- Posted on July 22, 2017
- in Everlasting Family Updates
Joe and Kourtney were blessed to welcome Mikaiah into their family a year ago and it has been an amazing journey ever since. Happy Birthday sweet boy.
We are all doing amazing and our sweet Mikaiah is the love of our lives. He brought so much to our family and it’s been amazing having him. He is probably one of the sweetest babies I’ve ever come across. You can probably tell from his pictures how joyful he is!! Such a blessing to us. We really are so appreciative for everything you all did. Thanks, Kourtney
- Posted on July 18, 2017
- in Blog
All of our waiting families have a unique story to tell, but the one thing they all have in common is their desire to love and welcome a new baby into their homes and hearts. Follow us on Pinterest and ISSUU to get to know all of our waiting families.
- Posted on July 12, 2017
- in Success Stories
Jeremy and I had tried to grow our family biologically for 6 years with no success. We realized all we really wanted was to just be parents to our own little person; biology didn't matter. Since none of our efforts worked, we began wondering if God had a different, extra special plan in mind for our lives involving the miracle of adoption instead. We of all people struggled with believing this was going to work for us. We doubted, we worried, we trusted God and we doubted again. On May 31st, our little blessing Canaan Reign was born only 8 months after signing on with Everlasting Adoptions!
Everlasting Adoptions was exactly what we needed in an agency. Being someone who needs a lot of support and encouragement during times like these, they were so amazingly equipped and empathetic throughout the entire process. We were pleasantly surprised many times by how compassionate and sweet they were. There were a few times I thought I shouldn't bother them, but I took them up on the offer to "call for anything" and was so relieved I did. They speak truth and encouragement to you in a way that just works. Pay close attention to any negative reviews you may come across, as they seem completely one-sided. I had no doubts we were choosing the right agency after speaking with Carol. She is genuine and really gets the whole adoption roller coaster and is great at her job! Our birth mom even told us how respected she felt by Everlasting and how kind they were to her when all she'd experienced was judgement and criticism by other agencies.
- Posted on July 7, 2017
- in Everlasting Birth Announcements
Sonya and Roderick joined the Everlasting family in August 2016 when they decided that adoption would be the best way to grow their family. Roderick himself was adopted, and the similarities between Roderick’s story and Apollos’ story were serendipitous. Much like Apollos, Roderick’s birth mom also made the decision to place him for adoption. Roderick and Apollos were also the 5th child, and while his birth mom faced a lack of support for her decision, she decided this was the best decision for him. Amy felt the same for Apollos. Roderick enjoys a good and healthy relationship with his birth mother and siblings! He still visits with his birth mother. As Apollos’ birth parents wrestled with this decision, Sonya and Roderick, waited with grace and patience. When they met the first time, just before Apollos was born, they spent hours laughing and getting to know each other. When a second wave of uncertainty came over Amy and her partner, Sonya and Roderick once again waited, prayed and kept the faith that what was meant to be, would be. Ultimately, it was decided, that Apollos was destined to be Sonya and Roderick’s son. Everyone welcomed Apollos Craig on June 18th at 11:41 p.m. He was 8lbs 1 oz, and 20.5 inches of beautiful baby boy! During their 11 month journey, their patience was tested, but their strength and hope carried them through. We cannot thank Apollos' birth parents enough for their selflessness and love for their son. Welcome to the world, Apollos!
- Posted on June 26, 2017
- in Everlasting Family Updates
Thank you Lisa and Bill for sharing this update and beautiful family photos.
Mila is one and we cant believe it! She is the sweetest little girl and we fall more in love with her every day. This past year has honestly been a joy for us. We're still adjusting to what it's like to have a little girl in the house, but she's been patient with us. Her brothers are her favorite people in the world. No one can make her giggle quite like they can, and it only takes one laugh from them to encourage her silliness. We had the opportunity to go spend time with her birth mom and sisters a few mins ago and it was a joy! We didn't know what an open adoption would look like, but we have grown to love her birth mom, Jenn, like she's a part of our family. We spent 5 days together in May and had such a sweet time. We don't know what it will look like over the years, but we're confident that our growing relationship with Jenn and her daughter will be an important part of our family forever.
Again, thanks for helping us to find our daughter. Our hearts are so full of love for her! We're in awe every day of the way we were brought together.
- Posted on June 22, 2017
- in Everlasting Birth Announcements
When Amber and Jeremy married, they knew they were ready to grow their family and have a baby. Amber spent much of her young adult life baby sitting and dreamed of becoming a mother from a young age. Her passion to be a mother only flourished as a nanny. As they tried to have a child, they faced many roadblocks and challenges. They both were diagnosed with infertility but continued to fight and exhaust every option available to them. It was during this time Amber realized the only thing she wanted was to be a mommy. It was in that moment they decided to pursue adoption.
This decision left them with great peace. With their families support behind them, Amber and Jeremy decided to work with Everlasting in September of 2016. While the wait felt agonizing, it was not long before Amber and Jeremy reached out to us about a potential but challenging birth mom situation they were presented with in May. Amber initially communicated with birth mom, Katy, and she just KNEW in her heart that this was their birthmom and their baby. Amber and Jeremy continued to get to know Katy and felt bonded and connected from the start. Their hearts constantly felt love and gratefulness for not only their birthmom but their genuine connection. Less than a month after they connected, and only 10 months after deciding to enlist Everlasting’s help, Amber and Jeremy welcomed their baby boy, Canaan Reign, to the world on May 31st. Canaan was 20 ¾ inches and weighed 7lbs 11oz. We know that battling infertility combatted how difficult the wait was, but we are certain that every moment was worth it. Congratulations from everyone at Everlasting to Amber & Jeremy on your amazing little boy. Canaan is beautiful, strong and as his name means, he is truly the promised land.