Adoptive Families Blog

8 Pointers for a Successful Adoption: Lifetime Mother Shares Her Secrets

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 26, 2017

Plus, 4 tips on what NOT to do!

"My husband and I are with an adoption agency and have been waiting for 10 months. Our profile has gone out to birth mothers but there hasn't been any interest yet. What should we do to be seen by more birth mothers? Any tips for what we should be doing as we wait to be picked?"

We're sharing the answer a Lifetime adoptive mother provided, her 8 pointers for a successful adoption, and 4 things to avoid!

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Topics: Adoption Tips, Adoption success, I want to adopt a baby, adopt a baby

7 Tips to Manage Your Stress While Adopting

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 24, 2017

Stress is part of our everyday life. But when you add in the process of adopting, stress can feel more intense.  No matter what your path to adoption is, there's a lot of work and time involved in the process. 

Stress can be positive: it increases our productivity and senses, two very important things during your adoption process. But too much stress can create problems, both physical and emotional.  By learning how to handle your stress in a positive way now, you'll have better stress management habits once you're juggling a new child into your routine.

Here are 7 tips for managing your adoption stress in a healthy way:

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Topics: Adoption process, Adoption journey, adoption stress

The Top 8 Things Successful Adoptive Parents Have in Common

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 21, 2017

Part 4

Today, we're happy to share the fourth part in Lifetime Adoption's new blog series, How to Be Successful in Domestic Infant Adoption. With this series, our mission is to assist you in learning how you can successfully adopt a baby with a shorter adoption wait!

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Topics: Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Waiting to Adopt, adoption wait, adopt a baby, how to handle the adoption wait, how to be successful in domestic infant adoption

The Inside Scoop on What It’s Like to Be an Adoptive Parent

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 19, 2017

The process to adopt and adjusting to life as an adoptive parent is one that's emotionally complex. After adoption, adoptive parents go through all kinds of intricate emotions as they adjust to life with a new child, on top of a new, unique relationship with their child’s birth mother. Many adoptive parents express a feeling of relief, while others feel a sort of "let-down" after adoption.

In a special adoption webinar held last week, we shared about post-adoption depression, adoption guilt or fears through the process, and honoring promises made through adoption. Discover how you can listen to this webinar by reading on!

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Topics: Open Adoption, Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption webinar, adoptive parenting, post-adoption depression, post-adoption blues, post-adoption

Adoption Q&A: Can We Adopt Without Using the Internet?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 17, 2017

Question: My husband and I live in a very remote, rural area and can't get Internet service at our house. We have to travel to the nearest library which is 45 minutes away to access the Internet. Is it possible to adopt a baby without using the Internet?

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Topics: Open Adoption, Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption journey, adoption Q&A, adoption wait, adopt a baby

The Top 8 Things Successful Adoptive Parents Have in Common

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 14, 2017

Part 3

Today, we're pleased to share the third part in Lifetime Adoption's new blog series, How to Be Successful in Domestic Infant Adoption. With this series, our mission is to assist you in learning how you can successfully adopt a baby with a shorter adoption wait!

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Topics: Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Waiting to Adopt, adoption wait, adopt a baby, how to handle the adoption wait, how to be successful in domestic infant adoption

Facebook Video Taped LIVE at a Pregnancy Resource Conference

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 12, 2017

Lifetime streamed a Facebook Live Video from the road a couple months ago on our Facebook page, Lifetime Adoption CenterLifetime Adoption's Director Heather Featherston and our Outreach Coordinator Libby Denniston appeared live from a conference, where they were spreading the word about adoption and Lifetime's services for women facing unplanned pregnancy. 

Heather and Libby shared what they're doing to educate healthcare professionals on how modern adoption works today. Learn about the message they're sharing, and how it helps you towards a successful adoption!

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Topics: Adoption Awareness, adoption education, Lifetime Adoption Facebook LIVE, Facebook LIVE, modern adoption, adoption outreach

The Inside Scoop on What Birth Mothers Like to Know

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 10, 2017

Here's a question that Lifetime's Adoption Experts received during a recent Facebook Live video: "What do birth mothers like to know about adoptive families? And, how can we support them better?"

Keep reading to see Lifetime's answer!

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Topics: Birth Mothers, adoption match, first call with a birth mother

The Top 8 Things Successful Adoptive Parents Have in Common

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 7, 2017

Part 2

Today, we're pleased to share the second part of Lifetime Adoption's new blog series with you! The goal of our series is to help you learn how you can be successful in domestic adoption. Keep scrolling to discover how you can successfully adopt a baby with a shorter adoption wait!

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Topics: Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption profile, Waiting to Adopt, adoption wait, adopt a baby, how to handle the adoption wait, how to be successful in domestic infant adoption

Secrets Revealed: the Pressure to be the Perfect Adoptive Parent

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 5, 2017

We're excited to welcome Lifetime's Founder and experienced adoptive mom, Mardie Caldwell, for a LIVE webinar next Monday!

Adoptive parents in all phases of their story are invited to attend this free webinar. Anyone just starting to think about adoption, actively waiting to adopt, or newly parenting a child through adoption will find this webinar helpful! The webinar will begin at 4:00 pm Pacific time on Monday, July 10th

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Topics: Open Adoption, Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption webinar, Mardie Caldwell, adoptive parenting, adoption webinars, domestic infant adoption