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Archive for Newly Adopted Babies

“All of It-The Wait, The Worry-Will Be Worth It!”

Lifetime Adoption Agency Florida loves to share stories from our adoptive couples who have been blessed by infant adoption! Here’s a sweet one from Tennessee adoptive couple Colby and Sarah:

Adoptive parents Sarah and Colby with their precious newborn son“Thank you so much for helping us on this journey! We couldn’t love Jack any more than we do! He’s the best baby we could have hoped for. Once you’re matched and you meet your child, it still takes you a little while to process all the things that had to fall into place to make this miracle happen.

Whether you get the call six months or six hours ahead of the match, you’ll never be prepared enough. And that’s okay. Because all of it—the wait, the worry, the late nights sitting up wondering if your family will ever be whole—will be worth it. I know this because of the thousand little moments that are ingrained in my memory forever because of this journey.

when can we name our adopted baby?I’ll never forget the call I got from my wife when we initially got matched. I’ll never, ever forget driving all night to meet my wife, who had flown ahead to be with our son, and cradling him in my arms for the first time at 4:30 in the morning. I’ve never been happier at that time in the morning. Those moments make every single struggle you’ve had to endure on this journey disappear in a blink. I promise.

I promise that you’ll look into your child’s eyes as you’re feeding them one night, or hear them say, “I love you” for the first time and this is all going to make sense!”

To see more photos and adoption stories, visit our “Recent Adoptions & Matches” page!
Are you hoping to adopt a baby? Call us at 1-877-383-6847 or email us to learn the steps needed to get started with a domestic infant adoption.

We’re So Grateful to Lifetime for Helping Us Become a Family!

new adoptive parents Jesse and AliciaLifetime Adoption Agency Florida is excited to congratulate adoptive parents Jesse and Alicia from Colorado! They were blessed to adopt a baby girl, Brynlee, just a few weeks ago!

The excited adoptive couple emailed us:

“This all feels like a dream! We are so in love with baby Brynlee. We can’t take our eyes off of her! She is perfect in every way, God truly had His hand in every part of our adoption journey. We’re grateful for all the time we were able to spend with Brynlee’s birth mom at the hospital. We will cherish those moments and share them with Brynlee as she grows up.

We’re so thankful to have found Lifetime. You all have been there every step of the way. I remember when we had our first call with Jen. We were nervous and unsure of what to expect, but she was so sweet and answered every question (I had a huge list) and by the end of the call Jesse and I knew instantly knew that Lifetime would help us become a family of three. Struggling with infertility for so long leaves you vulnerable and it is difficult to imagine that you may never become a parent. God led us to Lifetime because He knew this perfect little girl would be waiting for us and that everyone at Lifetime would be here every step of the way! Every phone call, every webinar, and every prayer helped us become stronger and prepared us for parenthood.

precious baby girl BrynleeNatalie,
Thank you so much for always being so responsive to my emails and phone calls and for always being available to talk. Anytime I was feeling anxious you were there for me. We talked, we laughed, and you reassured me that everything was looking good for us and that God has a plan and His timing is perfect. I’m so thankful for the sharing of our page and the prayers you have said for our family. I will forever be thankful for you and the kindness you have shown us.

Tiffany,
I appreciate you not only being here for us, but for being here for Vanessa as well. You were there to support her when she didn’t have much support from anyone. You made her feel comfortable and you took the time to teach her about open adoption. You made yourself available to us and answered our questions, even when we called you at 7am because we were too excited to sleep!

As I am sitting here, holding our daughter in my arms and typing through my happy tears, I just couldn’t wait to share our thanks and gratitude to everyone at Lifetime. Thank you all so much! We can’t wait to share pictures and updates with you as she grows!”

Are you dreaming of infant adoption? Let Lifetime Adoption Agency Florida help you! Call us today at 1-800-923-6784.

“We’re Excited to Announce Our Daughter’s Birth to the World!”

Lifetime Adoption Agency Florida got a visit from Oklahoma adoptive couple Jeremiah and Tammy recently. They brought their newly-adopted baby girl Ellie Rose with them and shared about their adoption experience. We were eager to hear their adoption story!

