Baby Oliver

It is our great pleasure to announce the arrival of our son Oliver. He was born at the Grey Nuns Hospital on Aug 30th, he weighed 7lbs and 5oz. He was placed with us on the day of his birth by his brave birthmother.

Thank you to everyone at AO as well as our family, friends and community for taking this journey with us. Having Oliver in our lives would not have been possible without the caring work of our social worker Erika, his birthmother, and the loving prayers and support of those around us.

Our hearts our full and our family is finally complete. 

-Dena & Derrick


Our Family Has Been Formed with Love

It is our absolute privilege to welcome our daughter Katrina Rose! Jason, Lisa and big sister Kira were happy to welcome Katrina with much anticipation and love on her birthdate August 16, 2018. Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude and love towards Katrina’s birthmom and birthfamily. Words truly cannot express our love for this little girl.

One moment can change a day, one day can change a life and one life can change the world ~ Buddha

Our family has been formed with love, two beautiful daughters and the amazing support of Adoption Options!

We are so grateful for the Adoption Options team who have always been incredible support during our adoption journeys.



The Best Will Come When You Least Expect It

“The best things in life happen unexpectedly. The best stories begin with 'and all of a sudden...' The best adventures were never planned as they turned out to be. Free yourself from expectations. The best will come when you least expect it.”

On August 5th, Garrison Alexander was placed lovingly within our family by his courageous and selfless birthmother. Our family has been created by two wonderful birth families. Our hearts are filled with so much love and adoration for the amazing gifts they have bestowed on us. Forever grateful to have the opportunity to watch these precious babies grow!

Donald, Amy, Gabriella & Garrison


Hello Riley Faye

It is with incredible joy that we announce our sleepless nights, endless diaper changes and mountains of bottle cleanings!! Riley Faye was born August 5, 2018 and selflessly placed in our arms August 7, 2018 by her brave, courageous and loving birth parents. We can’t thank them enough for their decision to choose us and thank God for entrusting us with such a precious gift. Special thanks to Melinda and Chantelle for all your support and guidance throughout this journey!! 

Jesse, Desiree and Riley Faye


Welcome Little Layla Legacy

We are overjoyed to announce the newest addition to our family, baby girl Layla Legacy. Layla was welcomed into this world on July 27, 2018 weighing just 3 pounds, 15 ounces, but a fighter nonetheless. She was airlifted by STARS Air Ambulance to the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton. 

David (Daddy) and Adam (Papa) have been smitten with her from the very beginning. Our love has grown in the 11 short days that we have known her. While we are home from the hospital now, it will still be a while before little Layla is healthy enough to make her ‘public debut’ :-)

First and foremost, we thank Layla’s birthmother; she is an extremely brave woman. Layla will always know she has a beautiful, loving birthmother who shepherded her into this world. We would also like to thank all of the staff at the Royal Alex NICU for all of their care, attention and ‘tiny baby advice’. Last but not least we thank our adoption agency, Adoption Options, for making all of this possible in the first place.

If butterflies are the dreams we chase, than Layla is our butterfly. We are over the moon to welcome her into our family.

Adam, David and Layla


Our Dreams Have Been Fulfilled

Jen and I are beyond excited to introduce the newest addition to our family; Serena Olivia Ann. Serena was born on July 27th in Red Deer and joined our family on August 1st. Our dream to have a second child and complete our family has been fulfilled. Much joy has been brought to our lives and we are forever grateful to Serena's brave birthmother as well as everyone in our lives who have provided their unwavering support; our friends and family, and also everyone at Adoption Options, especially Chantelle and Erika who helped us navigate this incredible journey.
Sean and Jen

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Introducing Mhairi Ruth

After years of waiting, our hopes and dreams of having a child of our own have finally come true.

We’d like to introduce you to our daughter, Mhairi (pronounced Var-ee) Ruth. She was born on July 12th, 2018 at the Grey Nuns Community Hospital in Edmonton. A wee thing at 5 pounds 2 ounces, we are happy to report that Mhairi is healthy, though both mom and dad are still completely in shock. Mhairi was discharged on Monday after a short time in the Neo Natal ward, despite her parent’s objections that they couldn’t possibly do this on their own. She slept peacefully on the trip to her new home and enjoyed her first visit to the Donut Mill in Red Deer along the way.

We would like to thank all of the people who have been with us on this journey so far. We feel so very blessed to have such a loving and supportive community around us.

Much Love,

Chris, Janet and Mhairi


A Wonderful Gift

With long awaited joy and love in our hearts we, Brendan and Michelle,, are thrilled to announce the adoption of our beautiful baby boy!! Logan William James was born July 11, 2018 and lovingly placed in our arms July 13, 2018. Logan weighed 5lbs 12oz and was 49 cm long at birth.

Logan has made us a family, which is proof dreams really to come true. He’s a wonderful gift so precious, so little and so sweet. Our hearts are forever full and our lives complete. 

The miracle of adoption has truly touched us. Now, more than ever before, we believe the universe has a way of knowing when people belong together. We now not only have Logan in our lives but also his beautiful, strong and selfless birth mom and her family. We are truly humbled by her strength. No words or actions will ever express the gratitude and love we have for her and we look forward to continuing our life’s journey together. 

