Adoptive Families Blog

Hurry Up & Wait! 6 Ideas on What to Do During Your Adoption Wait

Posted by Rebecca Robinson, guest contributor on Feb 11, 2016 10:10:00 AM

Waiting is defined in the Webster’s dictionary as “To remain inactive until something anticipated occurs” or “To put off until later” and lastly, “To be prepared, or ready.” We’re sure that many of our adoptive families could add their own definitions and descriptions about the limbo of waiting.

Once the paperwork is completed (that in itself, a major accomplishment) and the profiles polished, our hearts and homes become ready with the expectation of a long awaited son or daughter…and then, the waiting begins.

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Topics: Waiting to Adopt, adoption wait

5 Things You Should Never Say to Your Adopted Child

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on Feb 9, 2016 8:00:00 AM

As an adoptive mother and adoption professional, I've heard a number of stories and helped with thousands of adoptions. I’d like to share some very important and helpful tips for adoptive parents. 

There are several damaging comments adoptive parents sometimes tell their children that can truly cause permanent damage to them. These comments can exit your mouth when you are frustrated, tired, hungry and/or sleep-deprived.

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Topics: Parenting, Domestic Adoption, Mardie Caldwell, adoptive parenting

Adoption Questions Military Couples Ask – Part 2

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 8, 2016 5:30:00 AM

Lifetime Adoption is honored to provide adoption services to those who serve our country. Last week, we answered three important questions that military couples ask about adoption. Today, we bring you three more adoption questions unique to hopeful adoptive parents who are active-duty military:

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Topics: Military, Domestic Adoption, adopt a baby, adopting while deployed, adopting while active duty

3 Reasons Your Family May Not Support Your Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 4, 2016 6:30:00 AM

When starting the adoption process, most adoptive parents anticipate that their family will support them as if they were having a biological child.  And truth be told, most do. 

Sometimes, however, issues may pop up that leave you asking yourself “Do they really support me in this?”

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Topics: Relationships, Domestic Adoption, Adoption process, Adoption journey, Adoption Fees

Adoption Questions Military Couples Ask – Part 1

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 2, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Lifetime Adoption is proud to be able to help military couples adopt. We’ve helped thousands of military adoptive families, stationed both in the United States and abroad. As you explore how you can adopt while you’re active duty, you’ll likely come up with lots of questions. We’re eager to assist you with your adoption planning and exploration, and have had great adoption success for our military families.

Here are three important questions military couples ask:

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Topics: Military, adopting while active duty

Birthparents Seeking Adoptive Families

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 1, 2016 10:00:00 AM

If you’ve started to research adoption companies, it's smart to determine what types of birth mothers and adoption situations an adoption company is working with.  In learning about their available adoption situations and what their birth mothers are seeking, it'll help you discover if you're a good fit for their adoption program.

Here, you'll find info about just three of the many birth mothers seeking adoptive parents that Lifetime is currently working with.

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Topics: available adoption situations, birth parents seeking adoptive families

The Benefits of Keeping a Journal During Your Adoption Wait

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jan 28, 2016 10:10:00 AM

When you’re waiting to be chosen by a birth mother, you’re waiting in the wilderness for a purpose. While you’re waiting, it’s beneficial to keep a journal of the lessons you’re learning.

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Topics: Christian Adoption, Adoption prayer, adoption wait

"I'm So Happy Being His Mom!"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jan 26, 2016 11:05:00 AM

We wanted to share a recent email that we received from Lifetime adoptive mother Natacha:

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Topics: Domestic Adoption, Adoption Update

Choosing the “Perfect” Name for Your Adopted Child

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jan 25, 2016 12:47:00 PM

Many adoptive families struggle with what to name their adopted baby or child. When adopting a newborn, often times the baby does not have a name given by their birth mother yet. In an open adoption situation, you might consider choosing the name with the birth mother. This allows you to offer the best name that ties the baby’s past with its future.

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Topics: Open Adoption, Domestic Adoption, adoption tip

Gathering Strength in Your Adoption Journey

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on Jan 21, 2016 7:00:00 AM

When things seem slow-in-coming with your adoption, gathering strength might feel challenging. Waiting to adopt can tax even a well-rooted faith; you may even question God’s presence or faithfulness at times. It may even feel like God has forgotten you. You may wonder if you’re even on track with His plan for your life.

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Topics: Christian Adoption, Adoption prayer, adoption wait