Read honest reviews from real families and birthmothers who have gone through the adoption process with LifeLong Adoptions. Submit your review and help inspire others who are starting out on their own adoption journey.


Justin & Randell Adoptive Parents from Yelp

“This adoption service may not be for everyone! I got to admit I was losing hope. The team there have been amazing! From Jodie to Chelsea to Nicole to Stephanie! They are there every step of the way and truly care that you are able to adopt! There is no rhyme or reason as to why a birthmom chooses you! I do know that by listening to them, they have made our dream a reality! If you feel something is not working then be proactive and have them help you! Good luck to those future adoptive parents and thank you LifeLong Adoptions!”

Loretta Birthmother from Yelp

“I am a birthmom that has used LifeLong to place two of my children. LifeLong was really great. I got a lot of support and talking to them wasn't horrible. They didn't make me feel bad for not wanting to be the mom, they were really nice and respectful. If there are any other girls that are in a situation like I was in, they should give LifeLong a call because it was the best choice for me.”

Adoptive Parent from Adoptive Families Circle

“We were connected with our birthmother via LifeLong, leading to the adoption of our amazing babies. From the time our profile was first posted to the birth of our children, less than nine months passed. Throughout this time and since, LifeLong staff have been consistently available and highly supportive. Their involvement included providing both pragmatic assistance and emotional support in navigating various, unavoidable, case-specific difficulties along the road, as well as celebrating the birth of our babies and our subsequent homecoming. As time has passed, we remain in touch with LifeLong staff, who have become friends with a special reverence, given their unique role in our becoming a family.”


James & Brian Adoptive Parents

“After six months of interviewing various adoption services across the country, we settled on LifeLong Adoptions for a variety of reasons. The top reason was LifeLong’s relationship and bond they obviously have with the birthmothers. My partner and I wanted a baby of course...but we also wanted the person who was granting us this gift to be taken care of on a number of different levels. We wanted their questions answered by the best of the best, someone to go to when their emotions were running high. LifeLong offered that for these women. Secondly, we chose LifeLong for their honest candor and their commitment to communication.”

Diana, Greg, & Hailey Adoptive Family

“Thank you LifeLong for being the best adoption service ever! We brought our baby girl home 5 months after we signed up! She is such a miracle. We have recommended many people to your company and they have all been excited to find you. God Bless you for helping make dreams come true.”

Catherine & Tom Birthparents

“My boyfriend Tom and I found ourselves pregnant. LifeLong helped us make the decision to put our unborn baby up for adoption. I sat late at night on the internet and came across LifeLong’s website. I requested information and heard back almost right away. I was relieved to not have adoption pushed on me but it be my choice instead. We looked at many families and found one that stood out to us. We texted and spoke on the phone. They even came and met both of us and we spent a weekend together. LifeLong truly helped us make this choice and feel good about it. I just wish more people struggling with this decision could find LifeLong. They will feel such relief and know that whatever their decision is is the right one for them. Thank you so much for all your love and support!”


Tony & Veasna Adoptive Parents from Yelp

“My husband and I started looking into adopting at the beginning of 2015, and we had a lot of questions. After doing some research, we located LifeLong Adoptions and asked for more information. We spoke to Jodie on the phone, who was so pleasant, friendly, and easy to talk to. They mailed us a packet with all the info we needed, then we set up a call with Mark Doyle regarding the whole process. We spoke for about an hour and afterwards we both felt great about LifeLong and wanted to move forward with them. After doing our background checks, fingerprints, submitting our forms, etc...”

Danyel Birthmother

“I never imagined that I would be pregnant and making the decision to place my baby for adoption. LifeLong showed me so much support. They were there for me no matter what my ultimate decision was. I even got emails and texts just to check up on me and see how I was doing and if I needed anything. They helped me find the most amazing family for my son. I told them what I wanted in a family and they knew all their families and helped me find the perfect one without favoring anyone. I am now finishing college and both my son and I can live out all our dreams.”

Steph Adoptive Parent from Yelp

“After an extensive review of facilitators, adoption services and private attorneys in our state, my wife and I decided on LifeLong Adoptions to assist us with our adoption journey. I’m happy to report that we adopted our daughter thru LifeLong in less than one year! Adopting a child is typically not an easy process for anyone involved, but LifeLong was always by our side through all the ups and downs. Because of the staff's due diligence, we had a good understanding from the very beginning of what to expect.”


