Hi! We’re Sam & Lilah and we are thrilled to tell you about ourselves, our current family, and all the adventures we enjoy! We are humbled and excited for the opportunity to give you insight into our current family. Know we are already praying for you and your sweet blessing and any choices you may have ahead of you.
We have been married for 16 years and from the beginning felt led to adopt. We knew God would answer in his timing, so we began our family in 2010 and were blessed with four sweet miracles. However, I (Lilah) found it more and more difficult to carry a child. We knew for my long-term health I should not carry another child of my own. That's when God began putting on my heart the thought of a child missing in our home. I would stand around with the feeling that a child was missing, so I'd count our four and realize that we were all present, but the absence was still felt. It's in these times God is affirming he is walking us into this journey of waiting to be blessed by another sweet miracle.
Our current blessings are Viana who’s 10, Mathias is 7, Reuben is 4, and Zekiah is 2! Though parenthood is already an adventure, we continually seek more opp
ortunities! Some of our favorites including taking the RV out for a weekend, walks in the big woods by our home, fishing, cooking, and whatever other escapade we may come across! Though we certainly aren’t a picture of perfection, we do strive for creating memories over material possessions and balancing travels with rest at home.
Sam is currently in the military with plans to retire in the next few years, then he will continue pursuing God’s calling into ministry. We are excited to see how God will use him for His glory! I (Lilah) currently stay home with the kiddos where we learn about God and grow in His character, homeschool the kids, and maintain day-to-day life. Our days are never dull!
Mama, whatever lies ahead please know that we are continually praying for peace and assurance for you during your journey. God bless!
We are Shaun, Amanda, and Reagan. Thank you for considering us to be your adoptive family. If you do choose us, please know that we will not only love this child, but love you as well.
We are a Christian and military family, that has felt lead to expand our family through adoption we first met 16 years ago and we married two years later. In that time, we have had one daughter, Reagan! She has always wanted to be a big sister. Around the time Reagan turned 3, we decided to expand our family, but God had other plans for us.
I was diagnosed with secondary infertility. Being told IVF was our only choice to get pregnant, we decided to take a different route. We knew over time the wound of not conceiving would heal. It was through the Lords grace we healed, but we knew we wanted to have more kids. The gift of adoption is one of the most beautiful things. Whatever the life circumstance that has led you to letting us adopting your child, please know we are beyond grateful. You will be loved and prayed for by us and our family. Your child will know of you and will be loved by so many. We view adoption as the, Lords choice for us. We know this decision was not easy to make, but please trust in the Lord that your child will be loved beyond measure.
Shaun is the greatest dad, in his love for Christ and us. He is a practical joker and will help anyone in need. His time in the military has shaped our family in showing us compassion in seeing how selflessly he serves his country. Amanda is an extremely loving and caring mother and military wife. There isn't another mother in the world who loves her child, family, and community as she does. We have found ourselves volunteering for many of the activities Reagan is involved with choir, softball, and cheer. It gives us a chance to have fun and spend time together. Around the time Reagan turned three, she began asking for a little sister or brother. It was around this time our infertility journey started. We are extremely excited to welcome a new child into our family. Our hearts are ready to love and embrace this journey. Thank you for considering us to be your adoptive family. Whether it us or another family that you choose, please know you and your child are already loved. Your courage is remarkable for carrying this child and even more remarkable for you choosing adoption.
First and foremost, we want you to know you are Amazing and such a Hero in our lives!
We are Kevin, Katey, Zachary, and Kamdon. Kevin and Katey have been married for 10 years and have 2 wonderful miracle babies in Zachary and Kamdon. Zachary was born at 24 weeks gestation and spent 4 ½ months in the NICU and is now 7 years old and full of life. After being told Katey could not carry a pregnancy after Zachary we knew we wanted more children, and chose adoption. Kamdon is our miracle through the miracle of adoption. We have always wanted a big family and after adopting Kamdon, who is now 4, we knew we wanted to adopt again. We have a great relationship with Kamdon’s birthmother and she has truly taught us what it is to love someone and want the best for them without even knowing them prior to his birth. We cannot wait to experience this joy and gift of life again.
