Adoptive Families Blog

An Adoption Prayer Bracelet: an Encouraging Mother’s Day Gift That Gives Back, Too

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 2, 2016 12:32:28 PM

There's still time to get an Adoption Prayer Bracelet in time for Mother's Day IF you order soon! Every purchase goes the Lifetime Adoption Foundation, which helps women who are lovingly choosing adoption. The bracelets are one-of-a-kind; each bracelet is handmade and delicately engraved.

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Topics: Mother's Day, Adoption bracelet, Adoption Prayer Bracelet, adoption jewelry, adoptive mother

10 Creative Birth Mother Gift Ideas for Birth Mother’s Day

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on Apr 29, 2016 10:05:15 AM

Dear Mardie,
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I want to give a gift to my daughter’s birth mother to honor her and the choice she made. Do you think it’s appropriate to send a card or gift?

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Topics: Birthmother's Day, birth mother, Open Adoption, Birth Mother's Day, Mother's Day

Turning to Adoption

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on Apr 28, 2016 11:13:56 AM

Knowing When to Move on from Fertility Treatments

Every year, National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) is recognized in April. This year, the week is April 24-30. NIAW is a movement that was founded in 1989. The objective of NIAW is to increase awareness about infertility, and encourage the people to learn more about reproductive health.

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Topics: Mardie Caldwell, Infertility, infertility to adoption,

8 Inspirational Quotes from Lifetime’s Successful Adoptive Families

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Apr 25, 2016 1:00:23 PM

If you’ve been waiting awhile to adopt (or even if you haven’t been waiting a long time), you may be wondering ‘when will it be our turn?’ ‘When will we bring our baby home?’ As you wait for your prayers to adopt a baby to be answered, it can help to hear from other adoptive parents.

In this post, we share 8 inspirational quotes and stories from Lifetime adoptive families who have been where you are right now: patiently waiting for that phone call, saying “we have a baby for you!”

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Topics: adoption stories, I want to adopt a baby, Adoption story, reviews of Lifetime Adoption, adopt a baby, adoption quotes, adoption quote

Mother’s Day Gift Idea - Adoption Jewelry

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Apr 22, 2016 11:58:16 AM

Are you searching for Mother’s Day gift ideas for your wife or mom? Consider an Adoption Prayer Bracelet, designed by Lifetime’s Founder (and adoptive mother) Mardie Caldwell. The bracelet also makes a wonderful, thoughtful gift for your child’s birth mother. It can be given to her as a way to show your deep appreciation for her, and to honor how she helped to create your family! Adoption Prayer Bracelets make the perfect gift for anyone affected by adoption. They’re an affordable Mother’s Day gift: $24.99 for one, or $19.97 each for two or more.

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Topics: Adoption Gifts, Mother's Day, Adoption Prayer Bracelet, adoption jewelry, adoption gift, gift for your birth mother

The Top Tips You Need to Know for Your Adoption Home Study

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on Apr 21, 2016 11:01:14 AM

If you have started researching adoption, you've probably heard the term "home study." What exactly is an adoption home study? And how can you prepare for it?

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Topics: Adoption Home Study, Mardie Caldwell, Home study

Adoption Webinar: What NOT to do in Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Apr 18, 2016 11:09:09 AM

Lifetime Adoption recently hosted an adoption webinar about what you should AVOID doing in order to have a successful domestic adoption. If you had to miss this webinar, you can now watch it online!

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Topics: Adoption Tips, Adoption webinar

A Smile As Sweet As Spring

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Apr 15, 2016 1:08:55 PM

It's true: It may seem a long time waiting to adopt, but once you bring your child home the time just flies! Here's a sweet update from Lauren and Kenny as they approach their son's second birthday:

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Topics: Adoptive family update, Adoption Update, family update

Tonight: Learn What NOT To Do If You Want to Adopt

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Apr 14, 2016 9:50:11 AM

webinar_what_not_to_do.jpgTonight, Lifetime is hosting a free adoption webinar, "What NOT to do in Adoption Today." You can join us LIVE by signing up here. It's easy to be tempted to believe "anything goes" in adoption today, but the truth is that there are definite pitfalls adoptive parents can avoid as they build a family through adoption.

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Topics: Adoption Tips, Adoption webinar

Adoption Q&A: Should We Have a Car Seat Before We Adopt?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Apr 11, 2016 9:09:02 AM

Our post from last Friday about what to pack for adoption travel has triggered this question from a hopeful adoptive mother:

Question: “We’re wondering if we should bring a car seat with us or buy one when we get to where our baby will be born?”

Answer: This may be a personal decision, but here’s what’s worked for other adoptive parents, considering all aspects and options available:

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Topics: adoption travel tips, adoption travel tip