Lord truly is. I was reminded that the Lord has been with Emma since the moment she was conceived; holding and shielding her while she was exposed to the drugs. I realized the Lord had been preparing us for Emma’s arrival for a very long time and I was reminded that He will never give us more than we can handle.
Emma is now almost a month old! We have already been so blessed by her. I cannot imagine our lives any other way. I am so grateful I get to be her Mommy! I am also grateful for each and every Lifetime staff member who has been through our adoption experiences with us over the past two and a half years – both good and bad. You listened and you did what you do best – you completed our family. Thank you will never be enough!
We have no regrets – just hearts overflowing with gratitude and joy!
David, Ila, Evan, and Emma
Thanks for Visiting!
John and Kristy are now the proud parent’s of a baby girl.
We were blessed with a visit and enjoyed sharing one of the first day’s of their baby’s life.
One Happy Family!
Baby boy born to David and Lea Ann.
Congratulations from Lifetime!
Hello to our Coordinator,
How are you? Just thought we would send you some pictures of our little angel, Brady. He’s still as perfect as ever. His hair is so pretty and BLONDE and he has the prettiest blue eyes. He’s the happiest baby I ever seen. We took him to the beach for his first birthday. He also had a great time at Zoo World and Gulf World. We have a picture of him shaking hands with a real dolphin.
He’s really been a blessing to all of us. It’s been the quickest 15 months of my life. Brady was definitely worth the wait.
Joe and Lisa p.s. Thanks again for everything.
14 Months Already!
Hi Mardie and Lifetime,
I was just on your site, and thought I would send you an updated photo of our son Nolan. He is 14 months old now. We are traveling next week to get his adoption certificate from the judge. How exciting!
John & Judy
Update from Joesph & Dawn!
Thanks again Lifetime.
What love, a brother that wanted a sister…
Joseph & Dawn
What an Amazing Journey!
I am writing this letter as I sit and watch my sweet baby sleep. We are so in love with him! Kye is six weeks old and he has already given us so many wonderful memories. Each time he smiles I think of his amazing birthmother. We had an instant connection with her from the first time we spoke on the phone. The relationship we have with her is so incredible and we will always share an amazing bond. She has a great life ahead of her and has many plans for her future. Our birthmother has helped us build our family through adoption and we will always love her for that.
The adoption journey was so amazing and we would not have traded it for the world. We believe Lifetime’s website is your number one asset. We looked at many other websites and none even came close! We will be back in a year to adopt again… thank you!
Garret, Nikki, and Baby Kye
Our Boys are Growing Healthy and Strong!
Dear Lifetime Coordinator,
We wanted to give you an update on our family. Here are just a few of the many pictures we have taken, to show you part of the joy we have everyday. Matthew and Thomas are doing great. They both have been sleeping all night for the past two months. They both were a little over 16 pounds each a month and a half ago… and they are still growing. Nothing wrong with their appetites! It seems like every other week I am cleaning out the drawers of clothes they have outgrown.
Matthew giggles and laughs at his sister Sarah, and has beautiful smiling eyes. He tries to talk which sounds like he is telling us a long story. Matthew grabs everything that comes close to him. If he could lift his body up with his arms he would be crawling all over the place the way he moves his legs. Thomas has a beautiful wide smile, and laughs almost as much as Matthew. He has become tired of sitting in his carrier and continuously kicks and scoots out of it. His favorite activity is the jumper and jumps wildly when placed in it. He has a very loud squeal when he is wanting some attention. Both boys are drooling and chewing on everything they can get to assist in getting those first teeth through.
Monday was our court date and the adoption was finalized. Tuesday the boys were five months old. It seems like yesterday we were in California and wondering if we would ever be home again. But then it seems like it was so far away. The month away from home was nothing when you think of all the joy we have in our hearts. God has been so good to us. We have been blessed above and beyond what we ever could dream. We are forever thankful for the staff at Lifetime Adoption and how God works through you to bless others. If we ever make it to Northern California again we will for sure visit the staff at Lifetime Adoption.
Wesley & Mary Ann
Healthy and Happy!
Our beautiful Hayden was born in August at 6:36 am weighing 8 lbs 15 oz and 21 inches long. He is healthy, happy, and sleeping through the night (almost).
Tim and Darlene
We Are So Blessed!
To Our Lifetime Coordinator,
Here are some pictures so you can see our beautiful girls! Thank you for everything.
Jon & Dawn
Everyday is a New Adventure!
Hello to the Staff at Lifetime,
Here is a picture of our little Ciara as she turns one year old. It seems like just yesterday we were holding her in our arms for the first time and now Ciara is crawling and talking and playing patty-cake and itsy-bitsy spider. We just can’t believe how wonderful it is to really have become a family. Every day is a new adventure as we experience it for the first time through her eyes. It is amazing how a little baby can just make you slow down and appreciate just sitting and playing with a toy or watching a bird fly above. We will never forget the days that we spent dreaming her into our lives and how fortunate we are that our dreams have come true. Please tell the couples who are still waiting not to lose faith, the road to get here was not always easy but the end result was everything we ever wanted and more.
John, Peggy, & Ciara
Update from Jeff & Jerri!
Blake celebrated his third birthday recently. He is doing great. He knows his ABC’s and can count to 10. We had his well child visit yesterday, his weight is 36 lbs and his height is 40″. Looks like we are going to have a basketball player on our hands.
We keep your company, birthparents, and adoptive families in our prayers.
Jeff & Jerri
Update from Garrick & Brenda!
Hello! Here are two recent pictures that I thought you might like to see. The first one is of Jamal just a few weeks ago when his birthmom and his birthgrandmother came up to visit for three days.We were so excited to see them and for them to see Jamal. God really has blessed us all so much that it is hard to comprehend sometimes.
The second picture is of our family from my brother’s wedding this last weekend. Jamal will be 4 months old soonand he started sleeping through the night last week (YEAH! He is such a happy and healthy baby. Thank you again for the important parts that you have played in helping us come together as a family.
Garrick & Brenda
Our Son Loves His New Baby Sister!
Hello! We’re back home and enjoying every single minute with our new baby (ok, so maybe we’re enjoying the minutes between 2:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. a little less than the daytime minutes but we are still enjoying them!). We can’t believe how fast the time has gone. It seems just yesterday we were meeting her for the first time and soon she’ll be a month old.
Leighla is so beautiful, lovely and content. She has gained a full pound already and now weighs seven pounds, and has grown almost two inches! She seems much bigger to us, but our friends and family still exclaim how petite she is. And because she is the one and only granddaughter on the maternal side of our family, you can imagine the flood of “pink frilly things” that have come her way from her adoring aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents.
Our son Connor loves to hold her and he has been a huge helper around the house, even throwing away his sister’s dirty diapers! Watching the two of them together our hearts overflow with joy.
Thanks so much for your guidance through this process!
Mike, Marlena, Connor & Leighla Gracyn
Our Precious Daughter!
Dear Lifetime ,
Look at this face! Doesn’t it just make you melt? Thank you Lifetime for all you did to let us see this happy face every day! Kylyn is such a happy baby. In July 2005, Kylyn officially became ours and of course we threw a big party. People say all the time that Kylyn looks like us! It’s amazing how much she does look like us.
We loved that our birthmother was so close to us. This allowed us to be there every step of the way from every doctor visit to the birth. It meant a lot to us to be a part of it all. We continue to be in touch with her birthmom frequently. Kylyn’s adoption could not have gone smoother or been a more perfect situation for all of us. We cannot thank Lifetime enough for bringing our family together. We are honored to be a lifetime family and know where to turn when we are ready to do this again. Your center is Grade A from top to bottom! Thank you so much!
Nathan, Michele, & Kylyn
Our Precious Daughter!
Our beautiful precious daughter, Alana, was born in the middle of April and weighed a healthy seven pounds and 15 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long. We brought her home from the hospital two days after she was born and have been in love ever since.
Alana is such a blessing to us and our whole family. She is already pushing four months old now (can’t believe it) and is a fun, healthy and happy baby. She is loved by not only us, but from so many others. We are enjoying her more than we ever thought possible. We take her just about everywhere (not the movies or fine dining yet) and seems to enjoy going here and there with us. She is very good natured and flexible and is already the life of the party. She has been the one that we have been waiting for, for so long. The good Lord blessed us Big Time!
We are loving the fact that Susan is able to stay home with her and soak up all of her joy that she gives us every day. Shannon is the best daddy ever and is totally crazy about his daughter. We are looking forward to the summer being over so that we can get out more and enjoy nature and all the wonders of the outdoors.
