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Adoptive Family Video: Fun-loving Indiana Couple Will Be First-time Parents!

Fun-loving couple from Indiana ready to be first-time parents! from Lifetime Adoption on Vimeo.

Josh and Nichele are a young, fun-loving couple awaiting to become first-time parents! They enjoy playing music, games, going on walks, and spending time with friends and family. They have chosen to pursue adoption because, despite the fact they have been unable to have biological children, they still yearn to be parents. They are so excited to share their love and lives with a child, and looking forward to getting to know you. Check out their adoptive family video today!

They created this cute video to introduce themselves and share more about what they have to offer your child. Keep scrolling to learn more about this fun-loving Indiana couple!

Josh and Nichele have made a cute adoptive family video!

Josh and Nichele live in a tri-level home in Indiana at the end of a cul-de-sac. Their just renovated their home, which has three bedrooms and is just two blocks away from one of the most beautiful parks. It’s also within walking distance from the city library, downtown, and their church. Josh and Nichele have a fenced-in backyard which will give your child plenty of space to run around, play with bubbles, draw with chalk, and play on the swing set! Josh and Nichele share their home with a 3-year-old rescue pup, Luke. They say, “Luke is quite the love sponge when it comes to kids and people. Luke will be an amazing best friend as he loves to play gently with kids, give kisses, and spend time snuggling with anyone!”

You can find out more about hopeful adoptive couple Josh and Nichele by visiting their adoption website. You may also view all adoptive family profiles here on AdoptionAgencyFlorida.com. If you see an adoptive family that you’re interested in, please give us a call at 1-877-383-6847.

What Does Open Adoption Mean to You?

Illinois adoptive couple Craig and Courtney were blessed to adopt a baby girl through Lifetime’s Florida Adoption Agency just a few weeks ago! Here’s sweet email that they recently sent to our staff about their open adoption relationship with their daughter’s birth mother:

“From the day we signed our contract with Lifetime we started praying for two people, our future child and also the birth mom (or birth family) that would forever be a part of our lives. To us, adoption was more than just starting our family with a baby, it was starting our family by welcoming a whole other family into ours.

We are so lucky to have such a special bond with our daughter’s birth mom. Since spending four days together in the hospital, we have struggled to find the right words to describe how amazing she really is. From meeting her in the parking lot, to Courtney hugging her head and cheering her on during the c-section, to taking those last steps together out of the hospital and feeling like we weren’t ready to leave her, we have fallen more and more in love with her each step of the way. Today we can honestly say we love her just as much as we love our baby girl!”

Craig and Courtney have a sweet open adoption story to share!

If you love reading sweet adoption stories like this one, check out our “Recent Adoptions & Matches” page!

Take the first step today towards adopting the baby of your dreams by completing Lifetime’s free online application!

Pair of Pilots from Florida Excited to Have a Little “Copilot” in Their Home!

Matt and Andrea are both pilots!Matt and Andrea are a pair of pilots from sunny Florida excited to welcome a little ‘copilot’ into their fun and loving family!
 
They promise a home filled with laughter, unceasing support, and exciting adventures. Matt and Andrea love flying, kayaking, playing board games, and everything outdoors.
 
Matt says about his wife, “Andrea is my teammate in life. She has a rare mix of compassion and determination that pulls your life to hers and leaves you better off. Andrea is a brave traveler who is just as at home exploring the streets of Rome as she is enjoying a beach sunset at our Florida home. She also loves hiking, swimming, and camping with our dogs. She makes delicious salsa from her garden in our backyard. She has a wonderful laugh and a smile that is contagious. I am lucky to get a chance to raise a child with her!”
 
And Andrea shares about her husband, “Matt is an incredible man and will make a wonderful dad! He is goofy, easy-going and the most dedicated person I have ever met. He is a flight instructor and anyone who sees him with students knows he is a natural-born teacher. He is very excited to coach our child’s soccer or little-league team and practice with them in the backyard. He enjoys doing anything active outdoors like kayaking, triathlons, skiing, and spending time on the water with family. The thing I love most about him is his ability to always make me smile and laugh. I’m excited to see Matt as a father!”
 

Here’s Florida adoptive couple Matt and Andrea’s video:

You can find out more about hopeful adoptive couple Matt and Andrea by visiting their adoption website. You may also view all adoptive family profiles here on AdoptionAgencyFlorida.com. If you see an adoptive family that you’re interested in, please give us a call at 1-877-383-6847.

Is it Possible to Adopt Twins?

