The Sheridan Family Adoption

Michael Sheridan
Michael Sheridan Athens, Alabama

We are Michael and Michelle Sheridan, and we are excited to share with you the story of our adoption journey - where we are now, and where we hope to be in near future!

We truly believe that God has been preparing us for the time when we would open our home in love to a young one in need. You see, we're unable to have biological children, and for a long time, we felt that maybe God wasn't going to bless us that way. Seeing our family and friends raising children, we felt the desire for children, but thought that door was closed for us. Let's face it - adoption is a BIG deal and there are numerous challenges involved, so admittedly, we were scared to take that step for a long time.

However, in the last year, He has really been speaking to our hearts. A stronger and stronger urge to pursue adoption built up in our minds and we finally decided to step out in faith and trust that if God wanted this for us, He would clear our path.

Right now, we are pursuing a domestic adoption and hope to bring an infant boy or girl into our family soon. We are working with Faithful Adoption Consultants to find that special match that the Lord has planned for us, and are praying daily for the expectant mom and baby that we'll meet one day. We would love for you to join with us in those prayers and share in this special time with us!


STRIPE charges an online processing fee (2.2% +.30 USD per transaction). Your donations will be decreased by this amount. You may also send a check payable to “Lifesong for Orphans”. In the memo line please write “Sheridan 7951”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, Gridley, IL 61744.

Lifesong has been blessed with partners who underwrite all U.S. administrative and fundraising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners). That means 100% of your donation will go directly to the adoption.

  • In following IRS guidelines, your donation is to Lifesong for Orphans. This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor’s suggested use.
  • Lifesong is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Individual donations of $50 or more and yearly donations totaling $250 or more will receive a tax-deductible receipt. Receipts for donations under $50 will gladly be sent upon request.
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My Story

We are Michael and Michelle Sheridan, and we are excited to share with you the story of our adoption journey - where we are now, and where we hope to be in near future!

We truly believe that God has been preparing us for the time when we would open our home in love to a young one in need. You see, we're unable to have biological children, and for a long time, we felt that maybe God wasn't going to bless us that way. Seeing our family and friends raising children, we felt the desire for children, but thought that door was closed for us. Let's face it - adoption is a BIG deal and there are numerous challenges involved, so admittedly, we were scared to take that step for a long time.

However, in the last year, He has really been speaking to our hearts. A stronger and stronger urge to pursue adoption built up in our minds and we finally decided to step out in faith and trust that if God wanted this for us, He would clear our path.

Right now, we are pursuing a domestic adoption and hope to bring an infant boy or girl into our family soon. We are working with Faithful Adoption Consultants to find that special match that the Lord has planned for us, and are praying daily for the expectant mom and baby that we'll meet one day. We would love for you to join with us in those prayers and share in this special time with us!


STRIPE charges an online processing fee (2.2% +.30 USD per transaction). Your donations will be decreased by this amount. You may also send a check payable to “Lifesong for Orphans”. In the memo line please write “Sheridan 7951”, to ensure it is credited to our account. Please mail to Lifesong for Orphans, PO Box 40, Gridley, IL 61744.

Lifesong has been blessed with partners who underwrite all U.S. administrative and fundraising costs (TMG Foundation and other partners). That means 100% of your donation will go directly to the adoption.

  • In following IRS guidelines, your donation is to Lifesong for Orphans. This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor’s suggested use.
  • Lifesong is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Individual donations of $50 or more and yearly donations totaling $250 or more will receive a tax-deductible receipt. Receipts for donations under $50 will gladly be sent upon request.
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Our World Has Changed

December 4, 2018

The previous update was brief because we were short on time. This one will be brief because I am short on sleep. I’m told this is common, and deserves no sympathy whatsoever.

Samuel Ascher Sheridan was born Dec. 1 at 11:45a. He was 8 lbs, 3 oz, and just under 21″ long. He’s got all fingers and toes and passed all tests! 

Because of TX adoption law, we’ll be here for up to two weeks from the date of hospital discharge, so we’re hanging out at a rented cottage and practicing the ins and outs of a baby’s ins and outs. My mom is here with us, so we’ve got good support for all the little “does this look right? should he breath like that?” questions.

More to come later (after some sleep)!

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BABY TIME! ETA ???

December 1, 2018

He’s coming! He’s coming!!!

This will be a quick update, as we are throwing things together to head to TX. Just TWO days ago, Doc said he wasn’t ready to come out yet. Guess little man took that as a challenge! Prayers for momma and baby during this time! Also for us, ’cause we are on the way!

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It’s almost time! It’s almost time!

November 28, 2018

A week (maybe less!) remains until we meet our son. It feels like such a long time yet to go, but also the days seem to zip past faster than we can see. All of the essentials are in place (we think) and we are striving to get all the little things in order so that, on that wonderful day, we’ll have nothing to mind except sharing the joy of the birth of our son.

Provided he doesn’t come early, we’ll be on our way to Beaumont, TX next Tuesday. After he’s born, he’ll be in the hospital for a couple days, and then we’ll have to wait up to two weeks for Texas to give us permission to return home. Hopefully it won’t take that long, but we’re prepared if that’s the case.