“We wanted to stop by and share our blessing. We’re excited to get to share Ellie Rose with the world!” adoptive father Jeremiah says, grinning. His wife Tammy shared that “We got time with the birth mother, and it was really nice to meet with her!”

Tammy also said that their adoption wait felt like an emotional rollercoaster. What helped her when the wait got hard was praying, watching our adoption webinars, and keeping the faith that adoption would happen for them. “To all the waiting families out there. I know it is a long wait and hard work. God has perfect timing and it is worth the wait. When you hold that child it will be worth it. I pray your time comes soon. I am praying for each of you. God bless!” new adoptive mother Tammy says.

Jeremiah and Tammy waited for almost two years before they were chosen by their daughter’s birth mother. So, they can relate to the long wait that some adoptive couples experience. But, as their adoption coordinator Linda says, “the wait is definitely worth it! Now you have a perfect, beautiful little baby girl!”

Jeremiah says, “I think that through the wait, God really had a plan for us. The way that everything fell together made us feel like God wanted it this way.” When that baby comes, it changes everything and you realize why you waited. It was for the baby that was a perfect fit for your family!

 

Here’s a quick video of Jeremiah and Tammy that was shot during their visit to our office:

 
 

Are you dreaming of infant adoption? Let Lifetime Adoption Agency Florida help you! Call us today at 1-800-923-6784.

“Thank You for Making Our Lives Complete!”

Here’s a sweet adoption update from Tennessee adoptive couple David and Deanna, who adopted their baby girl through Lifetime Adoption Agency last year. Thanks David and Deanna; it’s wonderful staying in touch!

“We wanted to take a minute to let you all know how much we love you! You all shot the most magical arrow through our hearts last May and this holiday that expresses love wouldn’t be quite complete without sending a Valentine your way. Thank you for making our lives complete – Madison is the best blessing EVER and you all made it happen!

Madison is nine months old, loves every food she tries, and is SO healthy. Her favorite game is Patty Cake (she does it the minute she wakes up until bedtime – loves it!). Her first word was “uh oh”! She’s been crawling and then pulling up to a standing position on anything and everything.

We’re so very happy: we all just smile and laugh all of the time – so very magical and priceless – everything is better! If we feel led and it’s meant for Madison to have a brother or sister, you better believe we will be right back in your hands. Every single thing, even the tiny pinch of pain, tears, and heartache was SO worth it. We wouldn’t change one single thing because it all shaped the experience, the appreciation and the magnitude of love! For us, this was definitely so perfect and we can’t imagine any other way we would’ve wanted to build our family!

We love you ladies!”

Are you ready to learn more about infant adoption?

Take the first step in your adoption journey today and fill out Lifetime’s free online application to adopt!

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We’re Eternally Grateful to Lifetime Adoption Agency Florida!

Jeremy and Angela are grateful to Lifetime Adoption Agency Florida for their son!It’s always constructive for us to receive reviews of Lifetime Adoption Agency Florida.

Here’s one from Arizona adoptive couple Jeremy and Angela, who adopted their baby boy from us last month:

“We want you to know that we had a wonderful experience working with Tiffany and Natalie in your Florida office! The Lifetime team and suggested attorney pulled off miracles for us to bring home baby Dillon!

Everyone went above and beyond with working extra hours and working on days off. We really appreciate all the support you provided us with, as well as your patience!

We will be eternally grateful for Lifetime Adoption Agency Florida. We plan to pass along your information to future families hoping to adopt a baby! Our adoption wait was beneficial because we now have a beautiful baby boy…and have Lifetime to thank for this!

Thank you again,

Jeremy and Angela”

Adoptive Family Coordinator Natalie shares, “I got to know Jeremy and Angela well through various emails and conversations. Jeremy was adopted and longed to adopt to grow their family, and Angela was longing to be a mom and about to give up. Their birth mom is wonderful and Lifetime’s Adoption Support Coordinator Tiffany helped her through everything as this adoption was fast-moving. What a joy to experience their joy with them!!!

Their plane landed at midnight in Florida, and they got to hold their baby a few hours later for the first time. When I spoke with Angela, she was holding Dillon James and I could feel her beaming smile and also hear her concern for the birth mother’s wellbeing after delivery! Such a kind and loving family! They are going to try to make it into the office here before they head back to Arizona, as a family of 3!”