May we say thank you so much for all of your prayers and support for us as we have tried to have children as well as through the process of adopting our amazing Alana.
God’s blessings to you all.
Shannon, Susan, & Alana
Thank You, Lifetime, for Making Us a Family!
It is hard to believe that Hanna is already a month old. It feels like just yesterday we received the call that her birthmom was in labor. We were very fortunate that we were able to spend a lot of time at the hospital with her birthmom. Our hospital experience is one we will treasure forever. Hanna is absolutely amazing. She has brought us so much joy; our prayers have been answered!
When we signed on with Lifetime, we had already suffered through three failed adoptions. As much as we hoped our experience with you would be different, we were very scared and skeptical. We had no reason to be! You have restored our faith in the adoption process. Three months after we submitted our profiles, our daughter was born!!! The speed of the process and thoroughness of all the staff involved was absolutely amazing
Thank you, Lifetime, for making us a family!
Gus, Casey, & Hanna
Our Beautiful Little Girl!
Dear Coordinator and Staff,
Here is a recent photo of our beautiful Sarah. We can’t believe it’s been two years already. She is truly a blessing in our lives. Thank you for all you and everyone at Lifetime does to make dreams of a family come true.
Greg & Paula
You Won't Believe Our Miracle!
It is official!!! In June, 2005, Joseph became a part of our family forever!!! That is big news, but what is even more amazing is that we finalized his adoption while in Florida for the birth of our DAUGHTER!
Here is our story: While in Florida for the birth of our amazing blessing Joseph, we learned that the sister of our birthmother was also pregnant and unsure of her ability to raise her baby that was on the way. We gently and almost jokingly told Joseph’s Birthmother that she can always give our 1-800 number to her sister should she decide to choose adoption. Well… in March we received an email: “Would you consider adopting my sister’s baby?” OF COURSE!!! There was no question; without even calling my husband I responded with a resounding YES!
Long story short, we traveled to Florida in late June, not only to appear in court for the finalization of Joseph’s adoption, but also to be present at the birth of his baby sister Cecelia. She was born a healthy baby in July and we are all home now enjoying life; busy as it may be with two children under eight months.
The Lord and Lifetime have truly blessed us this year. We didn’t think life could get any sweeter after you matched us with such a wonderful and caring birthmother, but it led us to the ultimate gift of a completed family, and another loving birthmother. It is truly a one of a kind experience. Thank you so much for your support during our wait and we look forward to keeping you updated on our “Lifetime” of Blessings.
Love,Lance, Diane, Joseph, and now Baby Cecelia
Our Newest Edition!
Cameron was born in July, 2005 at seven pounds, six ounces, and nineteen and a half inches long. He was born in California and we got to bring him “home” to the hotel at 24 hours old. We returned to our real home last night and we were so glad! Keegan is a very good big brother, loves and kisses on Cameron and then returns to playing with his trains. Life is good!
Dave and Lori
He is Getting So Big!
Jamal will be 3 months old tomorrow already. He is now 13lbs 7oz. He has recently discovered the wonder of his sister. He loves to watch her and will smile really big when she talks to him and “pets” him.
He also has discovered his voice; even to the point where he startles himself.
Thank you for letting us share,
Garrick & Brenda
One Year Old and He Already Loves the Beach!
To Our Coordinator,
I just wanted to pass along a picture of Devin. He turned one recently. What a blessing he has been. This year has went so fast and has been awesome. We want to thank Lifetime for their support and the opportunity that brought Devin into our lives. These pictures were from our vacation over the Fourth of July. Devin just loved the beach and the water.
Thanks again and God Bless You!!
Dave, Heather, & Devin
Thank You So Much for Your Support!
To Our Coordinator and Lifetime Staff,
Ella is six months old now and every day brings something new. She is sitting up, saying “Ma Ma Ma” and many other little babbles and she loves to eat! Swimming has become one of Ella’s favorite things to do and Jay Jay the Jet Plane always makes her giggle.
We will never be able to thank you all enough for everything you did to help bring Ella into our lives. She is such a blessing! Even when things were stressful, you all provided such great support to us. We appreciated that immensely! God bless you all for the wonderful work you do each and every day. You touch the lives of so many and we are just one family who has experienced that. Thank you!
Vinny, Kerri, & Ella
The Wait Was Definitely Worth It!
Dear Lifetime Family,
We can’t thank you enough for all of your assistance with our adoption! Jaden is six months old already and such a joy to us! He is growing so very fast. We are extremely busy with him and enjoying every single moment. He is such a happy, delightful little guy. Gillian just adores him and loves every minute of being his big sister. Friends are constantly telling us how much he looks like Jeff.
We know truly in our hearts that he is the perfect child for us and that God planned this down to the last detail – Jaden was meant for our family. Thanks for your assistance in helping to make this happen!
All our best,
Jeff, Deb, Gillian, & Jaden
The Wait Was Definitely Worth It!
To Our Coordinator,
Words cannot express the joy and gratitude we feel for helping us find Bryan. He is a sweet and precious child and our home feels complete. Thank you for your patient kindness. The wait is never easy but the results are worth it!!
Thank you again,
John, Michelle, Matthew, & Bryan
Madison Brings Us Such Great Joy!
We wanted to take this opportunity to say “thank you” for using your vast resources to bring us together with a wonderful birth mother. Her loving sacrifice has changed our lives forever. On February 26th, Madison Grace was born. We got to meet and hold her that day only briefly but on Tuesday, March 1st at 4:00pm Madison Grace was placed in our arms forever. We cried tears of joy that our miracle had become a reality.
She is beautiful, sweet and happy. People are continually telling her that she is blessed to have us as parents. However, it is we who are the ones who are blessed to have Madison as our daughter. She brings such joy and significance to all we do. Madison is greatly loved by us, our extended family and our church family. We want to say thank you to all who stood with us in prayer for this baby to make her way into our lives. We are so grateful to God for His faithfulness, to our family, friends, and church family for all their prayers and support. A huge thanks and long distance hug to all of you at Lifetime. Without your resources, we would never have met our birth mother. God bless you all!
Don, Cecy and Madison
Anything is Possible Through Faith & Trust in God!
Dear Coordinator and Lifetime,
Where to begin? Our precious angel Faith is seven weeks old today and we look at her with amazement every day. The love, joy, happiness and fulfillment that she has brought into our lives is amazing and grows constantly. Our wait was long and definitely difficult at times, but when we look at our daughter we know that it was all worth it. We truly believe that God chose her for our family long before we knew and even though there were times that we thought things were too difficult to bear and that situations that arose but fell through weren’t fair, we now know that was because they were not ours. Through it all I know that our faith and trust in God is what brought us our precious little Faith Hannah.
We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us find our daughter and her wonderful birthmother. She is and always will be our hero. We look forward to telling Faith about her and letting her know how much she is loved by so many people.
We had the pleasure of getting to know our birthmother and also her mother, and what wonderful and strong women they are. We can only hope that Faith will grow up with those same traits. We were fortunate enough that we arrived just an hour before the birth of our daughter and we got to hold her and kiss her for the first time when she was just a few hours old. We were there for her first bath and we got to give her first bottle to her. We cannot imagine that this could have been a more perfect situation even if we had planned it.
If we could tell waiting families one thing, it is to not give up and don’t lose hope. Your baby is out there waiting for you and you will be brought together in time. It won’t be your timing, but once you hold that precious gift in your arms for the first time and you look into the eyes of an angel, all the time, pain, and despair will disappear. We know that it is hard and we understand all too well the pain and the undying desire, but know that it will come to an end and the joy and happiness that will replace it will be well worth it all.
These past seven weeks with Faith have been the best of our lives and we look forward to the rest of our lives with our little princess. You helped to make us a family and there are not words enough to express our thanks and gratitude.
Kyle, Julie, and Faith (It is so wonderful to have three now!!!)
Update from Mike & Kim!
Dear Mrs. Caldwell,
Enclosed is a picture of our daughter Jordan who we adopted in May 2003. Jordan is a healthy and happy little girl who loves to swim, play outside, and loves animals. She loves to take trips to the state park’s petting zoo filled with horses, Billy goats, chickens, roosters, pigs, bunnies…the list goes on and on.
Jordan’s favorite food (today) is chicken fingers or nuggets, green beans, corn, oranges, bananas, and grapes. Actually there is nothing she does not like to eat (you would think she would be a ‘little chunk’).