Keith and Thirza were blessed to adopt twins!Many hopeful adoptive couples ask “is it possible to adopt twins?” The short answer is “yes”! Lifetime adoptive couple Keith and Thirza from Florida just adopted newborn twin girls!
 
We feel blessed to be able to share about their journey to adopting newborn twins! Please pray for all involved in this precious adoption story, especially the twins’ birth mom for her loving choice.
 
If you’re in the middle of your adoption wait, hearing stories like Keith and Thirza’s will give you inspiration and hope!

These happy new parents share:
 
“We’re adjusting to our new life as parents and we’re loving every minute of it! We learned about their birth mom from a friend approximately two years to the day our journey began (this includes the three and a half months before we signed with Lifetime.) As we posed for this photo, we couldn’t help to feel that waiting two years wasn’t enough to prepare us for when they arrived!
 
I [Thirza] personally struggled with the wait. Had we not been matched by the end of our contract with Lifetime, we had planned on ending our journey. But Natalie called me and spoke words that I really needed to hear. Then, we learned about the twins’ birth mom on a Sunday and flew out to be with her the following Saturday, as she was induced. The twins were born that day at 1:55 am and 2:08 am. The two-year wait came down to six days!
 
Keith and Thirza's twin daughters in their matching bassinetsKyla and Trinity were born at 35 weeks so they were kept in NICU. The staff at the hospital was nothing short of tremendous. We weren’t the adoptive parents, we were THE parents. They were extremely respectful of us and very protective of us once birth mom signed the surrender papers. Some of the nurses offered to help us at the airport once we were ICPC cleared. The entire experience at the hospital was great!
 
This photo is of their first night in their bassinets at home! It’s been a whirlwind of visitors, packages and two very generous baby showers. We have been blessed beyond our wildest dreams with not one, but two beautiful baby girls. Lifetime kept us going when we were ready to give up and we’re so happy that Natalie called when she did!
 
We want to thank you for all of the work that you do to prepare adoptive parents. From the monthly webinars and update reports to the one-on-one individual attention you provide when it comes to profiles and websites, everything you all had done for us was truly appreciated and are sincerely thankful!”

 
As Keith and Thirza’s story shows, it is possible to adopt twins here at Lifetime. But if you’re only open to adopting twins, it will increase your wait time significantly. That’s because out of every 100 adoptions, Lifetime has around two to three newborn twin adoptions, on average, per year. You can learn more about adopting twins in our blog post, “How Long Does It Take to Adopt Twins?
 

Take the first step in your journey towards infant adoption today, simply by filling out Lifetime’s free online application to adopt!

“Does putting my baby up for adoption make me a bad person?”

does putting my baby up for adoption make me a bad person?Question: “I’m like 99% sure that adoption’s going to be the best choice for my situation…but I’m worried what people will think. Does putting my baby up for adoption make me a bad person?”

Answer: Many women who are thinking about adoption struggle with this question. Unfortunately, lots of people are still clueless about adoption and how it works today. They may believe that a woman who places her baby is running away from their responsibilities or “taking the easy way out.”

But at Lifetime, we know it’s the exact opposite. Birth mothers are putting their child first and taking full responsibility for their child’s future.

Here’s how one birth mother puts it: “Plenty of people told me I was making a selfless and brave decision by putting my baby up for adoption. But honestly, I didn’t feel like that was true. I just thought out all my choices. Even though adoption was the best decision for my baby, it was also the best decision for me. I felt like I was selfish for wanting my old life back. I was ashamed that I couldn’t parent.

But, at the end of the day, the main reason I decided to put my son up for adoption was that I wanted him to have the best life possible. He deserved a life I couldn’t give him on my own. It wasn’t about me; it was about him!”

Birth mothers put their child’s needs before their wants and desires. It doesn’t get braver than that! They’re turning a difficult experience into something beautiful and full of love. And that is something to be proud of.

Every Adoption is Meant to Be

Sometimes, couples ask themselves if they’re on the right track with trying to adopt. Silas and Dawn, a couple who adopted through our agency, shared in one of our webinars that they felt this way. Today, they feel like each part of their journey to adopt their son was meant to be.

Are you currently in your adoption wait? Then hearing Silas and Dawn’s story is a valuable reminder that you too will adopt. Watch this short video of adoptive parents Silas and Dawn sharing how their son’s adoption is meant-to-be!

Every adoption is meant to be. from Lifetime Adoption on Vimeo.

