Meet Casey and Joe! In 2015, Casey and Joe officially began their adoption journey. They started with an agency creating their profile book, home study and adoption training. They waited 14 months and had not been presented to any expectant mothers during that time. After waiting 21 months, the agency filed for bankruptcy and closed their doors without any notice. Casey and Joe lost everything and were devastated. They started a Facebook page hoping to gain exposure to potential expectant mothers but had no luck. Their social media postings led them to Tara with By Your Side Adoption Consultants and in October 2017, they officially signed up with Tara to begin their search.

In January 2018, we met a young Mom who was pregnant and struggling. Mama A had a 2 year old little boy and a 12 year old little girl. She was struggling with drug addiction and was all around not in a good place in her life. Mama J’s daughter was living with her mother and DCF was involved with her son. She knew she could not take care of another baby and feared DCF would be involved with the unborn baby she was pregnant with.

In April 2018, after 32 months into their adoption journey, Casey and Joe were finally matched with an expectant mama! They made a trip to Jacksonville to meet Mama A and her daughter. They had the chance to sit through their first ultrasound and have a sneak peak at the little baby boy Mama A was carrying.

May 27, 2018, Baby Oliver was born weighing 6lbs 15.5oz and 19.25 inches long! After waiting almost 3 years, Casey and Joe finally got to bring baby Oliver home! To say they were excited is an understatement.

In January 2020, our Adoption Coordinator, Jamie, was visiting North Carolina and had the opportunity to meet up with Casey, Joe and Oliver. It was so nice to be able to see all of them happy and living life as a family.

Since Mama A placed Oliver with Casey and Joe, she has had the opportunity to work on her sobriety. She has remained sober and has been able to get her life on track. She fixed her relationship with the father of her son and moved into stable housing. We are so proud of all of her accomplishments.

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