Thank you for all that you have done.
Mike & Kim
What a Wonderful Experience!
Dear Lifetime Family,
Can I tell you how in love I am? Christopher is the most beautiful baby I have ever seen in my life!!! He is my dream come true, and to you I owe a debt of gratitude.
Christopher Alexander was born last October weighing eight pounds and two ounces. Unfortunately, I missed his birth, but shortly after he turned 24 hours old, my mother and I were able to hold our beautiful bundle we call “our boy” and spent the day just loving him and trying to tell him everything about everyone in the family so he would be prepared when he got to meet them! We were blessed to be able to meet not only his birthmother (who is just an absolute doll), but also his birth grandmother. Both are very loving, wonderful and strong women. They brought a family picture for us so that Christopher can see his birthfamily – grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and siblings included. I keep it in a frame in his room so he can see himself how much he has his birthmother’s beautiful eyes and big smile.
This adoption journey has truly been the most wonderful experience of my life, even with having two birthmothers change their minds. I KNOW that I have the child that I was meant to have. Please, PLEASE, other adoptive families – NEVER give up!!! Your child is waiting for you! (And it may not be the child you think). Trust me when I say that when he (or she) comes into your lives, you will know instantly that this is your child, and it was truly meant to be.
Christopher turned seven months the day before Mother’s Day and is crawling and trying to stand on his own and take steps already! Every time I look into his beautiful dark eyes, I know I have been blessed.
Thank you so very much Lifetime, especially the coordinators who spent MANY hours on the phone calming, comforting and encouraging me, for bringing this beautiful boy and his wonderful birth family into my life.
Update from Curt & Tanica!
Here is our beautiful daughter Olyvia, taken in March of this year with her little brother Samuel-Philip. She will be two in June and we are so very blessed that she is a part of our lives. We can’t say enough good things about the experience we had with Lifetime: your kindness, compassion, and sensitivity greatly eased a stressful but exciting time in our lives. Anytime I receive a request for a reference, I give an excellent one! I hope everything is going well with you guys. If God blesses us, we hope to use you all again at some point in the future. Thank you so much for all you did for us.
Curt & Tanica
We Love Being Parents!
Hope all is well and you’re enjoying this beautiful weather! We’re very happy to report that Ryan is doing really well and growing like a weed! I’ve attached one of his latest pictures…He’s such a great baby!
Thank you again for everything!
Alan & Kelli
We Love Being Parents!
Dear Lifetime Family,
Hailey is four months old now and is growing like a weed! We could not have asked for a more perfect child for us! Dustan and I would like to thank you for putting us in contact with a wonderful birthmom and birth family. Being this little girl’s parents is the most wonderful joy we have ever known and we have you all to thank! We will definitely be calling when we are ready for our next miracle.
Dustan, Stacey, & Hailey
We Have So Much Gratitude!
To Our Coordinator,
Words cannot articulate how happy we are! Benjamin is perfect and so delightful. We can’t express all the gratitude we have for all that you did for us.
We know you all were really busy when Benjamin was born, but you handled everything great and we were never left “hanging.”
Max & Angela
Our Lives are Filled With Joy!
To Our Coordinator and Lifetime Family,
Myles is now five months and has brought us so much joy, we are enjoying every moment with our adorable baby boy. Thank you for connecting us with a wonderful birthmother and family. We will never forget how dedicated and passionate you were about helping us find the perfect match.
Allex, Marcy, and Myles
You have helped us so much the last year and a half! I can never tell you all how much it has meant to us.
Our baby boy is perfect! He is beautiful and he is sweet. Just the most precious gift we will ever receive. We love him like we’ve never loved before.
Thank you also for the beautiful gifts. We’ve got them set up nicely in his room – they look great!! It means so much to us now, and we know it will mean so much more to Tanner as he grows up. You all are so wonderful!
Amy, Jay, and Tanner
Update from Sharalyn!
I will always be grateful to Lifetime for helping me create such a beautiful family. I have adopted two babies through Lifetime – Gregory Dean, 5 years old and Mary LeighAnne 3 months – and could not be happier. Everyone at Lifetime was friendly, helpful, and informative. I have recommended Lifetime to many people who would like to have a family, knowing that it would be a wonderful experience for them.
Dear Lifetime Family,
We praise God for His amazing love, faithfulness, and provisions during our adoption journey! Anna Grace Leah was born weighing 7lb 10 Oz and was 20 1/4 inches long. We got to see her when she was just 3 days old and visit her daily at her loving foster home. We arrived home a few days ago and wanted to thank all of you for the work that you did in assisting our Birthmother in finding us. We can’t believe that she found us totally from your web site!(And of course by God’s leading.) Although the journey was different than we expected, it has been a great blessing to us. Our baby has the best Birthparent’s and families!
Our life is now complete with Anna Grace being more than we ever could have imagined that she would be. Samuel does love being a “Big Brother” and he loves showing his sister off to everyone. Our families will be coming to visit soon and we are enjoying this time of bonding with our daughter. We couldn’t love her more!
We want to encourage those who are going through this journey to continue ever in prayer and ask God for faith and strength to go the distance and be patient waiting for the baby that God has predestined to join your family!
Much love and thankfulness,
Kerry and Tammy
Lifetime Will Always Be in Our Hearts!
Let us take this opportunity to thank the entire staff for working hard and praying hard to make our family complete. Calvin is doing wonderful and growing quite rapidly, while we are beginning to adjust to the lack of sleep.
Thank you for helping us put together the perfect profile. Without your help and regular talks, this long process would have been even more difficult.
Your constant reassuring made dealing with an entirely different situation than what we expected so much easier. While we were nervous and had some doubts, your encouragement to stick things out paid off with unimaginable rewards. It is hard to describe the joy we are feeling.
Please remember that you are always in our hearts,
Mike, Wanda, and Calvin
Update from Thad & JoAnne!
To Our Adoption Coordinator at Lifetime,
Just wanted to send a note and a photo of our little guy. I am amazed that every day it just gets better and better. We knew it would be wonderful, adopting this child, but it has FAR exceeded our expectations. All I can say is, what a blessing – a true, gift from God, this little boy is to us! TRULY!
Our families ADORE him, strangers think he’s beautiful, and EVERY single night we look in his crib – still in awe that he is ours! We are grateful to his birthmother and to the Lord for this amazing gift. We hope and pray for all the other couples/singles out there who are waiting, that they too will soon have this kind of joy fill their hearts! Hope you are all doing well. We think about you often!
Take good care!
Thad, JoAnne, & Ben (you don’t know how much we love his name added with ours!!!)
The Joy of a Child is so Wonderful!
Thanks so much for all of your help and support during the adoption of our son. It is so wonderful to finally be parents and to know the joy of a child.
Philip and Kristi
Dear All of the Wonderful Staff at Lifetime!
Thanks for everything…especially putting us in contact with a wonderful young woman who has offered so much to life already and will continue to do so, this I know. This journey and new life moments of our beautiful baby girl will be treasured for a Lifetime!!!
Thanks for all of your support!
Kendall, Shari, and Baby Lexi
We Have Built Our Family Through Adoption!
Wow, what a blessing you have been in our lives. Not only did you help us complete our family with two beautiful boys, but you also helped us get through the waiting process. Your support and constant availability to us was so uplifting and encouraging. It is always hard when the Lord tells us to wait, but now we are reminded that His plan is always better than our own.
We have built our family through adoption. Our oldest son, Mason, is from Romania. He is priceless! Now, we have Micah and Mark, and they are the most beautiful babies we have ever seen. When the nurse put them in my arms, my eyes were filled with tears and my heart was filled with joy. There are no words to adequately express our gratitude to you all. You helped our dreams come true. Thank you Lifetime. We are forever in your debt and you are forever in our prayers.
God bless you all!
Ric, Laura Beth, Mason, Micah & Mark
Update from Michael & Kim!
Thought we would send you guys a more recent picture of Hannah. She is absolutely amazing and looks just like her daddy (adoptive father)! God has a wonderful sense of humor, doesn’t He? We remain in contact through letters and photos with both the birthmother and birthfather. What a blessing this continues to be in our lives. As always – thank you for doing what you do!
p.s. We are amazed at how many couples we’ve been able to talk with about the possibilities of adoption. It’s overwhelming the doors God has opened!!!
Michael & Kim
We Are Proud to Be a Lifetime Family!
