Adoptive Families Blog

When an Adoption is Meant-to-Be

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 18, 2018

Many adoptive parents wonder if they're on the right path with seeking an adoption. Lifetime adoptive couple Silas and Dawn shared in a recent webinar that they also felt this way. Even as they traveled to adopt their newly-born son, they still had to pinch themselves that it was really happening.

Now, they share that every detail of their son's adoption story shows them it was meant to be! If you're in the adoption wait, hearing their story can serve as a helpful reminder that you too will adopt!

Catch a short video of Silas and Dawn talking about how their son's adoption is meant-to-be! 

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Topics: Open Adoption, Christian Adoption, Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption webinar, Adoption journey, adoption wait, adoptive parenting, domestic infant adoption

When It's Meant-To-Be in Open Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 2, 2018

Hopeful adoptive parents often go through questions and thoughts that cause them to wonder if they are on the right track pursuing adoption. Lifetime adoptive couple Silas and Dawn were no exception. Even as they traveled to meet their newborn son they still had to pinch themselves that their call to adoption had to led to their baby boy.

This sweet family's worries were for nothing, because every detail of their son's adoption story continues to show them this was meant to be!

This meant-to-be experience is something we see a lot at Lifetime. And along the way, it helps to be reminded of this truth by hearing it from others who recently walked where you are today.

You can watch the webinar replay of Silas and Dawn's meant-to-be open adoption story online today! Read on to learn how you can watch it for free, wherever you're at.

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Topics: Open Adoption, Christian Adoption, Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption webinar, Adoption journey, adoption wait, adoptive parenting, domestic infant adoption

Will I Love My Adopted Child As Strongly as a Biological Child?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 24, 2017

Sometimes hopeful parents wonder if raising a child through adoption would be "the same" as raising a child they gave birth to. Every adoptive parent will tell you, "There's no difference. That child is your baby!" The adoption truth is this: adoption builds families. 

Maybe you've wondered whether or not you'd love an adopted child as much as you would a biological one. You might be struggling with whether or not the love you’ll feel for your adopted child will be as strong as the love you have for your biological children. Asking yourself this question is natural, and totally necessary, even if it seems shameful.  We're going to delve into this issue today, to reveal the adoption truth. And that's that you'll truly love your adopted child and develop a genuine connection with them.

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Topics: Open Adoption, Domestic Adoption, Infertility, adoption truth, infertility to adoption,, adoptive parenting

Watch Deanna's Encouraging Adoption Story in This Webinar!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 2, 2017

This adoption webinar is sure to encourage you with faith and dedication during your adoption wait! Lifetime knows that when you're waiting to adopt, you'll experience many highs and lows, and a mixture of emotions.

Last year, adoptive parents David and Deanna were expecting yet another season waiting for a baby. But, Lifetime called them about a birth mother who was about to deliver a baby girl! In this special webinar, adoptive mom Deanna shares her story with parents-in-waiting. 

We've now made the recording of this helpful webinar available online. Keep reading to learn how you can watch it for free, wherever you're at!

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Topics: Open Adoption, Christian Adoption, Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption webinar, Adoption journey, adoption wait, adoptive parenting, domestic infant adoption

Adoption Webinar: Moving Through Infant Loss to the Blessing of Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 14, 2017

You might recall that a few weeks back, we shared about an upcoming adoption webinar in which you could Hear Lifetime Adoptive Couple Mike & Vyce's Story. The recording of this touching webinar is now available online!

In this adoption webinar, we heard from Lifetime adoptive mom, Vyce. She and her husband Mike shared about their journey to parenthood, which happened after a heartbreaking infant loss. 

No matter what stage you're at in your adoption journey, every adoption story you hear can provide encouragement. Discover how you can watch Vyce's webinar by reading on!

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Topics: Open Adoption, Christian Adoption, Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption webinar, Adoption journey, adoptive parenting, domestic infant adoption, infant loss

The Inside Scoop on What It’s Like to Be an Adoptive Parent

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 19, 2017

The process to adopt and adjusting to life as an adoptive parent is one that's emotionally complex. After adoption, adoptive parents go through all kinds of intricate emotions as they adjust to life with a new child, on top of a new, unique relationship with their child’s birth mother. Many adoptive parents express a feeling of relief, while others feel a sort of "let-down" after adoption.

In a special adoption webinar held last week, we shared about post-adoption depression, adoption guilt or fears through the process, and honoring promises made through adoption. Discover how you can listen to this webinar by reading on!

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Topics: Open Adoption, Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption webinar, adoptive parenting, post-adoption depression, post-adoption blues, post-adoption

Secrets Revealed: the Pressure to be the Perfect Adoptive Parent

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 5, 2017

We're excited to welcome Lifetime's Founder and experienced adoptive mom, Mardie Caldwell, for a LIVE webinar next Monday!

Adoptive parents in all phases of their story are invited to attend this free webinar. Anyone just starting to think about adoption, actively waiting to adopt, or newly parenting a child through adoption will find this webinar helpful! The webinar will begin at 4:00 pm Pacific time on Monday, July 10th

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Topics: Open Adoption, Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, Adoption webinar, Mardie Caldwell, adoptive parenting, adoption webinars, domestic infant adoption

Adoptive Parenting Books to Read Before You Adopt

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 12, 2016

Preparing ahead of time for parenting is smart. Lifetime Adoption suggests that you read the three books listed below while you're in your adoption wait. Prepare for parenthood with books on adoption, discipline, and parenting. Educating yourself and learning all you can about parenting is a constructive way to spend your time while you're waiting to adopt. Think of it this way: once your baby is home, there won't be much time for reading! 

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Topics: Adoption Book, Waiting to Adopt, adoption wait, adoptive parenting, books about adoption

Want to Learn About Breastfeeding the Baby You’ll Adopt?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 7, 2016

Are you interested in learning more about breastfeeding the baby you will adopt? Adoption author and Founder of Lifetime, Mardie Caldwell, has written a book that's a resource for adoptive parents who want to know more about bonding through breastfeeding your adoptive baby. And right now, we're offering FREE Priority Shipping with a coupon code! Read on to learn more...

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Topics: adoptive parenting, adoptive breastfeeding, breastfeeding your adopted baby

Adoption Webinar: Bonding & Attachment After Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 30, 2016

Lifetime Adoption recently hosted an adoption webinar about how you can promote healthy bonding and attachment with the child you adopt.  If weren't able to make it to Lifetime's webinar, you can now tune in online! Just follow this link:

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Topics: Adoption webinar, adoptive parenting, attachment in adoption, bonding in adoption