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3 Ways to Include Faith in Your Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 23, 2018

Most adoptive parents face some challenges during their adoption journey that are best survived through a strong faith in God. We encourage you to walk in faith every day! Put your frustrations in the Lord’s hands. Trust Him to help you become all He plans you to be: wonderful parents for the child He will bring into your life.

Today, Lifetime is sharing 3 effective ways to include your faith during your journey to adopt a child!

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Topics: Christian Adoption, Adoption prayer, Faith, Adoption journey, faith in adoption

Webinar Coming Up on Thursday! Trusting God With Your Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 21, 2018

Coming up on Thursday, Lifetime is hosting a Christian adoption webinar called "Trusting God With Your Story." Elizabeth Laing Thompson will be our guest host. She's the author of two popular Christian books, When God Says “Wait” and When God Says “Go”.

Please join us THIS Thursday, May 24th for a daytime webinar. It starts 11:00 am Pacific/2:00 pm Eastern. You can tune in by phone, on your cell phone, or on your computer via the GoToWebinar app. That way, you can catch this adoption webinar no matter where you are: at work, at the store, at the gym, or anywhere!

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Topics: Open Adoption, Christian Adoption, Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption webinar, adoption webinars, domestic infant adoption, modern adoption, called to adopt

When an Adoption is Meant-to-Be

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 18, 2018

Many adoptive parents wonder if they're on the right path with seeking an adoption. Lifetime adoptive couple Silas and Dawn shared in a recent webinar that they also felt this way. Even as they traveled to adopt their newly-born son, they still had to pinch themselves that it was really happening.

Now, they share that every detail of their son's adoption story shows them it was meant to be! If you're in the adoption wait, hearing their story can serve as a helpful reminder that you too will adopt!

Catch a short video of Silas and Dawn talking about how their son's adoption is meant-to-be! 

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Topics: Open Adoption, Christian Adoption, Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption webinar, Adoption journey, adoption wait, adoptive parenting, domestic infant adoption

What Are the Best Adoption Loans?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 16, 2018

Adoption loans not only make adoption possible, but they also cut down on financial stress when you're going through the adoption process. For many adoptive couples, adoption loans are a crucial part of their adoption funds. An adoption loan will allow you access to the funds you need right away.

Adoption loans provide affordable, low-cost financing options for you to start the home study process, meet payment deadlines, and access funds in case of an emergency or unexpected adoption expense.

Loans are a popular means to finance adoptions since they let you borrow a substantial amount of money for a fixed interest rate and term. This not only makes budgeting easier for you, but it also makes your loan repayments predictable.

Keep reading to learn how you can finance your adoption with a loan from LightStream!

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Topics: adoption loan, adoption loans, LightStream adoption loan

How Did They Adopt So Quickly?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 14, 2018

"My husband and I have been waiting to be chosen by a birth mother for almost two years now. Meanwhile, I keep seeing couples matching and adopting on the Lifetime website. I feel like it's not fair. How did they adopt so quickly? Why them and not us?!"

Right away, Lifetime's adoption professionals can recognize couples who will adopt sooner rather than later. These couples have resolved any infertility issues, and are now focusing on their adoption.

Their focus on adoption is so sharp that they're not trying to remodel their home or shop for a new car at the same time. These couples are putting all of their efforts and resources into their adoption. They're resourceful, organized, and proactive.

Keep reading to discover how you can speed up your adoption match!

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Topics: Waiting to Adopt, adoption wait, adoption readiness, adoption match, domestic infant adoption, ready to adopt

New Webinar: Trusting God With Your Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 9, 2018

Lifetime is excited to announce new webinar coming up in a few weeks, "Trusting God With Your Story." We'll be welcoming a special guest, Elizabeth Laing Thompson. She's a speaker, author, and minister who has first-hand experience with the trials of infertility. This webinar will be open to all attendees; you don't have to be a Lifetime client to join in! 

We first heard about Elizabeth’s book, When God Says “Wait”, from some of Lifetime’s hopeful adoptive moms. With her newest book, When God Says “Go”, launching this month, we’re excited to hear from Elizabeth’s heart for helping Christians recognize God’s call and trustworthy lead in their stories!

Lifetime's webinar "Trusting God with your Adoption" with Elizabeth will start at 11:00 am Pacific/2:00 pm Eastern on Thursday, May 24th. Elizabeth is eager to encourage you as you pursue God’s call in your life, and to help you grow in your faith as you wait on and trust in His next direction of your path to adoption!

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Topics: Open Adoption, Christian Adoption, Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption webinar, adoption webinars, domestic infant adoption, modern adoption, called to adopt

What to Expect When You Adopt a Baby Through Lifetime

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 7, 2018

It can be overwhelming to begin researching adoption professionals, trying to find the right one for you and your family. Among other tasks, you'll need to check out their website and Better Business Bureau rating, as well as talk to a representative from their company on the phone.

To help you simplify your adoption research, we're providing some quick info on what you can expect with a Lifetime adoption. Keep reading to learn about our ratings, reputation, professionals, and our Founder!

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption Professionals, Adoption services, Mardie Caldwell, reviews of Lifetime Adoption

Adopting an Older Child? Here's Your Shopping Checklist

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 2, 2018

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 for adopting an older child. 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 checklists, Your Adoption Checklist

7 Must-Have's to Pack for Adoption Travel

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 30, 2018

In adoption today, parents waiting to adopt often cannot predict when they will get “the call” to go meet the baby they long to add to their family. Babies are born at all hours and it’s important to be ready to GO when the opportunity to adopt comes calling. This moment is full of mixed emotions, from sheer joy to the jitters.

Remember, most hospitals are located within a short drive to a local mega-mart or drug store, so don’t panic if you pack light and stock up on what you need once you travel. There are some things for adoption travel that you can prepare now, so you have less to pack, and less to remember when the time comes to meet your baby. Consider your hospital packing list ahead of time. Here’s what we suggest getting ready:

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Topics: Domestic Adoption, adoption travel tips, adoption travel tip, adopt a baby

3 Must-See Adoption Webinars to Watch On-the-Go

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 27, 2018

When you start to look into adopting a baby, it can feel overwhelming to know where to start. Should you begin by calling adoption agencies, or by reading adoption books? Maybe watching videos of adoption stories is more your style. How is your adoption research and planning going so far?

In case you're feeling a little overwhelmed, or even if you're just soaking up info like a sponge, Lifetime is sharing 3 must-see adoption webinars for anyone hoping to adopt! The best part is that you can watch these webinars on-the-go, from wherever you are. This allows you to fit your adoption research into your already-busy schedule. 

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Topics: Adoption webinar, Adoption journey, adoption webinars, adoption research