Yissel Adoptive Parent

“At first, I was somewhat skeptical, but immediately after my phone interview with Mark Doyle, I knew I was working with professionals that were dedicated to connecting families together. Mark did an outstanding job of making himself available for all of my questions, calls, and emails. My online profile went up right away. Then came the waiting period again. . . . Then one day, after only three months, I received the call from LifeLong informing me that I was connected with a birthmother. It was an unusual situation because the baby was coming within a few days.”

Gary & Sue Adoptive Parents

“Going into the adoption process we didn't know exactly what to expect, but LifeLong made our journey as easy as possible. Not only did they hold our hands throughout the process, they became our counselors, our advocates and our friends. They truly love what they do and makes what can be a stressful and scary situation completely joyful. We have the little boy that God meant for us to have and it wouldn't have happened without LifeLong’s help. If we could adopt 100 children, we would and we'd use LifeLong for all 100!”

Pam Adoptive Parent from Yelp

“LifeLong Adoptions changed my life and the life of my new baby! They were with me every step of the way including calls after I came home with the baby to make sure we were ok. The adoption process is very emotional and stressful where each day seems like an eternity while you are waiting to be connected, but they were holding my hand through it all. The monthly emails telling me how many people viewed my profile and how many people my profile packet went out to made me know they were always working to help me find my forever baby.”


Mark & Thanh Adoptive Parents from Yelp

“Lifelong is helping to make dreams come true! In 2014, we were blessed with an angel. We were connected with her birthmother in less than a year. Our daughter is the best thing that has ever happened to us. We hope to work with Lifelong again!”

Carissa Birthmother

“LifeLong has been amazing since the first phone call! I called several other services and they put me off right away. The rude questions, and unfriendly personalities. LifeLong was like a breath of fresh air. What struck me immediately was the kindness and caring the staff showed. I was treated like a person and not a host carrying a child for someone else. All my initial questions were answered in the first two phone calls and many more over text and emails. Texts, emails and calls were immediately returned. LifeLong was there for the entire journey. I can’t say enough great things about them.”

Tim & Melissa Adoptive Parents

“LifeLong Adoptions gave my husband and I the precious gift of becoming parents! They are exceptional at what they do and we couldn't be happier about our experience with them. They went above and beyond to help us in the adoption of our daughter and we are eternally grateful. LifeLong’s team not only navigates the choppy waters of adoption but are deeply committed to the well-being of each and every child they place in a forever family. Every family they build is remembered with love.”


Ryan & James Adoptive Parents

“You ladies and the entire office did so much to help comfort us and assist in this process, we couldn't have made it through without you. Thank you a million times over. LifeLong Adoptions will be forever part of our baby’s journey and we couldn't be more thrilled to be in the LifeLong family.”

RC Adoptive Parent from Yelp

“I worked with Mark and the team at LifeLong for the past year and went through all the emotions that a couple can expect when adopting. The one difference, we were never alone working with this team. The communication was amazing, and we had an explanation of every element in the process from the initial call to the moment we realized that a birthmother had selected us. There was complete transparency of information and contracts and no hidden agenda. . . . The candid dialogue and integrity displayed by LifeLong was more than we could have ever asked for. Thank you to Mark and the entire team.”

Mark, Stephanie & Ryan Adoptive Family

“Our dream came true through LifeLong Adoptions because we now have a little baby boy that we wanted since we got married. Life had other obstacles planned for us and we went through years of infertility and heartache. Working with the ladies at LifeLong made me feel I was not alone. They have been through my pain and they listened!! They help us step by step from the first phone call, where to get a home study, creating our profile, talking with a birthmother for the first time, and of course what to do when our BM went into labor. They shared in our joy of bringing home our baby. Our journey was their journey also and they shared in our joy of bring our baby home.”


Reggie & Barry Adoptive Parents

“From the very first conversation with LifeLong, we were impressed with the fact that they showed care and support for all parties in the adoption process. They build relationships with their birthmothers and ensure they stay healthy emotionally and physically. Ultimately, the true test is that we very quickly felt comfortable speaking with the staff, sharing our concerns, and sharing in the joys as we prepared, were connected, and after the birth of our daughter.”

Sharon Birthmother

“I just wanted to say thank you so much for blessing me with two great dads for my daughter. I’ve had the best experience. I never expected this to be such a true blessing for me. I was so nervous and scared. I’m glad I made the choice to visit your website and found these two great men! Thanks Lifelong for blessing me with such a great adoption journey — and I do mean GREAT!”