A big thank you to Nathalie, Barb, Darlene and the others at Adoption Options. Your support, encouragement and guidance throughout our long 5 year wait and especially through the past 2 months is greatly appreciated. To those still on the wait list…..we know for real how hard it is to be hopeful everyday but please believe the Adoption Options staff when they say the birth families will choose you when the time and match is right and when it does trust us….few events in life can compare to the joy!


Surrounded by Love

Aaron and I have long wanted to grow our family and we are beyond grateful to Adoption Options and to our birth family for making that a reality. 

Little Micah Lion is surrounded by love - grandparents on both sides, birth grandparents, cousins, friends, the birth parents and us. It takes a village to raise a child and he will have that.
So grateful to the birth mom for her brave and selfless decision to place this lion with us.

Luv, a & a


Beautiful Baby Declan

We are so, so happily over the moon to introduce our beautiful baby Declan. He was born June 25th and lovingly joined our family June 28th.

After many, many years of waiting to be parents, our dreams have come true thanks to the selfless kindness and bravery of his beautiful birthmother. We are truly moved by her strength, courage and love for her son in making this incredibly difficult decision, and it is impossible to express our love and gratitude to her for entrusting us with this precious gift.

We want to thank the incredible people at Adoption Options for the amazing support and caring throughout our journey —especially Erika who is simply the best!

If you are waiting adoptive parents—especially those like us who have been waiting a very long time --please don’t lose hope. We know how hard the long wait is, and that it starts to feel like it might not ever happen. But, it WILL happen-- right when you least expect it—and all the fears and worries and heartache will melt away into a joyful new life as parents.

Heather, Kurt, Declan and Chesterdog XOXOXOX


If you think our hands are full, you should see our hearts! 

We have so much gratitude in our hearts this past month as we, Kevin and Casey, become parents to brothers Lachlan James Bernard, 22 months and baby Bennett Richard, born June 20th, weighing 7 pounds 11 ounces. 

Our courageous birth mother blessed us twice a week apart! From the moment Lachlan toddled in our home, to the first time we held Bennett, we fell instantly in love.

We would like to thank our birth mother and her family for their support and love, we are all in this together! And a very special thank you to the hard working staff at adoption options, especially our social worker, Erika who was with us all every step of the way.

If you think our hands are full, you should see our hearts! 


Michael John Has Arrived

We are so excited to announce the arrival of our son Michael John.

Born 26-May-2018 at 10:07am

Lovingly placed with our family 26-Jun-2018. 

Sometimes life has a way of surprising us in the best way possible!  We received “the call” while attending a family wedding in Edmonton.  Our 5 day vacation turned into 12 days as we detoured to Calgary to meet Michael. He came home on 3-July-2018. A huge thank you to the NICU teams in Edmonton, Calgary and Medicine Hat for taking such good care of our little man. 

Our eternal gratitude goes to Michael’s incredible birth parents for entrusting us with this precious gift. 

Thank you to everyone in both the Calgary and Edmonton AO offices. It was truly a team effort to bring Michael home. 

Without your amazing team, we would not have met our two miracles. 

Our family is complete!

Mark & Amanda


Hello Benjamin

We’d like to share the news that Benjamin was lovingly placed in our arms when he was born at the end of May. There are no words to describe the love we feel as a family for Benjamin’s birthparents, and their love for him is the greatest love we know. We are so thankful to Adoption Options for helping us navigate this journey, and provide us with such amazing support, you are a team of angels. We couldn’t love Benjamin more, so he really is surrounded by love, what more could we wish for. 

With love, Lucy, Chris and Benjamin xx

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Dawson Bane

Trisha and I are proud to introduce you all to Dawson Bane. We were matched with Dawson's birthmom on April 20, it was an instant placement. He was born a bit premature and we have spent the last 18 days in the NICU at south health campus in Calgary. He is doing great and is getting comfortable in his new home. We could not be happier and Keegan is so excited to be a big brother.

I want to thank the staff in the NICU for the phenomenal care they took of Dawson, the incredible support and encouragement of the staff at Adoption Options, and most of all, the love and courage of Dawson's birthmom.

Trisha, Keegan and I are very blessed and grateful.

Our family is complete 


Worth the Wait

We, Ben & Rose, are SUPER excited to announce the birth of our son, Kyle Benjamin! Our long awaited phone call came April 18, 2018, telling us a healthy baby boy weighing 7 lbs., 13 oz had been born for us.

We met our son at 21 hours old and it was "Love At First Sight!" We are a family at

Kyle's birthparents will forever hold a special place in our hearts. We would like to send a HUGE thank-you to all the staff at AO for the amazing work you do!!

A little note to waiting couples - Don't' Give Up! The wait is long,
extremely hard, and sometimes frustrating but it's SO worth it once a child is placed into your longing arms.


An Amazing Gift

On March 9, 2018 we received the long awaited “call” informing us that we had been matched with an expectant parent and our lives were about to change forever. 12 hours later, we were thrilled to hear our baby girl had been born.

On March 10, 2018 we were endlessly thankful to welcome Clara Grace Janine into our family. She was born one week late, weighing 9 lbs, 11 oz and we brought her home two days later.

We would like to thank Clara’s birthmother for her selfless decision and amazing gift.