Adoptive father Silas shares, “First of all, you probably made the best decision with going with Lifetime. They understand the process and they prepare you for it.

One of the biggest things for me was, okay great we made this decision [to adopt] but how do we go about making this happen? I know that there are other agencies out there, but to be honest with you, we really feel right at home with Lifetime. I’ve already recommended it to my friends who have even asked me about it and I would not hesitate at all. So you are in good hands and just walk the path and do the steps and it’s going to happen.”

Silas as Dawn testify how every adoption is meant to be

And his wife, Dawn, adds, “Trust the process. It’s hard to do and I heard it so many times when we were waiting. It’s hard to hear those words. But just trust the process because it really does happen! When it happens, it’s perfect!

In the webinars that I’ve listened to where [the adoptive couple] had walked through more than one match before they finally brought a baby home, even those couples were saying that the baby that they finally did bring home and adopt was perfect for their situation, their family and everything they ever could have wanted. Everything works out in the end as it’s meant to be…that’s really what it is. Having that faith that this is going to happen when it’s supposed to for you.”

Watch Silas and Dawn’s whole story of how they expanded their family through adoption! In this recent adoption webinar, they give waiting couples an inspiring outlook for the wait, adoption travel tips, how you can use social media in your adoption, and their experience with Lifetime.

Just go to AdoptionWebinar.com to watch “Meant to Be: Silas and Dawn’s Adoption Story.”

What if I Change My Mind and Want My Baby Back?

What if I change my mind about adoption?Question: “What if I change my mind about adopting my baby out, and decide I want to raise my child myself?”

Answer: We understand that adoption is a big decision and might make you feel uncertain. Many women thinking about adoption worry that they may later regret their choice, and wonder, “If I give my baby up for adoption, can I get her back later?”

Know that just by contacting our agency, it doesn’t obligate you to make an adoption plan. You can contact Lifetime Adoption Agency at any time to learn more about the unplanned pregnancy choice of adoption.

And, know that you’re always in charge during your adoption planning process. You can change your mind and stop the adoption process at any time.

Your adoption decision doesn’t become final until you give your consent after your baby is born. Until that point, you have the right to change your mind and parent your child.

During your pregnancy, you still have the chance to change your mind and stop the adoption process. You’re probably considering adoption because you want your baby to grow up in a stable home.

Choosing Your Open Adoption Relationship

After you’ve given consent to the adoption, it doesn’t mean that you have to end your relationship with your baby. Many birth mothers have found comfort in keeping an open adoption relationship with their child after placement.

Getting Free Counseling and Support

Adoption isn’t an easy choice to make, and so most women face difficult feelings before, during and after the adoption process. Your Adoption Coordinator is available 24/7 to provide professional adoption services at no cost to you. If you need help to sort through your feelings, Lifetime can connect you with a third-party licensed counselor for free. We want to help you explore your options, and ultimately make a decision that you feel good about.

To learn more about your choices and rights in the adoption process and the support that is available to you, call
1-800-923-6784 to talk with an Adoption Coordinator,
for free and with zero obligation.

Why Should We Choose a Christian Adoption Agency?

Tommy and Kaycee, one of the many happy couples that Lifetime's Christian adoption agency has helped!“My wife and I have just started to look into adopting because fertility treatments aren’t working. Since our faith is such a major part of our lives, we want to adopt through a Christian adoption agency. But, we’ve noticed that there are so many Christian adoption agencies out there! How do we decide?”

The best way to evaluate all of the agencies you’ve found is to create a list of questions that are important to you. Then, call each agency and speak with a real person. If you’re wondering what to ask them, you can get ideas from these 20 questions: “Your Checklist for Choosing an Adoption Professional.”

When you talk with a representative from the agency, don’t be afraid to ask the hard questions. After all, this is the organization that will be helping guide you to the child God has meant for you! Ask, and make sure to take good notes so that you can refer to later.

Religious beliefs play a role in every aspect of one’s life, including adoption. When it becomes clear after lots of prayer that you’re being called to adopt a baby, it’s important to keep your faith in mind when searching for an adoption agency.

Lifetime has worked for hundreds of Christian couples as they prayerfully traveled down the path of adoption. Christian adoption agencies such as Lifetime are not just faith-based, but Christ-centered as well. From the person who processes your application to adopt to the one who works with your birth mother, it’s comforting for Christian adoptive couples to know the people at their agency share their core values and speak a common language of belief.

