Adoptive Families Blog

What Adoption Options Can Lifetime Offer Me?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 19, 2015 10:08:00 AM

 

If you’ve been praying about expanding your family or about how you could help a child in need, you may feel called to adopt a child. If so, you undoubtedly have questions about how to best move forward to ensure your adoption goes smoothly and successfully.

 

Successful adoptions are most likely when the adoptive families have faith in their desires, are intentional in their steps, and are focused on their goal. Once you have taken your leap of faith, the next step toward adoption is selecting the agency you will work with. Your goal will be to work with the agency that can best serve you and your needs in a timely way.

 

When viewing your adoption options and selecting an agency to work with, it’s important to think about the long term implications of your decision as well as the shorter term benefits.

 

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Raising Money for Adoption: Where to Start?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 17, 2015 11:09:00 AM

 

The high price tag associated with adoption can be intimidating to many, but once a family has been called to adoption there is really no other option than to face the financial challenge head on.

 

Over the years families have gotten creative about raising money for adoption, and a few tried and true methods have risen to the top.

 

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Benefits of Private Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 16, 2015 10:55:00 AM

 

The single most important decision you must make before beginning your adoption journey is determining the type of adoption that is right for your family. As you consider your choices, it will be important to listen to what your heart is telling you: your heart’s desire will lead you through this first step of determining the best type of adoption to pursue. If possible, speak to others who have recently gone through the type of adoption you are considering, and use the Internet to find out more about your choices and to better understand what the pros and cons are of each.

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Help! I’m Scared of the Adoption Process

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 12, 2015 2:04:00 PM

It’s no surprise that you may be scared of the adoption process. After all, adoption is a major decision! But fear and intimidation don’t have to be a part of your adoption. Choosing to work with experienced and caring professionals who will be there to walk you through the process step by step can do wonders for addressing your concerns and showing you that adoption isn’t so scary after all.

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Lifetime’s Open Adoption Webinar Series

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 10, 2015 11:07:00 AM

Are you hoping to adopt a child and just starting to learn about the possibilities of an open adoption? Get real answers to all your questions through our series of open and honest webinars. Hear personal stories from adoptive families and birth parents on how they built and maintained positive relationships with each other through their adoption experience.

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Adoption Q&A: Will You Help Us With Our Adoption Profile?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 9, 2015 10:34:00 AM

Question: I’ve just started to research adoption and I’m a little intimidated by the prospect of making an adoption profile booklet. Can I get help with this?

Answer: Yes, we’re here to help! The adoption profile, which is a combination of your Dear Birth Parent letter and photos of your life is the tool we use to present you to birthmothers. We help you to develop your profile by providing you with suggestions, tools for training, as well as sample profiles that have produced successful adoptions.

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Adoption Webinar: Q&A for Hopeful Parents

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 5, 2015 11:44:00 AM

For a limited time, you can watch our most recent Q&A Adoption Webinar. In this webinar, Lifetime Adoption's staff answered various questions from those thinking about building their family through adoption. Whether you're in the early stages of adoption planning or if you've already moved through the steps to become ready and want to stay proactive, this webinar is an opportunity to hear answers and learn from other questions asked by the audience.

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Trust Your Adoption Circumstances

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on Feb 3, 2015 4:22:00 PM

Remember that what seems like adverse circumstances are really planned growth opportunities. When we can trust God's leading each day, then we can let go of worrying how we will get to our destination, avoiding a lot of unneeded stress. One of the greatest daily habits I have learned is to daily affirm my trust in and gratitude to God, no matter what seems to be off kilter in my life.

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Adoption Challenges? Seek God First

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on Feb 2, 2015 9:20:00 AM

Have you found that when you speak with people about adoption, they all have different opinions and attitudes? And just when you think you’ve heard it all, the next one is a surprise? 

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"Why do you need more adoptive families?"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jan 29, 2015 3:21:00 PM

 

“I saw that you’re looking for additional African American couples to adopt. I also noticed that you currently have some waiting couples who are African American. Why are you searching for more couples while you still have people waiting to adopt?”

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