I’m tempted to think of next week as the finish line, as if all the work and prayers that have gone into the adoption process will culminate and then things return to normal. I know that nothing could be further from the truth. “Normal” will absolutely be redefined for us! 

There is something that I want anyone reading this to take to heart. The birth momma of our son needs prayers – yours and ours – in this time and likely for quite some time. I can’t imagine the emotional toll of giving up a child for adoption, so as joyful as this time will be for us, please keep her in your hearts – for her healing and her peace. I absolutely believe that God can bless her through this time just as much as we are being blessed, and we will be forever grateful that He brought two families together in this way.

Certainly as we look forward to celebrating Christmas and the most wonderful Gift of all, we are so excited to await our son’s arrival! We’ll try to keep the updates coming!

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Time is flying !!!

November 15, 2018

We are only about three weeks away from baby Sheridan’s due date! We can scarcely believe it is almost here, and we are so excited for the day when we finally meet the little one that we have been searching for and praying for all this time!

We Facetimed with birth momma on Wednesday(11/14) – this was the first time we had been able to speak “face to face”. It was so good to see her and get an update on how she and baby were doing (very well, BTW). We were a bit nervous because we didn’t know how it would go, but it went awesome and we were all so relieved! Sure, we got a little tongue-tied a few times, but we also got to share some of the things we are doing to prepare for his arrival and also some possible name choices (highly privileged information, we might add). She’s a very sweet girl, and it really was a blessing to us all. She has some great support folks at Texas Adoption Center and they are taking great care of her.

In a very short while, we’ll be heading to Texas to meet our little boy – just in time for Christmas! How fantastic and beautiful is that? Our God is good, indeed.

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Good News!

October 11, 2018

We want to make a quick update to share with everyone some fantastic news…

WE’RE MATCHED!!!

Michelle and I are so thrilled to share that we were selected by an expectant mom on Monday to be parents to her baby! Her due date is in early December, and it’s A BOY! We can scarcely believe it! We’re going to have a son!

We are so grateful for God’s blessing in this. This is truly an answer to prayer, both ours and so many of our family and friends that have been with us on this journey. As you might expect, there are so many questions and details to start working on – it’s sure to be a hectic, joyful time! We’ll try to keep as many people in the loop as we can through social media and email. You can check back here often, or subscribe to receive alerts when new info is posted! 

Prayers and support is still so vital as we move into this new phase! Thanks to everyone who has reached out and come along side us! We are so excited to see where the Lord takes us next!

 

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Sheridan Adoption Story – Update

September 16, 2018

 

All,

 

Michelle and I wanted to send a quick update to thank all of you for your generosity and prayers! They truly are blessings and we are very, very grateful. In the coming weeks, we hope to provide regular updates on where we are in the adoption process and perhaps share a little bit about what we’ve learned through it.

 

Right now, Michelle and I are in a “season of waiting”, to borrow a phrase from our adoption consultants at Faithful Adoption Consultants (FAC). That’s a really fancy way of saying that we are still waiting to match with an expectant momma. We know that there is one perfect match for us, and we feel strongly that God will guide us along that path. Still, it is ongoing process as we grow and put our faith in His timing.

 

If you know someone that would be interested in our journey but isn’t on Facebook (pretty sure that’s against the law these days), please feel free to pass along our information (https://mystory.lifesongfororphans.org/stories/sheridan-family-adoption/) – we’d love to be able to include them in these updates!

 

One final note – if you have ever had a thought about whether adoption might be something for you to consider, please check out FAC at https://www.faithfuladoptionconsultants.com/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/faithfuladoptionconsultants.

 

Thanks again for your support and God bless!

 

Michael and Michelle Sheridan

 

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Comments

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Brett and Kendra

Nov 16, 2018

“We are so excited for you!”

$500

Vicki

Oct 22, 2018

“God bless your new family! I’m so happy for you! As God has blessed me, i hope this will bless you. Much, much love, Cousin Vicki D”

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Oct 15, 2018

$100

Stacie

Oct 11, 2018

“So excited for y’all!”

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Laura

Oct 11, 2018

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Bonnie

Sep 3, 2018

“We love you! God has great plans for you!”

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Hidden

Sep 3, 2018

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Hidden

Sep 3, 2018

“James 1:27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”

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Tami

Sep 3, 2018

“You will be AMAZING and faithful parents - blessings to your family!”

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Cathy and Mark

Sep 3, 2018

“Michelle and Michael... I am so happy and excited for you both! I know this will be an incredible journey for both of you. I love you both very much💖”

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Tina

Sep 3, 2018

“Continued prayers.....a blessing is coming your way.”

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Aimee and Lane

Sep 3, 2018

“Know that you blessed me by being my friend. A NORMAL ( but near perfect) person, kind to everyone and nice to a girl out of her element. M, I've admired you since we met. So go instill that patience, calmness and humor I've appreciated after meeting you. I'd love to be you. Aim”

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Melanie & Doug

Sep 2, 2018

“We are honored to join with you two in hopefulness & prayer! You will make wonderful parents! We are so excited for y'all!!! To God be the glory!”

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Jason and Jo

Sep 2, 2018

“Congrats and many prayers!”