Adoptive Families Blog

Behind the Scenes of Adam & Kristi’s Decision to Adopt

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 14, 2018

"Are we meant to adopt?"

Lifetime adoptive couple Adam and Kristi share part one of their adoption story

 

"This is never going to happen." Many people who walk through infertility often identify with the hopelessness that can come of trying and trying to build a family, without success.

Moving from infertility to a decision to become a family through adoption is a deep and thoughtful process. There are layers of grief and disappointment mixed together with the hope of looking forward to the good that will come from their determination not to give up.

We often are asked: "How do you know when to move from fertility treatments to adoption?"

For every adoptive parent, the answer to that honest question will vary. However, one recurring thread in nearly every Lifetime Adoption testimony is the sense that adoption is where the story was leading all along.

As you’ll see in Adam and Kristi’s story, a sense of peace, relief, and renewed hope came from answering a call to adoption.

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Topics: infertility to adoption,, Adoption journey, Adoption story, fertility treatments to adoption, fertility treatments, Infertility, Waiting to Adopt

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 in your adoption journey!

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

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

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 webinars, Adoption webinar, adoption research, Adoption journey

How to Know When You Need Counseling During Your Adoption Wait

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 16, 2018

During your adoption wait, you might find that you need extra help to work through some of the emotions that arise. Seeking help from a licensed adoption counselor can be an invaluable tool in learning ways of coping, reacting, or addressing some of the challenges and feelings.

Please know that there's no "wrong" reason for seeking adoption counseling services when you're waiting to adopt. After all, the wait can be stressful and filled with anxious highs and disappointing lows. 

Here are a few examples of scenarios for which previous adoptive families have sought adoption counseling services:

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

3 Things to Stop Doing If You Want to Adopt

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 2, 2018

So often on our blog, we share adoption tips about what to do in the process. Since there are many opportunities for hitches along the way, today we hope to share what NOT to do in adoption, and things to be aware of.

The adoption tips we list below may seem like common sense, but they come from Lifetime’s years of experience working with adoptive parents and birth mothers. All of the situations and instances we share today are ones we've experienced.

Lifetime wants to make sure that you’re prepared and equipped with accurate information of what not to do. That way, you can focus on doing the right thing to really ensure a safe and successful adoption!

Here are three things to avoid doing if you want to adopt successfully:

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Topics: adoption tip, Adoption journey, adoption journal,

Q&A Webinar: How to Make Important Decisions About Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 5, 2018

When you're thinking about adopting a child, the entire process can seem overwhelming at first.  There are so many questions to ask, and important decisions to make. The best thing to do is to keep on asking your questions, and check them off as you go. Lifetime's adoption Q&A webinars are some of the best ways to learn a variety of answers that will help you along your path through adoption.

No matter why you're pursuing domestic infant adoption, there will be important decisions to make as you plan your family’s future. Lifetime recently hosted a Q&A adoption webinar all about making important decisions in adoption. Keep reading to hear this webinar, and get our adoption experts' insight and experience on a variety of decisions you'll be making!

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

How to Talk to Your Children About Their Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 26, 2018

There's a lot to do when you're preparing to adopt. But what about preparing for family life after the adoption?

We recommend that you begin to get ready now for how you’ll talk about your family’s adoption story with your future child as they grow up.

Many hopeful adoptive parents ask, "How can I help my child understand their adoption story? How do I talk to my child about their adoption?" Lifetime recently held a webinar that answers these questions and more! Read on to learn helpful tips for talking with your kids about their adoption stories.

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

When It's Meant-To-Be in Open Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 2, 2018

Hopeful adoptive parents often go through questions and thoughts that cause them to wonder if they are on the right track pursuing adoption. Lifetime adoptive couple Silas and Dawn were no exception. Even as they traveled to meet their newborn son they still had to pinch themselves that their call to adoption had to led to their baby boy.

This sweet family's worries were for nothing, because every detail of their son's adoption story continues to show them this was meant to be!

This meant-to-be experience is something we see a lot at Lifetime. And along the way, it helps to be reminded of this truth by hearing it from others who recently walked where you are today.

You can watch the webinar replay of Silas and Dawn's meant-to-be open adoption story online today! Read on to learn how you can watch it for free, wherever you're at.

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

Adoption Webinar Next Week! Hear Lifetime Couple Silas & Dawn’s Story

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 15, 2018

Adoption stories are one of the most encouraging resources when you're hoping to adopt. You can get a lot of helpful answers and tips through listening to testimonies from people who have recently walked through the adoption process. Adoption starts to seem more simple and straightforward after hearing from others who were once where you are right now.

We hope you can join next Tuesday to hear Silas and Dawn’s adoption story. This Florida adoptive couple were blessed to adopt their son, Talon, through Lifetime Adoption last year. Keep reading to learn how you can watch this heartwarming adoption story!

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Topics: Domestic Adoption, Open Adoption, Adoption webinar, Adoption story, Adoption process, Adoption journey