Adoptive Families Blog

We're Celebrating Adoption Month with a Sale on Adoption Jewelry!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 20, 2017

Join Lifetime as we continue to celebrate National Adoption Awareness Month, by purchasing an Adoption Prayer Bracelet! Right now, there’s a sale on adoption jewelry running in recognition of adoption month.

Adoption Prayer Bracelets are a treasure for anyone who’s been touched by adoption. As one adoptive mom puts it, "I bought an Adoption Prayer Bracelet in the bangle style. It's gorgeous; I always get compliments on it! Plus, it serves as a great reminder for me, to pray for our child's birth mom, couples in their adoption wait, and others touched by adoption!"  Your purchase supports the
Lifetime Adoption Foundation. The Foundation helps women who are thinking about adoption, by providing needed essentials. The Lifetime Adoption Foundation also awards birth mother scholarships. 

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Topics: Adoption bracelet, Adoption Prayer Bracelet, National Adoption Awareness Month, adoption jewelry, adoption month

November is Adoption Month - Get Prayer Ideas Here

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 17, 2017

We encourage you to pray for those touched by adoption this November in recognition of National Adoption Awareness Month! Join Lifetime as we lift birth parents and adoptive families in prayer, so that they might unite in open adoption.

To get you inspired with prayer ideas, Lifetime is offering a free download! It contains 30 days' worth of prayer inspiration along with relevant Bible passages.

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Topics: Adoption prayer, National Adoption Awareness Month, praying for your adoption, adoption month, adoption download

Helping Birth Moms in Need Doesn’t Have to Break the Bank

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 15, 2017

A great way to bless a birth mom who's created an adoption plan for her child is by donating to a non-profit organization, such as the Lifetime Adoption Foundation

The Lifetime Adoption Foundation always needs items for birth mothers. These items include everything from maternity clothing, to toiletries for labor bags, and journals to help them sort out their feelings.

There are lots of dollar-friendly ideas on how you can help out the Lifetime Adoption Foundation with this goal. Learn about the current donation needs of this non-profit organization and how you can help today!

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Topics: tax-deductible donation, Birth Mothers, Lifetime Adoption Foundation

Modern Adoption, Revealed! Free Webinar Coming Up

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 13, 2017

Lifetime has an exciting webinar coming up later this month that's open to the public! Join us on Thursday, November 30th to hear about the choices modern adoption offers women and families considering adoption. In honor of National Adoption Awareness Month, we'll discuss how adoption today looks to Lifetime, for the benefit of the mothers, hopeful parents, and children that come together in each story.

Lifetime's webinar all about modern adoption will begin at 4:00 pm Pacific/7:00 Eastern on Thursday, November 30th. Anyone thinking about adoption should be aware of what adoption today looks like for adoptive families and birth parents. What are the choices involved in a modern adoption?

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Topics: Open Adoption, Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption webinar, National Adoption Awareness Month, adoption webinars, domestic infant adoption, modern adoption, adoption month

Adoption Stories Then and Now - Zachary and Kearsten

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 10, 2017

We're blessed to be sharing another adoptive couple's heartwarming adoption story in our blog series "Then and Now." Our Lifetime adoptive family today is Zachary and Kearsten from Virginia.

As they started their adoption journey with Lifetime, they shared, "Adoption was always in our family plan. We're thrilled to become first-time parents through adoption!"

 

Keep reading for a glimpse into Zachary and Kearsten's journey of adopting their baby boy, Maverick!

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Topics: adoption stories, Infant adoption, Adoption story, Lifetime Babies, infertility to adoption,, adopt a baby, then and now, bi-racial adoption

They Were Blessed to Adopt Newborn Twins!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 8, 2017

Lots of hopeful adoptive couples wonder "is adopting twins possible?"  The short answer is “yes”! Lifetime adoptive couple Doug and Katherine from Alabama just adopted newborn twins!

We're excited to share more about their journey to adopting newborn boy/girl twins! Please pray for all involved in this precious adoption story, especially the twins' birth mother for her brave and loving choice. 

If you’re in the midst of your adoption wait, hearing stories like Doug and Katherine's will provide you with inspiration and hope!

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Topics: Christian Adoption, Adoptive family update, Adoption Update, family update, twin adoption, twin adoptions, adopt twins

How Can Your LuLaRoe Shopping Addiction Support Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 6, 2017

Many of you are probably already familiar with the popular clothing brand, LuLaRoe. Or, maybe you're currently obsessed with LuLaRoe and own several of their items!

Known for their "buttery-soft" leggings and brightly-printed dresses, LuLaRoe apparel can be purchased at fun in-person gatherings and online pop-up boutiques. It's sold by a network of LuLaRoe fashion retailers across the country. 

LuLaRoe clothing is made of high-quality material, so it's very comfortable. Plus, their leggings, shirts, skirts, dresses, and kimonos can be used as the anchor of an outfit and built on to create many different ensembles. Pictured here is the Julia style; a knee-length, form-fitting knit dress. 

Lifetime is excited to share information with you about a wonderful opportunity to support adoption when you purchase LuLaRoe this month! 

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Topics: Lifetime Adoption Foundation, National Adoption Awareness Month, Lifetime Foundation, adoption shopping, adoption month

New Bill in California Passed: Parental Leave for an Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 3, 2017

Lifetime Adoption has some exciting news to share with our California adoptive couples! Senate Bill No. 63 was just signed into law by California governor Jerry Brown. The bill allows up to 12 weeks of leave to bond with your adopted baby for employees working at a company with 20 to 49 employees. Keep reading to learn how this will benefit you!

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Topics: bonding in adoption, family leave, bonding with adopted baby

It's Adoption Month! Download Our FREE Calendar

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 1, 2017

Today is the first day of National Adoption Awareness Month! Every year, adoption is celebrated all across the country in November. A little history: in 1984, President Reagan declared the first national "adoption week." Then in 1995, President Clinton expanded the week to include the entire month of November.

We hope you'll join in as we celebrate and recognize National Adoption Month! We've created a delightful calendar for the month of November, packed with 30 days' worth of ideas on how you can celebrate adoption month. Keep reading to learn how you can download this calendar! 

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Topics: Open Adoption, Domestic Adoption, National Adoption Awareness Month, modern adoption, adoption month

Watch This Webinar to Find Out More About the Adoption Tax Credit

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 30, 2017

The Federal Adoption Tax Credit is a vital financing resource for most adoptive parents. Whether you’re just starting to look into adoption, you’re waiting to adopt, or you’ve recently adopted, it’s wise to learn about the Adoption Tax Credit. That way, after your adoption is finalized, you'll be able to make the most of the tax credit!

Last week, Lifetime hosted a webinar all about this tax credit. We hope to help adoptive couples as they attempt to make sense of it. The recording of this informative webinar has just been made available online. Keep reading to learn how you can tune in for free, no matter where you're at!

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Topics: Open Adoption, Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption webinar, Adoption tax credit, Adoption journey, domestic infant adoption