Dear Everyone at Lifetime,
Terry and I would like to thank you all so much for all you have done. You are ALL angels that God has very busy helping Him, answering prayers and granting miracles. Mardie, your vision and the services you offer are top notch. Your organization is seamless and the services Lifetime provides are above and beyond just being a business. You are incredible! Your passion for adoption and every aspect surrounding it is awe inspiring.
I really want to reach out to all the waiting families and let them know that working with Lifetime is the smartest step they have taken toward adoption, so please feel free to share any part of this. Only months ago, we were sitting in the same place, waiting and wondering if our dreams of being parents would ever really become reality. It will happen! Every day I would check the Lifetime website to see if it had been updated so I could see how many couples had been matched and of the couples already matched, who’s babies had been born. I would pray for them and us and everyone who was still waiting and for the staff of Lifetime.
Our Christmas Blessing!
We are happy to announce our amazing addition — a healthy baby boy! He is so cute and such a happy baby — he smiles all the time. We are absolutely thrilled as we start our life as a new family. Jessica is excited about her baby brother and
enjoys giving him kisses on his forehead. We thank everyone involved in this wonderful experience and are truly grateful!
Andy and Angie
We Are So Happy!
We would like to introduce to you Abigail Rae!
The adoption is final as of today!We are so excited and can hardly believe that this day has come and what a day it was. We woke up this morning and it was 45 below yes I said 45 below zero. Oh well that wasn’t going to stop us from going to our hearing.
Abby is growing like a weed! I can’t believe how fast she is growing, to me it is almost too fast. She weighs 15 pounds and is 23 1/2 inches long. She is only two months old…We actually saw the Dr. yesterday and all he said is that she is happy, healthy
and is a big girl….
We hope that this finds everyone as happy as we are…
Monte, Kristi & Abigail
Beautiful Baby Girl!
Here are some photos taken of Eva while she was at the hospital.
Everything is going great and she is absolutely perfect!
Mark & Jane
She's One of a Kind!
Bess is such a happy little girl.She’s One of a Kind!
As you can see, Bess is a vivacious, free-spirited almost four year old. She is a daily blessing to us. My prayer during our wait for her was that God would work through time, space, and people’s lives to create the perfect little girl for us. Surely He did just that, because Bess is so unique and special; she’s one of a kind!
We now know that our waiting time served a purpose, even though we became frustrated at times. We had to go through all of that to get our Bess.Charlotte and Frank with Bess. If it had happened any sooner or any other way, we wouldn’t have her, we’d have the “wrong child.”
You at Lifetime worked to make our family happy and complete, at last. Multiply that by the others who have been helped and you’ll rightfully feel good about what you do!
All our best,
Charlotte & Frank
Another Lifetime Addition!
Beautiful little Kiden joins her parents, Greg & Kathy, as well as her four older brothers (the youngest brother was also adopted through Lifetime)!
Great Grandma is cherishing every moment of this precious little one.
We are Enjoying Parenthood!
Hi to everyone, and thank you!
Our baby girl is so precious and we are enjoying being parents. We never thought the day would come, but it is here and our little Abigail Rae is doing wonderful.
Monte & Kristi
Our Amazing Blessing!
Greetings from Florida! Joseph is an amazing blessing. He is perfect and, yes, I know every parent thinks so, but he is!
Joseph weighed a perfect six pounds, 12 ounces, and was 19-and-a-half inches long. We left the hospital with all papers signed when he was just 26 hours old!
Here are some photos of Joseph when he was just one hour old. We hope to be home soon, as quickly as the remaining interstate paperwork is done.
Thank you everyone for all of your support.
Diane, Lance, & Joseph
A Dream Come True!
Now presenting, Ashley Rose! Dave & Dawn have their beautiful, baby girl.
Our Precious Little One!
Many, many thanks to all of you for the role each of you has played in helping our family with the adoption of Saylor Grace. We made it home on Tuesday night and were greeted at the airport by a very excited big sister and many other family members.
We can’t tell you enough what joy and excitement it has been to expand our family, but it’s also been great to make so many new friends along the way, including what we hope and trust to be a long term relationship with the birthparents and family. We had lunch with them on Tuesday before flying out. They were kind enough to send us away with several cards and gifts, but most of all a re-assurance that they couldn’t have asked for anything more from everyone involved in the process.
What a testament to all of us for the way things were handled. God has definitely been involved in this situation.
Thanks again to all of you!
Keri & Lynn
Miracles still Happen!
…and our Laura Beth is one of them! It seemed like babies were everywhere except in our home. So we’d call into Lifetime, check on our profiles, hoping to be told good news! And Lifetime would tell us “When the right one for you comes, it’ll be all the more special”. We’d hang up the phone, disappointed…but one day a miracle happened!
A very special birthmother had chosen us! She wanted us to have her baby girl who was due soon. A very special two months followed. We would visit by phone about once a week. This was neat because it felt like we got to know our little girl’s birthmother a little better.
The day Laura was born is a day we will never forget. We were able to be at the hospital and start bonding with our beautiful baby girl. It was special meeting Laura’s birth family…we now have good memories to share with her. Laura is everything we could dream for! Derek – ten, and Jaylen – six, adore their little sister. Our hearts overflow with thanks.
A word of encouragement to waiting families…While we were waiting, I would pray that God would impress a birthmother somewhere to chose us. Our birthmother said she prayed for direction when she had the profiles to chose from, and for some reason, our profile stood out to her. So God does have a perfect plan for you just waiting to happen!
Justin & Rebecca
We Love Holding Our Little Baby Girl!
She’s here! Caroline Marie was born weighing seven pounds and ounce and was 20-and-a-half inches long. We were in the delivery room and were able to see everything! She is beautiful! Our birthmom signed the papers this morning and we had her in our arms at 11:00am. We couldn’t be happier right now. She was definitely worth the wait. Now we are just holding her and staring at her!
Thanks for all of your support,
Ashley, Derek and baby Caroline
A Huge Thank You!
A huge thank you to our coordinator and all at Lifetime that helped make our dream a reality.
It all happened rather fast and you said to be prepaired!
Words cannot express the joy and happiness Kaci brings to us daily, she is the most amazing and loved blessing in our lives. Not only have we been blessed with our beautiful, healthy daughter but also an amazing, loving and caring birth family. We were fortunate enough to meet our birth mom and family before Kaci was born. It made the process so much easier. We are truly grateful and happy they are in our life and look forward to getting together with them again.
Our coordinator kept telling us to keep the faith and our hearts open for the baby that was meant for us, and boy, was she right! There are so many things we have in common with our birth family, we honestly believe she was meant for us.
Thanks again to all for filling our lives with such love and joy.
Larry, Liz & Kaci
We Have Been Truly Blessed!
We just wanted to thank Lifetime for everything you did to bring our family together. Everyone on your staff was great to work with and so helpful.
From the first day we started the adoption process, David always said that we would get the call in April. Well, he was right and on April 1st, April Fools Day, we got the call about our birthmother. Our son came from a wonderful couple who already had seven children and needed a good home for Christopher.
On April 14th Christopher came into the world and for the next three days we got to know our birthparents and our son while they were in the hospital. We were truly blessed, not once, but twice. The first with Christopher, and the second with such amazing birthparents. He is loved by so many, especially by his big sister, Cambria, who takes good care of her baby brother and loves to play with him.
Christopher is six months old now and his sister is two years old, and we are so glad that they will grow up together. One day we will rejoin him with his birth family, and our family will grow once again. You all will always be in our hearts.
David, Lauta, Cambria, and Christopher
It Is Such a Blessing to Be Parents!
Here is a photo of our beautiful little boy, Drake. He is truly a miraculous baby, and it is such a blessing to be his parents.
Stephen & Linda
She Is Perfect!
Kevin and Karen are enjoying life with their newborn daughter. She was born 7 lbs, 1 oz; 19 inches.
We Have So Much Joy and Excitement!
Many, many thanks to all of you for the role each of you has played in helping our family with the adoption of Saylor Grace. We made it home and were greeted at the airport by a very excited big sister and many other family members. We can’t tell you enough what joy and excitement it has been to expand our family, but it’s also been great to make so many new friends along the way including what we hope and trust to be a long term relationship with our birthparent family. They were kind enough to send us away with several cards and gifts, but most of all a re-assurance that they couldn’t have asked for anything more from everyone involved in the process. What a testament to all of us for the way things were handled. God has definitely been involved in this situation.
Thanks again to all of you,
Lynn & Keri
We Are So Blessed!
Is he just the most beautiful child ever!! We are so blessed.
Happy Holidays to you all!
