Adoptive Families Blog

When Making Your Adoption Profile, Avoid These 4 Things

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 18, 2018

If you're reading this, you already know that your adoption profile is an essential part of how you present yourselves to birth mothers. It's the first impression she gets of you, your lives, and what you have to offer her child. Last week, we shared how to harness the power of your adoption profile

Today, Lifetime shares adoption profile tips about what to avoid putting in your profile. Keep reading to learn the top 4 profile don'ts!

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Topics: Adoption profile, birth mothers seeking families, adoption match, adoption profiles, adoption profile tips

How to Harness the Power of Your Adoption Profile

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 9, 2018

So you’re ready to put yourself out there to be found by a mother seeking adoptive parents for her baby! How will women thinking about adoption find you?

With adoption in the US, the adoption profile is one of the most powerful tools in any hopeful adoptive parent’s process to adopt. A profile may look different agency to agency, depending on how that adoption professional meets the needs of the potential birth mothers they assist. Yet every profile includes photos and text that help introduce the hopeful adoptive parents to the mother considering adoption.

Your adoption profile will be your first impression to the woman who could be your child’s birth mother!

Before you panic about having a magazine-perfect home or trying to lose last year’s 15-pound weight gain (thanks fertility meds!), know that most potential birth mothers only see the best in you. She’s not reading profiles thinking any of the critical thoughts you may already have begun to obsess over in your own mind. These women are looking to get to know YOU, not a future, better, perfect, totally-have-it-together you. She wants to know who you are, and what her child’s life will be like in your family.

Here are 5 adoption profile tips for overcoming jitters so that you can put yourself out there and be discovered for the right adoption match:

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Topics: Adoption profile, birth mothers seeking families, adoption match, adoption profiles, adoption profile tips

A Peek Behind the Scenes From Our Director of Adoption Services

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 23, 2017

Lifetime recently celebrated Director of Adoption Services Diane Schafer's 18th year with us! We'd like to take this chance to recognize Diane for her service in building families through adoption. She's helped so many adoptive couples and birth mothers connect through open adoption.

Today, we're sharing an insider's look about how birth mothers pick an adoptive family for their baby! Diane made an appearance in a Facebook Live video for Lifetime, and answered some of the most frequently-asked questions that we get asked about this topic:

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Topics: birth mothers seeking families, Birth Mothers, adoption video,, adoption match, what if a birth mother changes her mind?, talking to birth mothers, photo of birth mother

Curious About Birth Mothers? Get a Glimpse Into Their World!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 9, 2017

Have you been wondering about what women considering adoption are like? You're able to get answers to the most commonly-asked questions about birth mothers at a Facebook Live Video on our page, Lifetime Adoption Center!

Lifetime Adoption's Director Heather Featherston and long-time Lifetime staff member Diane Schafer (Director of Adoption Services) appeared in this episode and shared their adoption expertise on birth mothers, while answering the audience's questions. Today, we're giving you access to their expertise as well!

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Topics: birth mothers seeking families, Birth Mothers, Pregnant and considering Adoption, birth parents seeking adoptive families, birth mom, what if a birth mother changes her mind?, first call with a birth mother, phone call with birth mother, Lifetime Adoption Facebook LIVE, Facebook LIVE

"Why Are Your Birth Parents' Preferences So Specific?"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 5, 2017

Here's a question that was asked during one of Lifetime's recent Facebook Live video sessions: "I've checked out the birth parents seeking families on your website. Some have very specific things they’re looking for in adoptive parents. Why is that? Do you ask birth parents to open up on their preferences and also look at other families?" This is a great question, and we're going to share our answer with you here today!

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Topics: Birthmother, birth mothers seeking families, Birth Mothers, birth parents seeking adoptive families, choosing an adoptive family, adoption preferences

Facebook LIVE Video—Adoption Grants and Birth Mom Questions Answered

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 3, 2017

We recently streamed a Facebook Live Video on our page, Lifetime Adoption Center, and covered questions from our fans.

Lifetime Adoption's Director Heather Featherston and Adoptive Family Team Lead Patty Boyte appeared in the video and provided their adoption expertise in answering the audience's adoption questions. Today, we're giving you access to their expertise as well!

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Topics: Adoption Grants, birth mothers seeking families, birth parents seeking adoptive families, adoption loan, adoption loans, first call with a birth mother, phone call with birth mother, Lifetime Adoption Facebook LIVE, Facebook LIVE

Adoption Situations of Lifetime Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 19, 2016

Have you just started to research infant adoption? When you're exploring adoption agencies, it's good to find out what types of birth mothers and adoption situations they have.  In learning about their available adoption situations and what their birth mothers are seeking, it'll help you discover if you're a good fit for their adoption program.

Here's info about just a few of the many birth mothers seeking adoptive parents that Lifetime is currently working with:

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Topics: Infant adoption, birth mothers seeking families, available adoption situations, birth parents seeking adoptive families

Lifetime's Adoption Situations

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 2, 2016

Have you just started to look into adoption? When you're exploring adoption agencies, it's good to find out what types of birth mothers and adoption situations they have.  In learning about their available adoption situations and what their birth mothers are seeking, it'll help you discover if you're a good fit for their adoption program.

Here's info about just three of the many birth mothers seeking adoptive parents that Lifetime is currently working with:

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Topics: birth mothers seeking families, available adoption situations, birth parents seeking adoptive families

Birth Mothers Seeking Families | Adoption Situations

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 21, 2015

If you’re thinking about adopting a baby to start or grow your family, chances are you're curious about what types of adoption situations are out there. It helps to read about the different adoption situations and babies available for adoption that an adoption company has.

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Topics: Adoption Opportunities, birth mothers seeking families, available adoption situations

African American Adoptive Families Needed

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 1, 2015

 

We're currently working with several African American mothers seeking an adoptive family who shares race in common with her baby. Are you an African American couple hoping to adopt? You could become a blessing to these birth mothers seeking families!

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Topics: African American adoption, birth mothers seeking families