Adoptive Families Blog

How to Decide if Older Child Adoption or Infant Adoption is Best for You

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 10, 2018

Those hoping to adopt a baby are the norm in domestic adoption. But infant adoption isn't the only type available: adopting an older child is also possible, no matter his or her age. 

Are you wondering if you should pursue infant adoption or older child adoption? Keep reading to get Lifetime's tips on deciding which type of domestic adoption is right for you!

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Topics: Infant adoption, Domestic Adoption, baby adoption, older child adoption, adopting an older child, domestic infant adoption

What it Means to be Ready to Adopt

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 28, 2015

Today, women considering adoption may initiate the adoption process for a child at any time before, during, or after birth. This means adoptive parents need to remain available and ready at any moment. While it’s never too late for a birth mother to start an adoption, there are times when it’s too late for adoptive parents to accept an opportunity to adopt a child.

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Topics: Infant adoption, Adoption process, Waiting to Adopt, Adopting a Baby, baby adoption, preparing to adopt, adoption tip, adoption readiness

First-Time Parents? How to Prepare for a Baby

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on July 23, 2015

Many couples who are waiting to adopt will be parents for the first time through adoption. They want to educate themselves and prepare for a newborn. But, the parenting classes given at hospitals may make them too sad, since they’re filled with expecting couples.

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Topics: baby adoption, adoption wait

Baby Adoption or Older Child? Deciding What’s Best for You

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on December 9, 2014

Families hoping to adopt a newborn or infant are the norm in private adoption, but baby adoption is not the only kind available: adoption is possible throughout a child’s life, no matter his or her age. Private adoption agencies, and especially adoptions done internationally or through the foster care system, have plenty of older children waiting for their forever home.

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Topics: baby adoption