Today's edition in our blog series of “Then and Now” will be a bit different. Instead of following an adoptive from the point they joined up with Lifetime, we'll share an adoptive parenting story. Read on as we follow Southern California adoptive couple Roger and Tricia's journey through parenthood!
Roger and Tricia were blessed to adopt a baby girl through Lifetime Adoption in 2009. Since then, they have faithfully sent us adorable and heartfelt photos and updates.
After finalizing the domestic infant adoption of their baby girl, Roger and Tricia emailed their Adoption Coordinator Veronica, "It is with deepest pride and the greatest joy that we let you know that Katie's adoption has been finalized! We finalized in the judge's chambers accompanied by our family and friends.
It's been exactly one year and one day from the first phone call from you, Veronica, saying, 'You have a birth mother interested in you' to finalization. Praise God! We are grateful for each of you and the part you have played in our journey to our forever family. Katie is a constant source of joy to use and everyone she meets and is the love of our lives. Thank you for all of the love, support, and prayers. We are so blessed to have you in ours and Katie's lives!"
When Roger and Tricia provided a review of Lifetime Adoption, they shared, "Our experience with Lifetime was a straight path that led us to the daughter that was meant to be ours.
Lifetime was a 'breath of fresh air' compared to the other avenues of adoption we had tried. Lifetime was there every step of the way to answer questions, provide support and pray for us which led us to the match with our daughter's birth mom. We will be eternally grateful for everything the staff provided for us that ultimately led to our forever family.
We love having an open adoption where our daughter knows that her birth mom loved her and picked us to be her parents. She loves to share stories of her adoption with others and participate in the traditions we have created surrounding her adoption.
We will be eternally grateful for all of the love, care and prayer that you put into every little detail of our profile and adoption match. We appreciate everything you and the rest of the Lifetime staff has done for our family and we pray often for each of you, the adoptive families and especially the birth moms!"
Tricia appeared as a special guest on Lifetime's webinar, Panel of Adoptive Moms on Transracial Adoption. In the webinar, Tricia shared how adoptive parents can effectively raise a child to embrace their adoption story. If you've been considering adopting a child of a race other than your own, this webinar with adoptive moms will be a great resource. The experience and tips that the adoptive parents gave in this webinar are sure to touch the hearts of anyone hoping to adopt.
"We pray for everyone at Lifetime often! I have enjoyed sharing our story in the Lifetime webinar, answering questions and providing adoption support for new Lifetime families who are just beginning their journey!" says Tricia.