Thad, JoAnne, and Ben
We are so happy. Our blessings continue to grow. We look forward to the adoption being final!
David, Missy, and Nicholas
She Is Our Joy!
The Lord strengthened us through our adoption process and we are so grateful. We have an absolutely beautiful little girl. Trinity Aisha Nicole was born weighing in at 6lbs exactly. SHE IS OUR JOY!!!!
Alford & Aisha
Our Prayers Have Been Answered!
At last our prayers have been answered! Our daughter Bethany Grace weighed 7 lbs 5 oz and was 19 inches long. She’s doing great! Thank you all again for your ongoing support and prayers. Our prayers have been answered.
Terry & Brenda
Our Little Girl!
Here is the picture of our beautiful little girl.
Mac & Daphne
We Couldn't Have Done It Without You!
All of our dreams have finally come true. We are
parents!! Our daughter, Ryan, is now 3 months old, and she is truly our little miracle. We didn’t think we would ever get to be parents. And it took less than a year!
Thank you Lifetime for all your help. You helped us find the perfect birthparents. We have gotten to know them so well, and we are excited to have them in our lives! And thank you for Ryan! Words cannot express how much we love this child! She is a blessing from God. We couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you! Thank you!
Andy & Brenda
Such a Beautiful Family!
I will always be grateful to Lifetime for helping me create such a beautiful family. I have adopted two babies through Lifetime – Gregory 5 yrs old and Mary 3 months old – and could not be happier. Everyone at Lifetime was friendly, helpful, and informative. I have recommended Lifetime to many people who would like to become a family knowing that it would be a wonderful experience for them.
Adoption in 19 days!
We’re all doing great! We can’t believe this all happened so quickly. Our birthmother will always have a special place in our hearts.
Vincent & Adrienne
Already One Year Old!
We can’t believe it has already been a year! Nicholas has been the best thing that ever happened to us in our lives!! He is absolutely perfect and happy all of the time. We couldn’t have had a better match!
Love to all,
Tony, Kim, & Nicholas
What A Blessing!
Here is an updated picture of Marcianna Isabella. She is growing so fast, she is a Godsend! We can’t remember how life was without her. She is truly a blessing and constant reminder of how prayer works. Marcianna’s Birthmom is a special young lady whom we have grown to love. Again, I would like to thank you for the Lifetime team and their part in this blessing, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU.
Marcel & Gloria
To the staff at Lifetime, words could never fully express our sincere gratitude towards your staff. We are so blessed to have Jonathon and Jasmine. Thank you all so very much.
David and Patricia
~ A Big Thank You!
This is a BIG THANK YOU for helping to make the connection for our family being blessed with our babies one year ago Sept 23. We are truly blessed to have them in our lives. I pray that your organization will continue to be blessed so that you can bless others.
Brenda (Family member of Patricia and David)
Our Boys are Wonderful!
Solomon and Issac are doing wonderfully, and are such a constant joy to us (Solomon is in red, Isaac is snoozing). Thank you for everything you’ve done in helping us find our family and connect with some special birth mothers. You do such important work.
Miriam, David, Solomon & Isaac
This Child is a Gift!
We are doing great and Alyssa is a blessing from God! We can’t believe how much she has grown and changed since we left the hospital.
Thank you, Lifetime, for all the hard work. Our adoption was not easy from the beginning, but with your help and support, we finally made it! You were all very supportive and answered all my calls even at midnight. You gave us hope and support. The whole team pitched in for us.
God has blessed us in the most amazing way. I can’t stress enough what a gift this child is, and how much she is loved and cherished.
Ron & Cheryl
We Have a Healthy Baby Boy!
What a year! We have returned home with our healthy baby boy. He’s such an angel, and such a blessing. We just want to thank the staff at Lifetime for helping complete our family. Thank you for matching us with such terrific and special birth parents.
We love our son very much. It’s still hard to believe we’re finally parents. It doesn’t get any better than this!!
We just want to thank God for answering our prayers by sending us our son, and to Lifetime for their part in completing our family. We have a beautiful, healthy, baby boy, and we are so proud to be his parents.
Joe & Lisa
Birthday with Birthparents!
Phil & I feel like the luckiest people in the world. We are so blessed to have Michael. Birthparents Gen & Colin came to Michael’s first birthday party. It was wonderful!
We love you!
An Amazing Experience!
Laura is a wonderful baby. She is so sweet and has filled our hearts with so much love. The boys can’t get enough of her and will tell anyone how precious their baby sister is. We are so blessed.
What an amazing experience this has proven to be. It has pushed us to new limits and rewarded us in profound ways. I want you to know how much your guidance, support, and words of wisdom meant and continue to mean to me. We are so fortunate that somehow we came together and brought this miracle into our lives.
Tom & Nancy
Eager to Adopt Again!
Just wanted to send you a picture of the finalization of Michael’s adoption and also his one-year-old picture!!
We are doing fabulous and getting ready for the second adoption!! We have received Mardie’s book [AdoptingOnline.com] and we are enjoying reading it, when we get a chance!! Michael is quite “busy” around the house, so reading anything these days is few and far between!
Again, thank you for everything you have done for us, and we will be talking with you very soon!!
John, Terry, and Michael
Tyler's Adoption Was So Fast!
There are no words that could possibly be used to tell you the full extent of our gratitude to our coordinator and to Lifetime. You guys are amazing. Tyler’s adoption was fast! We’re still in shock at how quickly, but smoothly things progressed. We can honestly say we couldn’t have done it without you.
Tyler is doing great. He’s such a blessing from God. We can’t believe how much he’s grown and changed. The old saying, “They grow up so fast,” definitely holds true!
Our birthmother was such a delight. She is truly a wonderful, caring person with a fantastic personality. We were so happy that we got to meet her. It is wonderful to have that experience to share with Tyler. Tyler will always know, and be taught to respect what a wonderful person she is, and what a loving decision she made. We hope that God continues to richly bless her.
God bless all of you,
David, Kelly, and Tyler
Our Dream Came True!
Thanks be, thanks be to God…Lydia is ours, all ours. We are thrilled to tell you the adoption has been finalized.
Our hearts are too full to express in words all you’ve done for us. “Thank You” just doesn’t seem to say enough. We can’t imagine life without our precious Lydia. She is a joy to us. We treasure every new and exciting day. Without Lifetime our dream wouldn’t have come true!
God bless you,
Rod, Becky, and Lydia
A Great Experience!
We just wanted to thank you for your help with us adopting Christopher! What a crazy weekend and what a great story we have to tell. I think Memorial Day weekend will always be a special one for us now!
We just want to thank you very much for all you have done to help our family grow! We had a great experience with Lifetime and we have, and will continue, to tell people about your facilitation center!! Thank you also for the gift that was sent!
Thank you and God bless you all!!
Lalo and Chris
Sweet Little Sister!
Campbell is loved dearly by her older brother Bryce. Campbell is very active and advanced for her age as far as walking and activities. Bryce has a blast teaching her new things….good and bad. Hope everything is well with you and the rest of the crew at Lifetime.
Del and Tracie
A Beautiful Blessing!
We wanted to thank Lifetime for the gift that they have given us. Another beautiful child is a blessing. Andrew is doing great and couldn’t be better. Jake, Alexis and Shelby love their new brother as much as they can and hardly let Nathan and I hold him. If there is another child in the future Lifetime will be the one we will be calling. Thanks again for all the help and love that your staff has given us.
Kim , Nathan, Jake Alexis, Shelby and Andrew
Look At Those Eyes!
This is one of the latest pictures of Anthony – he’s beautiful isn’t he? We appreciate all of your help as well as all the support you have given us!
Moe and Debbie
We Had A Great Adoption!
We just wanted to say thank you again for doing such an incredible job
helping us to become a family. Jayvin is such a perfect and amazing baby
boy and he has brought us so much love and joy. We are so blessed. We
truly believe that we had the absolutely perfect match with Jayvin’s
birthmom, and we care about her tremendously. We continue to keep in touch, and hopefully we will all get to see each other again soon. Jayvin will grow up knowing how wonderful and special his birthmom is.
Thanks to all of you wonderful people at Lifetime, our adoption process was quick and unbelievably smooth and easy. We could not even have imagined a better situation. Thank you again for all of your dedication and hard work. We have the most amazing baby, and we could not have done it without you!
Jeremy, Kelly, Jessi, and Jayvin
Our Beautiful Elijah!
