Adoptive Families Blog

Adoption Q&A: Excitement and Panic During the Adoption Process

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jan 6, 2017 7:03:00 AM

Question: My husband and I are two months into our adoption journey with Lifetime, and I’m wondering if it’s normal to go between excitement and panic about most every part of the adoption process?

I worry about things like whether we’ll pass our home study, how long we’ll wait, and if any birth mother will choose us.

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Topics: Open Adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption journey, Waiting to Adopt, adoption Q&A, adoption wait, how to handle the adoption wait

Prayer in Your Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Oct 7, 2016 9:09:56 AM

If you're in your adoption wait, you may be wondering how to respond to friends and family who ask, "Have you heard anything yet?" or "Why don't you have your baby yet?" 

This is a good opportunity to ask them to join you in prayer, for all areas of your adoption-in-progress. A beautiful reminder to pray is these gorgeous adoption prayer bracelets, available in assorted styles:

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Topics: Christian Adoption, Adoption prayer, Adoption journey, adoption wait, Adoption Prayer Bracelet, praying for your adoption

3 Reasons Your Family May Not Support Your Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 4, 2016 6:30:00 AM

When starting the adoption process, most adoptive parents anticipate that their family will support them as if they were having a biological child.  And truth be told, most do. 

Sometimes, however, issues may pop up that leave you asking yourself “Do they really support me in this?”

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Topics: Relationships, Domestic Adoption, Adoption process, Adoption journey, Adoption Fees

Help! I'm Obsessing Over Our Adoption

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on Dec 21, 2015 10:37:00 AM

Dear Mardie,

I feel like I have become obsessed with adoption and my plans for becoming a mother.  Pregnancy announcements on Facebook are hitting me much harder than usual and it is difficult to not feel envious, like it isn’t fair.  I feel like I need to take a step back.  Do you have any advice?

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Topics: Adoption journey, adoption Q&A, adoption tip

Happy Labor Day!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Sep 7, 2015 8:55:00 AM

Lifetime Adoption would like to wish all of you a Happy Labor Day! We hope that you're enjoying the long weekend with your friends and family.

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Topics: Holidays, Adoption journey

God's Hand in Adoption

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on Jul 20, 2015 12:56:00 PM

After helping thousands of adoptive parents find their way through the journey of adoption, I can say unequivocally that God’s hand is at work today. I have a beautiful perspective from which to see Him guiding these precious children to the home that He ultimately desires for them.

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Topics: Adoption process, Adoption journey, Adopting a Baby

Webinar for Hopeful Adoptive Parents: Your Adoption Questions Answered

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jun 30, 2015 7:54:00 AM

If you've just started exploring the possibility of adoption, there are likely lots of questions on your mind. One way to get answers to your adoption questions is by reading adoption books such as Adoption: Your Step-by-Step Guide or Called to Adoption. Another way is by listening to adoption webinars. Lifetime Adoption held a great adoption webinar in which we answered questions from people just like you, people who've begun their adoption research. There's a great chance that they have the same questions as you've had on your mind!
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Topics: Adoption Questions, Adoption journey, Adoption preparation

Words of Wisdom: Adoption Journey

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Apr 16, 2015 9:02:00 AM

During the adoption process, waiting and wondering can become difficult. Here are some words of wisdom to remember at any point during your adoption journey.

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Topics: Adoption process, Adoption journey

Keeping Hope During Your Adoption Journey

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Mar 30, 2015 9:28:00 AM

Recently this reminder was posted on our Lifetime Adoption Facebook page, with a lot of encouraging feedback from adoptive families who are currently on their adoption journey. Hope is eager expectation of relief of your current season or situation. There are good things happening in each phase of your story, even if the ultimate "good thing" you're looking for hasn't yet come. Don't give up!

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Topics: Adoption journey, Adopting a Baby

All I Want For Christmas...

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Dec 24, 2014 11:25:00 AM

Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel... God with us.  Matthew 1:23 KJV

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Topics: Adoption journey, Adopting a Baby, Christmas