Adoptive Families Blog

What to Do If Your Spouse is Reluctant to Adopt

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 4, 2017

When the idea of adopting comes up, one spouse might be reluctant to move forward. If prospective adoptive parents don't agree on the decision to adopt a child, it doesn’t mean that you have an unhealthy relationship, or that you won’t eventually find common ground. Keep reading to learn how you can work through this issue before embarking on an adoption journey together!

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Topics: failed fertility treatments, fertility treatments, infertility to adoption,, adoption counseling, Adopting a child, adopt a baby, Adoption preparation, Adoption process

How to Know When You Need Counseling During Your Adoption Journey

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 15, 2017

During your adoption journey, you might find that you need additional help to work through some of the emotions that come up. Seeking the help of a licensed counselor can be a valuable tool because it allows you to learn methods for how to cope, react, or address the challenges and feelings you're encountering.

Here are just a few examples of situations where past adoptive couples have gotten counseling:

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Topics: Waiting to Adopt, how to handle the adoption wait, adoption counseling, marriage counseling, Adoption journey

Birth Mother Grief – How You Can Help

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 9, 2016

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