Dear Lifetime Friends, praise God from whom all blessings flow! Our beautiful Elijah has been home for a month and a half now and he brings our lives so much joy. We thank all of you so much for your role in helping us find our son! It is a wonderful work you do and ministry you have. Thank you Mardie for seeing a need and following your vision to help other’s dreams come true.
So anyway, thank you for the sleepless nights, the countless bottles, and the dirty diapers! We couldn’t be happier!
God bless you all,
Darin, Judy, Annie, and Elijah
It All Happened So Fast!
The Lifetime experience was great. It was so fast, but that is just like we wanted it. The birthmother was wonderful and the baby is healthy. Everyone is already in love with her. I will recommend Lifetime to others that I know who are adopting. Thanks again, and we are sorry we didn’t get to come to meet you in person. God Bless you all.
Brian and Dawn
You Really Came Through!
Here is a picture of our sweet Maryn Elizabeth. She is just a little angel. Thank you so much for all of your help and support. Everyone at Lifetime really came through for us. We really appreciated all of the good communication and sound advice. We could not have hoped for a smoother adoption process. Thank you so much for making our family complete. We feel so blessed.
Doug and Trina
You've Made All The Difference!
Thank you to everyone at Lifetime. Jordyn is such a blessing! Thank you to our coordinator for your on-going support. To others that have helped, thank you for the constant contact in those crucial hours after Jordyn’s birth. It made all the difference. God bless you all.
Randy, Brenda, Jeremy, and sweet Jordyn
Update with Phil and Linda!
This photo was taken immediately after the judge granted our final adoption. Dreams really do come true!! Thanks Lifetime – we couldn’t have done it without you!
Love, Linda, Phil, and Michael Colin
Here he is – our beautiful blessing! We all have worked together many years now, and we thank you! Everyone has consistently been so friendly, helpful and understanding – we will miss you! Thank you for all your efforts in helping us receive our gift from God!
Mitch, Melissa, Cade and Braxton
“He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.” Psalm 40:3
Thank you all for your part in our wonderful blessing.
Jeff, Ernie, and Lauren
We Are Eternally Grateful!
Hey Guys! This is our sweet baby girl – we love her so much!!! Thank you for all that you did to make this the easiest thing we’ve ever done. We are completely blown away by the faithful hand of God. Thank you all for serving Him and for your kindness to us. We are eternally grateful to Lifetime Adoption and to all of you who had a hand in making our dream come true.
We love you!
Michael and Kim
We wanted to say thank you for helping us make our dreams come true. Evin is a blessing and we couldn’t be happier. We have already spoken to a couple who is filling out your paperwork and another couple is calling us this week.
Thank you for helping our dreams to come true, it just doesn’t seem enough. Evin is our blessing. Thank you all so much!
Joey, Tonya, and Evin
One Big Happy Family!
Thanks so much for helping to bring baby Camille into our lives. She is truly a blessing. Also, thanks for the beautiful teddy bear keepsake. Camille is being loved by us, her grandparents, aunts, uncles, and many cousins…
Chris and Valerie
We Are So Thankful!
I just wanted to let you know that as of October 9th, Samuel is an official member of our family. We want to thank you and the others at Lifetime for making our adoption experience so enjoyable. Samuel is very healthy and developing right on target.
Kathy and Greg
A picture of Laramie Hope, enjoy!!! She is so sweet!
Doug and Lucy
We adopted our angel through Lifetime Adoptions after two failed adoptions. Our daughter is perfect so she was definitely the child God planned for us!
Ken and Beth
Our Wonderful Miracle From God!
Steve, Cambrie and myself are doing wonderful. Cambrie is getting so big. It’s hard to believe she is already 7 months old. She has two teeth and her top two are coming through. She is trying to crawl and says da da, daddy all the time. I’m
waiting for mommy now.
We e-mail her birthmother often. We look forward to talking with you again this next year as we begin our journey for our next child. Cambrie is such a blessing to us and we can’t wait to have another little tiny baby and a sibling for her. God has given us such a wonderful little miracle and we are so in love with her. It’s amazing!!!
Take care and we will be talking to you soon. Thanks for your help.
Steve, Amy and Cambrie
Blessed With Two Adoptions!
Thought we would send a photo to you all of our boys. Hope everything is going well in Lifetime Land. Our boys are growing so fast we can hardly believe it! Thanks so much for finding our perfect birth mothers. Take care.
Larry, Roberta, Jacob and Ryan
Adoption In Only 22 Days!
First of all, all praises to God. We have been blessed with a beautiful baby boy, Noah. We were in the delivery room at the time of birth and had an opportunity to develop a meaningful relationship with the birthmother. Next, thank you Lifetime Adoptions…you helped us connect with an amazing young woman and start our family. Finally, thank you to our birthmother, you are a blessing.
God does answer prayers!!!
Ryan and Tanisha
Our Little Angel!
Here is a picture of our angel. This adoption was like a dream. I don’t suspect it is always this easy or good but we could not be more blessed. Zach is a wonderful baby and the entire adoption experience was great. We have been in his life from the moment he was born. I cut the umbilical cord and Charlie fed him his first bottle. Meeting his birthmother was really reassuring as it is important to us to be able to answer as many questions as possible for Zach when he begins asking them. Thank you and lifetime adoption for helping us find the baby we know in our hearts was meant to be ours.
Charlie and Margaret
Our Wonderful Baby!
Here is some updated pictures of Olivia who is now 5 1/2 months old and growing like a weed. She is a wonderful baby and is a blessing to us all.
Jack and Claire
Thanks so much for helping us build our family. We have been double-blessed with a beautiful baby girl and an amazing birthmom. The open adoption process was a bit intimidating at first, but well worth the ride. These past few months have been an incredible adventure and we have been blessed abundantly. Praise God!
Mark and Debbie
You Guys Are The Best!
Our experience with Lifetime was overwhelmingly positive. We were especially glad to hear that Jamie, the birthmother of our son, has received a scholarship from the Lifetime foundation to go to college.
Thanks for everything!
You guys are the best,
Eddie and Charlie
Get Ready For That Call!
Words can never express the gratitude for our beautiful children. It wasn’t easy at first. We were so very anxious and waiting seemed impossible. We were comforted and told that there is a child out there that would fit our family.
Again, you may say or not say “How come it hasn’t happened yet…why?” Then you get the call, your heart beats like it has never beat before and now you have your special angel, you breathe in every part of this child…your child. Your life is changed forever. You look back on the time and it really wasn’t that long. You just longed and ached to hold your baby. Now that baby girl is three years and three months and the most precious part of you. Then you get another call…oh boy…yes a “boy”. Again our hearts are pounding, we are on our way, and the same joy and excitement as the first. Could this be possible? Yes it is! We enjoy our two children extremely! They are so much fun, a lot of work, and a lot of sleepless nights
So, new adoptive parents get rested up, enjoy some special moments together, get the nursery ready to a point that is comfortable, practice with the car seat, blankets, head rest for inside car seat…and make a list so that when the call comes you are ready.
It’s 4:37 am and our little boy is having his bottle. This is the best and you too will have your child. Good luck!
Denis and Tammie
Ragan Faith! 6 lbs 14 ounces and 19 3/4 inches long
Mark, Barbara, and Ethan
Here are some pictures of our beautiful girl. We are all very happy and doing well. We’re starting to get a little more rest. Lauryn is sleeping a little longer at a time. Thanks again for everything.
Talk to you soon!
Randy and Karen
Lifetime Was Like Family To Us!
We first learned of Lifetime on the internet and really loved their site. Their office was close so we went to a seminar and felt immediately comfortable with Mardie and her whole staff (who seem more like family!). They do a fantastic job of working with all parties involved with adoption.
Dean and Christine
Our Perfect Dream!
It’s hard to say that one staff member out shined another because everyone is professional, efficient, friendly, and supportive. If it wasn’t for Lifetime, we wouldn’t be living our perfect dream of having a perfect adoption journey and perfect family.
Dave and Lori
Both the coordinators that we worked with were wonderful and added the ‘extra touch’ we needed as we were waiting for “Mary Elizabeth”. Each time I called each staff member I spoke to was kind and offered us words of encouragement. Lastly, the aspect that sets Lifetime apart from others is the ‘Spiritual’ encouragement, which plays a large role in our lives. God’s work is truly evident at Lifetime.
David and Sharon
He’s home! YEAH! He’s doing great and eating like a champ. Big brother Nathan is very excited and quite the helper.
Thank you all for your prayers.
Celeste, Joe, Nathan and Elijah
What A Wonderful Experience!
