Our Families

Helping children and adoptive parents become a family is a truly rewarding experience. We strive to make the adoption process as smooth as possible and let parents focus on what really counts, loving their new child. Note: All of the children on this page have found their forever families. None of these children are available for adoption.

Preston and Robin

Preston and Robin

We are Preston and Robin, and we appreciate you taking the time to read our story, and for your consideration. Adoption is a very natural step for us and something we have considered for years. Eleven years ago we met through a Christian dating service and were married just over a year later. In 2004, our daughter Emma was born. She is a great, well rounded child that cannot wait to be a big sister!

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Lashelle & Lilliann

Lashelle & Lilliann

"Adoption is when a child grows in its Mommy's heart instead of her tummy."

Adoption has always been near and dear to my heart. Even if I had married young, I believe that I would have adopted as I believe adoption is near and dear to God's heart, too. A few years ago I felt God leading me to begin the process, and I started looking into foreign adoption. However, just about that time China and other countries started to make it more difficult for single people to adopt. I was heartbroken and devastated. I didn't understand why God had led me to a dead-end.

A couple of years later my parents encouraged me not to give up if adoption was still something I wanted to pursue. They told me that they would help me in any way they could. I decided to fly to Lubbock, Texas to meet with the director and founder of Adoption Covenant. During that meeting, the director of the agency said several things that stuck with me. First she said, "God does not put adoption on everyone's heart. If He's put it on your heart, He is asking you to pursue it." She also told me that it's not about finding a baby. It's about finding my baby. The baby God has chosen for me. She warned me that adoption is not an easy road; however, when God closes a door, He is not saying that you shouldn't adopt. He's simply saying your baby is not there. When God closed the door to China, all He was saying is, "Your baby is not in China."

I went home from that meeting in August of 2011 and immediately started the process - lots and lots of paperwork with a long visit from a social worker to complete the home study. By March of 2012, all was complete, and the waiting began. On August 1, 2012 I received a phone call that I was being considered by a birth mom in Georgia who was due August 17th. On August 9th I received the call that she had chosen me and a few days later I was on my way to Georgia.

My daughter was born on August 18th while I waited in the room next door. The story of those seventeen days is a long and beautiful one full of God's love and faithfulness, best told over a cup of coffee with lots of tissues nearby! I named her Lilliann Elizabeth. Lillie was my precious grandmother's name, and Ann is my amazing mom's middle name. Elizabeth comes from Luke 1 - the mother of John the Baptist who thought she was too old to have a baby. God thought otherwise.

We hear it often, but my life is living proof. God's plans for our lives are far greater than the plans and dreams we have for ourselves. I never dreamed I could love so much or be so happy. Every time I look at my daughter's precious little face, I see God's grace and faithfulness. She truly is a miracle and I am so blessed that God chose me to be her mommy. I cannot thank Adoption Covenant enough for their help and support throughout the process. I am so blessed that God led me to them!

Clark and Melody

Clark and Melody

Hi! The farm is buzzing with life today! There's a happy little boy cruising around with his dearly loved dog named Fritz (actually just a very ordinary, playful, floppy eared dog), and a smiling girl bouncing up and down and waiting to be taken outside to. The baby calves are frolicking around and enjoying the sunshine and warmth too. We invite you to come along as we share a little about us and our lives.

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Stacey

Stacey

Hi! My name is Stacey. First and foremost, I am thankful to you for reading my letter and taking the time to learn more about me. I have wanted to be a mother for a long time, but have not been able to have a child. After many prayers, I have realized that my calling is to adopt a baby. I have been very blessed with parents and grandparents that have shown me great love, and I would be so happy to have the opportunity to share that love with a baby.

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Brian and Marcia

Brian and Marcia

We are Brian and Marcia and we admire the courage and wisdom you have to seek adoption for your baby and thank you for reading about us. We are very happy together, but we are missing one essential component, and that is the opportunity to love and raise a child of our own! We know you are faced with a difficult decision, but know it will all work out in the end. We hope with all our heart that you will be able to feel our love and kindness and know that we would be overjoyed to share our life with a child.

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Ryan and Kate

Ryan and Kate

First things first, we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking time out of your busy schedule to read our letter and considering us to receive this gift. We are a young couple that would love to start a family and can't wait to be parents. We have a completed and waiting nursery at our new house that is ready to receive this gift of life.

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Keri

Keri

I'm blessed beyond words with Sydney and Max and thank God everyday for choosing me!! I can't help but look at them and smile. My heart runneth over!!! Max melts your heart with his precious smile and Sydney is the best big sis with her precocious ways. Her mind is always working in overdrive!! Thank you, thank you, thank you Adoption Covenant for helping me be a mommy. It's the best!

