Tina and Donny always wanted to be parents and share their love of life and adventure with a child of their own. When they signed on with Everlasting Adoptions in April 2017, they were embarking on their greatest adventure of all. At times, waiting to be connected with a birth mom was difficult. They tried to keep busy with work and travels, but they never lost sight of their desire to become parents.
As the end of their contract with Everlasting Adoptions was approaching, a birth mother reached out and wanted to be connected with them. Afterall, there is no clock on fate and no expiration on what is meant to be. They eagerly agreed to speak with birth mom, Taylor in April 2019. They spoke almost every day until they met face-to-face one month later. The visit went better than Tina and Donny could have imagined and they were even introduced to Taylor’s family. It was in that moment they established a lifelong bond that would facilitate Taylor’s open adoption plans.
Tina and Donny remained in close proximity to Taylor, staying in their RV toward the end of her pregnancy and good thing they did! Baby girl, Scarlett was eager to make her grand entrance and was almost born in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. Scarlett Shea Bailey was born on July 17th at 6lbs 11oz and 19.75 inches.
Taylor’s family welcomed Tina and Donny with open arms as they awaited ICPC clearance to bring Scarlett home. They even celebrated together at a BBQ. Scarlett spent the first few weeks of life in their RV in true Tina and Donny fashion! Always an adventure! We wish you all the best of luck on this great adventure ahead.