Ohio adoption agency, providing pregnancy support & adoption services in Toledo, Columbus and Cleveland

Spirit of Faith Adoptions' Stories of Hope

Nate and Natalie with their adopted daughter Grace

Staying Connected through Adoption

 

We're Nate and Natalie and we had the privilege of working with Spirit of Faith Adoptions in 2015 when our daughter, Gracelyn was born. 

 

Adoption Is Full of Surprises!....

 

Like so many adoption stories, ours was full of surprises, excitement, and tears of joy.  Over the years, we've continued to be surprised and find joy through adoption. 

Grace is Such a Blessing!

Just like our biological children, Grace brings uniqueness and beauty to our family in a way only she can. She is friendly, generous, kind, boisterous, and she feels deeply. 

We Are Staying Connected Through SOFA 

Though we didn't get to meet Grace's birth mom, we talk about her with Grace often because we want Grace to know as much of her story as we know. Every year, we send updates through SOFA in hopes her birth mom will know we care even though we're not in regular contact.

There are definitely hard moments in adoption, but we wouldn't change our experience for anything.

My Best Choice Was To Place My Daughter

Hi, I'm Jennifer Mae. I am the 5'4" wife to an incredible, 6'9" man, and mother to four children.

I placed my daughter with her adoptive parents right after she was born. That was 17 years ago, and there isn't a day that goes by that she and her family aren't part of my thoughts and prayers.

I am parenting three amazing kids with my husband. They all know that I chose adoption for my first daughter.  As a family, we love to celebrate her birthday every year with a special cake.  

Jennifer Mae is a birth mom sitting with her husband and 3 biological children
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So Blessed to Know Our Daughter's Birth Family!

We're Taylor and Caitlin. Our journey with Spirit Of Faith Adoptions has most certainly been a beautiful experience!  From the beginning (all the fun paperwork) to where we are today (placed with our beautiful baby girl, Clare) and for everything in between, SOFA has provided so much support and guidance. They have been responsive when we have questions, and ever present with us and our baby’s birth mother in prayer.  

Our Friends Recommended SOFA to us

We began our adoption journey with our county’s foster to adopt system. When we discerned that was not the route we were meant to pursue we began to explore different options. We were introduced to SOFA through several friend couples, one of whom had already adopted through SOFA and another who were just beginning their journey with SOFA. 

SOFA's Staff has personally experienced adoption

As we began the inquiry process, we were most impressed by how loving, respectful, and understanding they were to both the birth mothers and adoptive couples who they work with.  Since so many of the employees at SOFA have personal experience with adoption, their knowledge of the process and testimonies were invaluable to us.  Their love, respect, and knowledge was reaffirmed after we were matched with a truly beautiful birth mother who we were blessed to build a good relationship with as we awaited Clare’s birth. 

So Much Care and Support for All!

Our ability to build this relationship was facilitated by SOFA’s guidance, rooted in their love and support of women going through a difficult time and always seeing them as God’s precious daughters.  As an adoptive couple, we also greatly appreciated their support and understanding as we eagerly, and at times anxiously, awaited a placement.

She will always know her Birth Mom is an amazing woman!

One powerful reminder of dignity that SOFA gives to everyone in the process was the reminder that this child would be simultaneously “Our” baby and the “Birth mother’s” baby upon completion of the adoption.  In other words, while we are blessed by the opportunity to raise Clare we will always remember the amazing woman who gave her life and will also make sure Clare is also aware of that great gift from her strong birth mother. 

We are building a lifelong relationship

This reminder helped to guide us in building a relationship with Clare’s birth mother and to be forever grateful for the great gift she has given us.  While we know everyone’s adoption story will look different, we also know that SOFA consistently helps the birth families and adoptive families to participate well in whatever God’s plan is for their journey.

We are forever grateful to them as our teammates in the journey and continue to pray for all who are blessed to work with them!

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Adoption Is A Blessing!

We are forever grateful for the precious lives of our two boys.

Our Sons Birth Moms Are Special to Us!

We love our children with our whole hearts, and their birth mothers also hold a very special place in our hearts.

We could never fully express to them how thankful we are that they chose to give their children life and to give them the opportunity to be raised in a loving, Christian home.

Brave, strong birth mothers!

These brave, strong women chose to entrust us with their most precious treasures. We strive to honor them with every parenting decision we make, and we cherish the gift of ongoing relationships with them.

Adoption is a Blessing

Adoption has deepened our understanding of the Lord’s love for His children and what it means to walk in faith.

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