The Barfield Family

The Barfield Family

“We can't say enough about Adoption Covenant. They are a small agency with a big heart. They were there for us every step of the way and became part of our family. Adoption Covenant helped us bring our two children home from Russia in March of 2008. It was a great experience and we hope to do it again someday. We will be forever grateful.”

The Lee Family

The Lee Family

“Words cannot describe the gratitude I feel towards you. I know there are many adoption agencies but there are not many that adopt to single people. In fact, my chances were looking very bleak until I happened across your name in the phone book and made a call. I was so ecstatic that I had found a place in Lubbock that adopted to single people, started by a single adoptive parent. I have heard so many horror stories about adoption, but the process for me was so smooth. As of December 23, 2008 Carley officially became mine. She has brought new life to the entire family. Again I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for me. I believe she is a gift from God and that she was meant to be mine. I believe in what you are doing for people and am thankful that you saw me fit to be a part of the miracle.”

The Beamer Family

The Beamer Family

“We decided to pursue adoption after trying for 3 years to have a baby. From the first conversation with Merinda we knew that Adoption Covenant was the agency for us! Our journey to our daughter Delaney was the greatest experience of our lives, and we could never have done it without Adoption Covenant. Merinda was right there for us every step of the way, answering our questions, guiding us, supporting us, and always reminding us that our baby was coming, it was just a matter of time. When our daughter finally arrived in June of 2008 Merinda stopped everything else in her life to be there with us. It was as if nothing else mattered to her but us getting to our baby. We could never thank her or her family and staff enough for what they did for us. Merinda and Adoption Covenant are a part of our family now, and always will be. Our daughter is now 6 months old and we can’t remember life before her. She is a joy every day and a blessing to our entire family.”

The Taylor Family

The Taylor Family

My husband and I have always had a heart for adoption from the moment we held our first child in our arms. We were able to have two biological children, but it was not without enduring the pain and struggles of miscarriages. The thought of any child living in this world without a family that loves them is hard to fathom. We were looking for a local adoption agency that we could trust and feel at ease to approach with questions and concerns. Adoption Covenant met and exceeded our expectations. We were able to feel a personal connection with Merinda and her staff. She has gone through the adoption process herself - she has lived it. She knows firsthand the frustrations of waiting and the joy of finally being united with your adopted child! Our experience in Russia was wonderful, things went smoothly. From our first meeting to the court date to bringing our sweet new baby girl home! Thanks to all of the hard work and attention to detail that was given by Adoption Covenant. Our daughter has brought such amazing joy to our family! She is fun, loving and full of smiles - our two boys adore their new baby sister and Mom and Dad are pretty smitten with her too. We are very thankful to Adoption Covenant for bringing our dream of adoption to fruition.

Michael, Kathryn and Ford

Michael, Kathryn and Ford

In March 2010, we decided to adopt a child. We were blessed to find Adoption Covenant and found 'small world' connections that further drew us to them. We were quickly matched with our birth mother. Everyone involved felt it was a 'God thing' and meant to be, so we officially "matched." We were thrilled to be involved with doctors appointments and will never forget the first time we heard our sons heart beat. Goosebumps to this day. We were able to be in the hospital the night he was born and saw him minutes, really seconds, after he was delivered.

Since that time how our life has changed. We have the most precious, handsome baby boy. He has just had his first birthday. We had pretty much given up the idea of a child in our home but Adoption Covenant and our birth mother changed that and neither of us could imagine life without our son now. The joy we feel each morning seeing his face as he wakes up, or when we hear MaMa or DaDa. Again goosebumps.

We are incredibly blessed to be a family and owe that to Adoption Covenant, our birth mother and God, who gave us the most wonderful gift we could ever imagine. We feel sincerely touched daily.
Michael and Kathryn


"I am and will always be forever grateful to Adoption Covenant for being there for me and for finding the perfect place for Ford. Everytime I see a little kid with not so good parents or being neglected or hungry or dirty or anything other than totally happy and healthy, I think of Ford, Mike and Kathryn and how I know in my soul that Ford will never have to experience the bad stuff those other kids have to. He will have an outstanding life. Sooo, just wanna say THANK YOU again. You ladies do more than match people together, you alter peoples lives for the better, and that is a wonderful thing! =) Birth Mother--Cauline"

Shane and Juliet

Shane and Juliet

Hi! We are Shane and Juliet, and are more than ready to open our lives and home to your baby. We have nothing but respect and gratitude for the decision you are considering; it is one that is made through courage and love. We thank you for taking the time to read about us and the life we can offer your child.

