Adoptive Families Blog

What If Your Spouse is Uncertain About Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Sep 23, 2016 11:51:05 AM

Before you start on the path to infant adoption, it’s important that both you and your spouse are onboard and enthusiastic. We encourage you to confront and resolve any issues or concerns you may have surrounding adoption. But what if your spouse is uncertain of whether you should adopt?

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Topics: Relationships, Domestic Adoption, Adoption webinar, adoption decision, adopt a baby

Adoption Stories Then and Now - Casey and Lisa

Posted by Heidi Keefer on Sep 22, 2016 10:04:05 AM

Today's installment of the blog series Then and Now." shares Nebraska adoptive couple Casey and Lisa's adoption story. Read about how they were blessed to adopt a baby girl!

As they began their journey with Lifetime, they shared they'd be struggling with the answer as to why they were unable to conceive a child. Adoption was the answer that God provided them, so that they might help a child in need.

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Topics: adoption stories, Infant adoption, Adoption story, Lifetime Babies, interracial adoption, transracial adoption, then and now

Adoption Situations of Lifetime Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Sep 19, 2016 12:00:23 PM

Have you just started to research infant adoption? When you're exploring adoption agencies, it's good to find out what types of birth mothers and adoption situations they have.  In learning 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's info about just a few of the many birth mothers seeking adoptive parents that Lifetime is currently working with:

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Topics: Infant adoption, birth mothers seeking families, available adoption situations, birth parents seeking adoptive families

Adopting an Older Child? Here's Your Shopping Checklist

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Sep 16, 2016 10:14:09 AM

When you're preparing for an older child adoption, it's smart to register for all the gear you need ahead of time. We have heard from adoptive families who created a wish list or online registry at Amazon.

Then, once they're traveling for adoption, friends and family can purchase needed items from their list. These items can be shipped to their home or their hotel when they know they'll need them. This allows adoptive couples to enjoy the excitement of registering, but avoid having all those items sitting around while they wait to be chosen by a birth mother. 

Lifetime has built this adoption shopping checklist, so you can be sure you have all the needed essentials on your registry for adoption. You can see our suggestions for an infant adoption registry in our previous post, Adoption Registry: Shopping Checklist for Parents-in-Waiting

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Topics: Adopting a child, older child adoption, adopting an older child, adoption shopping, adoption shopping checklist

Adoption Stories Then and Now - Maurice and Kim

Posted by Heidi Keefer on Sep 15, 2016 2:34:29 PM

Lifetime Adoption is delighted to present another Lifetime adoptive family's story today in our blog series “Then and Now.” Today's adoptive family is Maurice and Kim from Missouri.

As they began their journey with Lifetime, they shared how excited they were to become parents for the first time through infant adoption.

"We are thankful for the opportunity to adopt! We both knew we wanted kids right away, but weren't able to conceive. We chose adoption to start our family, as we strongly felt that it's God's plan for us," they wrote.

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Topics: adoption stories, Infant adoption, Adoption story, infant adoption florida, Lifetime Babies, then and now

Adoptive Parenting Books to Read Before You Adopt

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Sep 12, 2016 11:53:00 AM

Preparing ahead of time for parenting is smart. Lifetime Adoption suggests that you read the three books listed below while you're in your adoption wait. Prepare for parenthood with books on adoption, discipline, and parenting. Educating yourself and learning all you can about parenting is a constructive way to spend your time while you're waiting to adopt. Think of it this way: once your baby is home, there won't be much time for reading! 

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Topics: Adoption Book, Waiting to Adopt, adoption wait, adoptive parenting, books about adoption

Birth Mother Grief – How You Can Help

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Sep 9, 2016 11:25:10 AM

After an infant adoption, your baby’s birth mother might be experiencing deep depression and grief. Lifetime Adoption wants to share some effective ways that you can help her post adoption blues. It’s in everyone’s best interest to offer support. It’ll enhance your open adoption relationship and allow your child to know where they came from and why their birth mother chose adoption.

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Topics: Open Adoption, adoption counseling, Infant adoption, relationship with birth mother

The Ultimate How-to Guide for Dads-to-Be

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Sep 8, 2016 12:43:46 PM

It’s a good idea to get all the info on how to be a dad that you can before you bring your baby home. The skills needed to be a parent might not come easy, and some tasks aren’t that obvious either.  Read on to learn the skills you’ll need to develop as a dad. Think of this as your chance to get ahead of the game! Before you bring your baby home through adoption, learn:

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Topics: Infant adoption, adoption readiness, adoptive fathers

Adoption Registry: Shopping Checklist for Parents-in-Waiting

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Sep 2, 2016 10:02:56 AM

Here's our follow-up to last week's post, Buying for Baby: Should we stock up now or later?

So you’re ready to start your adoption registry or wish list, but aren’t sure where to start? Lifetime has created this adoption shopping checklist so you can be sure you have all the needed essentials on your registry for adoption.

Remember, you may need to customize your own list, based on your adoption search goals. For example, if you’re open to a child between the ages of newborn to 2 years old, you may not want to stock up on newborn clothing or buy an infant car seat until you know for sure the age and needs of the specific child you adopt.

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Topics: Infant adoption, Newborn Adoption, adoption travel tips, adopt a baby, adoption shopping, what to pack when traveling for your adoption, adoption shopping checklist

Adoption Stories Then and Now - Kyle and Taya

Posted by Heidi Keefer on Sep 1, 2016 12:57:09 PM

Lifetime Adoption is pleased to share a brand-new installment in our blog series “Then and Now”, which follows Lifetime's adoptive families from the waiting stage of their journey through to infant adoption! Today's adoptive family is Kyle and Taya from Nebraska.

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Topics: adoption stories, Infant adoption, Adoption story, Lifetime Babies, then and now