We love the outdoors and love spending time at home on our 20 acres of land in Arkansas. We live in a small town and are within 5 miles from our family and town where the boys go to school. We love animals, and spend lots of time with our puppy dogs outside. We enjoy attending concerts and traveling with our family as well. This summer we will make our second trip to Disney World, which we do for each of the boy’s big birthdays such as 5, 10, etc.
Kevin is a pipeline operator and Katey is an Occupational Therapist that works in the school the boys attend only 2 days a week in order to be at home with them when they are out of school. Kevin loves to hunt and Katey loves to shop and play in the flower beds 12 We are very close to both sets of our parents and they are very involved in our children’s lives. We love to have get togethers at our home on the weekends and holidays with our family, our favorites are Christmas and Easter when we have a huge crawfish boil.
We will never claim to be perfect or even have it all together lol but we do claim to love your child with all that we have and give them the best possible life we can full of love and fun. We cannot wait to learn all about you and your baby. We have been praying and waiting for God’s perfect timing. We truly believe that God has chosen our birthmother and baby already and that could just be you. As we said in the beginning you are an Amazing woman with a huge heart and we are so excited to love on your baby and welcome them into our family.
Hello! We are Jen and David. As you journey through your pregnancy we pray that you feel supported and loved. We have been hoping to grow our family through adoption for the last two years.
We met 10 years ago at a dinner for mutual friends. David sat across from me, overheard my conversation about my favorite appetizer, and ordered it so we could share. Four years later, we were married and eager to start a family. Thomas (4) joined our family just shy of our one year wedding anniversary. He loves all things trucks and superheroes. After Thomas, we experienced four miscarriages. Testing revealed a chromosome abnormality that would result in 2 out of every 3 pregnancies ending in miscarriage.
My father is adopted and David’s family has also been blessed by adoption. While we were dating, adoption was discussed and on both of their hearts. In March of 2018, we began our adoption journey. Since that time we have welcomed Theodore (1), who loves music and cars, and, we are expecting a boy in October of 2020. We have given much thought and prayer to growing our family. We have dreamed of a house full of laughter with siblings close in age. We feel so lucky with the children we have and continue to have adoption in our hearts. We also have a huge respect and appreciation for adoption from our experiences with our families.
As a family, we love to be outdoors playing and exploring, or riding bikes. Saturdays always start with pancake breakfast and cartoons. We live in a city with many music festivals that we enjoy attending. Traveling is important to us as we feel there is such educational value in being exposed to different cultures. We have a map in our playroom with the places we have been and places we want to go, but no matter where we are, our best experiences are the ones we experience together!
More than anything we want you to know that we will love your child unconditionally. We promise to nurture, support, and encourage your child’s hopes and dreams, and we promise that your child will feel loved – loved by the sacrifice you are making, loved by us, and loved by our village of family and friends.
Hi there! We are Ross and Carrie. We, along with our daughter Taylor and dog Jake, are so excited to meet you and tell you a little about ourselves! We are so very excited to grow our family, and we are thankful beyond words to you for considering us as your adoptive family.
We have been married for 7 years, and we’ve always dreamt of having a large family. We were blessed with Taylor 4 years ago, but due to medical reasons are unable to naturally grow our family further. We cannot wait to welcome another child into our family and give Taylor the sibling she deserves. Both of us are incredibly close with our siblings and know what a special bond this will be for our daughter.
Our home is filled with love and laughter, and we never miss an opportunity have some good family fun! Whether it’s ice cream for dinner or a late night dance party, we always keep things interesting! Ross is a doctor and Carrie works as well. We value education and pledge to send our children to the best schools possible. We treasure our family vacations and recently went to Disney World!
We know how important it is for you to find a good home for your baby, and we promise that your child will know nothing but love and happiness in our home. It really is our dream to welcome another child into our family, and we thank you for considering us!
Hi there. Here’s a couple of things we’d like you to know. First, it’s not a mistake that you’re reading this. Second, we love you and the child already. It’s a little weird to say that to someone you’ve never met, but we have a special place in our hearts for mothers who choose to gift couples with adopting a child. The fact that you’re taking the time to read about our family is a blessing in itself. Thank you. So here’s a little bit about our family and what your gift means to us.