Here is our son Cooper. He is an absolute angel — I will write more later and share our wonderful open adoption experience. Suffice to say that it was the most miraculous event of our lives in many, many, ways.
Jason and Annette
What A Whirlwind!
At last, here is a picture of our beautiful Sarah! Life is finally settling down a bit after the whirlwind experience we had. We truly appreciate your patience in those days before her birth. Although we were anticipating a much longer wait, we really believe she was meant to be with us. All the things I had in common with her birthmother were too coincidental to overlook.
Jenna loves her new baby sister and tries to help us with her as much as an 18-month old can help). It’s been fun watching her interact with Sarah. Thank you also for the gift for Sarah, it was adorable and very thoughtful. It will forever be a reminder of the caring people who helped bring us together.
Again, although it doesn’t seem adequate, thank you so much. We will keep all your families in our prayers.
Greg and Paula
The Wait Was Worth While!
Alex will be three months old next week and we are all doing great! You were right about finding the “right” baby. Alex fits into our family perfectly. He is quiet and calm and only cries when he really needs something. Now he smiles and laughs too.
Alex’s birthmom will be in town soon and we are planning to get together for dinner one night. I want her to see how happy and healthy Alex is. We were blessed to find the perfect baby and the perfect birthmother! We send her pictures every month and we e-mail.
Our adoption may be finalized as early as next week. Thank you again for everything you did for us. It was so hard to wait for a baby, but now we know he was meant for us.
Kent and Lynda
Everything Was So Quick!
Our experience with Lifetime was more than we could have asked for! Everything happened so quickly for us, we couldn’t be happier. Our coordinator was incredibly helpful to us as well!
Michael and Tammi
It Was All Worth It!
It took some time, but we would do it all over again.
Ted and Julie
In Only Two Months!
Over a year ago when we first heard about you – we never would have dreamed that only a couple of months after deciding to sign with you, we would be at home holding our daughter. We are so thankful to our coordinator and to all of the staff! Not only have we been blessed with the most beautiful baby, we also have been blessed by knowing the birthmother and her family. At first, we were not sure about the concept of open adoption. Now, we are so thankful to have crossed Cayla’s birthomother’s path. Through her we now have a wonderful little girl and we have new and wonderful friendships with her and her family.
We look forward to our next adoption. In the meantime, we will promise to send you updates and photos of our precious Cayla Rose.
Love Always and God bless each of you,
Justin, Christina, and Cayla
Biological Brother and Sister; Two Different Adoptions!
We hope you are enjoying your summer. We just wanted to send an update note to thank you again for all of the wonderful things you did for us for the adoption of both Taylor & Jordan. Who would have thought that when we started this journey with Lifetime back in December of 2001 that we would have such a truly special and blessed family with a new daughter (April, 2002) and new son (January, 2003) in just 13 months!
Taylor & Jordan bring us great joy and happiness each and every day. They have such a special relationship already and I know they will find strength in one another as they grow up as true biological siblings. Our adoption story is so remarkable that we are the talk of our families and friends – everyone is so happy for us. We get so many questions & great comments – how did you do it, how did it happen so quickly, I can’t believe they are 100% biological sister & brother. We certainly love to brag up Lifetime!
Taylor is now 15 1/2 months old and she is such a sweet little girl, and she sure keeps us busy chasing her around now that she’s walking (actually running most of the time!). Jordan is 5 1/2 months old and what a beautiful smile and disposition he has – we are so lucky to have been blessed with two of the easiest and most joyful kids we know.
Please pass along our thanks again to you & the wonderful staff at Lifetime, you were so easy and pleasant to work with (in the short time we spent together). You made all our dreams come true. You will always hold a special place in our family’s heart!
Eric, Karry, Taylor & Jordan
We Are The Luckiest People In the World!
Your hard work and support made our dreams come true! We are finally a Mommy & Daddy! Our son, Travis, is such a blessing and a joy. We feel like the luckiest people in the world. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Chuck & Kelly
Dear Friends and Family at Lifetime!
Sorry it has taken us so long to write, but we have been busy enjoying our little bundle of love! We can’t thank you enough for bringing us together with our little one. I can’t even find the words to describe how much we love him…each day with him is like discovering a new, precious treasure.
Friends and family can’t love on him enough and he has been the talk of the town! We are savoring every minute of his little life. He is growing so fast – he is already 13 lbs at seven weeks. He is a good eater and sleeper (and snuggler)! He smiled for the first time on Father’s Day!
Thank you also for the wonderful gift. We love it and keep it in our diaper bag. We also love the stuffed animal ~ he can almost grip and hold it. You have all been so kind and so wonderful to work with during this special time in our lives. Take care and God bless each of you. Thanks again for helping guide our sweet angel to us. We’ll be in touch soon.
Scott and Carrie
Adoption in a Heartbeat!
Lalo and Chris received a call and were holding their newborn boy that night!
We have already sent several families to you. Thank you for a great experience. Our Laura Grace is such a blessing!
Bryan and Didi
Our Precious Gift!
Whew! We haven’t talked for a while, and I’m having Lifetime withdrawal!!!! Everyone in your office has become like a bunch of Big Sisters or Aunts to us. The care and support that you showed us was just like family… and we have GREAT family!!!
I know the list of concerns that people have when they are looking for an agency, and Mark and I would be more than happy to talk to prospective adoptive parents to share our experience. Before Lifetime, we were working with a bad agency, and I can honestly say that we went from the worst to the BEST! I asked all of the important questions, and Lifetime provided all of the right answers… We just hoped that it wasn’t too good to be true! Lifetime came through in EVERY respect!!! You are everything a facilitation center should be and MORE! Please do not hesitate to put us on your list as a reference!!
We have already referred a Birthmom and a wonderful couple who hopes to adopt. Every chance we get, we sing your praises!
Being parents is such a wonderful job! Camden loves being a big brother, and Mark and I thank God daily for the blessings that he has given to us. Both boys are showered with so much love and attention. They are the center of our lives! We have a local artist working on our nursery right now. They are painting a silly looking city in primary colors on all of the walls. It is looking great! I’ll have to send you some pictures when it’s finished! I’ll send pictures of the kids as well!!!
Mark and I are looking forward to the day when we will add a little princess to complete or family! She will have two wonderful big brothers! When the time is right, I know that you will find us the baby of our dreams!
You guys are wonderful and so appreciated!
All of our thanks isn’t enough!
Julie, Mark, Camden, and Conner
Our Little Blessing!
Here she is, our little blessing, Marcianna Isabella!
Please thank the staff for all of their support!
Marcel & Gloria
Lots of Love!
I’d like to tell anyone considering Lifetime, that if I have a baby in my arms, you will too. I found Lifetime by chance on the internet (as did the birthmother of my son). We were matched in 12 months, and our son was born 13 weeks later. It has been the most wonderful experience of our life. Our Lifetime coordinator was always there for me to hear my concerns, answer my questions, or just listen to me cry and complain.
I followed every single suggestion Lifetime recommended, and they were right….if we stuck with it – and supplied them with what they needed, we would be matched! Lifetime never doubted that we would be matched, and THEY WERE SO RIGHT ABOUT EVERYTHING! All of the suggestions about the profiles were on target, since I found out later that our photo’s played a major part in our match. The profiles are perhaps the most important factor in the process.
Gen and Colin (our sons birthparents) are THE BEST! We have a beautiful relationship with them, and even got to meet some of their family members and serveral friends. Lifetime is a very wonderful organization! Please feel free to use me for a reference – I’d be honored!
All our love,
Linda, Phil, and Michael
We are doing wonderfully, and Alex is now beginning to sleep a bit better. He is the light of our lives and we thank God every day for him. Thank you for your help in finding Andrea for us.
We hope to work with Lifetime again soon, when we look for a little sister or brother for Alex!
Kurt and Kathy
In Only Four Months!
From the proud parents of daughter, Andrea Joy.
Sam and Karen
Just As You Said!
Everything happened just as you said it would and in the time frame you gave us. We could not be happier and look forward to talking to you soon in regards to adopting a sibling for our precious Evan.
David and Ila
Here is our little miracle. Thanks for everything.
Ron and Cheryl
Thank You For Your Kindness!
The whole staff at Lifetime took us in and treated us as family. They were kind, courteous and always handled our phone calls, emails and questions promptly. Thank you for our miracle.
