Adoptive Families Blog

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 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

4 Keys to Parenting Success for New Adoptive Parents

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on May 20, 2016 9:29:52 AM

As an adoptive mother, it's part of my life's mission to help other adoptive parents adjust to life after adoption. Here are my top 4 keys that will lead to your parenting success after you've adopted a baby or child:

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption Tips, Domestic Adoption, Mardie Caldwell, older child adoption, adopting an older child, adoption tip

Thinking About Adopting an Older Child?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jan 6, 2015 1:18:45 PM

Here at Lifetime Adoption, an older child adoption is defined as the adoption of any child over the age of one. Adopting an older child can have its own blessings and its own challenges because every older child comes with a past. It often takes a period of time for an older child to realize they are safe and are in their forever home. Lifetime encourages families to hug their child and let them know that they love them and they are safe.

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Topics: adopting an older child