Baby boy Jett Thomas
Congratulations to Mark & Jason!
Mark and Jason's birthmother contacted LifeLong Adoptions for the first time in the beginning of October of 2017. Finding Mark and Jason on the website, she felt an immediate connection with them and knew there was something special about them. She and the birthfather were very unsure of which direction they wanted to go, so LifeLong decided to communicate with them and work with them on this decision until they felt comfortable moving forward. It wasn't until a month later that they decided to move forward with their adoption plan. On November 6th, Mark and Jason got the call that would change everything! Ten days after getting the call, their son, Jett Thomas, was born on November 16, 2017! In the few short weeks that they communicated, both parties were able to meet for dinner and get to know one another. They realized they had a lot more in common than they anticipated! Talk about fate! We could not be more excited for the bond that Mark and Jason created with their birth parents and the amazing life that Jett is going to have, having his birth parents and adoptive parents in his life. He is so loved! Congrats to you all, and we wish you nothing but the best!
Baby girl Audrey Lillis
Congratulations to Shawna & Joshua!
From the initial conversation, Shawna and Josh had with their awesome birth parents, they had an instant and beautiful bond! In an incredible five months, Shawn and Josh were heading across the country to meet their baby daughter, Audrey Lillis, from Pennsylvania. Audrey was born on November 15, 2017. In such a short amount of time, they gained beautiful friends and built an incredible relationship with Audrey's birth parents. We cannot express how incredibly grateful and happy we are for everyone involved. Congratulations!
Baby boy William Michael
Congratulations to Andrew & Chris!
After 22 months of waiting, Andrew and Chris were holding their sweet baby boy for the first time! William Michael was born on November 1, 2017, and Andrew and Chris were immediately in love. They showed nothing but care and understanding to their birthmother, even when things were thrown their way they didn't quite expect. Acceptance and love is what they had in their hearts, and they were more than ready to open their hearts to a beautiful baby boy. We are wishing you all a lifetime of love and happiness!
Baby girl Saige Rose
Congratulations to Paul & Roy!
Paul and Roy had a challenging adoption journey, but they never gave up on their dreams of becoming daddies. Past their contract date, they continued to press forward, knowing their birthmother was out there somewhere. Then LifeLong gave them the call that changed it all. Their birthmother delivered a sweet baby girl on October 16, 2017. Paul and Roy headed to Arkansas without hesitation and they met their daughter the following day! Their birthmother had placed for adoption with LifeLong once before and made this brave, strong, and courageous choice to do so again. Saige Rose was born on October 16, 2017, and was as beautiful as ever! With every obstacle that Paul and Roy faced, it all led them to their new baby girl. To Saige's birthmother, your determination, and strength is something we all admire here and we cannot thank you enough for completing this family! You will always hold a special place in our hearts. We cannot be more excited for this amazing couple!
Baby boy Jett
Congratulations to Chris & Zac!
We are so excited to announce that Chris and Zac were blessed with a beautiful baby boy! Little Jett came into their lives after just seven short months of waiting. He was born on October 15, 2017 — what a great way to start the holiday season! Jett was immediately welcomed into the world by his new parents. Chris and Zac developed a beautiful bond with Jett's birth parents, where there was a mutual understanding and respect on all ends throughout the process. The LifeLong family is so truly happy for this new family and we hope they have many amazing memories together! Thanks to Jett's birth parents for making such a brave and courageous choice to help Chris and Zac grow their family with a new bundle of joy. Congrats, guys!
Baby boy Colt Austin
Congratulations to Tim & Jason!
It took Tim and Jason a heartbreaking connection that didn't work out to lead them to their sweet baby boy, Colt Austin! Colt was born on March 7, 2017, and Tim and Jason were there to be with their incredible birthmother, Victoria. They were able to spend time with Victoria before the birth and they hit it off immediately! In 23 months, they were meeting their son for the first time and the look of gratitude and love was written all over their faces. Victoria made Tim and Jason's journey to parenthood come true and we will forever thank her for this selfless gift. We know the relationship between them all will be one that will last a lifetime. Congratulations!
Baby boy Rhys Martin
Congratulations to Michelle & Sam!
