Harnoor Happiness

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Where having a girl child is a taboo in some countries, Harnoor came as a blessing to us.  A third daughter to her biological parents where she never received a smile back from her parents and grandparents, she brought smile to us and to our elders. After 23 years of yearning for a child, Harnoor came in our lives in May 2017.  With a heart of gold, smile like a silver linings and arms of acceptance she completed us as a parent. Growing with her is immense fun and joy. The road to achieve our dream only became possible when in the month of January 2016 we called Adoption Options and spoke to Liz Gifford. When we told her that we are seeking international adoption and that through India, she was excited to help us and at the same time informed us the complications involved as time and jurisdiction plays role of long waits. I still remember she said nothing will happen unless you decide to proceed with an international adoption and those words really made me to believe that “Yes, we Will”. In December 2016 when we went to India to meet our daughter we were overwhelmed and wanted to bring her back with us. We faced lots of hurdles but in the end with continuously working with Adoption Options and esteemed Alberta government we finally are living our dream.

Gurpreet and Sanjay

Baby Sophia

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We are so overjoyed with the arrival of our little girl. 

Sophia Rose
Born: August 24th 2017
Weight: 6.8 lbs

We adopted Baby Sophia from a beautiful, amazing, selfless, strong woman in Florida. We will be forever grateful that she chose us as the family to adopt her precious daughter.

The adoption process itself was a wonderful experience. It can be stressful and scary at times, but it was certainly made easier with the guidance of all the people who helped us at both Adoption Options in Calgary and Florida agency, Adoption By Shepherds Care. Their support has been, and continues to be wonderful.

Alisa and Andrew

Little Lennox

We, Annie and Simon, are pleased to introduce our son Lennox. He was born on April 26th at 6lbs 3oz and measuring 48cm. On May 30th, we traveled to Naples, Florida to meet and welcome him in our family. We are so glad to be back home with our baby boy.

We’re extremely thankful to Lennox’s Birthmother for giving us the biggest gift and will forever be grateful for this little bundle of joy. A special thanks to Gabriela from Heart of Adoptions Alliance and Liz from Adoption Options for all their support during this wonderful journey.

Isley May Renate

Brandy, Mike, and big sister Maelin are thrilled to announce the arrival of our beautiful little girl Isley May Renate.

Isley (pronounced eye-lee) was born on January 5, 2017 weighing 7 lbs 12 oz and placed in our loving arms on January 22, 2017. We are so thankful to her loving birthparents Kaylin and Darcy for choosing us to parent this amazing little girl. We are overjoyed that Isley is finaly here, and our family is now complete.

We thank everyone at Adoption Options for their support throughout our adoption journey – Isley was worth the wait!

Emily Kathleen

Ginette and Gilles are overjoyed to welcome Emily Kathleen to their family.  She was born on June 20th, 2016 at 9:24 pm, weighing 6 lbs. 14 oz., height 20 inches.  We got the amazing news she was to be ours the following day.  Within five hours, we met our beautiful baby girl and her birth family at the hospital.  We welcomed her home on June 22nd, 2016.

Welcome to the world little one, it's been waiting for you.

Linden Jacob

We were filled with joy and gratitude as we welcomed Linden Jacob into our arms and hearts on September 10, 2015.  Born on June 24 weighing 2lbs 1oz, Linden is one tough preemie. Big, strong and full of giggles, he has simply captured our hearts. We are so happy to build our family through open adoption and have been excited to learn more about Inuit culture. A special thank you to Nathalie and Erika who graciously supported us through the early days of this journey.

Karen, Simon & Linden

Esmae Kayla

We are thrilled to introduce our daughter, Esmae. We are forever grateful to her birth mother for her courage and love, and for choosing us to parent this beautiful little girl. We'd like to send a huge thank you to all the nurses at the Sturgeon Community Hospital in St. Albert for their exceptional care, love and support. And last but certainly not least, we'd like to send special thanks to Barb Keppy, Nathalie Robinson, Melinda Lombardo, Erika Moore and the rest of the AO team for your passion and compassion throughout our entire adoption journey.  

XOXO
Chandra, Joel & Esmae

Taylor James

We are so happy to announce the arrival of our baby boy, Taylor James. He arrived on July 23, 2015 at 2:16p.m weighing 7lbs 1 ounce and measured 20.5”. Taylor’s birthmother and father were so generous to allow us to be a part of his arrival and allow us to hold him right away and give him his first feed.  We took him home on July 24th and have been in love ever since.

We are forever thankful to Anita & Josh for giving us the biggest gift and completing our family. Thanks as well to the amazing Adoption Options team for all of their hard work and support through this process. 

                           Ashley & AJ

 

 

Tenley

 

Kevin and Charlene are thrilled to announce the arrival of their precious daughter, Tenley.  She was born on November 13, 2015 and weighted 7 lbs 10 oz. Her big sister, Brielle, is also very excited and proud.  Brielle was born and welcomed into our family through Adoption Options in 2009.

We’re extremely grateful to Tenley’s wonderful birthparents, Anne Marie and Bill, and very grateful to Erika and Nathalie from Adoption Options.  Our hearts are full and our family is now complete.

Jackson

Parenting Achievement: UNLOCKED!!

We are so excited to share the news of our son, Jackson. Jackson came to us through adoption on April 22, 2016 and life has gotten a LOT busier since then! He is a creative, funny, and fiercely independent little 3 year old and we love him to bits. Our cat, Tedd, is still adjusting to this new addition, but he does appreciate that Jackson leaves snacks unattended.

We are so very thankful to Jackson's birth family and the team at Adoption Options for everything they did to bring Jackson into our lives. We are so very happy.

Michelle, Todd, Jackson and Tedd

Sweet Kai

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We are so thrilled to introduce our son, Kai.  Born June 16, 2014 in Red Deer, Alberta.  We are forever grateful to his birth family for the grace, courage and above all else … love.  Thank you to Chantelle Beach and all the staff at Adoption Options.  We also want to send a special thank you to the nurses and doctor at the Red Deer General Hospital. 


WELCOME TO THE WORLD KAI!
Colin and Gillian

Elizabeth Mary

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of Elizabeth Mary, born at 3:50 pm on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary.

Elizabeth joined our family through open adoption. We are forever grateful that Elizabeth’s Mom chose us to be Daddy and Papa to this darling little girl. Melanie, her mother Calinda and Elizabeth’s big sister Serenity welcomed us into their family with grace and courage. Together we shared our daughter’s unforgettable first moments.

Thank you to our family, friends and work colleagues who have supported us on this journey. We couldn’t have done it without you. A special thank you to Chantelle Beach and Erika Moore and the team at Adoption Options.

xoxo,
Kristofer, Mackenzie and Elizabeth