Adoptive Families Blog

What Adoptive Parents Ask – Part 2

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jul 28, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Yesterday, we shared with you part one of our series, What Adoptive Parents Ask. Here is our second part:

Adoptive parents ask: “I get that adoption today means a child’s mother has the choice in adoptive parents and I think that’s so great. What I wonder is what these women are thinking when they see our profile. How can we find out feedback from these possible birth mothers? Do they ever have negative things to say? We can take it…we just want to do what we can to make a good impression about who we are.”

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What Adoptive Parents Ask – Part 1

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jul 27, 2015 12:20:00 PM

This Q&A is part one in our blog series What Adoptive Parents Ask.

Adoptive parents ask: "I read about a possible birth mother on your site that would be a perfect match for us. Can you make sure she knows about us?"

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Topics: birth mother, Adoption Questions, Birth Mothers

First-Time Parents? How to Prepare for a Baby

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jul 23, 2015 1:52:00 PM

Many couples who are waiting to adopt will be parents for the first time through adoption. They want to educate themselves and prepare for a newborn. But, the parenting classes given at hospitals may make them too sad, since they’re filled with expecting couples.

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Topics: baby adoption, adoption wait

Resolving Fertility Issues

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on Jul 21, 2015 12:26:00 PM

Sometimes I see people rush into adoption without taking the time to grieve the loss of the biological child they did not have. They risk sabotaging an adoption or, worse, treating the child they adopt as second best to the son or daughter they might have had biologically.

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Topics: Infertility, infertility to adoption,

God's Hand in Adoption

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on Jul 20, 2015 12:56:00 PM

After helping thousands of adoptive parents find their way through the journey of adoption, I can say unequivocally that God’s hand is at work today. I have a beautiful perspective from which to see Him guiding these precious children to the home that He ultimately desires for them.

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Topics: Adoption process, Adoption journey, Adopting a Baby

Adoption Webinar: What to Expect When Baby Arrives

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jul 16, 2015 1:33:00 PM

Adoptive parents inspired our recent webinar where we got to cover the aspects and timeline of what happens once baby is born. Recent webinars revealed questions from hopeful parents about what it’s like at the hospital, the process birth mothers go through after giving birth, the timing of clearances to take the baby home, attorney and home study roles, and finalizing adoption. In this replay Lifetime Adoption director, Linda Rotz, answered the most-asked questions about the moments each adoptive parent is dream of…meeting and bringing your child home!

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Topics: Adoption webinar

Gender Preferences Affect Your Adoption Wait

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jul 14, 2015 12:18:00 PM

In choosing your adoption preferences, it’s vital that you take a look at how flexible you are in your preferences, and how long you are willing to wait for a match.

When an adoptive couple becomes fully active, then the wait to be chosen starts. And the wait is mostly out of your control, with the exception of these three items: gender preference, profile, and budget.

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Topics: Adopting a child, Adopting a Baby, adoption wait

Adoption Situations | Birth Mothers Seeking Families

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jul 13, 2015 12:30:00 PM

If you’re thinking about adopting a baby to start or grow your family, chances are you're curious about what types of adoption situations are out there. It helps to read about the different adoption situations and babies available for adoption that an adoption company has.

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Topics: Adoption Opportunities, available adoption situations

Update From a Woman Who Did Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jul 11, 2015 4:00:00 PM

We just received an email from Ashlee, who recently decided to make an adoption plan for her baby. We’re sharing it here, so that you may see how an adoption happens:

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Topics: Adoption for my child, Considering adoption, adopt my baby

Adoption Tip: the Home Study Visit

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on Jul 9, 2015 9:00:00 AM

When you're preparing to adopt, the thought of a social worker visiting your home to inspect it for the adoption home study can feel daunting. You can manage the visit with less stress if you first educate yourself and prepare. The social worker is doing a “people study,” and part of that is to see where and how you live. They are not looking for a perfect model home, but one where a child will be safe and clean.

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Topics: Adoption Home Study