Gloriane and I married in college. For me it was love at first sight. For her, it took a little convincing, but after love kindled we’ve never left each others’ sides. Gloriane loves reading, animals, and traveling. I love art, music, and woodworking. We really enjoy spending time together with our church, family, and friends.
We both come from big families with grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and lots of nieces and nephews. Having a family of our own has always been in our hearts, we just weren’t able to make that happen ourselves. But families are pieced together in many ways. When people like you decide to choose life for this child, you also choose to help a loving family grow.
As parents, we believe God comes first. We do everything we can to make our home a loving, safe place where our children can grow to love learning and helping others. Should you choose us, we promise to honor you for the gift you bless our family with. Thank you again for considering Gloriane and I. We look forward to getting to know you.
Thank you! Thank you from our entire hearts for your courage and bravery in choosing the path of adoption for your child. We would be so honored and grateful if you were to choose us as the parents of your child to raise them as our own and show them all the love that we have and to show them all the wonders this world has to offer.
We met 3 years ago on an online dating website and it has been a wonderful adventure with each other ever since. We knew very shortly after meeting that we wanted to spend our entire lives with each other. We never start or end a day without telling each other “I love you”.
About 10 months into our relationship I found out that I would have to have a partial hysterectomy and would not be able to have a child of our own, I was devastated, I wanted so much for us to have a family together and share all of our love for each other with a child and now this was no longer possible.
After the initial shock of not being able to give birth to a child we decided that adoption was the way we would accomplish the dream of having a family together.
We are ready to start our new journey with a child, to teach them to walk and talk, to ride a bike, to swim, to play to laugh, to hold them and cuddle them and love them forever and ever.
We look forward to learning about you and your life and the hopes and dreams that you have for your child. Thank You- Zach and Stephanie
Hi! We cannot imagine the emotions that you are going through during this time. We respect you and your adoption plans for your baby. We know that you must be a wonderful and loving person. You must have a loving heart, to want to bless a couple with such a miracle. We know that you are a very special person and we admire your strength and courage.
We promise to provide the child with a safe, loving, happy and supportive environment. We promise that they will know how you made us parents and how much they are loved by you. We promise they will know the sacrifices you made for them, so that they would be given the best opportunities in life. We promise to provide them with the best education possible. We will encourage them to do whatever they want to do in life, we just want them to be happy and fulfilled. We can assure you that we will provide a happy and loving life for them.
A little about us… We have been married for eight years and we hope that we can become parents, through the gift of adoption. We are kind, caring, friendly and outgoing. We love our family and friends. We are both members of a church. We both love being outdoors and going to the beach. We are a very active couple. We enjoy taking photographs of things we see and places we travel. William enjoys fishing and horseback riding. Virginia loves decorating the house for the holidays and painting. We thank you for taking the time to consider us. We have a great love for one another, a great love for our families and our hearts are ready to love a child! We cannot wait to become a mama and a daddy! Sending love, prayers and blessings!
We have had the pleasure of helping to raise several nieces and nephews but unfortunately we could not have our own. Children have always been a major part of our lives and we would love to share our lives with your child. As you can see from the pictures your child will be loved by us and enjoy time with grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins. We love to take our nieces and nephews to the zoo, play games, go to fun restaurants, bake cakes and cookies, swimming and fishing and hope to do the same with your child.
We enjoy family vacations and camp weekends with our parents and siblings and our nieces and nephews cannot wait to have their own friend in your child, to create those memories with. We can’t stress enough how much love we have to give and how much we will love, and cherish your child. Tory and I will do everything humanly possible to keep them safe and protected. Please know we are financially secure and will afford your child all of the advantages and possibilities our parents provided to us. We would love nothing more than an opportunity for you to meet us, if you would like, to learn more about us and who we are and the parents we hope to be.
We appreciate your consideration of us and admire you for this difficult decision.
