Adoptive Families Blog

Words of Wisdom: Adoption Journey

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Apr 16, 2015 9:02:00 AM

During the adoption process, waiting and wondering can become difficult. Here are some words of wisdom to remember at any point during your adoption journey.

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Topics: Adoption process, Adoption journey

Adoptive Family Update

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Apr 13, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Here is a sweet update from one of our adoptive families who adopted their baby boy six weeks ago! They share encouraging words to waiting parents including “this will happen!”

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Topics: Adoptive family, update

Adoption Question: Why Them and Not Us?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Apr 9, 2015 3:18:00 PM

Marie Caldwell, author of “Adoption: Your Step-by-Step Guide” answers a common adoption question with adoptive parents.

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Topics: Adoption Questions, adoptive parents

A Visit from One of Our Lifetime Babies

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Apr 7, 2015 2:00:00 AM

The other day one of our completed families came to visit our staff here at the office so we could see one of the Lifetime babies. Baby Hank is almost 8 months old and the happiest baby! He loves to be in front of the camera. His parents, Dustin & Miranda are enjoying every moment of parenthood! We each had a turn holding him and playing with him and it was such a wonderful time!

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Topics: Adopting a Baby, Lifetime Babies

Adoption Preparation Tips from Adoptive Parents

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on Mar 31, 2015 7:00:00 AM

We recently took the question, “What was the best tip or advice that helped you OR that you would pass along to other parents preparing to adopt? Any products for baby or the child that you recommend? Any travel ideas or time-saving tips? Tell us what worked for you!” to our Lifetime Adoption Center Facebook page. These were some of the replies from our families:

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Topics: Adopting a Baby, preparing to adopt

Keeping Hope During Your Adoption Journey

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Mar 30, 2015 9:28:00 AM

Recently this reminder was posted on our Lifetime Adoption Facebook page, with a lot of encouraging feedback from adoptive families who are currently on their adoption journey. Hope is eager expectation of relief of your current season or situation. There are good things happening in each phase of your story, even if the ultimate "good thing" you're looking for hasn't yet come. Don't give up!

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Topics: Adoption journey, Adopting a Baby

Adoption Story: How a Birthmother Chose Her Adoptive Family

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Mar 26, 2015 12:36:00 PM

Founder of Lifetime Adoption, Mardie Caldwell shares one of her favorite adoption stories about how a birthmother chose her adoptive family, which can be found in her book, “Adoption: Your Step-by-Step Guide”.

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Topics: Adopting a child, Adoptive family, Adoption story

Faith Based Answers to Your Adoption Questions

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Mar 10, 2015 10:16:00 AM

Are you called to adoption? Many people feel a desire to become parents, but far fewer feel a calling to become adoptive parents. The Lord has placed a deep yearning in the hearts of these people to love and nurture a child who is not biologically theirs. If you think you are being called to be adoptive parents, God has the answers to your adoption questions.

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Topics: Adoption Questions, Adoptive family

The Benefits of Domestic Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Mar 9, 2015 10:07:00 AM

One of the biggest choices a parent will make is whether to adopt domestically or internationally. A common misconception to first time adoptive parents is that there are no babies available for adoption in the U.S. There are actually thousands of children adopted domestically each year, many of them newborn infants. Available newborns, a clear adoption process and ability to connect with birthparents are distinctions of the domestic process.

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Topics: Domestic Adoption, Adopting a child

Bonding with Baby after Infant Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Mar 5, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Some parents expect an instantaneous bond with their new baby immediately after infant adoption. Secretly, these same parents may worry and experience some uncertainty…what if they don’t feel a connection with their adopted infant? Lifetime Adoption has seen the special bonds that develop between adoptive parents and their adopted infants. Like many other aspects of parenting, bonding takes work and dedication.

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Topics: Adoption Tips, Infant adoption, Adopting a Baby