adoptive parent • success stories

For my husband and I the adoption process was overwhelming. The endless amount of forms, legal terms and “guard your heart” conversations were enough to make us question how committed we were to this calling to adopt.

However, Carrie’s team was our saving grace in this process. Carrie came alongside of us to not only provide clarity on the many legal terms and paperwork needed but more importantly they provide us with a personal touch throughout our adoption journey.

The adoption world is flooded with agencies scamming to get your money. We NEVER experienced or felt this with Carrie. She always looked out for us as a client providing us with sound wisdom and guidance. At the same time, she saved us thousands of dollars in legal fees and adoption agency cost.

If it wasn’t for Carrie and her team, our adoption would never have gone through. They truly did save us in many ways. They are the perfect blend of adoption professionals who understand the concerns and desires of adoptive parents and birth parents alike.

My husband and I will always be grateful for the gift Carrie provided us. There are a lot of people not worth trusting in the adoption world, but Abiding Love is worth putting your full confidence in. We will use them for all adoptions going forward and I hope many reading this will too!

The E. Family
We first contacted Carrie in 2013 when researching adoption lawyers in Georgia. We were homestudy ready and just waiting for the right match to come along. We immediately felt welcomed by the adoption team, and Carrie prayed for our family and for God to give us all wisdom and direction on our very first phone call with her. Unfortunately, we suffered a failed match through a different agency in January of 2014, and even though the adoption team wasn’t involved, Carrie and her team still cared for us throughout the entire process, checked on how we were doing, and offered support, love, and prayers through our grief.

In time, Carrie called me with news that a baby boy had been born at a local hospital and that his mother and father wanted to make an adoption plan. She asked if we would like to be considered to present our profile book to this birth family, and together we decided to proceed. Ian’s birth parents chose us to be his forever family that day, and after talking with them on the phone, we dropped everything and drove down to meet them at the hospital. Seeing Ian for the first time was surreal – a moment we will never forget. they waited with us as Carrie brought him to us and we cautiously fell in love with him that minute. We spent the morning getting to know his birth parents and promised to love and care for him forever, and to honor the brave decision they made to place him for adoption. We will always celebrate the way he was born into our family through adoption, and cannot thank Carrie and her team enough for making this happen. The Lord used them to minister to Ian’s birth family and through them our dream of becoming parents came true. They truly have a heart for adoption and creating families, while showing unconditional love and support to birth families.

We chose to do cradle care and have Carrie and her team care for Ian during the 10 day revocation period, since after just having a failed match we had to protect our hearts while this adoption was still at risk. We trusted him to their care completely and got constant updates on how he was doing. When the revocation period was up, we were welcomed and celebrated by the team and reunited with our little boy!! Having Ian as our son is worth every hardship we ever faced in our journey to expanding our family. He is God’s gift to us and we were blessed to be able to find him through Carrie and her team. We would highly recommend them to all prospective adoptive families and birth parents alike because we know how much they truly care for everyone involved. They are now part of the family and we love them very much!

The H. Family
Words alone could never fully express all of our gratitude and appreciation for everything Carrie and Vicki did and continue to do on a daily basis to love and give so unselfishly to our birth mom. Their unconditional love to her was evident from the moment we first spoke with Carrie. The entire journey, from pregnancy through delivery and even months after our daughters birth, her love and kindness is shown. Thank you for all that you stand for and for making an amazing difference in all of our lives. We truly saw and see the love of Christ played out in all that you do. We were blessed to work with such an amazing team. Thank you for who you are and all that you do.
The C. Family