Adoptive Families Blog

Do You Hope to Adopt a Child of Another Race?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 23, 2018

Part of the domestic adoption process is deciding on your preferences, or search criteria. The best way to decide your adoption preferences is to learn as much as you can. This allows you to become confident that your preferences will lead to an adoption opportunity you can eagerly and comfortable accept.

Have you been considering the adoption of a child whose race is different than your own? Or maybe you’ve wondered how you'll talk about adoption with your future child. In any case, our Q&A webinar on transracial adoption will be a helpful resource. In this webinar, a panel of adoptive mothers gave tips and shared their experience with interracial adoption.

Keep on reading to listen to this valuable webinar on transracial adoption!

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Topics: Adoption Tips, Adoption webinar, adoption Q&A, Trans-Racial Adoptions, transracial adoption

Get Expert Adoption Advice at This Q&A Webinar

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 16, 2018

You know all those questions about adoption that pop up in your mind while you're running errands, at work, or getting ready for bed?  Those are the exact adoption questions that you can ask the adoption experts, at Lifetime's upcoming Q&A webinar! 

Mark your calendar and join our adoption Q&A webinar next Thursday! It'll be a live webinar, with Lifetime's experienced and attentive adoption experts. We're looking forward to answering the most-asked questions hopeful adoptive parents may have. It's wise to learn all you can about domestic, interstate infant adoption before you start!

Next week's Q&A webinar is open to all hopeful adoptive parents, and it's free of charge! Lifetime's Q&A webinars about adoption are always informative and encouraging, no matter if you're just starting to consider adopting or if you're waiting to be chosen by a birth mother. You'll be able to get the answers you need to your adoption questions, and learn from the questions others ask as well!

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Topics: Adoption webinar, Adoption Questions, adoption Q&A, Q&A webinar, Domestic Adoption, I want to adopt a baby, adopt a baby, adoption webinars

Adoption Q&A: Can We Adopt Without Using the Internet?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 17, 2017

Question: My husband and I live in a very remote, rural area and can't get Internet service at our house. We have to travel to the nearest library which is 45 minutes away to access the Internet. Is it possible to adopt a baby without using the Internet?

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Topics: adoption wait, Adoption journey, adoption Q&A, Open Adoption, Domestic Adoption, adopt a baby, Infant adoption

Adoption Q&A: Gender Preferences in Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 12, 2017

Question: "We've already bought a lot of things for a girl, but we’d be open to a boy or girl. Is it OK to hope we adopt a girl?"

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Topics: adoption Q&A, Domestic Adoption, adoption preferences, Infant adoption

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

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 6, 2017

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

Want to Adopt a Baby? Hear Your Questions, Answered!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 31, 2016

You know all those questions about how to adopt a baby that come to mind while you work, run errands, or wind down at bedtime?  Those are the adoption questions that Lifetime helped answer at a free adoption webinar we hosted last week. 

You can tune into a recording of this webinar by following the link in the next paragraph. In the recording, you'll hear answers from adoption experts to the most commonly-asked questions couples have about domestic adoption. Get the tips and direction you need to realize your dreams of adopting a baby into your family.

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Topics: Adoption webinar, Adoption Questions, adoption Q&A, Q&A webinar, Domestic Adoption, I want to adopt a baby, adopt a baby

Adoption Q&A: Talking to a Birth Mother

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 27, 2016

Question: We just scheduled a phone call with a birth mother who’s interested in matching with us. We’re excited, yet a little nervous. How do we handle this first conversation?

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Topics: Talking to Birthmothers, relationship with birth mother, adoption match, adoption Q&A

Next Week - Adoption Q&A Webinar for Hopeful Parents

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 14, 2016

Next Thursday at 4pm Pacific, Lifetime Adoption will be hosting an adoption question & answer webinar. We hope you can join us!

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Topics: Adoption webinar, adoption Q&A

Join Us Next Week – Adoption Q&A Webinar

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 16, 2016

Next Thursday at 4pm Pacific, Lifetime Adoption will be hosting an adoption question & answer webinar. We hope you can join us!

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Topics: Adoption webinar, adoption Q&A

Help! I'm Obsessing Over Our Adoption

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on December 21, 2015

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