Baby Boy Aspen Irelan James
Mike and Katie's son's birthmother first contacted Angel in March 2017, but she took until the end of the summer to consider an adoption plan. When she reconnected with Angel in July, she chose Katie and Mike as her first preference in families. Katie and Mike were able to spend time with their birthmother over the course of her final trimester, helping her through finding an apartment and getting settled. Sweet baby boy, Aspen Irelan James, was born November 18, 2017, exactly four months after his adoptive parents and birthmother first communicated. Through their 17-month wait, they remained faithful that the right connection was out there and we are thankful for Aspen's birthmother for choosing adoption!
Baby Girl Bernadette Lorraine
Stephanie and Albert's daughter's birthmother first contacted Angel in August. She chose Stephanie and Albert for her daughter and connected with them on October 5th. They kept in touch, talking and texting. Exactly five weeks later, Bernadette Lorraine was born on November 9th! Stephanie, her son, and mother flew down to Florida and met Bernadette and the birth parents at the hospital. Stephanie spent hours talking with the birthparents and it was a wonderful experience. Stephanie and Albert were 22 months into their 24-month contract and were beginning to think adoption would not happen for them. We are grateful that Stephanie and Albert kept their faith in Angel and that Bernadette's birthparents were able to give them the most wonderful gift!
Congratulations to Kymberly on the adoption of her son, born October 19, 2017!
Baby Boy Blake Lee
In the rare instance that a birthmother requests a closed adoption, Angel will always respect her wishes. This was the case for Chris and Danielle's birthmother. Chris and Danielle put their faith and trust in both Angel and their social workers, knowing that their son's birthmother was responsive to those around her and her adoption plan. Baby boy, Blake Lee, was born on September 2, 2017, happy and healthy as could be. We are thankful to those women that make the brave and courageous decision to create an adoption plan for their children. What a blessing Blake has been to Chris and Danielle.
Baby Boy Tobias
Derek and Aaron signed with Angel in April 2017, prepared for the long wait adoption often entails. In June 2017, Angel contacted them to let them know their profile had been selected by an expectant mother due in October. Derek and Aaron spent the better part of the summer getting to know her, and on October 11, 2017, Tobias was born! Derek and Aaron were able to meet Tobias' birthmother and her family at the hospital and spent some precious time together. While their time with Angel was short, we are blessed to have been able to watch Derek and Aaron become new dads!
Baby Boy Harrison William
Sarah and Steven's son's birthmother first contacted Angel in April 2017, confident of her adoption plan, but unsure of where to start. Angel was able to remain in contact with her, providing her the guidance she needed and helped her connect with Sarah and Steven in July. Sarah and Steven were able to spend a couple months getting to know their son's birthmother and were able to be there for her C-section, meeting their son Harrison William on October 9, 2017! Over the course of 14 months, Steven and Sarah kept their faith in Angel and that the right birthmother was out there for them! Congratulations to this new family of three.
Baby Girl Adhara Vida
Lisa and Stacy first communicated with their daughter's birthmother in early August, aware that the days were numbered before she delivered. They quickly built a very loving and trusting relationship, text messaging regularly. Adhara Vida was born October 1, 2017, and met her adoptive moms the very next day! Stacy and Lisa were able to spend their time with both Adhara and her birthmom and met for lunch before heading home. We admire the love that Adhara's adoption is formed around and cannot give enough credit to all three of her moms for always putting her first.
Baby Girl Nora Elizabeth
John and Emily had the opportunity to not only build a relationship with their daughter's birthmom, but also her birthdad! Over the course of four months, John and Emily got to know both birthparents and were able to provide support to one other throughout the waiting period. Baby girl, Nora Elizabeth, was born October 1, 2017, and instantly loved by both her birthparents and adoptive parents. We cannot commend Nora's birthparents enough for creating an adoption plan for her and are thankful for John and Emily and their loving hearts.
Baby Girl Bella Grace
Congratulations to Tracy on the adoption of her beautiful daughter! Tracy is one strong mama who never gave up on the search for her baby girl. She finally brought her daughter home in July of 2017, after a grueling rollercoaster ride of failed adoptions and broken hearts. Thankfully, Tracy never gave up on us and we never gave up the search. She was introduced to her daughter's birthmom in June and spent almost two months in contact, being as supportive as possible when things got tough. Knowing that baby Bella is now in Tracy's arms reminds us why we fight for adoption no matter how discouraged we get or impossible it seems. Tracy knew in her heart she was meant to be a mother, and we knew Bella was meant to be hers. It's never easy to imagine the pain and suffering our waiting families and birth families go through during their adoption journeys. The sacrifices that are made to bring so much joy and love are undeniable. We know Tracy experienced all of this firsthand and we know there's no better home for Bella. We will never forget the gift that Bella's birthmother gave to Tracy, and we will never forget the unconditional commitment Tracy gave to the process. Thank you and congratulations, again, to Tracy and Bella!
Baby Girl Alexis Maya
Charity and Rob spent the latter part of the summer in contact with their daughter's birthmother, providing her the emotional support she needed. Sweet Alexis Maya was born September 27, 2017! Congratulations to Charity and Rob on the birth of their daughter. We are grateful for her strong birthmother for considering an adoption plan!