Baby Sylvan

Our hearts are full

Born July 26 and lovingly placed in our arms hours later, Sylvan J. Appatok Slater has completed our family. We are forever grateful for both of our sons birth mothers. Strong, beautiful women— two loving sisters that gave their sons the gift of brotherhood. What a wonderful extended family that together we have all created. Koana (thank you) and we love you.

Born premature, Sylvan is now home from hospital enjoying the snuggles, forehead kisses and serenades on the ukulele from his big brother Linden.

We are so thankful for the care and support from the Edmonton Team at Adoption Options. A special thank you to Amanda for responding so quickly to our unique situation.

With gratitude,

Karen and Simon


With Full Hearts

It is with full hearts we (Scott and Allison) announce the arrival of our beautiful daughter Paige Riley Montgomery, born August 8th weighing 7 pounds 2 ounces and 19.3 inches long. She was placed in our arms August 10th. Paige has been extremely patient as we re-learn the baby world, and big sister Madelyn is over the moon with excitement.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us through this journey, we are very grateful.

Scott & Allison


With Love and Joy

With Love & Joy...a Placement Announcement:

Addison Patricia Dyck
Born July 3rd, 2019, placed July 3rd, 2019
8lbs 10 oz, 21.9 inches

With overwhelming joy and love we want to announce Addison Patricia, born July 3rd and lovingly placed in our arms by her birth family. We are in absolute awe and amazement at the strength and love from her birth family. No words can describe the gratitude and love we feel for them.

A special thank you to Barb from adoption options who stood by all of us and supported every second of the process. Also to Erika- adoption options whose shown so much kindness and guidance over the past few years. We are so happy to be in this new chapter.

Glen & Anita Dyck 💗

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Welcome Baby Issac

Following much patience and prayer, we are so incredibly excited to welcome baby Issac into our family!

Born on July 1, he was lovingly placed into our arms by his amazing birth parents on July 3.

Thank you so much to Adoption Options and Amanda Hillier for all of your support and care throughout this process!

Name: Isaac Anthony
Birth date: July 1, 2019
Placement Date: July 3, 2019
Weight: 8.2 lbs
Length: 20 inches


The Perfect Gift

With much love and excitement we are so proud to announce the newest member of our little family : Isla Faith

Isla was born June 22, 2019 weighing in at 8 lbs 8 oz and 21 inches and was placed in our loving arms on June 24. There are no words to express the love we have for our little girl, she truly is the perfect gift. We are forever grateful to Isla's birth mom and her supportive family.

Thank you to Adoption Options and our social worker Chantelle for helping and guiding us through the process. It was a long journey, but Isla was definitely worth the wait💕🎀

Bradley and Sara


Forever Home

We are thrilled to share that our little family grew by one this week when our son, Issac George Martin Ellis, was placed lovingly in our arms by his birth mother, father and all his extended birth family. 

We would also like to thank everyone at Adoption Options for their support and guidance. They are experts in what they do and it showed through more than ever for us the last few weeks.  

 We are forever grateful ❤️


Willow Jean

With much love and gratitude, we are so proud to announce the newest member of our family: Willow Jean Ajem Travis 💗. Heath is a very excited older brother!
Born June 11, and placed in our arms June 13, we cannot express how much this fills our hearts with pure love. We are incredibly grateful to Willow’s beautiful and loving birth mom. Thank you to Adoption Options, and most especially Melinda for helping us through the process; it’s been truly a journey that will shape our lives forever!
Chris, Claire, Heath & Willow 


Elizabeth Rose

Introducing: Elizabeth Rose
Nickname: Ellie
Parents: Tim and Clare Willison
Born: Friday, May 24
Placed in our arms: Saturday, May 25

And one day, from out of the blue, there is a sound.
We listen, we hold on, we stay still....
as that sound becomes a rumble,
becomes a rhythm,
becomes a roar.
And with every feeling that was ever felt, everything happens.
That everything is you.
That everything is us.
You are here.
(Wish by Michael Cordell)

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Welcome William

William Storm Tyson was born March 1st, 2019 in Calgary. Quinn, Vanessa, and Trinity were so excited to welcome William into the Moerike family on March 6th. He spent his first couple weeks practicing his skill of charming everyone he meets in the NICU in Calgary and then also in Edmonton.
William's new hobby of meeting new friends and family has kept him busy since we all got home. Trinity is thrilled to finally be a big sister and brags to her friends about how "he's so cute!"
We are so grateful to William's birthmother, Samatha, for her love, strength, and thoughtfulness throughout this entire process. Open adoption builds extended families and we are so glad to be a part of yours.
Thank you to the AO team in both Calgary and Edmonton! Your skill and passion astounded us and we are so glad to be on this journey with such a great organization.

