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Matt’s Story
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Matt’s Story

Matt was adopted through New Life Adoptions in 1982. At that time, many adoptions were closed adoptions, in which little or no contact happened between the birth parents and adoptive family, as was the case for Matt’s adoption. However, the world of adoption has dramatically changed since then, and most adoptions at New Life today...

Mary’s Story
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Mary’s Story

My adoption story begins back in 1999. I was a 19 year old girl, just starting to experience independence, challenges, and life. I had just graduated high school and was living on my own for the first time, reckless and carefree. Then suddenly  I was hit with the raw reality of the choices I was...

Brian & Heather’s Story
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Brian & Heather’s Story

After a difficult five year struggle with infertility, we felt God directing us to adoption as His plan for the creation of our family. Adoption was a brand new concept to us and we started this journey with many questions, much uneasiness, and a fear of the unknown. We didn’t know anyone who had gone...

Bailey’s Story
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Bailey’s Story

After I got over the shock of an unplanned pregnancy, I decided right away abortion was not an option and I was going to place this child for adoption. Although, it was never that simple; being pregnant was a difficult transition, I had to change my lifestyle and start the process of finding a family....

Jen & Harry’s Story
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Jen & Harry’s Story

When we attended our first informational meeting and got to meet some of the staff at New Life, we were blown away by how warm and welcoming the staff at New Life was, but we also appreciated how upfront they were about the fees and the whole process. It was really refreshing to me to see...

Lydia’s Story
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Lydia’s Story

Lydia found out she was pregnant in September of 2014. She already had two children, a 4-year-old and a baby. The father of her unborn child was a drug abuser and an unsafe person to be around. On top of it all, Lydia had just become homeless because of some poor decision making. Pregnant and...

Brittany’s Story
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Brittany’s Story

My Gotcha Day I was adopted through New Life by my parents Lee and June in 1990, but before my adoption was fully finalized, my adoptive dad, Lee, died of a heart attack. My adoptive mother had to then fight to keep me as a single mother, which was not readily allowed at that time....

Kathy & Rich’s Story
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Kathy & Rich’s Story

THE JOURNEY TO ADOPTION Kathy and her husband, Rich, always envisioned having a family of their own. After trying to conceive for many years, with countless medical visits, tests, loss and grief, Kathy believed she did not have the heart to continue down that path. Kathy and Rich began to consider adoption to grow their...

Jessie’s Story
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Jessie’s Story

When Jessie found herself in an abusive relationship and pregnant at age 15, she felt trapped and heartbroken, even after breaking up with her boyfriend. Her mom mentioned visiting a New Life office to learn about her options. “I didn’t have a job, I was still a sophomore in high school, and my baby didn’t...

Kristin & Chris’s Story
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Kristin & Chris’s Story

Meeting the birth mother of our son was an experience I will likely never forget. It was a time where I felt inadequate to even speak, and just wanted to absorb everything that was shared.  She was full of emotion and love, grief and happiness, and reaching depths of emotions while fully respectful to everyone...

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