Hello! Here’s a short video we made for you, introducing ourselves so you can get to know us a bit better. Hopefully, this will give you an idea about what we believe in, and some the mischief that we get into: www.TheCraneBook.com
Thanks for taking the time to consider us. The first thing we want you to know is that we recognize how challenging this time probably is for you. We believe that you must have an amazing and beautiful soul to have faith enough to trust that you will find the right parents for your unborn child. We know this is not an easy decision. We hope that this is a new start for you, allowing you to live the life that you want and one that you choose, on your journey to become the woman you were meant to be. We hope, that if you go through the videos we put together for you, and the book we made to tell you more about us, we can help make it easier for you.
Assuming that you choose us, we want you to have confdence that you’re going to feel great about the choice that you’re making.
We believe that everything happens for a reason, and the baby growing inside of you might have been meant to join our family.
After nearly five unsuccessful years of trying to get pregnant (and doing everything we could to make it happen), we recently found out that it finally worked. In fact, early on, we discovered we were having twins. We were overjoyed to hear two heartbeats and to have a successful pregnancy after so many years of trying. However, two weeks later, we found out we lost one of the babies. THIS WAS DEVASTATING NEWS. While we were very grateful to still have one healthy baby growing, this broke our hearts. As we lef the doctor’s office, we both sat in the car and cried.
But through the sadness, we saw a silver lining and thought that maybe this was happening for a reason. We really felt that we were supposed to raise two little kids at the same time and thought that perhaps this meant that there was another baby out there that needed us even more. WE KNOW HOW MUCH COURAGE YOU MUST HAVE TO MAKE THIS CHOICE. You are about to make an important decision that will afect the rest of your life. Perhaps this can give you, and the baby’s daddy, a second chance.
We believe that you should be able to live the life you want, and one that you choose and are looking forward to helping you. WE KNOW WE ARE BLESSED.
If you review the book we put together for you, you’ll see that we already have a 10 year old daughter, Phoenix Rose Crane, (from Trevor’s previous relationship) who helps makes our world even more amazing. And we are truly blessed that we have a healthy baby boy growing inside of Robyn. Soon we hope to give them a new baby sister… perhaps it’s the baby you’re carrying now.
Hi! We are Amanda, Trey and our son OdIn-Waylon. We have always wanted to adopted and would love nothing more than if you would allow us the opportunity to do so! Adoption is such a selfless act! I admire you on your courage. Amanda is a stay at home mom. She is a very easy going person. She enjoys being outside, reading, spending time with animals and (hopefully if you choose us) our two children. She cooks every night for family dinner at the table. Trey works as an operator. He is a very passionate and funny person. He likes to fish,be outdoors, and have fun with our child (hopefully children (: )
We have been married for three years. We met at a mutual friends house and have been together for five years. We attend a Baptist church in the area. Our son was born in February and we would love to give him a sister as close in age as possible!
As a family we love to attend local events like the parades and festivals. We are very passionate about traveling and exploring new places. We try to take at least two trips a year. One to the beach some where in the Caribbean normally. The other somewhere in the states. We can not wait to take your child on adventures as well if you feel our family is the right choice. We find music festivals fun and like a wide range of music from country, rock, to Christian. We both share a love for all animals and have a few pets.
Our favorite holidays are Christmas and Halloween. We always choose a theme and all dress up together for Halloween. For Christmas we love to decorate the house inside and out, go look at Christmas lights and enjoy any Christmas events in the area.
We are both very centered around extended family and always get together for all holidays and birthdays. We love to take trips to zoos,aquariums, and the park with our aunts,cousins and grandparents. Traditions within our family and extended family are very important to us.
We hope you will allow us the amazing opportunity to raise a child in a loving, supportive environment, with the freedom to express themselves. We would love for you to choose us and complete our family. A quote Amanda loves is "she is mine in a way that will never be yours;she is yours in a way that will never be mine and together we are motherhood". If you choose to give us this amazing gift we want you to know it makes you no less of a mother. We will never hesitate to share with the child how much you loved her and what a blessing you gave us. We will be forever grateful. Bless you and good vibes.
Law Offices of Terri Hoover Odom
Center for Adoption
West Monroe Office
PO Box 1576
West Monroe, LA 71294-1576
500 North 7th Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
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Baton Rouge, LA 70802
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