Phillip and Christy
Our experience with Lifetime was wonderful. The staff was very knowledgeable and always willing to help. Diane told us the baby for us was out there somewhere and she was right. We absolutely adore Carson and know that he was meant for us. We are so grateful to our birthmother, Shannon who we have been keeping in contact with through photos and phone calls. All in all our adoption experience has been a very positive one and we would recommend Lifetime to anyone looking to adopt.
Greg and Mandy
A Baby In Less Than 6 Months!
We would like to thank you so very much. Every person at Lifetime Adoption was extremely supportive.
I started writing this with the intention of really expressing our thanks….but I find myself lost for words, There are no words that can ever express how we feel about you at Lifetime. You have given us a gift that will be with us for the rest of our life, and how can we possibly say thanks? We will keep you all in our prayers and in our thoughts every single day.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
Ramon, Melanie and Julissa
Matched Just a Month!
Cala’s adoption was just finalized. She is growing “like a weed.” Cala is such a delightful little baby. We are thoroughly enjoying our new roles as Mommy and Daddy.
We sent pictures and updates to our attorney so that when our birthmom is ready she can have them sent to her. We have been praying so hard for her to be doing well, settling back into school work and her family situation. Thank you so much!
Robert, Karen-lyn, and Cala
Dreams Come True!
Thank you for all your help! You have made our dream come true! We love our baby! Thanks and God Bless You!
David and Michelle
It Happened So Fast!
We just wanted to send you a few pictures of our new little arrival! We couldn’t be happier! Things have now settled down around here and we are enjoying being parents!!! We just want to thank you guys for everything you have done for us. Without you, this adoption would have never happened! Thank you again!
John, Terry and Michael
Finally, A Girl!
Thank you so much for the good work that you do matching birthmoms and adoptive families. Naomi is settling well into the family and much adored by her three big brothers. It will be months before the adoption hearing but wanted to send a token gift for you all to share.
Thank you all so much!
David and Ruth
Matthew, Timothy, Peter and Naomi
Finalized in Six Weeks!
We wanted to send you a couple pictures of Nya and let you know that she is doing great. She is a wonderful baby and we can not imagine life without her. She is now 6 weeks old and our adoption should be final today. We would like to say thank you for everything that you have done. Diane was wonderful! She is the one who we first spoke with and helped us decide to go with Lifetime, and she is the one who called us with the great news. Diane was the greatest throughout the whole journey.
Jeremy and Shannon
Here is Grace Anne when she was less than 24 hours old. She is even cuter in person! She weighed 7.5 pounds and was 19.25 inches. She is a cuddler and only cries when she is hungry–she is, however, always hungry! We are the luckiest and happiest parents to have her with us!
Michael and Amy
God is Good!
From the very beginning, His hand has been leading and guiding us. We arrived in time for Kenneda’s birth. She is a whopping 9lbs. 3oz and is 22 inches long. She has light brown hair and blue eyes. She already recognizes Lance’s voice and is in love with her daddy.
We are staying in a room at the hospital, so we are near her. We are blessed by this as it is not costing us anything. Our expected “homecoming” will be next week. We appreciate you all.
Lance and Hillary
We Want Another Lifetime Baby!
Thank you for helping us find our precious child! It was a bumpy road but well worth it. We look forward to do it again soon!
Jackey, Vicki and Kortni
If you looked high and low, I don’t think you’d find a cuter baby in all the world. Gwen is such a sweetie – the face shows her personality really well. Happy and alert and very playful. Thought you’d like to see how she’s coming along. She’ll be 6 months old next Tuesday. And she’s so huggable and kissable.
John and Debbie
She's Really Ours!
We are glad that our birth father and birth mother are doing well. There isn’t a day that goes by we don’t think of them and their unbelievable generosity. We pray they are adjusting well and that they are at peace with their decision. We also hope they know how they have enriched our lives forever and how grateful we are to them. Avery is thriving! She is healthy, happy, and the center of so many lives. She was welcomed with open arms by our families and friends. It only took them a couple of minutes to fall in love with her, just as we did. We spend a great deal of time staring at her and finding it hard to believe she is really our daughter. God has blessed us in the most amazing way. I can’t stress enough what a gift this child is and how much she is loved and cherished.
Joseph and Paula
Thank you, Lifetime, for all your support through what turned out to be a very difficult adoption. Approximately ten months after signing up with Lifetime we got the call that a birth mom (we’ll call her Janet for the purposes of this letter) would like to talk with us. Were we interested? Absolutely! The next 24 hours seemed like days but the call finally came and taking Lifetime’s advice, Liz answered the phone. Liz talked and listened to Janet for over an hour during which time Janet decided we were the “ones.” Yes, it was as quick as that!
Four weeks later we drove 550 miles to meet Janet, to go with her to the hospital for her ultrasound. We found this day to be very grueling emotionally although we were obviously excited at seeing our son moving around. Meeting Janet made her feel more comfortable with her choice and it gave us more background on where our baby was coming from.
Throughout this time we kept in regular contact with Janet via the phone just to check how she and the baby were doing. Imagine our surprise, two weeks after our initial meeting, to receive a call from Lifetime to say that Daniel had been born, 11 weeks early, weighing in at 1lb, 14ozs & 13 ½ inches long! We made some very quick arrangements and were there to see him for the first time at two days old, so small, yet so perfect and doing remarkably well.
Lifetime advised us right at the beginning to hire experienced Interstate Adoption lawyers. They were right! We honestly believe that had we not done so we would have lost Daniel in the days that followed. Yes, experienced lawyers are expensive but our son and your child are worth fighting for.
Our lawyer, in the state where Janet resides went, as arranged, for her to sign the consent but she said she did not feel comfortable in signing at that time because we had yet to pay the expenses we had agreed upon at the time of match. (Due to the early birth of Daniel, we had yet to go to court, a legal requirement in our home state.) We were left that day with no consent & potentially, no son. You can imagine how we felt. Our lawyer contacted her again, the following day, to explain that now Daniel had been born it would be illegal for us to pay the expenses before consent, as that would constitute buying a baby. Still not happy to sign, she called our lawyer in our home state the day after this who wrote up another document for us to sign stating that, upon court approval, the expenses would be dispersed from the funds we had put into a trust account. This helped and that evening she signed over consent. We finally had Daniel.
Was it worth the extra mile? Absolutely! Throughout this ordeal, Lifetime was very supportive. We hope that your adoption is not as hard as ours but if it is, take hope, you are not alone. It can and will work out! Make sure you have good lawyers, keep Lifetime involved and above all stay friendly with the birth mom who is giving you a very precious gift.
Due to Daniel’s size (at the time of writing), he is still in the hospital but we visit him regularly and are looking forward to the day we get to bring him home. Thank you Janet, for giving us such a beautiful gift. We will treasure him forever.
Richard & Liz
Our Beautiful Boy
We recently became the proud parents of a beautiful little boy, Daniel, thanks to the wonderful staff at Lifetime. Our experience toward adoption was very positive and rewarding. We could not have welcomed Daniel into our family and our hearts without the assistance of Lifetime.
Ronald and Darlene
Six Weeks and Precious!
Here is a picture of Graham at six weeks old. Thank you so much!
Tim and Michelle
You Will Get That Call!
Two weeks ago, at around 5:30 am our phone woke us up — it was Lifetime. A birthmother was in labor and she had chosen us. Within hours, we were flying to California. We arrived at the hospital at 1:30 in the morning and met our son and his birthmother. Lifetime had even arranged for us to have a suite at the hospital so we could stay, even that first night and watch our son sleep and eat. I think we just stared at him all night, we couldn’t believe our eyes!
He was released two days later and we checked in to a Residence Inn. We only had to stay a few days before we received permission to leave. Before we flew home, we drove an hour and a half to meet our extended family at Lifetime. These women are beyond words! We formed such a bond with them and will forever keep them in our family prayers of thanksgiving.
We were interviewed by CNN during our visit there. Ann McDermott was there to film a piece on adoption. She wanted to do something with a different perspective on adoption. After five years of longing and heartache, we finally have our precious child.
I write this for anyone that thinks adoption is for other people. I thought that way too. But I’m here to say, adoption is truly for every single one of you. “You will get that call! Your phone will ring!” I don’t have specific words of wisdom for any of you. Honestly, I got tired of the process myself. I will end by saying to always keep your schedule somewhat flexible. Who knows, maybe in just two weeks your child will come into the world and it will be your call that comes.
Written by Renee, Adoptive Mother
So Grown Up!
Just thought I would send you Christian’s most recent picture. He is seven years old now and in second grade and doing very well!