Many birth parents of faith have chosen our Christian adoption agency because they want their child to be raised by parents of the same faith. When a birth mother creates an adoption plan for her older child, she benefits from knowing that the foundation of faith she’s begun in her child’s life will continue. Providing this match and assurance is one of the many ways a Christian adoption agency like Lifetime can offer support to all involved.

The adoption process can be an emotional one, but you can take comfort knowing that the adoption agency you choose is more than just a business. Instead, it’s a prayerfully built ministry, called to assist both adoptive and birth parents.

We’d love to answer your questions about how Lifetime can help you adopt! Just give us a call at 1-800-923-6784 or email us.

We invite you to step forward in faith today, and fill out Lifetime’s free online application to adopt!

“Becoming first-time parents through adoption is our dream!”

bryan-micheleBryan and Michele just finished creating this cute video to introduce themselves and share about their dreams of adopting a baby. They’re so excited to become first-time parents through adoption!

Bryan and Michele are looking forward to making new memories with your child like traveling, fishing, and spending the holidays together. Bryan is a business owner and volunteer EMS/Firefighter. Michele’s a first-grade teacher and will be a part-time stay-at-home mom. Together, they enjoy fishing, going to the movies, and traveling to the mountains. Every other year, Bryan and Michele take a trip to Disneyland and see a NASCAR race

They’ve been married for six years, and share, “We’re both looking forward to nurturing your child into the person they will become by providing them with a great education, caring for their spirituality, and promoting their self-confidence.”  Bryan and Michele are open to sharing letters, pictures, and visits in the future with you! 

You can watch Bryan and Michele’s short & sweet adoption video here!

North Carolina Couple Eager to Become First-time Parents Through Adoption! from Lifetime Adoption on Vimeo.

micheleBryan shares about his wife, “Michele has the biggest heart and is always helping others in need. On the weekends, you can find her enjoying a girl’s day with her best friends, unwinding with a great book, planning trips either to the mountains or new places, or watching a “chick-flick” or comedy movie.

As a first grade teacher, she loves to be around children and all of the children in her class adore her. Michele is looking forward to teaching our child to fish and play sports, and I know she will be a caring and loving mother!”

bryanAnd Michele says about her husband: Bryan is the sweetest man I know and is always there for our family. He loves to fish on the lake with his dad, volunteer, and cook up a great meal on the grill, especially when our friends and family are around! As a firefighter, he is always there to help those in need and enjoys every moment. 

Bryan is looking forward to tucking our child in every night and celebrating the holidays together as a family. He will raise our child to be a wonderful person and will be there for him or her every step of the way.”

 
 

You can find out more about hopeful adoptive couple Bryan and Michele by visiting their adoption website.

You may also view all adoptive family profiles here on AdoptionAgencyFlorida.com. If you see an adoptive family that you’re interested in, please give us a call at 1-877-383-6847.

“Thank you for helping us on the journey to parenthood. We love Lifetime!”

Chris and Carrie adopted their son through the Lifetime adoption agency

Lifetime’s adoption agency in Florida loves it when we get to share updates from our adoptive couples who have experienced the joy of infant adoption! Today, we’re sharing a sweet updated from Chris and Carrie, a young adoptive couple living in Kentucky. Earlier this year, we wrote about their exciting news of being blessed to adopt a baby boy!

Back in January, Chris and Carrie shared with us: “The whole process was just absolutely amazing! Colton’s birth parents are angels. They allowed us to be present for the entire process. We were in the room for his birth and the four of us spent an hour and a half together before we went to separate rooms. Colton’s birth mother was able to hold him as well!”

Here’s the most recent email from Chris and Carrie, who created their family with the help of the Lifetime adoption agency:

Chris and Carrie's son, ColtonHi Tiffany,

Here are some photos of us and sweet Colton. We are beyond grateful that we get to raise Colton. He is the most amazing gift! We are so thankful for his birth parents, we love them dearly.

Colton is almost five months, he loves to coo, smile, suck on his hands and laugh. We are trying to enjoy every moment with him.

We just finished our last post placement visit and hope to finalize within the next month. Words cannot accurately express the joy and life he has brought to our family. Thank you for helping us along this journey to parenthood, we love Lifetime!

And check out this short video about their experience with the Lifetime adoption agency!

If you’d like to read more adoption stories like this one, please visit our “Recent Adoptions & Matches” page. Our adoption staff updates this page all the time, so you’ll want to keep visiting the page to see new baby photos and stories!

If you’re ready to see how Lifetime’s Adoption Agency could help build your family, please apply today! You can click here to take the first step towards becoming a Lifetime family.