Adoptive Families Blog

Before You Adopt: Choose a Pediatrician

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 27, 2017 7:31:00 AM

Many adoptive families have shared with us that the wait to be chosen by a birth mother is stressful. Lifetime Adoption encourages you to turn the waiting phase of your adoption journey into a constructive time. Many of our waiting adoptive families have asked us if there's anything they can do to make their wait less difficult. The answer is definitely "yes!" So today, we're sharing another installment in our series Before You Adopt, about a productive activity you can do during your adoption wait.

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

Before You Adopt: Travel

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 13, 2017 7:01:00 AM

Waiting for most anything - especially something as important as adding to becoming parents – can feel agonizing. There’s a lot of waiting involved in the infant adoption process. So in today’s edition of Before You Adopt, we’re sharing about a fun activity you can do while you wait to be chosen by a birth mother: travel.

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

The Bottom Line About Adoption Profile Stats

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 10, 2017 7:03:00 AM

In order to be selected by a birth mother, an excellent adoption profile is vital. Having a great profile will lead to your match and then allow you to fulfill your dream of building your family. Hopeful adoptive families have even more online marketing opportunities than before, leading to matches being made from online adoption profiles.

With more profiles online, adoption profile stats are more readily available. “Adoption profile stats” refers to how many times your profile is being seen by birth mothers. But, do you really want to know? Keep reading to find out why adoption profile stats may not be beneficial in domestic adoption.

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Topics: Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption profile, Waiting to Adopt, adoption wait, adoption profiles, adoption resumes, adoption profile stats

Before You Adopt: Write in an Adoption Blog

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 9, 2017 7:05:00 AM

The adoption wait can be an exciting, emotional, frightening, and joyful time. One thing it isn’t is predictable. Adoptions don’t usually happen in an organized, scheduled manner. Waiting to adopt is a time when you have little or no control over much of what occurs. What you do have control over is what you can do to get ready for baby before you adopt. 

 In today’s "Before You Adopt" series installment, we’ll be sharing about the benefits of writing in a journal or blog about adoption during your wait. Remember, you can direct your part in the adoption wait. You can’t control all the details, but you can control your response.

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Topics: Adoption preparation, Waiting to Adopt, adoption wait, Adoption story, adoption readiness, how to handle the adoption wait, before you adopt, adoption blog, adoption blogs, blogging aboout adoption

How to Support Your Spouse During the Adoption Wait

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jan 30, 2017 6:57:00 AM

If you're adopting as a married couple, how can you support your spouse through the process of adoption? Lifetime Adoption recognizes that the adoption process (and the waiting) can be challenging in different ways to each spouse. In this post, you’ll discover how you can remain focused on moving forward, while still enjoying this current season in your marriage.

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Topics: Relationships, Marriage, Waiting to Adopt, adoption wait, how to handle the adoption wait

Before You Adopt: Start a Baby Registry

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jan 23, 2017 6:56:00 AM

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

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

We Wish You a Very Blessed Christmas!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Dec 23, 2016 1:12:19 PM

From all of us at Lifetime Adoption, a very Merry Christmas and Holiday Blessings to you! We are celebrating 30 years of creating families through adoption. Our favorite thing about this time of year is all the beautiful Christmas cards and updates we receive from Lifetime adoptive families! You can view the holiday greetings and photos we’ve received in this short video:

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Topics: Christian Adoption, Waiting to Adopt, adoption wait, Christmas, Lifetime Adoption

6 Handy Tips for Your Adoption Wait During the Holidays

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Dec 16, 2016 8:23:02 AM

The wait to adopt might feel extra difficult during the holiday season. Today, we’re sharing tips that will help you survive the holidays during your adoption wait.

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Topics: Waiting to Adopt, adoption wait, how to handle the adoption wait

Before You Adopt: Prepare Your Family

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Nov 7, 2016 9:37:21 AM

We hope that you've been enjoying Lifetime Adoption's blog series “Before You Adopt,” which gives helpful tips and tasks that you can get done during your adoption wait.

Today, we’re sharing tips with you about how you can prepare your parents for your upcoming open adoption. Read on to discover how you can help your future baby's grandparents understand the modern style of domestic adoption and how the open adoption process works.

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Topics: Open Adoption, Adoption preparation, Waiting to Adopt, adoption wait, closed adoption, adoption readiness, before you adopt