Adoptive Families Blog

Explaining Adoption to Your Children

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Oct 1, 2015 1:04:00 PM

Question: How do I explain adoption to my biological children? We want to add to our family through adoption and be able to explain to our children the reason and what positive aspects adoption has. Can you help?

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Topics: children, Open Adoption, Parenting, Domestic Adoption, Adopting a Baby

A Baby Shower if We’re Adopting?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Sep 29, 2015 2:21:00 PM

Some adopting families wonder “should we have a baby shower for the baby we’re adopting?” “Is it appropriate?” After all, everyone in your lives will want to celebrate your life-changing event! Here are some things to consider as you arrange your little miracle’s baby shower…

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Topics: Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, I want to adopt a baby, baby shower

What it Means to be Ready to Adopt

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Sep 28, 2015 1:34:00 PM

Today, women considering adoption may initiate the adoption process for a child at any time before, during, or after birth. This means adoptive parents need to remain available and ready at any moment. While it’s never too late for a birth mother to start an adoption, there are times when it’s too late for adoptive parents to accept an opportunity to adopt a child.

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Topics: Infant adoption, Adoption process, Waiting to Adopt, Adopting a Baby, baby adoption, preparing to adopt, adoption tip, adoption readiness

Transracial Adoption: Upcoming Webinar

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Sep 24, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Are you considering the adoption of a child of a race different than your own? Whether or not you adopt a child who shares race in common with you, you may also wonder about the day your child says "why don't I look like you?"

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Topics: Adoption webinar, adoption Q&A, Trans-Racial Adoptions

How Can We Afford to Adopt?

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on Sep 22, 2015 12:06:00 PM

Many families experience sticker shock after looking into adoption and stop right there. Yet many people make monthly payments for a car or even a home remodel. Your car may only last ten years, but your family is for a lifetime!

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Topics: Adoption Tips, Fundraising, Savings, Adoption Fees

Birth Mothers Seeking Families | Adoption Situations

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Sep 21, 2015 11:27:00 AM

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, birth mothers seeking families, available adoption situations

What to Do During Your Adoption Wait

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on Sep 17, 2015 8:28:00 AM

Rarely in life do happiness and fear mix as dramatically as during the time when adoptive parents are waiting for the birth of their child or for the adoption to become irrevocable. Here are some suggestions that prospective adoptive parents have found helpful, emotionally and practically. Choose and check the ones that work for you.

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Topics: Adoption Tips, adoption wait, adoption wisdom

Adoption Update...Our Son is One!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Sep 15, 2015 11:09:00 AM

Here at Lifetime Adoption, we frequently receive updates from adoptive couples who adopted their child through our services. We were delighted to get this update from Craig and Ruth:

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How to Handle Difficult Situations with Openness

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on Sep 14, 2015 1:08:00 PM

We all have times in life when we're facing hard situations. Or, it may be that your child, co-worker, spouse, friend or loved one is upset at you. The tips below can be applied to either circumstance.

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Topics: Relationships, Communication, Mardie Caldwell

Adoption Webinar: Your Questions, Answered

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Sep 10, 2015 11:26:00 AM

When you’re researching whether adoption is right for you and your family, the answers to your questions tend to lead to more questions! A great way to find out the answers to your adoption questions is to tune into one of the many webinars Lifetime Adoption hosts. We hold webinars a few times a month. If you sign up and attend the webinar live, you are able to ask the webinar hosts your particular question. The recordings of the webinars are made available for you to listen to later on, if you’re not able to make the webinar at its scheduled time.

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