When a couple is dealing with infertility, there are generally five stages of grief and loss that they go through. Encountering these emotions is a normal and healthy way of moving from infertility toward adoption.
We all deal with grief and loss in different ways. Some people experience all five stages, while others only encounter a couple. Furthermore, it's normal to experience the stages in any order.
As a couple moves from infertility to adoption, they may experience these stages of grief and loss:
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You might not realize it, but your employer might be able to help make your adoption a reality! More and more companies are starting to offer adoption benefits to their employees. Keep reading to discover how your employer might be able to help you fund your adoption!
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The goal of today’s post is to help improve your family member's and friends' understanding of how adoption works today. If they wish to share in your adoption experience, this information can serve as a starting point for conversations about how your adoption will touch everyone.
We encourage you to share this post with your loved ones!
If someone you care about is hoping to adopt, you become part of their adoption circle. As such, you’ll need insights and information about adoption. Whether you’re experienced or unfamiliar with adoption, this blog post will be beneficial. We encourage you to as you participate in their lives as an adoptive family.
Here are 7 ideas on how you can support your loved one during their adoption journey:
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"When should I tell my child they're adopted?"
"What if they don't understand or it makes them sad?"
"How should I tell my child that they were adopted?"
These are some of the most commonly asked questions asked by hopeful adoptive parents, struggling to find the right answers. Today, Lifetime shares the best way to share your child's adoption story with them!
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Decades ago, almost every adoption was closed. Back then, people thought that closed adoption was best for the child. Today's adoptions look much different. An estimated 95% of domestic adoptions now have some level of openness between adoptive parents and birth parents.
Even though there are varying kinds and levels of openness in open adoptions, there are healthy traits that many have in common. Here are 6 traits that adoptive families should strive for in open adoptions:
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Are you hoping to adopt again? Many who have experienced the joys of parenthood wish to expand their family through adopting a second time. We'd be honored to be a part of your second adoption journey!
After 32 years of experience, Lifetime is confident that we know what birth mothers are looking for in an adoptive family. And what many are seeking today are experienced adoptive parents, who have already adopted a baby.
Keep reading to learn how you can grow your family through the miracle of another adoption!
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When you've just decided that adoption is the way you'll grow your family, it can be hard to know where to start.
What do you need help with to begin your adoption? What's standing in your way of achieving your dreams of adopting a baby?
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We're excited to announce that our blog has just been awarded in the "Top 20 Christian Adoption and Foster Care Blogs!" Lifetime's blog was named in the prestigious top 3 adoption blogs in this list, curated by content reader Feedspot. What an honor to be among this list of other awesome adoption blogs, for the second year in a row!
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"My husband and I have just started to look into adoption, after facing infertility. We're interested in your adoption program. We'd especially like to adopt a baby so that we can experience all of those 'firsts' with our son or daughter.
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We’re delighted to share with you that one of our adoptive couples, Zachary and Kearsten, have been featured in a national publication, the Coastal Virginia Magazine! The adoptive family was interviewed for a new segment called "What It's Like" to talk about adoption.
Keep reading to see what they said about the journey to adopt their sweet baby boy, Maverick!