Adoptive Families Blog

What If a Birth Mother Changes Her Mind?

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on Jul 29, 2016 9:23:33 AM

Dear Mardie,
We’re matched with a birth mother right now, but I’m worried. What if the birth mother changes her mind about adoption and tries to get the baby back?

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Topics: Birth Mothers, relationship with birth mother, what if a birth mother changes her mind?, reclaim, failed adoption

Webinar This Thursday – Your Adoption Questions Answered!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jul 26, 2016 9:41:53 AM

Do you have questions about adopting a baby? Then we suggest you mark your calendar and attend our free webinar this Thursday! It will be a live Adoption Q&A Webinar, hosted by two of Lifetime's experienced and friendly coordinators.

In attendance will be adoptive parents in various chapters of their adoption journey, from just thinking about it to researching to getting started.

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Topics: Open Adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption webinar

Adoption Scams and How to Avoid Them

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jul 25, 2016 11:10:06 AM

Recently it was reported that adoption scammers have been luring hopeful adoptive couples and then vanishing into thin air. You can read the full story over at Jezebel.com. Here at Lifetime, we take numerous actions to protect our adoptive families from frauds and scams. Read on to find out what we do…

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Topics: Avoiding Adoption Fraud and Scams, adoption fraud, adoption scams

How to Create an Adoption Profile That Shines

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on Jul 21, 2016 2:47:16 PM

Today, I want to share some tips with you that'll really help optimize your adoption profile, so that you stand out to potential birth mothers:

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Topics: Adoption Tips, Adoption parent profiles, Adoption profile, Mardie Caldwell

Adoption Stories Then and Now - Nicholas and Kristin

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jul 18, 2016 1:15:17 PM

As Lifetime Adoption celebrates its 30th year, we continue to find personal joy and fulfillment as we walk birth mothers and families through their unique adoption journey, step-by-step.

That’s why we’re starting a blog series, called “Then and Now.” At Lifetime, our staff gets to see families' stories from the beginning. Lifetime’s staff is with our adoptive families every step of the way: from filling out our application online, to creating their adoption profile, and then to being chosen by a birth mother and adopting!

So, when they adopt we celebrate because we've been with them the whole way.

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Topics: adoption stories, Adoption story, Lifetime Babies, then and now

Needed: African American Families to Adopt

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jul 15, 2016 12:49:15 PM

Lifetime Adoption always needs adoptive parents of all races, however lately we’ve been working with several birth mothers who are seeking married Christian adoptive parents who are African American.

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Topics: African American adoption, African American Adoptions, need for African American adoptive families

“Why is Adoption So Expensive?" - How to Afford Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jul 14, 2016 11:49:36 AM

Once you've started on your path towards adopting a baby or child, you may get asked, "Why is adoption so expensive?" The asker of questions like this could pose it in a negative way, perhaps even adding "Babies who need homes should be free!" Here are a few tips on how to answer prying questions about the cost of adoption:

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Topics: Adoption fundraising, afford to adopt, adoption financing, why is adoption expensive?, how to afford adoption, how much does it cost to adopt

Adoption Foundation Highlighted in People Magazine

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jul 8, 2016 10:23:23 AM

Lifetime Adoption is always thrilled to see adoption in portrayed in the media in a positive light. In the most recent issue of People magazine, an adoption foundation called AdoptTogether was featured. AdoptTogether is a website where hopeful adoptive parents can raise money for their adoption through crowdfunding.  Adoptive parents are able to request their friends and family to help them offset the costs of adopting.

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Topics: Adoption Awareness, adoption in the news, adoption in the media

Want to Learn About Breastfeeding the Baby You’ll Adopt?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jul 7, 2016 3:14:29 PM

Are you interested in learning more about breastfeeding the baby you will adopt? Adoption author and Founder of Lifetime, Mardie Caldwell, has written a book that's a resource for adoptive parents who want to know more about bonding through breastfeeding your adoptive baby. And right now, we're offering FREE Priority Shipping with a coupon code! Read on to learn more...

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Topics: adoptive parenting, adoptive breastfeeding, breastfeeding your adopted baby

Lifetime Wishes You a Happy 4th of July!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jul 4, 2016 8:00:00 AM

The Fourth of July is upon us -- happy long weekend, everyone! Here's a cute photo collage of Lifetime babies, children, and families in showing off their patriotic outfits! 

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Topics: Open Adoption, Domestic Adoption, 4th of July