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Jaime and Kristina

Jaime and Kristina

Hi! We are Jaime and Kristina and we are so excited to tell you a little bit about ourselves.

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The Daniel Family

The Daniel Family

“Adoption Covenant helped make a difficult situation a lot easier to go through. With their help and support I was able to get the son I desperately wanted. I feel, by picking Adoption Covenant, that I received more care and support than I could have using a large adoption agency. My son is a blessing to myself and my entire family. The experience was wonderful and I would not change a thing. Adoption is the most wonderful feeling in the world, and I feel that you will have the best adoption agency working for you by using Adoption Covenant.”

Jeremy and Liz

Jeremy and Liz

Over this past holiday season, all I could think about is the courageous, generous person who decided that having us raise her daughter would make the best life for them both. With that one, selfless decision, she completed our family.

Our adoption journey began back in December of 2010 when we attended an information meeting at a local agency. After learning we were not able to have biological children of our own, we breezed through the home study process in anticipation that a child of our own was finally in our sights.

After being presented several situations but never one that felt "just right", in February of 2012 we signed up with Adoption Covenant. Two weeks later we got a call saying that a birthmother had seen our profile and wanted to speak with us on the phone. We were elated.

After learning more about the birthmother's situation, we couldn't help but get excited about the possibility of finally being matched. We began to prepare for the most important meeting of our lives. Because of the distance between us, we scheduled a conference call for two days later.

We didn't know what exactly to expect since we had never made it to this point before. We were immediately put at ease the moment we started speaking to Mama B, the birthmother. We were in awe of her bravery, maturity, and intelligence a she led the conversation and asked us questions about ourselves, our family, and our life. We asked her some questions about how she was feeling and what types of things she liked to do. The more and more we spoke, the more we had in common.

After we hung up, the social worker called us back almost immediately and said that we officially had a match. She explained that the birthmother had felt such a deep connection with us. The birthmother loved that we enjoyed spending time outdoors and traveling, much like her. She also felt a connection with my husband because he is a volunteer firefighter. She explained to the social worker that she has a deep history of firefighters in her family. She even had noticed in our profile that our nursery was painted her favorite color.

Over the next several months, I continued to text Mama B. Our connection grew deeper as she shared with us ultrasound pictures, updates on doctor's appointments, and pictures of her growing belly. My husband and I still stayed somewhat guarded knowing that she could change her mind at any point, but the excitement and anticipation fo our dreams finally coming true outweighed the uncertainties of the situation.

When the time finally arrived for our baby girl to be born in June 2012, we made the trip to Texas and finally got to meet Mama B in person. It was surreal but we felt like we had known each other for years. Mama B brought us some family heirlooms to give to our baby girl when she was older. She shared with us pictures and stories of family history. We clung on to her every word as we knew this was part of our baby's history and always would be.

The next day we met at the hospital for our baby to be born. Mama B allowed me to be in the room during delivery and even let me cut the umbilical cord. Her actions only prove how comfortable she was with her decision. Despite her unfortunate situation, she was thrilled to see how happy and excited we were to become parents.

At the hospital, the goodbye was the most difficult part. The future of our relationship with the woman we had grown to love and respect so much, the woman who had given us the most precious gift, the woman who had made the one most important decision of her life which completely changed the course of ours, was so uncertain.

As we said our goodbyes, all I could think about was how thankful I was that I have all of these memories, interactions, and pictures to share with my daughter someday. I'll be able to wholeheartedly tell her about how much Mama B loved her, cared for her, and truly wanted what was best for her in life.

Mama B will always be part of our family and we continue some communication to this day. While it may be less and less frequent, that doesn't mean I don't see her in the face of my daughter and think about her all the time. The day we met, we gained not only one family member, but two.

The holidays would not have been complete without our precious daughter. We are eternally thankful to the woman who has completed our family and made all of our dreams come true.

The Rowland Family

The Rowland Family

“Adoption Covenant was very supportive and knowledgeable in helping me adopt my daughter from Guatemala. They helped with every step of the adoption and also provided emotional and informational support when needed. I know that Adoption Covenant had my best interest at heart. Their philosophy is that every child deserves a loving family. I am currently in the process of adopting a second child. I know that I am in good hands by adopting through Adoption Covenant.”

The Roberts Family

“It must be your greatest joy to see such happiness in others as a child and family find each other. You are such special people to dedicate yourself so much to your work and invest so much emotionally and physically in making everything come together. You have changed our lives! There are no words to adequately thank you for the joy you've given us.”