Jessica & Parker
Jessica and Parker were DOUBLY blessed with the adoption of not one, but TWO baby girls just three months apart. Only 10 months after signing on with Everlasting Adoptions, baby girl Anastasia Marie joined their family through the selflessness of her birth mother. Three months later, they were presented with a unique opportunity, and they welcomed another beautiful baby girl Elena Rae Nicole to their family. They would highly recommend Everlasting Adoptions to anyone looking to grow their family through the miracle of adoption.
Jessica and Parker had always wanted to expand their love and complete their family. Adoption was always going to be part of their story. Their two adoption experiences with Everlasting Adoptions were quick and very uncomplicated. Everlasting Adoptions connected them with both birth moms, gave them referrals for all the important people needed to complete the adoptions and checked in to make sure everyone was doing well.
They would tell other hopeful adoptive parents, “Be patient and enjoy the process. It will happen when you least expect it.”
Jhon & James
Jhon and James welcomed their baby boy, Logan only 5 months after signing on with Everlasting Adoptions. They were eager to share their experience with other hopeful adoptive parents, especially those considering which adoption professional to work with.
“It was always our dream to have kids and expand our family. Specifically, we decided to adopt because we wanted to give a baby the opportunity to grow up in a home full of love and support to pursue their dreams. Giving them the family values to make good choices and the tools to succeed in life.
Our process was smooth as we were assisted by the knowledgeable Everlasting team with all the guidance to complete our paperwork in about 3 months. Then, our waiting time to be paired with a mother was around 4 months. Our baby was born 1 month later.
The Everlasting team held our hands through the entire process. We felt very supported from the start when Carol explained in great detail what is the path from beginning to end of the adoption journey. Helping us to set our feet on the ground with our expectations and answering all our questions. Once we decided that this was the agency that we wanted to work with, we met the rest of the team. They helped us to create our profile, taught us how to engage for the first time with a birth mother and assisted us in all the paperwork and steps to finalize the adoption. They care about you and make you feel like family.
For other prospective adoptive parents, keep in mind that this journey is an emotional roller coaster but embrace it with patience, keep yourself motivated and don’t give up! Although this is your adoption journey, part of being a parent is thinking about the well-being of someone else over yours. Be empathetic and supportive of the birth mother, these women are the true definition of selflessness through this act of love.”
Megan successfully adopted her baby girl, Olivia Mary, after working with Everlasting Adoptions for 15 months. She wanted to share her experience and advice to other hopeful adoptive parents. Megan had always wanted to be a mother, but hadn’t found the right person to have a baby with. She did not let that hold her back when she signed on with Everlasting Adoptions in March of 2020. On January 4, 2022, Megan was finally able to meet her baby girl.
She couldn’t have been happier with her experience with Everlasting Adoptions. “Everlasting Adoptions was helpful with creating my profile and providing monthly updates and walking me through every step once I was matched with a birth mother. They also provided continuous check ins after I was matched until my daughter was born,” says Megan.
If Megan could offer advice to other waiting families, she suggests, “Don’t be afraid to ask questions throughout the process and never give up hope.” Megan is forever grateful to Everlasting Adoptions and her daughter’s birth mother for creating her family.
Andrew & Dalton
My husband and I knew before we got married that we wanted to start a family and have kids. Once we did some growing up ourselves and traveling, we knew it was the right time to start our journey. We explored our options (surrogacy, fostering, and adoption) and decided that private adoption was the best fit for us.
It took us about 2.5 years from the time we scheduled our first Introduction Class to when our son, Gavin was born. The “process” is still ongoing and will hopefully end with a Final Adoption in January of 2021. Overall, the experience has its ups and downs. The ups were seeing our profile created and sent into the world and being matched with an incredibly kind and selfless birth mother who we will continue to have be part of our family. The cons are definitely the waiting (and we waited less than average) and the risk you run with putting yourselves out there. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome. We adopted a perfectly healthy and most adorable little boy who has changed our lives. From his full head of hair to his big feet and long toes – He is perfect!
Carol and her staff were incredibly helpful and available at what seemed like all hours to answer questions and provided input and best practices. Carol was available by text, phone, or email at all points during our journey and we appreciate what she has done for our family.
We would tell other families waiting to adopt to try and have PATIENCE- This is a long journey, but most journeys worth taking are the longest. Don’t be discouraged when you take a few wrong turns. HOPE – Know that what is meant to be is meant to be. TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS – Know what you are getting into and trust your instincts about people.
Adam & Brooke
My husband and I signed on with Everlasting the summer of 2018. We were looking to grow our family and adoption was the only option we had. After speaking to Carol for the first time, we knew we had a home with Everlasting. Right away Kristina and the wonderful team got our profile up and running and our booklets out. In the beginning, we had a few failed matches but never gave up hope.
In November of 2019, a birth mother reached out to us and very quickly we got to know her. Incredibly she lived only 40 miles away from us and was due in March 2020. Things in our situation progressed very quickly and on March 5th, 2020 our son Rhett was born. Carol and her team were wonderful throughout the process after we were matched to assist us with any questions and any insecurities we would have. They helped us feel like we were safe and that things were progressing as they should. So yes, we recommend Everlasting, and if anyone has any questions they can contact us and would be glad to speak with you!
