Lifetime Adoption is delighted to present another Lifetime adoptive family's story today in our blog series “Then and Now.” Today's adoptive parents are Jake and Alicia from South Carolina.
As they began their journey with Lifetime, they shared that adoption held a very special place in their hearts, and that they couldn't wait to see what God had in store for their family. "We've seen firsthand how amazing adoption is through having adopted siblings. After years of fertility struggles, we feel that God is calling us to adopt now. We are so excited to welcome our first baby into our home!"
In their adoption profile for birth mothers to learn more about them, Jake and Alicia wrote, "We have known each other for ten years and happily married for four. Through that time, we have grown together as friends and as a couple in our love, and faith. From the time that we met we both knew that we wanted children.
We have lived in our home in South Carolina for three years. We have enjoyed truly making it our home. We are located in a quiet, friendly neighborhood that is near parks, walking trails, and horse farms. Our house has three bedrooms, two baths, plenty of room to run around, and a large yard that is perfect for playing outside! We also have two mild-mannered dogs Fred and Kramer, as well as a cat named Pete, who is great with children."
Just months after signing on with Lifetime for their adoption, Jake and Alicia were chosen by their daughter's birth mother. They were elated to adopt a baby girl through Lifetime late last year!
They shared with Lifetime, "We've been so blessed through this entire process. Grace is such a happy baby and brings so much joy to our lives. We can’t imagine life without her. We couldn’t be more blessed and we're so thankful for all of the blessings God has given us in the last year! We have also been blessed to have a wonderful relationship with Grace’s birth mom and family.
The support and love we felt from Lifetime through the course of the adoption was such an encouragement. Words cannot express how thankful we are to all of you at Lifetime for what you do in bringing families together, and for caring for the adoptive families, babies, and birth mothers. I recommend you to anyone that asks me about adoption!"