Adoptive Parent from Adoptive Families Circle

“My husband and I adopted through LifeLong and must say that our experience was extremely positive. While, yes, it’s a lot of money upfront, they are VERY good with all forms of communication throughout the entire process and made everything incredibly smooth for us. From the time we joined and our page went up, it was nine months until we were holding our son in our arms. There were many ups and downs having to do with the hospital and family situation and everyone at LifeLong was there to listen, help and advise through it all. I couldn’t be happier with our experience.”


Kristen & Emily Adoptive Parents

“What we love most about LifeLong is their commitment to not only their prospective adoptive parents but to the birthmothers. They are an all-around compassionate team who are fully invested in their clients. They were so sensitive to our struggles leading up to finding them and handled us with kid gloves throughout the entire process. They told us who to call, where to go, and what to expect at every turn to make sure all our bases were covered, from the home study to the hotel where we waited to bring our baby home.”

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“We had a great overall experience with LifeLong Adoptions and we also would choose Mark over anybody to work with as he is so attentive to your needs and responds very quickly even if it's the weekend or late at nights. We really feel Mark knows his stuff and basically held our hand every step of the way. This was our first experience with adoption and we were nervous about writing a check that large not knowing what to expect! In my opinion, LifeLong is small enough that they can spend more time on both the prospective adoptive parents and can also filter out potential birthmoms to make a great connection between the two.”

Rissy Birthmother from Yelp

“LifeLong has been amazing from the first phone call. I called several other services and they put me off right away. The rude questions, demanding ID and proof of pregnancy, etc. LifeLong was like a breath of fresh air. What struck me immediately was the kindness and caring they showed. I was treated like a person and not a host carrying a child for someone else. All of my initial questions were answered in the first two phone calls and many more over text and email. Texts, emails and calls were immediately returned. . . . I can't say enough great things about them. If you are looking for a personal relationship and knowledgeable professionals this is the place for you!”


Paul & Lauren Adoptive Parents from Yelp

“We will be forever grateful to LifeLong for connecting us with our sons and providing such tremendous support throughout our journey.”

Dacotah Adoptive Parent from Yelp

“I spoke with Mark from LifeLong Adoptions and his personal story of going through the adoption process brought me great comfort. After researching many adoption services and talking with many people I decided to go with LifeLong Adoptions. They clearly and accurately laid out the process and I felt I could call them at any time if I had a question. They let me know their average adoption wait time (which from viewing the website and seeing waiting parents profiles turn into "connected" and "adopted" I found to be accurate), but they never promised anything.”


Rick & Daniel Adoptive Parents

“If you are searching for a facilitator who wants you to succeed and cares about your family, LifeLong is for you. We have recommended them to all of our friends who have shown any sign of wanting to adopt. The fees were 1/3 of what an adoption service would have charged us and the placement time was so fast. It of course is stressful waiting and making this choice is never easy but LifeLong was with us to help in any way they could. Thanks again.”

Jeremy & Rachel

Jeremy & Rachel Adoptive Parents

“We cannot begin to tell you how full our lives have become or how grateful we are to have had your company alongside us during our journey to complete our family. As our marriage matured, we realized that we desired to share in the love of a family together. After two years of trying on our own, we decided to seek the help of a fertility specialist. In January of 2019, and with heavy hearts, we learned that we would not be able to have children naturally. With several options laid out in front of us, we knew immediately that adoption was the route we wanted to take. We began researching in earnest as the year moved along, and in August we knew we wanted to open our hearts and begin what we did not realize would be a whirlwind. We found Lifelong Adoptions after looking at many adoption services, what we liked most is that Lifelong wasn’t an adoption service at all, but an advocate for us. The counsel your team provided was much needed encouragement as we soon encountered some disappointment. We settled in for what we believed would be a few years of emotional challenges.

However, almost nine months to the day from learning we could not naturally become parents and just two months after we started the application process, Lifelong Adoptions connected us with our birth mother and future twins. Just five days later they were born and on the sixth day they were placed in our arms. Through tears of joy we looked back at our surprisingly short adoption process. While we held our babies, we thought about all of the signs along the way that said to us, “this was meant to be.” We would have been next in line to have twins in our families, and while we were initially looking to adopt one, our hearts were overflowing as we were now the parents of two beautiful babies. Our hard decisions nine months earlier had lead to an emotional journey to our children, supported by family and friends. At each step along the way, all things fell into place as if they were designed to happen at exactly that moment. We have finalized our adoption and have more joy than one can bear. It is fortunate we are now four. We cannot thank you enough for helping to open the door to our life as a family and for your encouragement. We are truly blessed.”