Larry & Tonya
We just adopted the most precious little baby boy! We started our adoption journey with Carol and her team almost a year ago, with the understanding that it could be 2 years or more before we were selected, and that we might not even be selected at all by a birth mother. We were nervous at times if we made the right decision, and sometimes wondered if we should have gone through an agency instead. The waiting and wondering definitely made it feel like much longer than a year. I feel like not only did Carol help prepare us for what might (or might not) happen, but she also showed care and compassion for our situation.
We were a last minute match with our son’s birth mother and Carol was very honest and forth coming as everything unfolded. She helped us get in touch with resources,and she even advised us to be cautiously optimistic since we didn’t have all the information in the beginning. That was hard to hear, but I appreciated that she wasn’t hyping us up for a let down. It all ended up being a fairy tale ending for us, though. Carol was truly engaged with the entire process start to finish. The thing that stood out the most to me was the phone calls and texts that came afterward, and how genuinely excited and happy for us Carol was and is for our family. We are so blessed to have made the right choices, starting with choosing Everlasting Adoptions, Inc!
Andy & Peyton
Our journey with Everlasting began in December 2016 and from the very beginning Carol and her team were patient and responsive to our questions. It was about six months before our first introduction to a potential birth mother, but it ultimately wasn’t a match. The anxiety we felt after it not working out and what seemed like ages to that first match was put at ease by Carol and Lisa.
A few months later we were matched with the mother of the little one who would become our son. There were some difficult situations along the way and throughout Lisa and Carol assisted us with communicating with the birth mother and our attorney. In late March 2018, our son was born and I was there to cut the umbilical cord. We roomed in at the hospital for a few days until he was healthy and able to be discharged. The adoption was finalized a few days later.
We began to work with Everlasting in December 2016, our successful match was in September 2017 and our son was born in March 2018 with the adoption finalized a week later. Beginning with the decision to adopt all the way through the finalization, is an emotional journey and the support and compassion we experienced from the Everlasting team was fantastic. If we were to adopt again, and we are contemplating doing so, we would again use Everlasting without a second thought.
Christy & Adam
We had gone through years of unexplained infertility and knew we always wanted to have a family. We chose adoption as the path to grow our family. Our adoption journey was unique. We began working with LDS Adoption Services and a few months later they got out of the adoption business. They recommended a few agencies and Everlasting Adoptions was one of them. We then started working with Everlasting and after several months, we were presented with an adoption opportunity through a friend. Everlasting was kind enough to put our contract on hold as we explored this connection. In 2014, we adopted our son John. About 18 months later, we felt ready to adopt again and took our contract off hold. Three years from our initial contract date with Everlasting, we welcomed our second son, Andrew into the world.
Our experience with Everlasting Adoptions was wonderful. Not only did they work with us to put our contract on hold but also had an amazing team that helped us every step of the way. Birth Mother Consultant, Lisa was especially amazing and helped answer the difficult questions. She constantly reassured us of the support we would receive no matter what decision we made when faced with the difficult decisions.
If we were to offer advice to other prospective adoptive parents, we would say that the process is worth the wait and do your best not to question yourself during the wait. Also, do your best to discuss each situation before it comes along. That way you have an idea what you might do should the situation arise.
Samantha & Jeremy
Samantha and Jeremy came to Everlasting Adoptions after struggling with infertility for a few years. They had always felt as if their family was incomplete, so they turned to adoption. In March, only 10 months after signing on with Everlasting, they were connected with birth mom, Crystal. Four short months later, they welcomed their baby boy, Nathan into the world.
If they could offer one piece of advice to other adoptive couples, it would be that despite the stress you may be feeling, rest assured that Everlasting Adoptions will be by your side every step of the way. They were so wonderful, very helpful and empathetic.
Thank you Samantha and Jeremy for letting us be a part of your adoption journey and play such an important role in helping to complete your family.
Jessica & Jonathan
When Jonathan and I first met, within the first week of talking we discussed the topic of adoption. We contacted Everlasting adoptions in October 2016. After speaking with Carol, we got a strong sense of love from her and we knew this was the right agency and decision. Our home study was completed in December and in late February we got a call from Lisa letting us know a birth mother was interested in us. We instantly connected with our birth mother and knew this was God’s plan. Throughout the next 5 1/2 months we talked daily and FaceTime twice a week and would drive up to visit her once a month. We were very blessed that she only lived a few hours away. Our adoption did have its ups and downs, but looking at our precious baby boy made it all worth it.
The staff at Everlasting Adoptions went above and beyond our expectations. Lisa is a true gem and was our rock during the many ups and down of our journey. She always made us feel like a priority no matter what day or time. Her constant words of encouragement and advice, guided us in times of need. Her passion for wanting to see through a successful adoption was very apparent. We felt as though she truly has a love for adoption and was with us every step of the way.
If you’re looking for an agency who does everything in their power to have a successful adoption and truly cares, then we encourage you to reach out to Everlasting Adoptions. Our dreams have become a reality because of the experienced loving staff members at this agency. It’s because of them we have such a beautiful son in our lives. A big thank you to everyone who contributed in our adoption journey. Words can’t express how thankful and happy we are!