Lifetime Adoption has played an integral role in creating many miracles through the blessing of adoption. So today, we thought we’d share some of Lifetime’s positive adoption stories!
Join Lifetime Adoption as we take you on a journey through our favorite positive adoption stories of all time! We are full of joy that we can witness the beautiful moments in adoptive couples’ and birth parent’s lives throughout the years. We hope the years to come will bring even more beautiful moments!
Here are some positive adoption stories, as told by Lifetime adoptive families and birth mothers:
Says birth mother Madison, “I took my time looking at Lifetime’s hopeful adoptive parents online, and I found a family that I truly loved. I asked my baby’s adoptive mother to be my labor partner. She came to every check-up with me, and we’d go out to breakfast together afterward. We got to know each other very well during this time spent together and became friends. I feel grateful to have had spent the time and effort to get to know my baby’s parents.
On March 14, 2018, I gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby girl, Rylee. I had written up my hospital plan ahead of time, so everyone at the hospital knew that I wanted to spend my time there together with the adoptive couple. We cared for Rylee together, and I was relieved to see the joy and love in their eyes. I could tell that they were going to be great parents!
Emotions were big in those first few hours, but the biggest one was LOVE! I felt love not only for my beautiful baby but also for the couple who were adopting her. After I was discharged from the hospital and we all went home, I knew that I’d made the right choice for Rylee. I know that she’s loved and cared for in a way that only a two-parent household can provide. I was able to give Rylee some things I’d always wanted for myself, two parents who love each other!
I get regular updates now on Rylee as she grows up, with lots of pictures and videos. I love her with all my heart, and because of that love, I gave her everything I’d always wanted for her. Open adoption was really the best option for my daughter, Rylee.
Today I share my story in the hopes of educating as many people as possible of the benefits of open adoption. Because of it, I will always know how my daughter is doing. I wish I were in the position to parent her, but I’m excited about the life she will be able to lead due to adoption. I think of Rylee each and every day, and know that she’s loved, safe, and thriving in her home.”
Here are two more of Lifetime’s positive adoption stories that we think you’ll enjoy!
“When I think of adoption it is with mixed emotions, the most overpowering one being love. We have been blessed by the adoption journey and by our daughter. However, I can also remember a time not so long ago that adoption was bittersweet and only wishful thinking. We had known we wanted to adopt long before the infertility issues began.
Once we were told that we would not be able to have children, adoption became more real. Throughout the process, there were fears, yet there was always hope. We knew that there was a child meant for us. Now, we can’t imagine our life without adoption and the greatest gift we’ve ever known: our daughter, Ariana…
When we shared with our family and friends that we were going to adopt, they were both excited and nervous. Many people were skeptical of our decision, and we received a lot of questions about cost and age and the process. One hesitation that people had was regarding an open adoption. Although we had researched the topic and felt comfortable, I think it made our family uneasy. We would get questions like, ‘How can you have a relationship with the birth family?’ and ‘What if the birth mother wants her child back?’ So, we would educate them.
We were set in our decision that this was the right path and felt strongly that open adoption would be best for our child and us. We wanted that relationship, and now that we have it, we’re so thankful that we stuck to our guns. Once people realized how passionate and confident we were in the process, they were more enthusiastic and supportive.
We continue to speak with Ariana’s birth mother every month. For Christmas, she mailed Ariana a gift, and we sent something in turn. We love having an open relationship with her. She is uncomfortable with visits at this time. But she knows that if she changes her mind in the future, we are open to visits. We are so glad that our daughter will grow up knowing her birth mother and how much love we all have for her!” say Florida adoptive couple Brandon and Megan.
And adoptive mom Lindsay joyfully writes to Lifetime, “We are so thankful to you all at Lifetime and to God for this journey! We wanted to thank you all again for all the support, love, encouragement, and clarity. The years have just flown by…we still can’t believe how much this little boy has overcome and accomplished.
I can’t help but think where my family would be if we hadn’t been led to Lifetime. Lincoln has been the greatest blessing to our family and brings so much joy (and noise ha!) to our home. He is best friends with his sister Hannah. The first thing they do when waking up is to find each other and share hugs in the morning. We never imagined how beautiful our story would unfold. We tried so many years to have children…never in a million years did we see being blessed with two amazing babies. God is so good!
We also exchange such sweet text messages with Lincoln’s birth mom. We text around holidays and send her photos every other month or two. It’s been such a sweet connection, being able to share his accomplishments and adorable smiles.
We love Lifetime with all our hearts…we are so grateful for Lifetime, and all the love and help you provided our family!”
Find out how Lifetime Adoption can help you get started on the path toward parenthood! Take the first step today by filling out Lifetime’s free online application to adopt.
Linda Rotz, CWCM-S, CWCM-Trainer, ACC, is the Director of Adoption Services at Lifetime. Linda has worked in the field of adoption for 20 years within the child welfare/foster care system in Florida. She has degrees in Mass Communications and Human Development, and completed graduate studies in social work.
Due to her extensive expertise, Linda was called upon to write adoption procedures and training materials in Florida. She is certified as an Adoption Specialist, Child Welfare Case Manager Supervisor and Child Welfare Trainer in the state of Florida.