Adoptive Families Blog

New Year's Resolution to Adopt a Baby in 2017?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jan 2, 2017 7:12:00 AM

It's the time of year when everyone makes New Year’s resolutions. There are things we're all going to promise ourselves we'll do in 2017, such as to drink more water, get more sleep, eat healthy foods, and exercise more. But, the reality is, most people fail to stick to their resolution.

So today, Lifetime Adoption is giving you 5 tips that will help you follow through with your resolution to adopt a baby in 2017!

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Topics: Adoption Tips, Infant adoption, Adoption profile, I want to adopt a baby, adoption tip, adopt a baby, how to afford adoption

Buying for Baby: Should we stock up now or later?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Aug 26, 2016 3:31:38 PM

Adoptive parents-in-waiting ask: “Should we have a nursery or room ready before we adopt?” The answer to this will vary parent to parent—some families prefer to wait so that an empty room or unused gear aren’t sitting unused, while others like knowing they are ready and stocked for when their child arrives. Whatever you decide to do in your adoption path, it IS wise to plan ahead for some things, even if it’s just to create a registry or have a list of items you know you’ll want or need when it’s time for your adoption.

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Topics: Adoption Tips, Infant adoption, Newborn Adoption, adoption travel tips, adoption tip, what to pack when traveling for your adoption

How to Create an Adoption Profile That Shines

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on Jul 21, 2016 2:47:16 PM

Today, I want to share some tips with you that'll really help optimize your adoption profile, so that you stand out to potential birth mothers:

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Topics: Adoption Tips, Adoption parent profiles, Adoption profile, Mardie Caldwell

9 MORE Tips for New Adoptive Parents

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jun 10, 2016 9:21:54 AM

Last month, we shared some useful tips for new adoptive parents. These are things that you can do now, during your adoption wait. That way, when you bring home your baby through adoption, you can have the self-assurance that you've already prepared. Today, we’re happy to share 9 more tips with our new or potential adoptive parents:

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Topics: Adoption Tips, adoption wisdom, adoption tip, adoptive parenting, bonding in adoption

4 Keys to Parenting Success for New Adoptive Parents

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on May 20, 2016 9:29:52 AM

As an adoptive mother, it's part of my life's mission to help other adoptive parents adjust to life after adoption. Here are my top 4 keys that will lead to your parenting success after you've adopted a baby or child:

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption Tips, Domestic Adoption, Mardie Caldwell, older child adoption, adopting an older child, adoption tip

Having a Hard Time With Adoption Paperwork? Here's 5 Tips!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 16, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Most adoptive parents-to-be are faced with a mountain of paperwork in the adoption process. It can be very daunting and overwhelming especially when they are already dealing with a lot of emotional, mental, and financial pressure.

The adoption process can be time-consuming and will require major changes in your lifestyle and commitments. Couples who work can find it incredibly hard to keep up with all the pre- and post-adoption paperwork and adoption reading. In this post, we'd like to share with you some ways to effectively deal with all of your adoption paperwork...

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Topics: Adoption, Adoption Tips, General, Waiting to Adopt, Adopting a Baby

Tips for New Adoptive Parents

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 12, 2016 11:17:48 AM

It can be overwhelming to assume 24 hour care of a child, especially a newborn who may have his days and nights mixed up. So once you bring home your baby through adoption, prioritize rest! In this post, we’re going to share some great tips you can follow in those early days after placement.

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Topics: Adoption Tips, Newborn Adoption, adoptive parenting

Adoption Webinar: What NOT to do in Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Apr 18, 2016 11:09:09 AM

Lifetime Adoption recently hosted an adoption webinar about what you should AVOID doing in order to have a successful domestic adoption. If you had to miss this webinar, you can now watch it online!

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Topics: Adoption Tips, Adoption webinar

Tonight: Learn What NOT To Do If You Want to Adopt

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Apr 14, 2016 9:50:11 AM

webinar_what_not_to_do.jpgTonight, Lifetime is hosting a free adoption webinar, "What NOT to do in Adoption Today." You can join us LIVE by signing up here. It's easy to be tempted to believe "anything goes" in adoption today, but the truth is that there are definite pitfalls adoptive parents can avoid as they build a family through adoption.

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Topics: Adoption Tips, Adoption webinar

Tips for Telling People You’re Adopting

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jan 4, 2016 11:26:00 AM

Whether you’ve just decided on adopting, or have finished the necessary paperwork and home study to adopt, you may be wondering the same thing…“How (and when) do we tell people we’re adopting?”

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption Tips, Domestic Adoption, adoption tip