Are you ready to begin your the journey towards infant adoption?

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Family of Five!

We are so thrilled for this now family of 5! Alex & Janna finally get to go home with their adopted sibling group.

Such a blessing!

family-of-five

Are you ready to begin your own journey and adopt a baby?
Take the first step today and fill out Lifetime’s free online application to adopt!

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Struggling With Your Adoption Wait? Read This!

Jessica, her husband, and son after their adoption waitToday, we wanted to share the story of an adoptive couple’s adoption journey. They struggled with their adoption wait, and now hope to provide encouragement to others. Here are their heartfelt words to you:

“I wanted to share a bit about our adoption journey. Our son was born the Friday before Thanksgiving last year, and we were able to get our adoption cleared in time to fly home for Thanksgiving.

When we initially contracted with Lifetime, we were not open to visits. One year into our contract we opened up our preferences to allow for visits. Today, I wish our birth mom were my next-door neighbor and her family lived very close as well. We are a two-hour plane ride apart. I wish we lived so much closer. When my husband and I initially contracted with Lifetime we were both 26. I was a pharmacist and he worked in business. We checked all of the stereotypical boxes of young, successful, no other kids, etc. But despite all this, we didn’t have a placement, or even an interested birth mother, within the 6-to-18-month time-frame we were hoping for.

I fixated on that time-frame, and Linda can attest that part was very hard for me. We found out our birth mom was interested in speaking to us when she was roughly 16 weeks along and we had been contracted for 19 months.

We were able to visit her and her family twice prior to our son’s birth. We were there for the 20-week ultrasound revealing his gender. His birth was a scheduled C-section so I was able to fly out earlier in the week to spend lots of time with her prior and my husband flew out the day before to also spend quality time.

Aside from a few hiccups with hospital staff, it all went quite well. We spent a bunch of time in her room in the hospital chatting, joking and hanging out. She didn’t want to meet or see her son in person while in the hospital. She and I exchanged a lot of “I love you’s” in the operating room and right after she signed her rights to us.

We’ve maintained contact since his birth as well. We finalized in May and while it was possible to remotely finalize we actually flew down so we could spend a few days with her and her family. We are flying out Thursday to spend a long weekend with her and her family.

I truly struggled with the adoption wait. Your adoption webinars were very helpful to me. I listened to many multiple times on my commute to and from work. I know there are many others out there who struggle waiting to meet their baby. My hope is that by sharing our story, it’ll give them a small piece of hope.

While our situation is unique, as all are, we waited a long time and now have a very open adoption. I’d hope that sharing our story might let others know that others have been down the very rough path they have been down. Also, we are a living testament to the fact that sometimes you don’t initially know what is best for you. God clearly had a much different plan for us than what we had thought we wanted.”
-Jessica, an adoptive mom from Indiana

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Lifetime Made Our Family Possible!

pete_jodyHere’s a sweet email we recently received from a successful adoptive family, Pete and Jody:

“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”

Are you ready to begin your own journey and adopt a baby?
Take the first step today and fill out Lifetime’s free online application to adopt!

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Lifetime Baby Aviuya-Update from Adoptive Couple Jason and Yava

Lifetime babyLifetime baby updates are eagerly anticipated here at Lifetime Adoption. We just love getting emails from our successful adoptive couples! Here’s a sweet email we recently received from adoptive couple Jason and Yava, who just adopted a baby girl:

“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.”

Are you dreaming about adopting a baby? Take the first step and apply today! Our application is completely free and will allow us to better answer your questions and guide you based on your personal adoption goals:

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Our Bundle of Joy

john_jenniferNew adoptive parents, John and Jennifer, are home and settling in with their new baby boy! They write,

“Hi Tiffany,

We just wanted to say hi and keep you guys in the loop with Camden. He’s doing amazing and is the cutest thing on earth. We think he wants to be a baby model!

-John and Jennifer”

If you’re thinking about adopting, please take the first step and fill out our free online application to adopt today. Questions about adoption? Call us at 1-877-383-6847.