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Hello Radford

We’re absolutely thrilled to introduce the newest member of our family - Radford. It was love at first sight and over the last month we have fallen head over heels for this little guy! We’re pretty sure he is the cutest. baby. ever. We look forward to continuing on this adoption journey with Radford’s beautiful, strong, loving and selfless birth mum. We have so much respect, love and gratitude for her and the rest of Radford’s birth family. We’ve all been in awe to see the hand of the Lord in bringing our families together! We feel so blessed to have this little guy in our family. Thanks to LDS Family Services for referring our birth mother to our adoption agency Adoption Options, and to our social worker Melinda for guiding us through the adoption process. And of course a big thank you to everyone who has helped welcome Radford into our family. It has been a long difficult journey for us, but this little man was worth the wait!!

 Kyle, Zoe, Hazel, Dekker and Radford.


Baby Kadence

We are so blessed to announce the arrival of our daughter, Kadence Hanna. Kadence was born December 18th, 2018 and was placed in our loving care on December 20, 2018, by her amazing birthmother. Born weighing just 5lb 9oz, we were amazed at how such a small package could take up such a huge place in our hearts. We truly are thankful to Kadence’s birth mom for this Christmas miracle she has given us, and for entrusting Brett and I to be the loving parents of this precious little gift. We will be forever grateful to you. 

Brett and I would also like to thank Adoption Options for their support they have given us throughout our journey. We truly appreciate all that you do. We would also like to thank Erika for everything you did on the match meeting day. You made it as comfortable as you could, and I know that cannot be an easy job, but thank you for doing your best.


 Brett & Tanya


Baby Nolan

My wife and I couldn’t have been more excited to get the news we were chosen for an unborn child days before his birth. On Nov 6th, 2018 little Nolan Andrew Reid Parker was born at 5lb 4oz. We were both lucky enough to witness his birth and I even got to cut the umbilical cord!. The birth mother and family are amazing and we continue to keep in touch with them on a regular basis, sharing photos and stories over Facebook, Text/iMessage and a wonderful app named Tiny Beans that keeps moments private and shareable with family and close friends.

Chantelle was always there for us to help us and answer our questions as we waiting and navigated the system, if it wasn't for Adoption options we wouldn't be at this point in our lives. At times the process felt like it was dragging and other times it felt very fast paced. We learned that patience is truly a virtue and good things come to those who wait. In the end we are very pleased and couldn't be happier.
Amy and Michael


Daveny Annabelle



We are over-the-moon delighted to announce the arrival of our daughter, Daveny Annabelle. Daveny was born November 1st, 2018, and was lovingly placed in our arms the next day by her birthmother. Born weighing just 5lbs 9 oz, we are amazed at how such a small person could quickly take up so much room in our hearts. We’re so excited and happy to be Daveny’s parents, and we’re truly humbled and grateful to have been chosen to be her parents by her wonderful birthmother. 

 The team at Adoption Options made this process of "hurry up and wait” much more bearable. A special thank you to Sheryl for guiding us through this whirlwind of a placement, and to Melinda for her support over the past few years. 


 Brad and Anita Nason

Our Lives are Filled With Love

It is with great pleasure that we celebrate the arrival of our daughter Olivia. She was born on November 10th, 2018, weighted 6 lb 12 oz, and was placed with us immediately after her birth. Her birthmother gave us the privilege to be present in the delivery room when she was born, and our lives have been filled with love since the moment we held Olivia in our hands. It was an experience that we will never forget, and we are extremely grateful for having been chosen by such a wonderful birthmother.

Thanks to AO for helping us navigate through this long journey and for being an incredible support during this time.

Leo & Paola 




With gratitude in our hearts and an unexplainable amount of love, we are excited to announce the adoption of our baby girl, Chloe. Chloe was born on October 5th, 2018 at 7:07am and 6lbs 7oz, and was lovingly placed in our arms immediately after birth. We spent some quality time in the hospital with the birth parents and Chloe just enjoying the wonder of a newborn baby, and she came home with us on October 6th. Our eternal love and gratitude goes to her birth parents who have high hopes for this little girl and have trusted that we can fulfill those dreams. We are looking forward to this adventure and everything it will bring! Thank you to everyone at adoption options, and especially Melinda, we could not have navigated this process without you! 

Chris & Amber 



We couldn’t be more thrilled to have this little man come into our lives. There’s really no describing how grateful and happy we are to be parents to this sweet little boy. He was definitely worth the wait. He came into our lives overnight but he’s been so good and the transition has been as easy as it could be. Even our kitty Gus has adjusted well to the change. Any and all of the difficulties we experienced getting to this point are swallowed up in the love and joy we feel by having Rockwell in our home. Couldn’t really be more impressed with Adoption Options through the whole process. Thanks to everyone there and, of course, the brave and selfless birth parents who’ve entrusted us and made this possible. We love him so much. 


 Jordan and Mandi and Rockwell Schmale