Precious Rhys Martin was born to Michelle and Sam on September 25, 2017. From their first visit with their birthmother Raychell, there was an instant connection and bond between them all. Though Michelle and Sam guarded their hearts during this journey, they were always by her side, from the initial phone call from us through the entire pregnancy! We are all so thankful for Raychell and birthfather Corey for giving Michelle and Sam this incredible gift. Michelle and Sam successfully adopted in 21 months. Congrats to this sweet couple!
Baby boy Dylan Jamison
Congratulations to Meagan & Barbara!
Congratulations to Meagan and Barbara on adopting their beautiful baby boy, Dylan Jamison! Dylan was born on August 30, 2017. Meagan and Barbara had only been talking to their incredibly selfless birthmother for 23 days before they got a last-minute phone call that she had the baby! As they were scrambling to make travel arrangements, they were sweet and caring enough to have a doula present with their birthmother until they arrived. The birthmother, Antionette, was leaning more towards a closed adoption, but Meagan and Barbara were wanting it more open. Knowing that this incredible couple was willing to open their hearts to continue contact with her and keep her in their lives eased Antoinette's mind. They all put their feelings aside and are doing what is best for little Dylan. It's an emotional journey, but having the care, sweetness, and understanding that these wonderful women have really makes for a beautiful outcome. Best wishes to you all!
Baby girl Delta Yvonne
Congratulations to Jennifer & Kate!
Jennifer and Kate really lucked out with an incredible connection! In July, fourteen months into their adoption journey, they got a call that a sweet expecting mother named Ashley wanted to start talking with them. They instantly hit it off and just five short days later, Jennifer and Kate made travel arrangements to go meet Ashley in Oklahoma. They showed no hesitation to head out to help make her feel comfortable and confident in her decision with them. They built an incredible bond in such a short amount of time. A month later, their beautiful daughter, Delta Yvonne, was born on August 26, 2017. Ashley showed nothing but love and care towards this process, and was so thankful for all who played a part in it. She will always be Jennifer and Kate's angel for making their dreams of motherhood come true. Having been a part of your story has filled out hearts with joy. Wishing you all a lifetime of love and happiness!
Baby boy Winston
Congratulations to Lucas & Jordan!
Seven months into their adoption journey, Lucas and Jordan were bringing home their baby boy Winston from their home state of Missouri! Winston was born on August 23, 2017, and his daddies' hearts grew the moment they saw him. They were such a remarkable support for their birthmother, Shellby, who wanted to start talking to Lucas and Jordan back in May. They were connected for three months and created a beautiful relationship that will last a lifetime. Congratulations, Lucas and Jordan!
Baby boy Caleb Logan
Congratulations to Steve & Michael!
After a few failed adoptions during both the connected and talking phases, Steve and Michael got a call from LifeLong notifying them they were chosen by a birthmother who wasn't quite ready to be in direct contact with them yet. With the help of their attorney, we facilitated communication between both parties and helped them navigate the last few weeks of the birthmother's pregnancy. After two years of waiting and nearing the end of their contract, Michael and Steve met their son, Caleb, for the first time. Though it was a very difficult decision for their birthmother, Alicia, she ultimately only wanted what was best for Caleb. Caleb was born on August 18, 2017, and is as handsome as ever! We cannot commend Alicia enough on her brave, courageous, and noble decision of putting herself last and doing everything she could for Caleb. You are an angel, and we cannot thank you enough for making this sweet couple's dream come true. Congratulations Steve and Michael!
Baby girl Ellie Rose
Congratulations to Meg & Ry!
We are so excited to announce that Meg and Ry were blessed with a beautiful baby girl! Ellie Rose came into their lives after just seven months of waiting. She was born on August 17, 2017, and was immediately welcomed into the world by her new parents. Meg and Ry made a visit out to Missouri before Ellie's birth to meet their amazing birthmom, Jessy, and her family, and they developed a beautiful forever bond. The LifeLong family is so truly happy for this new family and we hope they have many amazing memories together! Thanks to their birthmother on making such a brave and courageous choice to help Meg and Ry grow their family with a new bundle of joy!