Adoptive Families Blog

Adopting an Older Child? Here's Your Shopping Checklist

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 2, 2018

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: older child adoption, adopting an older child, Adopting a child, adoption shopping checklist, adoption shopping, Your Adoption Checklist, adoption checklists

How Can Your LuLaRoe Shopping Addiction Support Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 6, 2017

Many of you are probably already familiar with the popular clothing brand, LuLaRoe. Or, maybe you're currently obsessed with LuLaRoe and own several of their items!

Known for their "buttery-soft" leggings and brightly-printed dresses, LuLaRoe apparel can be purchased at fun in-person gatherings and online pop-up boutiques. It's sold by a network of LuLaRoe fashion retailers across the country. 

LuLaRoe clothing is made of high-quality material, so it's very comfortable. Plus, their leggings, shirts, skirts, dresses, and kimonos can be used as the anchor of an outfit and built on to create many different ensembles. Pictured here is the Julia style; a knee-length, form-fitting knit dress. 

Lifetime is excited to share information with you about a wonderful opportunity to support adoption when you purchase LuLaRoe this month! 

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Topics: Lifetime Adoption Foundation, Lifetime Foundation, National Adoption Awareness Month, adoption month, adoption shopping

Before You Adopt: Start a Baby Registry

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 23, 2017

"How long will we be waiting to adopt a baby?!" This is one of the biggest questions that hopeful adoptive couples have. And, the waiting phase is likely the most difficult thing to do in your adoption journey. So today, Lifetime is giving you another installment in our series Before You Adopt, which shares productive activities that you can do during your adoption wait.

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Topics: before you adopt, adoption readiness, Adoption preparation, Waiting to Adopt, how to handle the adoption wait, adoption wait, adoption shopping, baby registry for adoption, adoption registry

Adoption Registry: Shopping Checklist for Parents-in-Waiting

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 2, 2016

Here's our follow-up to last week's post, Buying for Baby: Should we stock up now or later?

So you’re ready to start your adoption registry or wish list, but aren’t sure where to start? Lifetime has created this adoption shopping checklist so you can be sure you have all the needed essentials on your registry for adoption.

Remember, you may need to customize your own list, based on your adoption search goals. For example, if you’re open to a child between the ages of newborn to 2 years old, you may not want to stock up on newborn clothing or buy an infant car seat until you know for sure the age and needs of the specific child you adopt.

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Topics: adopt a baby, Infant adoption, Newborn Adoption, adoption shopping, adoption shopping checklist, what to pack when traveling for your adoption, adoption travel tips, Your Adoption Checklist, adoption checklists