Adoptive Families Blog

Available Adoption Situations

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Nov 30, 2015 12:25:00 PM

If you’re hoping adopt a baby or adopt a child, it's a good idea to find out what types of birth mothers and adoption situations an adoption company is working with.  By reading 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 are just three of the many birth mothers seeking adoptive parents that Lifetime is currently working with:

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Topics: Domestic Adoption, I want to adopt a baby, available adoption situations, adopt a child, adopt a baby

Giving Thanks

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Nov 26, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Lifetime Adoption would like to wish you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving! During this holiday, Lifetime's 800 line remains open for women considering adoption and adoptive couples in an active match: 1-800-923-6784. We feel that it's vital to remain available 24/7 for women in a crisis pregnancy or unplanned pregnancy, so that we can provide them with all of the info about the adoption possible.

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Nervous About Birth Parents?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Nov 24, 2015 10:08:00 AM

Are you nervous about talking to and potentially meeting the birth parents who are thinking of matching with you? You may be wondering what they're like, what they'll ask, how you should act, and what you should say.

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Topics: birth mother, visit with birth family

Discover the 7 Keys to Adoption Success

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Nov 23, 2015 9:03:00 AM

In the quick video here, you can find out 7 easy methods to use that will lead to your adoption success and bring your baby home!

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Topics: Adoption Tips, Infant adoption, Mardie Caldwell, adopt a baby

What is a Birth Mom Like?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Nov 19, 2015 10:03:00 AM

Here's a question we recently were asked by a couple thinking about adopting a baby through Lifetime:

"We're nervous about talking with a birth mom on the phone. What are they like? What should we expect? How do we talk to her?"

Hear Adoption Expert Mardie Caldwell's answer in this short video:

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Topics: Open Adoption, Mardie Caldwell, Birth Mothers, birthmother contact, adoption tip, adoption video,, visit with birth family

What Are the Benefits of Open Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Nov 17, 2015 2:08:00 PM

With an OPEN ADOPTION, birth parents have the opportunity to select the family who will parent their child. The adoptive parents and birth parents may speak, meet, and get to know each other before the birth, and then communicate afterwards, as well. As the birth mother progresses in her pregnancy, she can send ultrasound photos and share additional photos, if desired.

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Topics: Open Adoption, Mardie Caldwell, open adoption visits

Lifetime Webinar: Embracing Adoption After Infertility

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

Please mark your calendars to join us this Wednesday for an adoption webinar that will cover a specific part of many adoptive couple's adoption journeys: infertility.

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Topics: Mardie Caldwell, Infertility, infertility to adoption,

So Glad We Made the Choice of Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Nov 12, 2015 10:20:00 AM

The caring staff of Adoption Coordinators at Lifetime Adoption regularly receive emails from past Lifetime clients on how life is going after adoption. They email us updates, photos, and words of gratitude for the work we did to help them. So, we were thrilled to get this email from this sweet little boy's birth parents:

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Topics: Open Adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption Update, Adopting a Baby

National Adoption Awareness Month - 7 Celebration Ideas

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Nov 10, 2015 9:30:00 AM

You may have seen our posts about listening to open adoption stories and reading adoption books as methods for celebrating National Adoption Awareness Month.

We wanted to share with you 7 more ways that you can recognize adoption this National Adoption Awareness Month:

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Topics: Open Adoption, Domestic Adoption, National Adoption Awareness Month

Celebrate National Adoption Awareness Month – Read Adoption Books

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Nov 9, 2015 10:17:00 AM

This month, National Adoption Awareness Month is nationally recognized. To celebrate the month, we encourage you to learn more about adoption through reading books about it. Lifetime Adoption’s Founder Mardie Caldwell has penned five books about adoption:, Adoption: Your Step-by-Step Guide, The Healthcare Professional’s Guide to Adoption, Called to Adoption, and So I Was Thinking About Adoption.

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Topics: Open Adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption Book, National Adoption Awareness Month